Saturday, January 17, 2009

1 year of Emery

I love how people usually do a string of pics from the whole 1st year of their child's life... so here it is! I can't believe this post has come (3 weeks + late) and how big our tiny 6 1/2 lb baby has gotten!

our favorite newborn pic. just minutes old.

1 month old

2 months and smiling

3 months and finally chubby

4 months and adventuring

5 months and laughing... hysterically!

6 months and sitting up

7 months and independent

8 months and hiking

9 months and eating sticks... and anything else she can get her hands on

10 months and spunky

11 months and adorable

1 year old... so big and on a sugar high! (she stayed up 3 1/2 hours after her birthday cupcake in las vegas! yikes!)

for those of you also hoping for #2...

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

happy birthday old guy!

my wonderful husband turned 26 on Monday! it seems like just yesterday we were 20 and 22-year-old newlyweds. at that point i thought i could never love him more, but i love him more now than i ever thought possible. i love you, aar!

we had fun celebrating his bday. we went climbing at the Quarry where we put Em in her 1st kiddy harness and then we went to the BYU Creamery and got kids meals - something we used to do all the time, but hadn't done since Em was born. For his present, I made him an apple pie and got him a bag of mini 3 Musketeers. :)

em eating ketchup. yummm.

for dinner, she had this french fry, grapes, ketchup and my entire ice cream cone (just the cone, no ice cream) on the way home in her carseat.

swinging in her 1st kiddy harness experience!

i heart coupons!!!!

so, i've recently gotten into couponing... and i love it. i'm not a die hard, but i do use them almost every time i shop and i get some pretty sweet deals. nothing makes me happier than free (or crazy cheap) stuff. i love it. here's what i have gotten this week.

bag of 3 musketeers minis (for Aaron's birthday) - $1
loreal vive pro shampoo and conditioner - $1 each
2 bottles loreal kids shampoo - $1 each
garnier fructis shampoo and conditioner - $1 each
box of kleenex brand tissues with lotion (deluxe!) - $0.54
2 Reach toothbrushes - $0.50 each
2 Johnson's Buddies soap - FREE
8 pack of Juicy Juice - FREE
16 bottles of Sobe Life Water - FREE
10 Soy Joy protein bars - i MADE $3 - yes they paid me $3 to take them home. sweet.
the joy and satisfaction of getting free stuff - PRICELESS!!!!!!

emery's boyfriend

i know emery has been spoken for by several tiny men (russ-russ, liam and jacob to name a few), but she seems to be testing the waters on her own. this is her boyfriend tanner. tanner is 2 and he says he's going to marry emery. tanner crawls when she's around and they just follow each other around the climbing gym or wherever they are. it's adorable. his parents are our climbing friends, Aaron and Jen. they are fun to climb and hang out with and the babies love it too - they are entertained for longer when they have a buddy!

em has gotten more advanced in her climbing technique. she can now hang on to a hold, put her foot on the wall and try to pull up with her arms! too cute and her daddy is soooooo proud.