Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Growing up, we did Gingerbread Houses as one of my family's Christmas traditions. I love this tradition, and I felt that it was important to carry on. However, I don't like Gingerbread, and I always feel like it is a waste of yummy candy. So, this year I decided to change it up a little, and I loved the change...at least for this year while we are home alone. We decided to make sugar cookies and decorate them. Emerson gets to choose one out at night and eat it. He was smart when he was making his because he piled on that candy. Who cares about the design anyway when there is candy to be had, right?
Here is Emerson's finished product.
This is all of our houses. Now, I am excited to get to eat mine...
We also decorated different shapes. Can you tell which ones Emerson did?
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Our Best Bites...which, by the way, everything that I have made from here has been amazing!)
I also had Emily make this cute recipe card with the instructions on how to make your own pie in a jar.
The other night, Emerson had his first ear infection. He was also running a high fever. We decided that we should get him some medicine. So, we went to get it and it wasn't there. We preceded to look every where for it. Then I had Emerson say a little sweet prayer asking to find the medicine and to get better. About a minute later, Jason came down with the medicine. We had been looking for red on the container, but forgot that the last one we bought was a generic brand that was just white. I actually looked at the bottle a couple of times while looking, but it just didn't look like what I was looking for. This was one of those tender moments that just make me believe that prayer works.
Monday, December 13, 2010
I have been working hard on some new stockings for us this year. I decided that it was about time that Emerson had one. I loved how they turned out. I just made up my own pattern and I love that they actually worked and turned out cute (that is after a couple of failed trail runs).
Saturday, December 04, 2010
- At some point during every meal he says "MMMM....delicious! Thats yummy."
- Loves to read his letters...EVERYWHERE! He has mastered his uppercase. Now he is starting to learn lower case and sounds.
- Every time we go under an underpass, he yells out "Time Tunnel" (from the show Dinosaur Train.)
- Starting to say his own prayers. And he loves to emphasize "AMEN".
- All of the sudden he loves taking pictures.
- During dinner, he will take the knife and pretent to cut with it and when he is finished he exclaims "I cook mommy!"
- Shouts “I did it” whenever he finishes as task.
- Sings “Ring around the Rosies”, “Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree”, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, and “Row, Row, Row, your Boat” all by himself.
- Makes up songs. And loves to sing at the top of his lungs.
- Wakes Mommy up by saying “Hi mommy. It's Reson (Emerson). Wake Up. Open you eyes.”
- When we lock our door, he knocks on the door and yells “Open the door Daddy. IT'S RESON!”
- Loves seeing fire trucks and mail trucks.
- It getting an awesome imagination. He loves to feed us pretend food all day long.
- Loves reading books. He will sit and “read” them to himself. His favorite one at the moment is a random one that Jason grabbed from the library called “Crunch Munch”.
- Is really good at cleaning up his toys (after making a terrible mess).
- LOVES money. We bought him a piggy bank, and now he will do anything for “moneys” to put in it.
- He has replaced “evermore” with “After later”.
- While sitting in the same room as us, he says “1-2-3. Here I come. Boo! I scared you.”
- Loves to play “I've got your nose”, but with every body part.
- Loves water slides. (I think that he dreams about them because it is frequently the first thing he talks about when he wakes up.)
- When playing hide and go seek, he counts and then says, “Here goes nothing!”