Friday, February 27, 2009

It's been a while...

We are in Midland for Emma's first visit to Grandad and Gramma Thompson's house. This is also her first time to meet her great-grandmothers. Here a few pictures that we have taken today. I will try to post a little more later.

Three generations of Thompson's

Gordon, Camilla, & Emma

Look at my hands!

Safari Girl

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Friends and Family

We have had a nice weekend. Matt's cousin Sunnie and her husband Justin came down for a visit Friday night. This was their first time to see Emma. We had dinner at Babin's on the Kemah Boardwalk. The food was great and we had fun walking on the boardwalk and catching up. Sunnie & Justin were great playing with Emma and feeding her. Emma even spit up a little on Justin. That is a sign that she really likes someone.
Sunnie, Justin, & Emma

Saturday night, we went to Kingwood and had a belated Christmas dinner with some of Emma's Houston Aunts - Melissa, Heather, & Kristin. (James and Matt were there too.) The girls all took turns holding Emma and playing with her. After the meal, we exchanged gifts and Emma got her first A&M outfits. I can't wait to see her in everything. She is going to be a precious Aggie Fan.
Kristin, Heather, & Melissa with Emma

Everyone having tummy time

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Eight hours!!

We had a milestone on Sunday night. Emma slept from 8:30PM - 4:30AM. Eight full hours! Unfortunately Matt and I were up until midnight, so we didn't get take take advantage of that many hours of uninterrupted sleep. At least we finished putting the shelves in the kitchen pantry.

Emma has gotten pretty good at holding her head up without help. Today, she sat in her bumbo for the first time. I think she enjoyed the new perspective to view the things around her. Now I am carrying her in the sling and we are doing stuff around the house. At least we will be once I finish posting. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy baby!

Emma and I are still having so much fun together. I am going to back to work on February 17th, so I am taking full advantage of this time. I finally went to visit some daycares this week, and I don't know how I am going to make that decision. Be praying for wisdom for us so we make the right decision for her.

Emma is getting so playful. She loves to lay on her blanket and kick her feet and move her arms hitting the different rattling toys around her. We were playing with one of her little elephant rattles and I was holding it above her chest. She was moving her arms around and grabbed onto it with both hands. She seemed shocked that she actually had something in her hands. It was precious.

Playing with Emma has also taught me why people talk to babies in silly voices. It makes her smile and talk back so much more. She is making the cutest little sounds. She has also started smiling much more - when she is happy and not just when she has gas. :) I am constantly trying new things to make her smile. Babies can truly make adults look ridiculous, and it is worth it.

Emma has been playing on her blanket next to me and she has decided that it is time for breakfast, so I will post more pictures later.