“Can you help me so I don’t go too fast?” My daughter and I took today’s mile with her on her bicycle and me on foot. Each decent, she asked me to slow her down if her bike started to move too quickly. She didn’t panic. One time she even braked on her own without…… Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 21
Tonight I arrived home from a two-day work trip in Massachusetts after this sweet baby had already gone to bed. I’m exhausted but I find myself craving her sleepy dead weight on my chest. So much so that I will tiptoe into her room, slide around the creaky spots in the floor, and peer over…… Continue reading #TBT
I know how it must seem… I’m your mom and here I am leaning into my career and picking up travel days. I know your days at daycare aren’t perfect, as made evident by today’s bite mark on your cheek (although you could’ve fooled me with those smiling eyes when you ran to greet me – you’re so…… Continue reading Dear Emma,
15 months of age is awesome. I mean food scarfing, pitter-pattering, uncontrollable giggling matched with hiccuping awesome. Exhibit A: Today, Emma and I engaged in an epic battle of plastic serving spoon vs. pancake flipper. We chased each other around the house, taking turns smashing the utensils together and playing the offensive. I was slightly worried,…… Continue reading 15 Months: The Age of Awesome and a Perfect Day
Emma Jo! How in the world has it been over a year since you came into this world?? On April 16th, 2014, you were born. You. were. BORN. In truth, I’m speechless when I think about this past year. It’s been impossible, beautiful, encouraging, frustrating, humbling and rewarding. Over the last 12 months, you have…… Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday, Emma Josephine!
Emma Josephine, You have peppered this house with laughter. I choose “peppered” over “filled” because pepper is the best seasoning you can add to any dish, hands down. And because I’m hungry. The point is, I watch you with curiosity as you learn, move, act, react, eat, sleep, play, and I always catch myself smiling, chuckling,…… Continue reading A House Peppered with Laughter
Emma, dear, you are one short day away from being 11 months old! (11 months old?) These past four weeks have been filled with incredible joy. THIS is what people think of when they wax nostalgic for the baby stage. You are constantly on the move, not just physically but mentally too. You go, go, go…… Continue reading Happy 11 Month, Emma Josephine!
Emma, dear, tomorrow you are 10 months old! Your grandma wasn’t about to let another month pass without a post about all of the things you’ve been up to so here we go! Over the past TWO months, you have been constantly on the move! You got a walker for Christmas and love to take…… Continue reading Happy 10 month, Emma Josephine!
I was in Meijer this week. I’ve had several days off over the holidays so after several illnesses ravaged our house and left the place ransacked, I decided to finally make the most out of being at home with Emma. I bundled her up for some grocery shopping and made the decision to slow down.…… Continue reading Meijer Runs and Grass Grown Green
Emma, dear, you are well over 8 months old! Your month marker came and went without our typical photos this time around because in the battle between documenting and living, real life wins. Because sick babies need comfort, not camera flashes and catch phrases. Your smiles were cut short this month with coughing fits that scared us so…… Continue reading Happy 8 Month, Emma Josephine!