Wednesday, January 27, 2010

emma's day at the zoo!

emma had a good time at the zoo in tampa. she wore herself out! Ran around like a crazy girl, but it was worth it. There are more pics but I cant seem to find them . She loved the carousel the most I think. Ok, so see this post as a work in progress, once I find the other pics, I will complete this post.

highlights from her trip to florida

emma on my bday

sporting a retro look from 1980

this one is also out of the Michelle Vintage collection

getting into trouble with her playmate

obsessed with yo gabba gabba

trying to ride her pony

her new thing is putting bags over her head and running

she loves wha whas

emma's little pony

Emma got a pony for xmas. she likes it, i think a spring horse is what she needs, since she is trying to gallop and not rock. Always two steps ahead. anyway, she likes imitating the horsie noises and this is just a lil' video of her doing so,

Emma putting on lotion

Emma learned at 15 months to put lotion on herself. It was very surprising and wonderful for us to see yet another advancement. She just grabbed the tube and started lathering herself.

At 16 months, Emma has learned to brush your hair and put clips in your hair. She also learned that Kleenex is for wiping your face, as she gently wiped my face yesterday. These are small simple things, but truly milestones when it comes to a little child who each day learns more and more. She is able to turn light switches on and off, and is saying more words like anana=banana, obo=globo(spanish for balloon), abol=arbol(spanish for tree) and dodo=lolo(french slang for milk)

merry christmas...i know

So Christmas was quiet and uneventful. I somehow thought that I would be filled with all those nostalgic Christmas feelings I had slowly grown unaware of through each passing year. Age somehow takes away a certain joie de vivre whether you wish to admit it or not. I was waiting to feel that anticipation for xmas morning, that giddy, uncontained feeling of joy to see all those lovely presents under the tree. With each passing year, it gets harder to let go of certain grown up truths or realities, yet I still crave that innocence and wonder that I see in Emma's eyes. I somehow thought that having a child would bring back those happy, holiday, hallmark moments. Perhaps it is that Emma is still too young to understand what is going on. She is just grasping the notion of unwrapping presents and is far more interested, in not of the actual gift, but the container the gift came in. She will spend hours playing with an empty box and shredding paper. She was very happy to be around grandma and grandpa. She loves attention and music and commotion. She loved playing with all three of her cousins. I have never seen her get so involved in child play, running and bouncing all over the place. It brought a bit of sadness to Ant and me when we realized how important family is and how happy Emma was to be around a crew of people. The thought of going back to cold NY just was not pleasing at the moment. Anyway, we made the most of out time there, as short as it was, it was well spent. So here are some pics of Emma's day with her family.

what's in here package?

ew, you are going to get it now!!!