Saturday, February 28, 2009
All Scooby, All the Time
Scooby-Doo is now on the approved list of shows. Within the last month Emma has added Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, and the Pink Panther to the list. In other words, she's discovered the Boomerang channel. Initially I figured Scooby-Doo would be too scary for her, since she's really a worry wart when it comes to that stuff. However, it didn't take her long to figure out the gimmick on that show. It's always someone under the mask who is rooted out by "those meddling kids."

All day long all she's wanted is Scooby-Doo. Since this is a new obsession we only have 10 episodes on DVR. I borrowed three Scooby-Doo movies from the library to carry us through till we can record more. One of the movies is "Aloha, Scooby-Doo." Whenever we put that movie on she insists on putting on her new bathing suit I bought her two weeks ago. Hence the picture with the bathing suit in February. When she realized I was taking her picture she told me to "take a picture of me running!"

Thursday, February 26, 2009
It's Like Christmas!
On the way home from picking up Emma from Mary's I was craving cake really badly. So I proposed to her the idea of having dessert before supper. It was an entirely foreign concept to her but she was all for it. My purpose in discussing it with her was to make good and sure that she realized that after supper there would be nothing more. She still thought it was a great idea. Heck, she didn't even know we had cake!

With cake on our minds we walk in the door and encounter this on the table. Wow! I told Emma we'd better call Daddy and find out who all this was for...

Why, it was for us! It was about that time that I figured out that we were looking at the back of the baby package. Here it is turned around:

I took this picture to put on the Thank You card we're going to make to send to the nice couple who gave us all this...

So, here's what was in the packages:

Infantino Cozy Rider infant carrier
5 Flannel receiving blankets
5 Got Milk? body suits, 3-6 mo.
3 Just One Year body suits, 3-6 mo.
Hooded robe, Just One Year, 0-9 mo.
1 Organically Grown body suit, 6 mo.
2 Vitamins Baby body suits, 9 mo.
2 Vitamins Baby bibs, Humpty Dumpty
3 Carters Dribblehappy bibs
1 Wooden "Baby" box, blue
For Emma: Tinkerbell doll
Picnic dishes in carry bag
Bunny straws
Activity book

This was all from a (nice, nice!) couple that I barely know. I am really humbled at how generous they are to us. We'll definitely be making that thank you card and getting it in the mail right away.

(Disclaimer: Please don't think I'm showing you all this stuff to brag. Noni rarely comes over here and I know she'd want to see these things. She eats this stuff up. Also, it's blogging material, damnit! I'll take it where I can find it!)
School projects
As packed with crap as my house is, we can't afford to keep all of Emma's school projects. However, I'd like to record some of the better ones for posterity, so I take a picture and then throw it away. The first picture is Emma's "mailbox" for Valentines Day. All her cards were crammed in there, along with the candy, pencils, etc.

This is Emma's snowman.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Last night I had a work meeting. At the end of the meeting the folks that I work with threw me a little surprise shower. It really was a surprise because I never would have expected anything from this group. Not that they aren't wonderful people, but nothing was made of Emma's birth back then, so I didn't expect it. This cake was made by one of them. I think she did a fantastic job and it tastes so good.

Most of my co-workers contributed to a big Target gift card (yay!), but a couple of them just brought presents. The duckie is from the cake and he's the kind that tells you if the bath water is too hot. I love the pirate outfit! One of our nicknames for Jack is Captain Jack (after Captain Jack Sparrow) so this will fit the bill perfectly. The gift giver was also personally fond of whales so she was most pleased with that outfit. I also got some jarred baby food, but I didn't figure that was all that photo-worthy.

Monday, February 23, 2009
Emma Art
Mary said they spent the whole day coloring today. It's always amazing to me to see the art that springs from my child's hands and imagination. BTW, that stuff under the house is dinner :)

UPDATE: To answer wermit's question to left is Easter eggs, above them is a street light. On either side of the house we have a blue ball and a hot chocolate. She couldn't remember what that was on the bottom right.

Sunday, February 22, 2009
Got some things done this weekend
First, I finished painting the decorative letters for the wall over Jack's crib. Now I've set them in an obscure corner of the house for the stars to dry. I told M and Emma where they were and asked them to stay away from the area. So what do you think happened next? Emma has fifty reasons why she needs to be exactly where I told her not to be. She even worked herself into tears a little bit ago because I wouldn't let her go around the stuff to get to a closet where she suddenly has to have something from. I know I've told her to move away from the area at least seven times now. Ornery child.