Monday, September 28, 2009

amber's visit

My friend from Hawaii came to town this weekend and we had such a good time. We sat around and caught up on all things Brandon, Hawaii and Florida. We didn't do much, which was nice. I think on Friday we were out and about for a total of something like 2 hours or something and came back home and watched Grey's Anatomy, which I DVR'd from the night before.
On Saturday we went to the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo. Wow! It was so much nicer than I thought. Emilia LOVED it, I mean she really, really LOVED it. She was excited about every animal and I have to admit, it was interesting to learn more about the animals. Our guide was a little weird, but hey, whatever. Poor Amber had stroller duty because Emilia got so excited, she tried to run around the place and see all the animals up close. The poor tour guide was probably exhuasted by the time he was done with us. Our 45 -60 minute tour lasted an hour and 15 minutes thanks to my little explorer. We encoutered a mama peacock and one of her babies and the tour guide saw Emilia making her move and backtracked to make sure she didn't chase them....just doing his job. I chuckled to myself I can't tell her not to do that. Oh well, like I said, I chuckled. She got the most excited about the Llama. She ran up to the fence, and I mean RAN saying "yama, yama, yama." She impressed our tour members. A couple of them remarked on how smart she was..... I just told them that we had recently started watching Diego and there was a show on Llamas the other day. It was cute, she was soooo excited!
Later that day, we went to the park for a birthday party. Emilia was being very antisocial, but had a good time none the less.
Here are some pics from the weekend:
where did the peacocks go?
If you look closely, there is a baby on the mama's back...too cute!
Emi in her super cool shades and Hawaii shirt that Aunt Amber brought her
chewin' on his tail
lunch afterward with Aunt Amber
at the park, swinging so high

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

my boo!

TN Tailgate

Here we are again....after several years and many goings on, the girls of the SAO party again. It sucks that I was the only sober one, but hey, I had my kid! This past weekend was the Florida v. Tennessee game. I had some friends come in from Colorado, Tallahassee and Lake City to celebrate. I brought Emilia along to have some fun too....she loved it! I have already blogged about this, so I won't bore you any more with it, but here are just a couple pictures of us from the tailgate. I didn't take either of these...if I had I might have angled the camera a little different to not make me look so large, but I can't complain, it's a picture of me and my baby...she makes it better. Plus, I figure you are looking at her and not me. :)



Thank you, Meredith, for taking these pictures!

more school spirit!

We are somewhat of a house divided. Growing up in MS, I was a Mississippi State fan, and still am. You can't forget where you come from and you have to stay true.....Go Dawgs! Emilia's Aunt Kristi sent this to her for Christmas. Isn't it too cute. Now, of course living in Gainesville and her Daddy growing up a Gator fan, she has that outfit too, as seen in a previous post. On this particular morning, she was sporting both outfits, hence the Gator skirt under her MSU cheerleader outfit. My crazy girl!

Monday, September 21, 2009

long time, no write

Hello party peeps!

I am back in action after being out for a few weeks with my emergency surgery! Boy, what a crazy ride that was. Emergency gall bladder surgery! The Dr. tells me that it was "necrotizing" which I didn't know what it was until my gynecologist explained it to. Crazy, huh! The surgeon wasn't very forthcoming with the answers to my questions, it's like he spoke in code or something. Anyway, I am better, moving around much more and I am able to pick my youngin' up now, so she is happy. She still likes to see my boo-boos and count, dos, tres, quatro. It's really cute until she does it in public and pulls my shirt up...I don't think anyone wants to see that!

So, how about them Bulldogs and Gators??? I love football season, college ball, that is. Emilia has her cheerleader outfits for both teams and looks adorable in each. I will get pics of the MSU one up soon. I have them, just not downloaded yet. We went to our first, and probably only, tailgate of the season this past weekend. Miss Emilia had a blast. She wore her orange and blue and was a big hit. She was on her best behavior. She ate some party food and watched the airplanes and the "big boon" (blimp) fly around the stadium. She was stoked to be there. We stayed for about 3 hours, then she got tuckered out. It was hot, but we had a good time sitting around, seeing and catching up with old friends. We had some friends in from Colorado that hosted the tailgate, so it was great to see Marilyn and John and spend some time with them. Emilia enjoyed the stroller ride through the field at J.J. Finley, where the tailgate was, and looking at all the Gator and Tennessee fans. She even told someone "Go Gators" through the window as we were leaving. Later that day, she watched the game with her Daddy while I was out shopping with my mom. She can now say "Tim Tebow." That's my girl!

I have a friend coming to town this week, I am so excited. My friend, Amber, from Hawaii is coming to see me. I am so excited. I haven't seen her in a year and she is such a better friend than I am since I have yet to go see her in beautiful Hawaii. She is up in MS right now and is going to swing through FL before going home on Sunday. Have I said that I am so excited?

In other Emilia news, she is singing her alphabet song now. It's pretty cute. She can even sing the end "Now said my ABC's, next time sing with me." She sang that in the tub last night. It was a proud moment. Her vocabulary has REALLY taken off since having the tubes put in. She is making whole sentences now, not just broken ones. She is very bossy! She is doing pretty well on the potty, we just have to stay consistent. Some days she goes in the potty all the time, others she only goes in her pants, but I guess that's part of learning. She says "potty break," it's so funny! OH, and the funniest thing is that she calls Ricky "Wicky." It's so funny! I correct her every time and tell her that she has to call him "Daddy," but she still calls him "Wicky." He thinks it's great.

Well, I guess that's about it for now. I hope to have some pics up soon of the MSU outfit and the tailgate. I know I am due to show some new pics, so I will have them up soon.