Today started off a little different yet ended with a bang! Dad stayed home today with me which was great. I took a nap and when I woke up Granna and Pops were here!!! We played and even went to the park. When we got home we played even more and read my favorite books over and over. I even pointed out the Chile Pepper in my 100 first words book.
Mom got home early so I knew something was up. Turns out today is moms graduation from residency!! Sounds like a big deal to me. Next thing I knew Aunt Lauren and Uncle JW showed up. Unfortunately they did not bring Cousin Syd. I heard she got to spend the day with Baboo and Granddad.
While everyone went to graduation I got to stay home with Camille. She read me books and I even let her rock me to sleep.
Friday! Lauren brought Em some crayons and a pad of paper courtesy of Baboo and Grandad. Em loves it! She colored her first masterpiece today. It might be ready for a frame soon. After our coloring expedition we decided to go out for fine dining. So we loaded up and headed to Sonic:) Em walked all over their patio area and finally ate a few bites of her grilled cheese. When we got home she decided on fruit and avocado. Who likes fruit over Sonic? After her bath we went outside to find the moon. (the tradition that started at the beach with Pops) She found the moon before I could find it and then Em hit the sack.
We are doing a little spring cleaning around the Norris house. After cleaning this AM and a looong nap by Em we went to the park and played.. and played... and played. After the park we came home and cooled off then at at Mama Hamils for supper. This was my first Mama Hamils experience and I have to say it won't be my last! Think chicken & dumplings, fried corn bread, cabbage, ribs, greens, mashed potatoes and I could go on and on. Em liked the corn bread and banana pudding. We got home and found out that G daddy completed his 50 state marathon challenge today in Montana! Impressive!!!
Brad got called into work tonight so he is about to go back to the hospital while me and Em have a quiet night..hopefully!
Emma: Church.. nap.. play.. Sonic.. park.. bath... bed. My kind of day! Mom has really worked on her fort building skills as you will see below in my picture. Dad was sleeping this afternoon since he worked all night and mom decided to build me a fort. This fort was big enough for me and Lewis the cat!
In other news I am still not a fan of my bath. I can't really tell you what changed; I used to love bath time. But tonight I decided I would bathe myself. Apparently Dad did not think I did such a great job because he scrubbed me down again.
I attempted to document out nightly marathon of book reading. I guess these pictures will work. Em finds a book from her stash that usually is piled up on the fire place. She will find the perfect book after much deliberation and then bring it to me or Brad, whoever is the reader of the night. Em decides this and there is no persuasion once you are picked. She then walks to you and sits down while you read the book. Repeat until she is ready for bed. This night we read 12 books! Once ready for bed she will point outside which means it is time to look for the moon in the sky. After a short moon hunt she is off to bed.
When did Em start eating sandwiches like a big girl?? We use to tear them up in little pieces and today she tore it out of my hand and starting chowing down. Note the chicken pot pie on the tray: Either my PB&J is THAT good or my pot pie is sub par.
Em LOVES LOVES LOVES Ms. Karen! She is happy to see her in the AM and she gives her a big wave by when she leaves in the afternoon. Today after I got off and Ms. Karen dropped Em off I had to go to the store. I knew this was a risk... but we had to go! So I loaded up a tired Em and to Kroger we went. It was without incident until we hit the bread aisle. She some how grabbed a loaf of bread and gave that poor loaf all she had! After that she was back content. I guess she had some built up frustration and that poor loaf was just in the wrong place at the wrong time!
Em: Before you take the breads side. That loaf was sticking out sooo far and was right at arm level. I had no choice BUT to grab that loaf and give it a few love taps. All love for sure, no aggression.