Monday, May 24, 2010

weekend recap...

What a great weekend!  On Friday, I got to keep sweet Preston for the first time so that Mommy & Daddy could go to a couples shower!  Baby boy was sooo good for his Auntie and cousin!  ((Man, I can't even begin to express how much I love this little guy!))  He has got us completely smitten!

Ava was so excited to see him, and wanted to love on him right away

We were even lucky enough to catch a few smiles from him! ((his mommy got him to smile lots and lots this week, and I was so happy to get to see one for myself!))

Not only was this the first time P was away from both his mommy & daddy, but it was also his first night to take a bottle!  He was a champ!! 

We spent the night and I offered to get up with P so Sarah could get some sleep, and she was all for it.  So off to be she went and little man and I stayed up watching TV.  Around 11 he finally passed out, and I layed him in his big boy bed.  He didn't wake up until 3:45 a.m.! ((a fluke, most likely, but I'm just going to pretend its because he was going easy on me ---it's been almost 5 years since I had a newborn waking me up in the middle of the night!))   Man, I felt like a rock star!  ha!  I am already looking forward to my next one on one time with him!  Thank you Sarah for trusting me with your sweet boy!  He is SO precious!

On Saturday, The other Emerson's headed out for a little road trip, and Justin, Ava & I stayed to house/dog sit for them!  Baby girl and I decided to hit up the outdoor mall on Saturday afternoon :)  We found this super cute store called Charming Charlie.  They have tons of accessories and some clothing and shoe items too.  I ended up with this little guy:

Ava got some cute shades, pj's, and an outfit.  Here she is modeling the shades :)

After naps, we headed to Texas Road House.  I have been craving this bad boy for about a month now!:

((I may or may not have eaten every bit of this, plus 4 rolls with cinnamon butter.  and I may or may not be watching my waistline expand because of it.  whatev.))

After dinner Ava and I hung out while Justin went to a friends house:)

((she is getting too big))


On Sunday we just lounged around Brad and Sarah's, and I spent a majority of the afternoon watching this:

((these women are CRAZY!))

 while kiddo took a 3/12 hour napped next to me!


Hope y'all had a great weekend! 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm kind of a BIG deal...

On Tuesday, our sweet little baby girl graduated preschool!  Oh how she was so excited to have everyone come and help celebrate this special achievement!  They sang fun songs like Macarena Math.  They sang long educational songs like 50 states.  And they got to walk to get their sweet little diplomas!  We were are so proud of our little graduate!!

The required Daddy-Daughter-Mommy Photo:

Oh how these too look alike!:

My sweet girl and I:

Sarah & I:

Mommy, Ava & Sarah:

Uncle B, Princess & Aunt Sarah:

Ava's favorite:

Ava's other favorite :) :

And of course, Ava's other other favorite ( she adores  this little nugget!):

Sissy, Ava & Greg:

Ava with her Daddy Steve:

Ava and MeMe:

Ava & Uncle Micah:

and last but not least---Ava with her future husband (this is totally her words, not  mine!  But I will say that Carson is so adorable, and is Mom is super sweet, so I would be okay with it, as long as she waits until she is  35 to get married!!):

Happy Graduation Baby Girl!  We are so proud of you! We cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you. We know that no matter what you do, you will be spectacular!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

identity crisis...

while playing dress up as Hannah Montana, Ava decided she wanted to sing a little Lady A.  She was totally digging her extensions....

we are now taking requests :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

in my daughter's eyes...

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear

But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me

I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the
world is at peace

This miracle God gave to me gives me
strength when I am weak

I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes
And when she wraps her hand
around my finger

Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about
It's hangin' on when your heart
has had enough

It's giving more when you feel like giving up

I've seen the light
It's in my daughter's eyes
In my daughter's eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
Though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you see how happy
she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes