Let's just catch up in one big collage for the past month:
Row Two: 1. Our house is on the market right now (sniff sniff, but excited about what could be next) so Emerson helped Terry lots with some touch-up painting...; 2. When she wasn't painting, she was still coloring; 3. After painting she earned lots of popsicle rewards; 4. Exploring a new FROYO store near our house with Laura and me - she loved the chairs and sat back and put her feet up on the table before digging in; 5. She proudly shows off a painting she wanted to do for Terry one day as a surprise for when he got home from work - she was very proud of how she 'filled in all the white parts' (proof she has been working hard on her coloring also); 6. When it isn't 800 degrees here in Charlotte, we have tried to get outside and headed to the park here to feed the ducks after a walk at Freedom Park
Row Three: 1. Because I am making a crazy face, I feel like we might look somewhat alike for the first time on film here!; 2. Aunt Laura and Emerson have been exploring the neighborhood on their days at home together and are enjoying the used book store up the street here; 3. Aunt Laura and Em on a walk - Laura loves putting her hair in a pony tail, and well let's face it, what isn't to love about that little pony tail except that it makes her look so old!; 4. The front view of the pony tail in a bubble bath with a sucker - this was how she recovered from her first bee sting. Thank the Lord for many reasons, I wasn't with her when it happened but it's still traumatic to me to think about. Best news: she didn't get my allergy!; 5. Reading to some dolls after bath. Emerson loves to read and can pretty accurately tell the stories of most of her books. Her imagination fills in the blanks pretty well also. One of my favorite things is to listen to her read to herself or her 'guys;' 6. Oops, a repeat - but I could have easily put in another picture of her coloring because she really does do it all the time.
We are loving and soaking in our last few weeks of being a family of three and anxiously ready to become a family of four. Emerson talks as if she is thrilled to be a big sister and often talks to and about her baby brother already - it fills my heart up. We are one day at a time right now getting ready for this little guy, showing our house, and wondering what could be next and are thankful for all the potential changes or lack thereof coming up! If I stay slack on here - which let's be honest, I will - know we are busy enjoying family date time, our favorite time.