Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October!!!

It's October! Reasons we're excited for October around our house:

  • baby Bloop will be born this month! - if i go tonight or if I go 2 weeks over, he'll still be an October baby! and yes, he'll have a name other than Bloop, though I'm pretty sure Emery will always call him Bloop.
  • our 4th Anniversary! - on the 14th! we're getting old!
  • General Conference - always a reason to be excited. i love hearing from our Prophet and the other Church leaders. Emery knows the Prophet by his picture now so she'll be excited too (and she gave Elder Cook a high five at a recent regional meeting we had here so maybe she'll recognize him too - probably not. :) )
  • Halloween - never my favorite holiday, but holidays are so much more fun with kids! we're hoping to carve/draw on a pumpkin and eat some festive orange treats. and emery learned what a pumpkin is and thinks they are pretty cool. now she seems to find them everywhere! (not an "orange" like she first told me as we walked into smiths a few days ago) here's emery in one of her very cute and festive shirts from auntie mel. thanks again auntie mel, power shopper!
  • we'll get to see lots of family this month since baby is coming. i love any excuse to see family.
  • cooler weather - currently at 11:11am, we are at a lovely 45 degrees this morning! yikes!
  • changing colors! beautiful.
  • fall clothes! i love wearing long sleeves, leggings, jackets, hats, etc.
  • hot chocolate - i drank my first cup of the season last night. loved it.
In other Wilkinson family news:
  • Emery found a katydid on our basil. we named it "Katy" and she was our pet for a few days until she started pooping in her jar. we let her go in the canyon. emery loved having her around and now when she and i go on our morning walks she always talks about katy when we pull up to the canyon. here's a picture of em and her 1st pet and her saying goodbye!
  • we got to go to the Burr's cabin last week for a night to spend some time with my friend Cynthia and her husband and their cute kids. it was so much fun to see her, to catch up and to get away for a day (probably our last little getaway before baby's here and we're hanging at home for a while). thanks, Burrs, for inviting us!!!
  • Emery loves bike rides with dad. It's her favorite thing in the whole world. So, we got her a helmet so she'd be extra safe. She loves her hungry caterpillar helmet.


The Stevens Family said...

October is such a great month! We are excited for your new addition! That's going to be so much fun! Let us know if we can help with meals or watching emery! :)

janaemadsen said...

I hope you go early- like tomorrow or something. How exciting to have a new baby. Also I can't believe you don't love halloween- the only holiday that is pretty much only about candy. so sad.

David and Maggi said...

I'm so excited. You better call me as soon as labor starts or you think it might be starting (or text if you can't talk or tell your mom to call me) no matter what time of day or night...I will have none of this calling me after the baby is born (think about it Bekah). I want to be there if I can so I need AT LEAST 4
hours notice!!! Seriously!!! OOOOH, I love babies coming!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I love Emery's cheesy grin! I was worried that you had already had your baby and I didn't even know! Keep us posted!!!! Can't wait.

Janssen said...

I can't believe your baby is almost here!!! How exciting!

JT said...

My goodness Britt, Emery has the BEST "cheese" smile, I love it! I still can't believe you're on number two lady, so happy for you, cheers!

Mark & Bek said...

Ok, Emery is getting more and more beautiful. I can't wait for your baby! I agree with Maggi that we deserve a text as soon as you are on your way

Leslie said...

Hey Wilkies, We saw the Endurance story on a documentary video a couple of years ago. (We, also, have a couple of books about it). I wonder if it's available on dvd somewhere. I think you would like it. Such an amazing story. And it's so cool that the photos were saved. Simply amazing.
Also, I don't know how it's even possible but I suspect the cuteness factor will go even higher at the Wilkinson home when Baby Wilkie2 comes. (I think cuteness records the world over are about to be broken). Can't wait.

Kristi said...

Can't wait to hear about when Bloop comes. Good Luck!

Amy Workman said...

Oh my gosh! I did not realize you were due this soon! Yea! Good luck! We'll be praying for you! :)

Emery looks ADORABLE!!!