Emily was one cute chick for Halloween this year. She got all dressed up for our playgroup's Halloween party, had a great time playing with Caroline (who helped us carve some awesome pumpkins), and spent some cuddly time with the family.
It's official - Emily is a toddler! She's having a great time walking around and exploring. In the past month, we also took a trip to Michigan to visit our friends Reza and Teresa, and their new baby Julian. We took something like a thousand pictures using Reza's camera, and those links to Reza's pictures from the vacation are below as well.
Emily was lucky enough to have two birthday parties this year. The first party was with John's side of the family and was shared with cousin Alex, who turned 4. Emily loved all of her gifts and was a huge fan of birthday cake.
The last month has been lots of fun. We picked blueberries and peaches, enjoyed a visit from Great-Grandma, and explored a neat museum with Emily's cousins. Emily also learned to stand up on her own, push her toy car all around the house, and even took a little step on her own.
Emily is always on the go these days - cruising on furniture, crawling up the stairs, having picnics with the Moms' group, and keeping John and I on our toes. We were lucky enough to have my cousin Caroline stay with us for a few days to play with Emily. (Caroline, we miss you and hope you are having fun at summer camp.)
Emily is on the move! She's crawling, pulling up on pretty much everything, and having a great time.
Enjoy our pictures from the past month of Emily exploring the house, "helping" me with laundry, having fun with family and friends at our 4th of July party, and playing in her kiddie pool. There's even a picture in there of me and John all dressed up for a murder mystery costume party. Yes, John is really wearing that hat!!
We just got home from our first vacation with Emily. We took her to Deer Park near Loon Mt. in NH for a week. Nana, Pop, Great Aunt Jane, and Cousin Caroline joined us for part of the week too, and had lots of fun playing with Emily.
Emily had a great time swimming in the indoor pool, exploring the river that ran right behind our condo, learning about sand at the on-site beach, taking walks into town with Nana, and looking for the Lost River while watching Mom and Dad attempt to squeeze through caves.
Emily is almost 7 months old now and is on the move! She can now roll all the way across the living room, sit up, and play peek-a-boo like a champ. This past month was a busy one - Emily and I started swim "class", we went to a baby shower for Auntie Teresa and a birthday fiesta for Daddy, Pop and Cousin Tommy, and ate lots of new food. Much fun was had by all!
Emily is 6 months old and weighing in at about 13 pounds. This past month she went to her first baby shower for John's cousin Sara and her soon-to-arrive son where she met lots of family for the first time. John and I also took advantage of one warm day and took Emily on a snowy walk.
Emily has been very busy since the holidays. She met her Uncle Sam, Aunt Mary and cousin Terri, had a sleepover with her cousin Caroline, discovered her feet, and got some fun new toys. She's rolling over onto her sides and has finally decided that Mommy is funny and has started laughing.
At her four month doctor visit she weighed in at 11 lbs 7 ozs and 23 1/2 inches.