Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Ross and I watched Julie & Julia last night on pay-per-view and I LOVED it! I am not much of a cook but it made me want to run out and buy a dutch oven and cook up something!!! Everyone is talking about New Year's resolutions...I think I will try and cook a meal a week!!! Wish me luck!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Eve....

One of my besties Kim came over with her husband and twins last night and a great time was had by all. Ross cooked up a seafood feast of crab scrampi, crab legs, fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, broiled grouper, crab cakes, etc and it was delicious. I am definitely a lightweight as I had two glasses of champagne which made me very tipsy. We exchanged gifts....I received the cutest calendar, winter candy apple stuff form Bath & Body Works and The Pioneer Woman cookbook which was at the top of my list. Emerson got some books and a little interactive purse. Emerson was in a very good mood and agreeable to being held by someone other than mom and dad which is unusual lately. Hope everyone has a great Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Diamonds are a girl's best friend....

My lovely friend Pam came by on Tuesday to exchange Christmas gifts with Emerson and I. My little baby girl got the most darling little diamond earrings...what a lucky little girl!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My poor little baby has been sick for the last three days and I didn't have the heart to leave her on Friday and go to work. We were up all night Thursday night because the poor little thing would wake herself up snoring. We did steam showers every 4 hours with special vapor bath and then we would rub baby vicks all over her feet and chest. Then I would have to hold her down and squirt saline up her nose and then suck it back out. Needless to say it wasn't fun and boy was she a grouch. I mean's amazing how much patience you develop with your own baby.... I would so not be this patient normally. I think we are on the downward slope of this sickness and hopefully it has ran it's course since both Emerson and her Daddy have had it this weekend....I hope so...very busy week working and Christmas!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Her Very Own....

I put up a cute little tree in Emerson's room....not that she spends a significant amount of time in said room. It's a little 3 foot white tree with pink and green balls...all together it was less than $20 so I felt pretty good about it and it's so cute at night!!! She's somewhat interested in all the christmas trees and rolls around the living room to get to them....I know next year will be a battle. I'm so looking forward to Christmas this year...not only am I off both Christmas Eve and Christmas but I have this adorable little girl to be thankful for!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa Baby

Emerson had her first visit with Santa on Tuesday night. We waited in line for about 30 minutes and then handed her over to him. He had candy so no tears....I'm glad that there wasn't a meltdown. I am looking forward to Snow Day this Saturday...they bring in loads of snow and build little slides and stuff...I think we will forego the slides but it's a photo op!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Making Memories....

So, Ross brought home several bags of sugar cookies and I decided I would channel Martha Stewart and make some iced sugar cookies with Miss Emerson. Mine are certainly not magazine worthy and I think I ended up with more flour on myself and the floor but it's a memory that I don't have from my own childhood. I guess my attempt at parenthood is to see if I can make it through her life without screwing her up or scarring her emotionally. Needless to say...she seemed to enjoy it....she enjoys anything with the name sugar in it!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dear Santa.....

Santa...if you're listening....which you supposedly are....I would like a fancy schmancy Nikon camera so I can take ridiculous amounts of photos of my baby!!! Thanks!!