Sharp Family

Sharp Family

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Random Tidbits

So it has been forever since my last post, but our days just seem to be the same, and not very exciting at that. Last weekend we had planned to go camping, but Emma ended up getting sick and so we postponed the camp out until next weekend. Poor little girl. She had the weirdest symptoms. She has only ever had the stomach flu once before so it was hard to know what to expect. Mostly, she had A LOT of intestinal problems. Luckily I had just bought a new box of diapers because she sure went through a lot. She is feeling so much better now, and continues to be her joyful, smiling, highly demanding self. Today was Thursday, which is Library day. It's nice to have something to look forward too each week. We go to a "Story time" where they read books, but also sing songs and have toys for the kids to play with. I have really enjoyed watching Emma interact with other children and see how she follows directions. She really does do an excellent job, for the most part, it's just hard when we are at home, and it is Mommy asking her to do something. This morning she was pitching a fit because I gave her "rice crispies" for breakfast (which she asked for), and she changed her mind and wanted Fruit Loops instead. Mom would not give in and proceeded to ignore the tantrum, but as soon as her Daddy started down the stairs and told her she better cut it out, she ran to her chair and sat down to eat. Boy, do I need to get some more "scare" power in our house.:)

Our biggest concern right now is with our newest "pet". Unfortunately we did not invite this one to our home, and he has plenty of nice "burrows" for himself in our freshly grown grass. We had a gopher move in, and he is sure being destructive. We need to just get rid of him, but we wanted to try some more humane ways of doing so before we resort to the worst. He sure has made a mess of our yard, and Rusty can't help adding to the problem by digging to find the little guy. Oh, the joys of home ownership.

The good news is that our garden vegetables are starting to grow, and our plants are looking a whole lot better this year. Hopefully we can keep everything alive this time around.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Busy March and April

So many things have happened in the last few weeks and I am FINALLY getting around to posting about them. I finally have videos/pictures from our Utah trip. It was so much fun seeing everyone.
Emma turned 2 years old on April 1st and we had a pretty low key party. We have a sister in our ward that we are really good friends with. She lives with her niece and family and Emma loves playing with her great nephew Quinn. We had them over for spaghetti dinner, cake and ice-cream. Emma was so involved in playing that she didn't even want to eat her birthday cake. For her birthday we bought her a small climber/slide. I wanted to get her a play kitchen as well, but that will have to wait. She is in a very imaginative/active stage right now and so we wanted to get her something that she could use. She has loved her slide and so far it has been worth it.

Emma is sure growing up quickly. She amazes me everyday with the new things she can do and say. Her favorite phrases are: "Hey, what you doing there?", "Get Down" (to the cat on the table), "I'm coming!" (She never really comes), and "Mommy, Diaper change please".

Emma has also begun to help us say prayers. She gets so proud, as do we, when she repeats the things we have her say. It's pretty cute to listen too. She is really trying to repeat most of everything we say now, and is such a chatter box.

She is still sleeping really well in her toddler bed, and waking up at 6:15 EVERY morning. Urgh! I sure wish her internal alarm clock was set for 7:30 instead.

I am getting HUGE! I am starting to feel like a whale. I think I am about as big right now as I was when I delivered Emma.:) I've really got to keep an eye on my calorie intake because I have a few more months to go yet. Baby #2 is moving more and more which is always a joy.

Oh, Emma also got her 1st official hair cut. She has needed it for awhile now. So, she not longer has a mullet. She has a cute little bob. She was so good getting her haircut, hopefully that will continue.