Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trick or Treat

We had our church's Trunk or Treat last night. We had lots of people from the neighborhood and lots of church members come. It was very successful and lots of fun. Emory didn't scream when we put her costume on like she did at Sear's the other day. It was quite confining and a little too warm for her, but she didn't fuss too much and ended up falling asleep through most of the trick or treaters. We plan on visiting Nana and Papa's house and a few school friends on Saturday. Just to show off, certainly not for any candy because I DON'T need it!

Emory is changing SO much. She is quite the little talker these days and is not quiet about it at all. When she talks she'll start off as a soft little quickly progresses to a shrieking shout. It is ADORABLE!! She loves to sing along with her favorite songs and laughs all through The Wheels on the Bus. I'm afraid we're going to be in trouble very soon when she won't stop talking. It might be her curse for life.

She is lifting her head up from her car seat and bouncy seat. She does not like to lay down anymore and certainly not to go to sleep. She tries to get up any time you lay her down or put her in a chair. She loves standing on your lap and sitting up (with support of course). It will be a blink of an eye before she's sitting up all by herself. She is enjoying her time with Nana and Nana is equally enjoying it. She will begin daycare the week of December 1st. I know she'll do great there too. She has been such an easy baby that I have told Aaron not to expect this for the next one. I can't wait for the next milestones, but for the time being we're enjoying the stage she's at now. SO MUCH FUN!!

ACU Homecoming

What a great time we all had this year at Homecoming!! It was definitely a change of dynamic in our group this year. A lot of Aaron's old club friends and my old dorm friends are still close friends. We were able to have everyone over for burgers Friday night and had a wonderful time watching the kiddos play. My friends have the cutest friends for sure!! We enjoyed the parade, the Ag dinner, the game (where we lost), and just hanging out. I really miss all my college friends and I'm always glad when they come into town.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weekend of family, football, and remembering

Last weekend Emory and I went to Lubbock for Race for the Cure and the Tech football game. My family has been doing the Race since my Aunt Janet passed away almost 8 years ago. Janet lost her battle with breast cancer after the 2nd round hit. Janet was such a wonderful and brave woman. She fought hard and always kept a positive attitude. She is truly missed, but we are thankful for the legacy she left behind. This is always such a special time for us to get together and remember her. It was Emory first race so she had to dress the part.

Some of the "racers." Just to clarify, we do the 1 mile "fun run" not the 5K.

We also made it to a Tech football game. It was great and Emory did a great job. I think if it is constantly loud she gets used to the noise and can sleep through it. We made it til the last 5 minutes or so when it started raining. Lots of fun!

It was "Pink Out" Jones Stadium. Very cool to see all the pink in the stands. Here's my parents and Emory and I ate the game. My parents have great seats for their season tickets.
Emory loves her Gramsy.

The Going Band from Raiderland made a breast cancer ribbon during their performance. I am very moved by the support everyone shows for such a great cause.
To all those brave women fighting this fight and all those families who has lost loved ones, my heart goes out to you.

Catching Up

Well it has definitely been a very busy month, but we have been having a GREAT time. On the 18th I celebrated my birthday with Aaron and Emory at a weekend in Fredicksburg. We had a great time of eating, shopping, and relaxing. We did take Emory to Luckenbach (Aaron had never been either), but Emory did NOT like the motorcycles that were out there so we stayed for maybe 10 mins.
That weekend Emory also celebrated her 2 month birthday. We had to get a 2 month picture at 2:15, but she was hungry at that time and was not in the mood for pictures. I can't believe how big she's getting. She is changing every day. She loves sucking on her fist, in fact she tries to stick the whole thing in her mouth. She is holding her head up like a champ. She's a little social butterfly and loves to be around people and have everyone talk to her. If she can't see what's going on she gets very upset. She has just been an absolute joy!

We have also been to an ACU football game. Emory did not like it very much. The crowd startled her every time ACU scored so we ended up leaving before it was over. ACU did win and are still doing great. Looking forward to Homecoming next weekend and spending time with old friends.
I have also started back to work. I love my new position and have a lot to adjust to. I have to adjust to being away from Emory. She is doing great with her Nana (Aaron's mom) and I know she will do great when she starts at Zion Lutheran's All God's Children in December. Sherla is great about sending me pictures and keeping me informed about what goes on during the day. She's spoiling me and Emory both. At my job I am having to adjust to a new role. I don't have a classroom anymore and working in the office area very closely with the principal and instructional coordinator. My job is kind of hard to explain, but I have tested or interpreted data of tests for all of Kindergarten through 3rd graders. I have put all those grade levels in a group for an intervention time and have come up with intervention for most groups. I am the "go to" girl when it comes to interventions. I also have to keep up with all the paper work. Since students now have to have documented intervention before getting referred to special ed, I have LOTS of paper work to catch up on. Before I started this position the principal and IC had to do all the documentation and there weren't any interventions. Since they didn't have time to do it all, there is a lot for me to sort through, organize, and catch up on. It's a great way to use my master courses information. I am LOVING it.
This picture the morning I started back to work...she looks upset to be away from me, doesn't she?

Getting close to month 3 for our little girl. Time flies by with lots of fun things in store.