Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Emily's new trick

This afternoon was a typical afternoon. Em went down for her nap around 1, around 4ish I heard her stirring and thought she will be up soon. Her diapers were still outside drying and I wanted to get them in before getting her, so I went out, collected them and came back in. As I walked into the living room, here comes Em walking down the hallway! I asked her, "Em what are you doing" She replied, "nap done". I took her back into her room and put her in her crib and asked her to show me how she got out. This is what she did.

So clearly it was time to retire the crib and go to a big girl bed. Our original plan was to convert her crib to a toddler day bed, but after looking at bed railings to keep her in, we decided it would be just as easy to put her in the twin bed that was in our spare room. As we took apart her crib, she kept asking, bed?? bed?? And I told her we were putting the crib away and getting a big girl bed, and her response every time, "no".
But once we got the big girl bed in, it was a whole new story. She and I had gone to Target and picked out a comforter and new sheets, and she was happy as can be.

She seemed to go down willingly and has been quiet for over 45 min now, so here is hoping that this transition is as easy as it seems!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


It's been 2 weeks since I finished school and we seem to be busier than ever! Our 1st summer activity was signing up for the summer reading program at the library. I figured since Em loves reading it was the logical thing to do!
We then spent a week at church camp with the big kids and had a great time! Em loves hanging with the high schoolers, and they seem to love hanging with her. She went swimming multiple times, rock climbing, and puddle jumping among other things. She also learned some new dance moves! I'm pretty sure we have video, I'll have to see if Chuck can get it posted.
We're also continuing our speech lessons, at least for a little while longer. I think they may end up ending the services sooner than planned because she is doing so well with her talking! Some of her favorite phrases are "I do it" and "I get you". She is also counting in both English and Spanish! (thanks Dora!)
A funny talking story that happened today. We were at DQ after camp and she was running around jumping with everyone, and kept saying a word that sounded like santa. We were all confused and couldn't figure out what she was trying to say. When we got home we were watching Dora and discovered the spanish word for jump is "salta". Our 2 year old is smarter than us!
We also love playing outside, Emily has a slide, swimming pool, and water table that are her favorite activities. She is also still a big fan of the swing. We've taken a few walks to the park in town to play as well.
Hopefully I will get a picture post up soon...we have lots of pictures, they are all just sitting on the camera waiting to be uploaded. I am sure we will have lots more summer fun to share!