Ford's First Birthday
Cannot believe our little Fordy Doodle Bug is already a year old! We had a blast at his birthday and Embry tried her first corndog (that she tried to lick like a popsicle-haha) and has a few cookies ;) We were excited to give him our store bought gifts, but most excited about handing over "Ford's Tree". Jacob did the same thing for Ford as he did for Embry. The fall that he was born, he collected over 100 acorns and harvested them and planted them (and BABIED THEM). Anyway, ONE of the 100+ trees survived the spring of the crazy squirrels and now is about 8 inches tall. =)
|Stealing some of F's icing. Uh oh, I think she likes icing a little too much like her mama ;)|
|Sharing with Papa|
|Festive milk and cookies girl|
|My amazing family! Love them so much!|
Stomach Bug in Austin =(
Saturday night we spent the night at the Hart's house and Sunday morning after breakfast Embry puked EVERYWHERE.... on the Hart's nice couch, their new rug, etc... I was praying it was a fluke since her last stomach bug lasted FIVE days.... but she ended up throwing up two more times that afternoon at Mimi and Papa's house and just wasn't quite herself. Thank goodness she slept great that night and seemed much better the next day. She was definitely 100% by Tuesday. Phew!
|I definitely put a garbage bag over her for our drive to Mimi and Papa's house.|
|Poor baby, just laying on the floor|
Monday, our sweet old lady Kelli Ho, went to heaven. She was our first family dog and lived a great 14 years. I was so glad I was in town and got to be with the family for the tough time. Kelli Ho will be very missed =(
|Kelli Ho in 2000 as a puppy|
|Christmas 2001, Kelli's second Christmas with us.|
|Embry and Kelli Ho- Easter 2013|
|Kel's last day =(|
Ford's Birthday Dinner
On Ford's actual birthday we met the Hart's at Rudy's BBQ. My parents friends run this particular location so we got a private tour which was SO interesting! Unfortunately while there, Embry discovered her love for pickles (something I DESPISE)!! Haha! Daddy is very happy ;)
I think "Barbies" may be the theme of our week in town. My parents have an ENTIRE attic full of our old toys and this trip they got out two huge Rubbermaid containers of Barbies and Barbie gear and Embry LOVED it! She spent hours and hours playing this week!
One morning my mom and I took E to a new indoor play place for a few hours. She wasn't quite ready for the huge playscape they're known for, but she had a ball in the toddler area and especially loved the "roller coaster".
We made a trip to the outlet malls as Mimi had been eyeing the train there and wanted to take us all for a spin. Embry loved waving to passersby and had just as much fun with the taxi stroller Mimi rented!
|Shopping and snacking|
|Had to buy these Osh Kosh sunglasses that matched Mommy's|
Friday we went to Austin's Children's Museum, The Thinkery. We've been once before in the winter and she had just as much fun!
Playing at Mimi and Papa's
Mimi and Papa's house is always endless fun with lots of people and toys. There's always someone to play with and new toys to play with. Here are some random pictures from the week.
|Lunch and playing at Phil's Ice House|
|Mimi's homemade popsicles|
|Mimi and Papa got a coupe car for their house! So fun!|
|Another favorite of Mimi and Papa's toys is their doctor kit! Big hit this week.|
|Checking out Uncle James' ears|
|Checking out lovey bear|
|Papa and E at Chipotle!|
|Bedtime equals breaks from reading a book to feed your doll =)|
|Looking at Ford's pictures|
|Swimming in her nightgown|
|Splash park =)|
|Matching shades =)|
|She loves her Papa|
Baby Showering at Kiki and E-Pa's
Our second weekend in town we spent at Kiki and E-Pa's house and Saturday they hosted a baby shower. Embry made herself quite at home with the "parents to be" and a new little boyfriend, Easton.
|Kiki giving E a cupcake =)|
|E making herself at home, ready to help open gifts|
Kiki and E-Pa's House
Embry and I spent Wednesday afternoon and evening and our second weekend at Kiki and E-Pa's house and had a lot of fun with family and friends playing, swimming,etc!
|Smooches from Uncle Luke and Great Grandma Gordon|
|Scootering with Kiki|
|Girl swim party!|
|Embry (22 mo), Ali (3 mo) and Lux (9 mo)|
|Embry kept trying to get Lux to crawl after her! Hah|
|Francine and baby Ali =)|
|Sweet baby Ali fell asleep on me in the pool for over 30 min! It was the BEST!!!|
|First squirt gun!|
|Hot dog dance with Kiki|
|Coloring with Kiki|
|Daddy's three girls made it home safely after a week away! We were one stoplight from home and E was still zonked!|