Monday, December 27, 2010

Please Touch

My sister is in town for the Holidays, and along with Grammy we took Emerick to the Please Touch Museum in Philly. He LOVED it. His favorite was the grocery store :-)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Three Little Cousins

We got together last minute with Gracie and Aaron this evening to exchange Christmas gifts a little early. Emerick loooooves his cousins equally (even though he calls both Gracie AND Aaron "Gay-cie" ;-)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Traditions: A Special Visitor

We have decided to start "Elf on a Shelf" this year! My parents got him for us this Christmas, to start the tradition next year, but I think Emerick will get a kick out of looking for his Elf every morning since he is fascinated by all of the decorations he sees everywhere. So we got the gift a little early. I am sure E will have a better understanding next year and also give him his name next year...but I am looking forward to starting this fun new tradition. Don't know what "Elf on the Shelf" is? CHECK IT OUT!

Here is our Elf! Isn't he adorable?

Friday, December 10, 2010

2010 Santa Photo

Tuesday evening we took Emerick to visit Santa. I thought he would do fine, he has never been a child who is scared of strangers, or costumed characters, etc. (Despite what the past two years Santa photos look like). The whole car ride to see Santa, we told Emerick what we were doing and that Santa brings him lots of Buzz and Woody toys. He seemed excited. But, as you can see he was pretty scared of Santa. I would be scared of this "Santa" also! Last years Santa was scary too! But look at the 2008 Santa. He was by far the best one I have ever seen. So legit.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mommy's Birthday Cake

Today is my Birthday and right after I blew the candles out, Emerick touched the cake but then remembered he doesn't like his fingers he went for it face first! Our first reaction was "Noooo!" but then, I said "Go for it, I will get my phone and take a video!" We are soo glad, because this is without a doubt our favorite video of Emerick to date. The best part is at about .17! Turn up your volume!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Toy Story 3 on Ice

James, my Parent's and I took Emerick to see Toy Story 3 on Ice a couple of weeks ago in Hershey, PA. We had great seats (2nd row on the ice) and overall had a really great time. Emerick skipped his nap, and so he didn't quite last the entire show, and we had a pretty good
tantrum, but like I said - overall it was a great time! We stayed the night in Hershey and so did my Parents and had a nice little weekened away :-)

We took a few pictures of the show and of Emerick watching the show....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Frown Lines: Then & Now

Emerick was literally born making this little frownie face :-)

Friday, November 12, 2010


Emerick loves my Mom - his Grammy. Or as he calls her "Uh-Guh". (no idea why he calls her that, haha!) He recognizes we are going to her house from a certain point about 1 mile down the road, and always says "Uh-Guh House!" Last week I finally fulfilled my Mom's Birthday wish (her birthday was in July) and did a little photo session of her with her favorite Grandson. Needless to say, it was kind of a nightmare as I had totally anticipated. Emerick is the worst subject on Earth and absolutely hates to have his picture taken. Or have to sit still for more than 2 seconds. (he is a two year old boy, and a wild one at that!) We had about 1 1/2 minutes of cooperation and then it was meltdown/tantrum city. Here are a few shots that I did get that I think are precious.

You can click the above tantrum if you want to see it bigger ;-) Having your photo taken is torture.