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Emmy’s Curly Hair

July 19th, 2008 · All About Emmy

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So it seems that Emmy has inherited some curly here from somewhere (her dad, obviously). She loves getting her hair done, though - especially for church. Maybe that’s because she’s making some good (boy) friends in her nursery class?

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Emmy vs. Mario Kart

July 19th, 2008 · All About Emmy

We just got Mario Kart this weekend (a delayed Father’s Day present, but it was only delayed because nobody had it in stock anywhere), and Emmy seems to enjoy it. Several times over the past two days she has brought the Wii Wheel controllers to us and asked us to play with her. Sometimes she even likes to play the game - she doesn’t quite have it mastered yet, but it is still our first weekend with the game. Here’s a video that shows a typical session with Emmy.

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Emmy’s Backyardigans Dance

July 19th, 2008 · All About Emmy

Emmy has always loved dancing, especially if it’s to Backyardigans songs. Here’s a silly dance she showed us last month:

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Walking Practice

June 20th, 2008 · All About Emmy

Emmy got some more practice walking today! She’s doing pretty well, especially if she gets lots of good feedback. Today she did really well both at the park and when we played charades afterward. Check it out!

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June 20th, 2008 · All About Emmy

One of Emmy’s Uncle Christian’s favorite games is charades. While we were playing tonight, Emmy decided that she wanted to act one out, too. It’s anyone’s guess as to what movie she’s acting out. Here’s the video:

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To Oregon and Back

June 19th, 2008 · All About Emmy

Last week we got back from a visit to Julia’s grandparents in Central Oregon. We had a lot of fun, and it was exciting to see Emmy warm up to her great-grandparents again. We’re visiting my grandparents in August, so we’re excited that Emmy will have met all her living grandparents and great-grandparents!

Enough talk, here are the pictures you’ve been waiting for! For more, click the Photos link above.

At first Emmy was a little scared of her great-grandpa Cecil, but she definitely recognized him by the end of our trip.

Emmy loved to bring books over to her great-grandma so that they could look at pictures together.

One of the highlights of the trip for Julia was going to Ponderosa Pizza, a restaurant she remembers visiting often as a kid. Aside from the (slightly) newer video games, the place hasn’t changed much.

Emmy’s great-grandma found a little scooter for Emmy for just 75 cents. Emmy’s great-grandpa gets around on a scooter, too, so they had lots of races around the kitchen.

Although it was pretty cold (especially considering that it was June), we spent a couple of days driving around to different sites in Central Oregon. This picture was taken at a lake where Bruce used to work when he was a teenager.

Emmy loved playing with Pudge. For the first couple of days she was scared to death of their dog, but we decided to kick a soccer ball around with Pudge and Emmy loved her after that. We wore that poor old dog out three days in a row, after which she would go for a swim in muddy water. Emmy does a pretty good impersonation of Pudge now, sticking out her tongue and panting on request. We’ll have to get more pictures of that for sure!

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Visit to Chicagoland

May 29th, 2008 · All About Emmy

So as we’ve said before, we’re in Chicago this week. It has been a lot of fun! I have just one more day of class, and we’ll spend more time here on Saturday, but on Sunday it’s time to go back home. We’ve had lots of fun, and Beth has been our family photographer of the week. Check out all the great Emmy pictures at her blog. Thanks, Beth! We’ve enjoyed the week, too! Emmy has definitely had fun being around her cousins. She’s walking a bit more, talking a lot more, and she always wants to play with them!

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Walking in Chicago!

May 27th, 2008 · All About Emmy

We’re here this week in Chicago for a class and to visit family (my sister and her family live here, so we wanted to come see them and get out of New Mexico for a bit). So today we had a bit of a day to relax and try to let kids take naps… and Logan was the only one who wanted to sleep (and Nathan, too, a bit later). So now Emmy has been practicing walking! She’s pretty good here in this video. After a bit of practice, she just got better and better. Hopefully she’ll keep it up!

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