Monday, September 21, 2009

about 1 year ago aaron and i decided to get rid of our tv. weird, we know. but we started reading out loud to each other in place of randomly flipping through the channels (usually stopping at discovery channel's survivorman, which they have since discontinued so good riddens to the tv!) we have had the opportunity to read some great books, and just finished another fun one - Endurance by Alfred Lansing, the true story of a crazy, shipwrecked Antarctic expedition from 1914-1916. do yourself a favor and put this on your to-read list. we loved it. and what should we read next? any suggestions?

okay, so i got really excited last night. i'm due 3 weeks from tomorrow! yahoo!! this cute little boy is really coming!! and clearly my tummy growth has slowed, because i'm not any bigger this time than last time at this point. weird!

this time 36 weeks + 5 days
last time 36 weeks

and emery is in such a cute phase right now. she is such a good girl and i'm so lucky to be her mom. here are a few videos of her doing two of her favorite things - counting and singing, just because she's funny.

em counting (1, 3, 4, 6, 1, 8, 1, ....)

singing "I am a child of God" - her favorite song. When we ask her what song she wants to sing before prayers in the morning she always says "God". Pretty cute.

cute girl and her daddy buddy

Friday, September 11, 2009

slot canyon and a cat encounter

About 15 minutes from our house is the tiny town of Kanarraville, UT. When I say tiny, I mean tiny. Up one of the local canyons is a beautiful slot canyon we've been meaning to hike. We hiked for about 3 1/2 hours and Emery loved going in and out of the water, ducking behind the trees and even liked climbing up and down the waterfalls... after she was done being scared. Needless to say, my hips were not happy with that much hiking and I was sorry we didn't do it sooner, but glad we didn't wait another week (since I was fine the next morning anyway!). I think Bloop may have put up more of a fuss had we waited any longer.

i know you like that my belly is in this picture. ha.

and the cat encounter.... emery got bit by a cat. twice (or maybe 3 times). what seemed like a docile neighborhood stray suddenly bit her after she and her cute little friend had been playing with it for 1/2 an hour. random. she's on antibiotics and animal control is going to pick up the cat today to quarrantine it for 10 days and make sure emery won't need rabies shots. ahh!! i really don't think she will. i think the cat had just had enough of 2 almost 2 year olds. moral of the story: i would say don't let your kid play with stray cats, but em's pediatrician said that his housecat will bite his kids if he's had enough of their playing with him. we'll go with: don't have a cat at all. i don't like cats anyway, but now i feel justified! these pics don't really show it well, but you can kind of see the little holes in her arm from the teeth. poor girl. i think she's kind of proud of her bites though. she keeps talking about it. :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009


So far, we refer to our baby boy only as "Bloop" (or "Booply" if you're Emery) (fyi - "bloop" is the sound a baby makes in utero when they try and speak while swimming in amniotic fluid - at least according to Aaron). Clearly this is not an acceptable name. Please help us by voting on the right. If you have other good suggestions, post them in the comments.

In other pregnancy news, we're almost there! 37 days! Happy day!

In other Wilkinson family news - Emery has mad style. And she went on the potty once this week. Cross your fingers for me.