Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We have had a fabulous Christmas so far. It started with a great Christmas Eve service last night. This morning, Matt, my Dad, Emma and I opened our stocking gifts. Bailey even had a few gifts in her stocking. Then it was time to get ready for dinner. We had fourteen people, counting Emma, for Christmas dinner. We all squeezed around our dining table and we had so much fun. Everyone contributed to the meal, so we didn't have to do too much. It was perfect. Debbie and Terri Sealock and Larry and Phyllis Simpson hadn't seen Emma before last night, so they enjoyed getting to hug on her. Emma definitely didn't lack attention today.

Matt, Debbie, Emma, J-J, & Terri

Emma's Christmas dress

Matt, Grandpa Spelce, Emma, & I

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Emma's first day at church

Emma had a big day today. She went to church for the first time this morning. She did really well and enjoyed all of the attention that she got. Matt and I also enjoyed returning to church.

After a night of Messiah at our church, we came home for a Christmas photo in front of our tree. That just about pushed Emma over the edge, but we were able to get a few good pictures.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Mirror

Emma played on her activity gym for the first time this week. I layed her down and she was looking at all the new stuff around her. Then she turned and saw the mirror and froze. It was her first time to see herself in a mirror. She started making faces and moving her head to watch her reflection. It was adorable. She enjoyed looking at herself much more than looking at all the other things on the gym. I am looking forward to playing on it again to see if she is still as fascinated by herself.

Friday, December 12, 2008

More pictures

I have had a lot of requests for more pictures from our out of town family and friends, so here you go.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

3 Weeks old & First Snow!!!


I can't believe that Emma is already three weeks old. I am having so much fun getting to know her. She is fabulous! I have been taking a lot of pictures, but I am still working on my technique. We also got a webcam so the grandparents can see Emma real time. We have had a lot of fun with that.



As an added bonus, it snowed today. It is actually still snowing right now. We took Emma outside for a few minutes to take some pictures. Who knows when it will snow again in Houston? We will have to wait a little while before Emma can really play in the snow.