Monday, June 20, 2011

House Update

Yippee yahooooooo!  We are finally able to move out of the teeny tiny box house!!  We made an offer on a new house in Kernersville last week and after a bit of countering back and forth they accepted our offer!  Of course, we still have to deal with the DOT which means we can't close on the house and actually move in until August 31.  We have to wait to get the money for our current house from the DOT and that may not be until the end of July or early August, so we chose an end of August closing date just to be sure.  I'm thinking this will be a good thing - it will give me PLENTY of time to pack everything up in an organized manner.  Well at least if I don't wait until the last minute to start packing!! 

But anyways that's the update.  Can't wait to get into a bigger house and have some room to breath!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

It's all in THE look.

This would be THE Emma look!!!

We all have a look.  Emma has developed hers as well.  It cracks me up every time she does it!  This one was from this morning when I was trying to get her in the car to go to school.  She wanted to play outside instead - hence THE look! :)

A little Emma update:  This past Monday (June 13, 2011) was Emma's first day in her new classroom at school.  We got the memo of her transfer up a few weeks back.  I had mixed feeling about it - I adored her teachers in Room #2 but I knew she was the oldest in the class and needed to be with kids closer to her age.  Of course I cried (twice) on her last day in Room #2.  Once in the morning after Miss Debbie hugged me and thanked me for letting her take care of Emma.  And again in the afternoon saying goodbye to Miss Jennie and Miss Jennifer.  

So back to this past Monday.  I dropped her off in Room #12 (her new room is #14, but since I drop her off so early she goes to Room #12 first until her new teacher Miss Kristie gets there at 7:30).  She was a little leary at first but eventually went in with Miss Charlene just fine.  Unfortunately yesterday and today when I dropped her off she had MAJOR meltdowns.  Meltdowns which included nail marks in my back and my shirt covered with snot and slobber!  Not fun at all for Mommy to leave her when she's such a mess like that.  The weird thing is yesterday when I picked her up she wanted nothing to do with me and when I asked her if she wanted to go home she plainly said "No!"  So I know once she gets used to things she'll be fine.  So keep praying for me that the morning meltdowns cease soon!!

Next step: Chucking the paci.  Eeeek.  Any ideas???

Have a good weekend y'all!   

Monday, June 6, 2011

Heading North

Emma and I made the trip to Ohio over Memorial Day weekend.  This was my first major trip by myself with Emma.  She did really well!  Luckily the iPad loaded with movies kept her occupied for some of the trip.  She did get a bit antsy pantsy towards the end but who can blame her!? 

We spent 3 days in Ohio going, going, going to see everyone that we could.  This took a serious toll on Emma.  For the first time she was able to let me know she wasn't happy.  And boy did she!  She was a mess for most of the weekend - just not really herself!  I guess now we know to not plan so much for one weekend for Little Miss Thang.  All in all we had a good trip and got to spend some time with family we never see.  I always wish we had more time when we visit but are glad for what time we do get!

Here are a few pictures from the weekend:

Emma with Aunt Kendra and then passed out at Grandpa George & Grandma Sally's house

Playing in Aunt Maddie's tree house, Emma & Grammy, Emma & Aunt Maddie, Emma & UB, Blowing Bubbles with Pappy, Aunt Courtney, Aunt Meredith, Mommy & Emma

Playing with new friend Ellie.  Mommy's friend Alecia from college's daughter.

Dinner with Ruth, Frank, Papa Gary, Aunt Erinn & Aunt Kelly. 

Cleveland Zoo with the Grandma's - yep got to see humping turtles! And that pic above the snake - not really sure what the heck that is.  One of those things that is so gross you can't stop looking at it!  :)  (and obviously I took a picture of it!)

Crazy ponytail and totally pooped from the weekend!