Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Little Treat

I LOVE Emerson's smile. He gives it pretty rarely still, though more often than he was giving them. I usually have to tickle his cheeks to get hime to smile, but every once in a while I will look down at him and you can see that behind his pacifer he is looking up at me and smiling. Those are some of the best moments.

Some things that I love about his smile are:
  • that he loses his lips when he smiles,
  • he has 3 little dimples--two right above the ends of his lips and one little one on his right side (when you look at him), and
  • his smile eyes. I hope that he gets the eye smile wrinkles that I get. I love those.

He is also starting to give little one little noise laughs. Those are SO cute. Yesterday, Em and Lyle came over and he was making so many cute little noises at Emily. He is just the cutest little baby that I could ever have asked for. Man, I love him so much!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

2 months

(...and a week)

With all the visitors and doctor's appointments I have had the past week, I am just finally able to post about Emerson's 2nd month.

Facts about Emerson:

  • Wears 0-3 month clothes
  • Smiles when he wants to. You have to work hard to get a smile, but they are totally worth the effort.
  • Loves his pacifer
  • Has met all the Bush family, except Amy's little family...hopefully at the ranch.
  • Met Grandpa and Grandma Bills
  • Sleeps all night!!!
  • Eats every 3 hours...almost on the dot.
  • Loves to cuddle when sleepy, but loves to look around.
  • VERY STRONG. Has been holding his head up since the day he was born and was able to roll over from tummy to back since his first week.
  • Loves the car.
  • Can definately see us now. I love when I can tell that he is looking at me.
  • Is getting HUGE.

His stats are (as of April 11):

Weight: 11 lbs 3oz (50%)

Height: 22.5 in (50%)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Busy Weekend...

We have had a busy weekend here in the Bills's home. We have had company since Thursday and still have Olivia in town. Emily and Lyle moved here, so they are going to be hanging around for the summer. That is going to be super fun. Here is a picture update of everything that has been going on.

First off...Happy Tax Day. We got our first return yesterday!!! Yeah for money.

Emerson has such a cute little smile. It first was seen by me on Friday. I love looking down at him and seeing him smile.

We put him in the bumbo for the first time this weekend. He was so cute in it. He has such a strong neck. You aren't supposed to put them into this until they are able to hold up their own neck, but that was since the day Emerson was born. SO, we decided that 2 months is old enough though the box recommends 3 months.
Here is Emerson chilling with the adults at the dinner table.
He is getting tired...
Now he is embarassed by daddy...

Emerson's blessing went wonderful. Jason did a great job. I love that Emerson was able to receive a blessing from his father.
Here is our little family.
Bruce and Sue came out to enjoy Emerson for a couple of days. He loved cuddling up to them.

Just chilling on a Sunday afternoon. Isn't the best taking off your tie and undoing that top button?
Well that is pretty much what we did other than sit around and talk. It has been a great weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pictures day at Natalie's

I know that some people have already seen these same pictures over on Natalie's blog, but I just wanted to put them up here so everyone else can see them. These are of Emerson over at Natalie's house! Thanks Nat for the AWESOME pictures!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Home Sweet Home...

We are back from New York!!! We had a great time in New York and were sad to leave. But we had a heck of a time getting home, so we are extremely happy to be home.

Here is Emerson with Grandma and Grandpa Bush. He is going to miss always having someone to hold him.

Here is what our day traveling home was like:

5:30 am- Officially wake up (after only really getting a 1/2 hour of good sleep due to Emerson
keeping mommy awake all night)
6:30 am- Leave for the airport.
7:00 am- Get to airport and go through security
7:30 am- Board airplane. Wait on plane for about 20 minutes while the work out a problem with a passenger...which they ended up taking off for medical reasons.
8:10 am- Go out to runway...end up sitting there because we lost our spot because of the passenger problem.
8:30 am- Take off...FINALLY!
10:30 am- We were supposed to land, but now circling Atlanta.
11:00 am- Get the go ahead to land.
11:20 am- Land!
12:00 pm- Go over to Natalie's! This was so much fun. I got to see Dean and Kenzie. They are growing so much. Kenzie was having so much fun with Emerson. I had to feed him, so I had a blanket over me. She was so interested in him that she kept on coming and lifting it up, so she could see him. We also took pictures of Emerson. You can see some of them on Natalie's blog.
5:00 pm- Leave for the airport. I forgot about Atlanta's rush hour...its CRAZY!
5:30 pm- Arrive at airport. Get checked in and all my bags checked.
6:00 pm- Go to security. It was crazy long. If you know the ATL airort, it was all the way around in 4 lines in that circle area where Atlanta Bread and Wendy's is. But since I had a baby, they pulled me up to the front. SO NICE!
6:30 pm- Make it through security.
6:45 pm- Get to my gate.
7:35 pm- My flight is scheduled to leave, but the plane that is supposed to leave before mine is still at the gate and our plane still hasn't arrived. They decide to switch our gate.
8:00 pm- Our plane arrives!!!
9:00 pm- Start boarding plane. I decided to wait to the end so I didn't have to sit on the plane while everyone else was boarding.
9:20 pm- I was the 2nd person in line to board, then they say "The airport is closed due to lightening. There will be no more boarding the plane until it is reopened."
9:40 pm- Airport reopens! Board plane. And sit on plane.
10:15 pm- Start making our way to runway.
10:20 pm- Start taking off then all of the sudden stop. We went and sat next to the runway until we could find out the problem.
10:40 pm- Decided that it was the thing that makes the plane go up and down, so we have to go back to gate to get it fixed.
11:00 pm- Back at gate and sit on the plane. They give us water and peanuts while we are waiting.
12:20 am- Get us a new plane on the completely other end of the terminal. They didn't give me my stroller back, so I had Emerson, a diaper bag, and another carry on.
12:45 am- Time we were supposed to be arriving in Portland originally.
1:15 am- Let us board the next plane. Where we just sit. They had to take fuel off because it was fueled for a longer flight. Then they had to account for everything in the paperwork.
2:10 am- Go out to take off.
2:15 am- We are #1 for take off!!!
2:25 am- Intercome comes on, our flight crew can not fly us due to it being past the allotted time for them to fly.
2:35 am- Arrive back at gate. And wait to see if there is another flight crew ready to take us.
2:50 am- Flight is officially canceled.
3:00 am- Get off plane.
3:30 am- Arrive at landside ticketing and wait in line for 2 hours (which hardly moved the whole time)
5:30 am- They pulled all the Portland flight out of line and made a separte line.
6:00 am- Get a new ticket.
6:15 am- Go through security again.
6:30 am- Arrive at gate and finally eat something.
7:05 am- Time flight was supposed to take off. Delayed again.
7:30 am- Finally get to board.
8:10 am- Go out to the runway.
8:20 am- TAKE OFF!
10:00 am (in Portland)- LAND!
12:30 pm-7:45 am- Sleep (with the occational feeding)

It was a long day. Poor Emerson went almost 8 hours without eating because of all the moving and lines. At least he was sleeping the whole time.

This is a picture I took at about 1:00 while waiting to board the 2nd plane. He is such a cute boy.