While Pete played a round of golf with they guys Emily and I put on our bathing suits and laid outside to get some sun :) (I love having a daughter!) We also played with the bubble wand that she got in her Easter basket. She really enjoyed chasing and popping the bubbles.
During her nap time I made dinner for Kurt, Jamie and Hendrick and then went to Kolbey's bridal shower.
Our friends drove home last night and we stayed to see Grandma Cov. She took us out for breakfast and then we went to her house to visit for a bit. Emily loved drawing with Great Grandma Cov. Pete loved the "Grandma Cov Cookies" and I loved seeing the similarities between the two baby girls on her fridge! Isn't that amazing?! :)
Mom & Dad: how old was I in that photo? Em was 13 or 14 months in the photo for our Christmas card... I guess there's no doubt she's my baby!
What a fun day. Fabio, Matt & Sandy drove up last night and we spent the day together today in Atascadero. Well, actually, very little of the day was actually in Atascadero. First we went to Moro Bay and if you look closely, you can sort of see a glimpse of how windy it was. I don't know if I have EVER experienced wind like that.
Later we dropped Em off with Matt & Charlotte and went wine tasting. Yummy! I can't wait to drink the wine we purchased today!! The group picture is outside one of the wineries.
Uncle Mike came over this morning and went to church with us. Afterwards he helped me get ready for lunch while Pete was at a gig. Seven or eight of our friends joined us this afternoon for a meal, an easter egg hunt and all sorts of Easter fun. What did you do to celebrate Easter?
This morning we went to Jamie & Jenny's to see their pictures from their recent trip to Israel. They had some great photos and we loved hearing their stories. Em was more interested in chasing Bo & Elsie (their dogs) around the house :)
We started our day with bagels from "Grounds" and then a bike ride to the park. Words can't describe what a relief it is to be on break and how grateful I am for this time with my family and the beautiful weather to enjoy! I just LOVE it!!
We celebrated with our old 'hacienda complex' neighbors: Justin & Erin, and Eric, Jen & Ella.
After dinner the two baby girls were cracking us up with their dance moves to the music of "Madagascar 2" If you haven't seen a baby dance to it, well, you're really missing out!
You can't see it here, but our daughter has quite the moves! When that music starts it's like she can't help herself. No matter what she was doing she starts bouncing to the music and shaking her booty. That's our little dancing queen :)
We came home to play in the backyard and eat lunch.
We decided to drive down to the beach.....
Pete and I were packing the car... where's Em? She's awfully quiet...
The funny part is that this isn't her first offense...
August 31st, 2008.
Mommy's (exact same) Purple Ink Pad.
When I found her with the ink back in August I was a nervous new mom who called poison control (even though it says 'non-toxic'). I put her in the bath and then when all of the ink wouldn't come off I powdered her nose to make it less obvious and calm down my husband (who it turns out believes purple ink is deadly). :)
Then I put the ink pad far, far away.
I don't think I used it again... or even knew where it was... until yesterday.
I just so happened to be scrapbooking a page for the August 'ink pad incident' pictures and decided to use the purple ink pad...
So there it was, sitting in the guest room, on my scrapbook table. Apparently it must send out baby signals or smells because she has never bothered any of my other art supplies, but this particular ink pad she has tried to eat. twice.
Time to throw it away I guess... well, maybe after I scrapbook today's incident :)
These photos (& most of the ones from the week) were actually taken today. It was nice to finally have a 'free' day. Pete worked at Disney so I had Em by myself which is wonderful but also exhausting after a long week at work and when I'm trying to catch up on all the household stuff.
Our little girl loves to play peek-a-boo and a week or two ago she discovered that she could crawl into the coat closet and hide. Maybe I shouldn't encourage hiding from mom, but the thrill she gets out of jumping out and shrieking is just too cute to resist!
Mom hasn't been around much as evidenced by Em looking for me. I went out the door, walked around to the front and found her still looking. :) Soon... baby girl... soon this craziness will pass and it will be Easter and Spring Break.
Tonight though, was busy. The BOPA Soup & Pie Dinner. All student groups played plus a faculty/alumni group. We served close to 550 people. It was a great night and I'm thrilled that it's over!
After school we took my bike out for the first time and I love it! It's such a cute bike and super comfortable too! We're so blessed to live close to a beautiful park too with miles of bike paths--it's amazing! Once summer is here we're looking forward to biking to the beach--just 3-4 miles away!
Tonight I had a girls Bible study group that met for the first time this week and I loved it. Great girls and a good time :)
I love Sundays. Time to slow down and admire the flowers--these are some of the daisies from our window boxes. Today after church we went to Mike & Becca's for lunch. It was a nice day with friends :) Pete left for work while Em was napping, then some of us went to IKEA. Em was such a good girl throughout the whole day, gotta love that girl :)
My mom and dad left early this morning for Iowa, and then a little later Pete left for work. Emily ran around the house trying to figure out where everyone went. After having house guests for a three weeks straight, an empty house was a strange feeling!
This morning Uncle Scott, Aunt Cindy and their daughter Stephanie came over for breakfast. They were in town from Colorado and we had a really nice time catching up with them. :) After they left we spent the rest of the day with Gpa Cary & Gma Cathy. The other photo is of Grandpa and Grandma saying goodnight and goodbye to Emily since they will leave early tomorrow morning before we're up. We had such a fun visit with them and look forward to their next trip out in May!