Thursday, August 12, 2010

Princess Emery is 10 months old today!!!

Sweet Princess Emery,

Today you are 10 months old. I can't believe that in just two short months we will be celebrating your first year in reign. It makes me happy and sad all at the same time. My love for you grows more and more every single day, but I'm not the only one in that boat. You have got the entire world wrapped around your little finger. Even complete strangers fall madly in love with you at first sight.

You have changed so much from that tiny newborn we brought home from the hospital. I'm constantly amazed at all you are learning and doing. I wish I could freeze time and spend years with you and your brother at these stages because I know it's going to go way too fast. I feel like I'm going to blink and you'll both be grown.

Again, there's so much going on that I'll have to just list it

~ You love your big brother so much. If he's around, you are after him. If he has it, you want to know what it is because you are pretty sure you want it to. You love to tackle him when he's laying on the floor and he lets you do just about anything you want. If you're sad, he can almost always make you happy again. Your love for him is returned 100%. You are the first thing he asks about every morning and he won't go to bed without kissing you goodnight.

~ You are very affectionate and loving. You like to be down exploring, but you like to get your lovin' in too. It's not unusual for you to be playing and then decide you need a few minutes of love before getting back to playing. You have started giving open mouth kisses too, but so far I think I'm the main one on the receiving end. Your great-grandpa says you are the most affectionate out of all the grandkids (I hate to admit it, but I think you're his favorite too so he's really biased).

~ You are a Mommy's girl! If I'm out of your sight everything is fine, but if you see me you immediately want me. I'm okay with that and I hate the thought of leaving you when I have to go back to work next Tuesday. It absolutely kills me to think about it!

~ (knock on wood) You are sleeping through the night for the most part. You may fuss a little somewhere in the night, but you are getting much better at putting yourself back to sleep on your own. Yay for you!!! Of course more sleep at night means less nap tome during the day... ouch!

~ People are constantly stopping us to comment on your blond hair and blue eyes. It is crazy!! Your hair is starting to get just a little bit of curl to it at the bottom too, which just adds to your cuteness factor. We are in so much trouble when you're older. Daddy has already decided to get a shirt that reads, "I'm not afraid to go back to jail" and to where it when your dates come over (no, he's never been in jail).

~ You could care less about 90% of the baby food we try to feed you. You think you are a big girl and should eat what we are eating. You scream if we don't give it to you, so most of the time we just automatically fix some up for you too. You LOVE mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, and bread of any sort. I think you are going to be a carb addict like your mommy.

~ You adore Molly and the cats. Or you adore Molly and like to torture the cats. Not really sure which it is. Fortunately they all put up with your rough loving really well!!

~ You take baths in the big bathtub now and love it! You splash and crawl all around. Then it's up, down, up, down, up, down... you get the picture. Scares me to death because it's so slippery.

~ You cruise the furniture and anything else you can hold on to like a walk in the park. Please don't take your first steps while I'm at work (if you do, I told Nana they don't count and to not tell me)!

I'm sure there's so much more I'm missing. You're little personality is just coming through and we are so blessed to have you. I think Uncle Kracker says it best:


You're better than the best
I'm lucky just to linger in your light
Cooler than the flip side
of my pillow, that's right


Completely unaware
Nothing can compare to where
You send me, let's me know that it's okay
Yeah, it's okay
And the moments when my good times start to fade


You make me smile like the sun, fall out of bed
Sing like a bird, dizzy in my head
Spin like a record, crazy on a Sunday night



You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Oh, you make me smile


Even when you're gone,
Somehow you come along just like
A flower pokin' through the sidewalk crack
And just like that
You steal away the rain, and just like that


You make me smile like the sun, fall out of bed
Sing like a bird, dizzy in my head
Spin like a record, crazy on a Sunday night


You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Oh, you make me smile


Don't know how I lived without you
'Cause every time that I get around you
I see the best of me inside your eyes
You make me smile


You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild


You make me smile like the sun, fall out of bed
Sing like a bird, dizzy in my head
Spin like a record, crazy on a Sunday night


You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Oh, You make me smile!
Oh, You make me smile!


Thank you God for our sweet baby girl and thank you Emery for making our lives so full!! We love you!

~ Mommy

****I am grateful for
1) Peggy, all these pics were taken by her (Carty Photography) and are not to be copied or used in anyway without her consent
2) 10 wonderful, precious, can't believe I'm this lucky months
3) being so blessed - Jeff, Chase and Emery... need I say more?
4) a few last days of summer
5) the chance to live my life

2 comments:

The One and Only Chelle said...

OH, she IS adorable! You are so good at documenting all the milestones and accomplishments of your children-they are really going to appreciate that one day. :)

The Carty Party Mom said...

I ranked the blog again, AWESOME! Kahla, she is absolutely beautiful. You're so wonderful at keeping up with all the new happenings. I love reading every new post. Looking forward to Emery's one year session and sad at the same time. She's growing sooooo fast.