Saturday, March 28, 2009

10 months old....

My baby boy is 10 months old....McCool is such a sweet love. He loves to smile, laugh, and kiss.
So, here is what he is doing these days:
crawling EVERYWHERE, putting everything in his mouth, pulling up, and kissing. He loves to do Patty Cake. His favorite thing is to stand at the oven and look around. He then pulls all the dish towels off. And of course, he is still crazy about Mickey Mouse and Emma....He loves to PULL her hair and mine...He is sleeping much better. Thank goodness for Prevacid!! We love this sweet boy and thankful that he is healthy and just a joy to be around!!!!
at the oven...i'm thinking that we are going to have TONS of pictures by this oven. SORRY!!!
His favorite thing...
looking at me through the oven...

and he loves sticking his tongue out....makes for great pics...

Emma's 4yr.old check up....

I cannot believe that my baby is 4. Friday, I took Emma in for her 4yr. old check up. She was such a big girl. Lately, she has been worried that she is not "growing." So, I told her that we were going to see Dr. Smith to make sure that she was growing. That made her happy. Emma was right on track with her weight and height. They drew her blood as well. I tried to prep her for this. (told her the lady would come in, stick her finger, and some blood would come out) Emma says, " I don't want to give blooder. I want a pink burrdaid(bandaid). While waiting for the lady to come draw blood, Emma says "Mom, I don't think she's coming, let's go." She ended up not even crying! Such a sweetheart. So, Dr. Smith asked Emma where she lives. Emma says, "New Orleans." I could not quit laughing. I said "Emma, you live in Brannnn," trying to get her to say Brandon. And she then says, "Brandon, New Orleans. She was cracking me up. Next question: Dr. Smith and Rich's sister went to medical school together. So, he asks is she has seen her At. Molly lately. Emma says, "Yep, at DisneyWorld." While waiting for the dr. to come give us the bloodwork results, Emma tells me that she is not coming back to the dr, that she would just play dr. pretend. I seriously laughed the whole time we were there. Where does this stuff come from? And, yes, I took pictures the whole time.
Emma at 4yrs old....
Favorite sayings: 1. That's just not fair...
2. Loves "scootering" outside-means riding her scooter
3. Mom, Where's daddy?
Emma is such a daddy's girl...
Loves her cat, Milmore(Filmore)
Wants to be in a wedding with Eli (her daddy says NO)
Works on projects non-stop
Decorates my house for me(rearranges)
The Diamond Castle is her favorite
Scooby Doo is the KING right now. I am Daphne, Rich is Shaggy, and McCool is Fred, Filmore is
Scooby, and Memaw is Velma....lol...


Emma loves Apple juice...
Emma and Dr. Smith...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

McCool's new play place...

We had to get a gate so that I could feel like I could walk into another room without taking him with me. You just can't turn you head from this little guy. He actaully loves it and plays well, until mommy walks by. Here is a picture of the gate for my mom....

Pump it Up....

My BFF from high school, Haley, had her daughter's birthday party at Pump It up this wkd..We have been to like 1000 parties here, so Emma LOVES it....
Emma and Anna Grace....

Audobon Zoo....

On Saturday, we met some of our friends, the Oliviers, at the zoo. Rich and Brian went to ortho school together and they are some of our best friends. Emma and Preston play well together. WE try to see them through out the year. She did get mad at him one time because their family was ahead of us in line to eat lunch and she wanted to be the leader. (no one knew she wanted to be the leader until she was standing with her arms folded??-sassy girl) Anyways, it was a beautiful day for the zoo. It was packed and HOT!!! Emma had soo much fun! My sweet boys....
Love this picture of my family...
Emma took this picture...i think she did good....
Brian and Preston, E and Rich....
sweet Emersyn....
Hollywood and Preston...
McCool enjoying riding in the stroller...
can you tell that she was hot?
sweet friends....
taking a break....
sooo sweett....
Sea Lions...and Brian...
the SWAMP and the alligators...so yucky...
saying goodbye....
Emma was soo tired...she made sure her headphones were on before she went to sleep. She is soo funny!!! She had soo much fun!!!!

Easter Bunny Pictures....

Since this was the SAME bunny that Emma took her first picture with, I had to put it up with McCool's picture. And yes, I know this is not the sweetest looking bunny! Emma and bunny in 2005...her first Easter....
McCool's first Easter picture with sister Emma....2009....

Where Emma was born...

I don't know why this picture did not post below, but here is the picture of where my princess girl was born!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break trip to New Orleans....

We decided to go to New Orleans for a couple of days during Emma's Spring Break. Quick 2 day trip. On Friday, we mainly shopped and shopped. (this was all Rich-just kidding) We went to some of my favorite places, of course to buy children's clothes. HAd soo much. And I really, really do have the best husband. He drove me all over New Orleans, magazine street and then back to Metairie. After shopping, we took Emma to see the hospital where she was born. The name has changed since Katrina. When she born, it was called "Memorial Baptist Hospital." It is now called Oshner Baptist. She was happy to see the building. We then drove by our old house, or should i say GRASS/LOT where we use to live, where we brought Emma home from the hospital-her first house, where sooo many memories were made. Very emotional for me as a mother. I had wanted to bring her back to this house and tell her about it and how I use to take her strolling down the street and about our huge Lemon tree in the backyard. But, all I have to show her now is GRASS. She doesn't understand why or where that house went. Anyways, we drove by the lot and my neighbor Keiffer was outside. We didn't think that he still lived there. So, we got to get out and visit with him for a minute. He was the best neighbor. LEt me just give you an example. When Emma was 1 wk old, I awoke to people beating on our windows and shining flashlights in our windows. I woke Rich up and he told me that I was dreaming. Finally, I got him to get up. We realized we had Bounty Hunters at our door. I called Keiffer. He (crazy self) came outside, eating a popsicle and told them they must have the wrong house. These Bounty Hunters, had GUNS on them, badges-which we do not know if they were fake or not. I called the police. By the time they got to our house, they were gone. They said to never open your door for any people like that. Keiffer said that if he had not come outside, they told him they would have knocked our door down. SCARY...So, we are thankful for Keiffer. love him. He is still living in Lakeview. His house looks good. After visiting with Keiffer, we went to one of our favorite places to eat-New Orleans Food and Spirits. IT was Wonderful! However, Emma made me go get her cheese sandwhich from the car. LOL!!! We then went shopping and to have the kids pictures made with the Easter bunny. It was the same Easter Bunny that Emma had her picture taken with for her first Easter. (and now for McCool's first also) and I did not say this was a cute bunny, but it's a special bunny. I will see if I can get a picture of that on here. It was then time to head to the Ritz downtown. We loved our room and it took a while to get everyone settled. Here are pics from the busy Friday.....
On the way. As you can see, Emma will not let Scooby out of her sight. Before heading out of town, we stopped at the bank. Emma asked, "are we there yet?"
Emma pointing to the hospital where she was born....

The lot where we use to live...This was my little house...IF you look in the back, you can see Keiffer working in the yard....
Keiffer and Amie...
waiting to eat at our favorite place....
McCool was soo happy. He did not want to eat his baby food. He just wanted his MOMMY...
McCool and mommy...
I had to. My bunny rabbit...
Finally, McCool can release some energy by crawling...
Emma, dad, and Scooby...
sweet brother and sister....
playing on dad...
sweet boy....