Sunday, October 26, 2008

Emma's First Over Night Stay at Nana's

Molly and Bjarne celebrated their wedding anniversary with some alone time this weekend. Emma came over on Saturday around noon and stayed through lunch today. We had much fun with her, but were all worn out -- including the dog.
Emma loves our animals, Sophie (our Goldendoodle) and Sammie (our tabby cat). She starts looking for both as soon as she comes over. She must have said "Meow" a hundred times.

Sophie likes to park under Emma's high chair to get the food that drops. This weekend, Emma started feeding Cheerios to Sophie one at a time. Both dog and baby thought this was great fun.

Molly brought over her "Ice Cream Truck" -- one of her favorite birthday gifts. She is wearing the pink hat I just finished.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday Visit to Nana's House

Emma came over to play on Sunday and give her Mommy and Daddy a break. As usual, she was most interested in Sophie (our dog). Here is a picture of her in her "hat for the day."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Emma's first pair of jeans

Emma, Molly, and Bjarne came for dinner Saturday night -- beef stew and apple crisp (good fall menu). Emma was wearing a hat I made her in her favorite color, blue. She was also wearing her first pair of blue jeans. See how cute she is!

Molly want another hat "just like this one" - but, in pink. I am working on it now and have the hat knitted and am working on the applique. Emma loves her hats! Molly has them lined up on the open shelves in Emma's nursery and lets Emma pick out the hat that she wants to wear each day now that it has turned cool.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

More little Sweaters....

I just finished a couple more sweaters for Miss Emma. I am trying to get most of my Emma projects done to clear the way for Baby Howell creations -- just waiting to find out pink or blue!

Both of these sweaters are knit in 100% cotton. The frog applique sweater is size 2 and the striped sweater is size 3 (for later).

Emma and Sophie Play Date

On Monday, Emma's day care was close for the holiday. I took the day off to keep Emma at my house. Emma loves our dog, Sophie. It turned into a Emma/Sophie play date. I had many, many Emma toys -- as Molly gave me a huge basket to keep here. But, Emma liked Sophie's toy basket better.

As soon as she enters our house, she starts asking for the dog -- "Gog" in Emma speak. Here are some photos I snapped during the day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Emma's 1st Birthday Party

Emma's 1st birthday party was so much fun and chaos. We had a group of 25 (only 6 children) in attendance. Emma enjoyed her birthday cupcake and displayed a dainty style in picking the icing off with her "pinchers" (pointer finger and thumb).

I snapped about 75 pictures and several video clips during the festivities. I caught Emma pulling her friend Caroline's hair in one of the photos. You can tell by the way her eyes are cut over to Caroline's mother that she knew she was doing something naughty!

Her favorite present was the first she opened (and really didn't get past) -- a Leapfrog Ice Cream Truck.

Enjoy the pictures --

Friday, October 10, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy.........

OK, Emmy called and said my post looked like a crazy lady wrote it. I don't know what happened, but it was all jumbled up! It is fixed now!

I was in Toronto and Denver last week and spent most of this week catching up on things I missed last week.

Yesterday was Emma's 1st birthday! It is hard to believe an entire year has gone by! Molly took sugar cookies to Emma's daycare class yesterday. Emma got to have her first "real" cookie with icing on it -- she ate 2!

We are celebrating with a birthday party at our home on Saturday. I will post pictures after the big event. I will be cooking later today for the event -- but, not too much... just pasta salad and potato salad. We are having the BBQ catered and Molly ordered the cupcakes from from Tizzerts - the Charlotte bakery that made Emmy and Robert's wedding cake

Menu - Emma’s 1st Birthday Party

BBQ Chicken
BBQ Pork
BBQ Sauces, Mild and Spicy
Pasta Salad
Potato Salad
Fruit Tray
Cupcakes (Lemon and Raspberry)
Beer, Wine, and Soft Drinks