Monday, October 31, 2011

Here He Comes to Save the Day...

 Meet Captain Emerson.  The silliest super hero of Halloween. 
 He is always ready for anything...even if he gets in a silly mood.
 Oh no...It is time to fight the imaginary bad guys.
 First, he sneaks in to the situation.
 Then, he fights them off.
 Then, he flies away.
 Leaving the bad guys all banged up.
 That is enough for silly Captain Emerson for one day. 
He is the super hero that I would choose to fight off any bad guys for me.
Have a SUPER Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Subway Art

Here is my new Subway Art for Fall/Thanksgiving time.  Feel free to download it for yourself too.

People have asked me about printing.  I make these in a 16x20 format.  You can print them as an 8x10 too.  I print mine at Costco on the luster/matte paper.

Costume Sneek Peak

Emerson's costume this year is finished, and has already made an appearance!  However, pictures were not taken, so ya'll are just going to get the sneek peak until next time he puts it on. 

I was in love with this costume from this point and just fell more in love once it was finished and on him. 

Now you all can just sit and wait at the edge of your seats for the real thing.

Halloween Apples

I love halloween.  It is such a fun holiday to decorate for and to celebrate.  I have been making Emerson's lunches "Halloweeny" this week.  Today I cut up apples and used halloween shaped cookie cutters to remove the core.  Emerson thought that this was great.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Apple Tasting and Food Carts

Yesterday, we went on a little adventure to the other side of Portland to go eat apples.  Emerson's favorite foods at the moment are green beans and apples.  He wants apples for all meals.  So when I heard that Portland Nursery has an apple tasting that you can try over 50 differnt types of apples, we decided that we had to go.  It was the right choice.  We had such a great time.

When we first go there, we got straight in line for the apple tasting. 
 In the line they had facts about apples.  The one that I liked the most was "In ancient Greece, ossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage; catching it was acceptance."
 There were so many apples to try.  It was interesting trying the apples.  They were in alphabetical order.  Some were extremely tart and some were super sweet.  After eating a few, we started thinking about how the flavors would change by the ones we ate before.  Our theory was proven when we got to the Honey Crisps...our FAVORITE apples...and we thought that they were disgusting and if we didn't know what they were would never had wanting a second bite.

 After the apple tasting we went to the kid section and Emerson got to paint a baby pumpkin.  He thought that this was the best.  He is a little OCD and it really showed here.  He had all the paints in order and would do a dot from each color.  He was having to share the paints so one of the other kids wanted the black and so they took it.  It made Emerson sit there and wait for it until he could continue in the order.

 On the way our of the Nursery, we got the chance to buy the apples.  They had barrels and barrels of the apples to buy for only $0.99/pound.  We ended up buying 4 types of apples to try more of without having the other apple flavors.
 After going to the nursery, we went to a Food Cart for the first time.  I went to a little Mexican place and got some Enchiladas.  Jason and Emerson went to a grill and got corn dog and chili fries.  It was some delicious food.  We might have to start making monthly trips into Portland find some other yummy food carts...I heard there is a Grilled Cheese place that is a must try.


Tuesday, October 04, 2011


In the past couple weeks, Emerson was willing to sit for a couple photoshoots...with major bribes.  I adore a few of the pictures I got.

These are from the second shoot this past sunday.  Just after he got a haircut...after many many months.  Isn't he handsome?

This is first shoot we did two Sundays ago.  Look at that hair...I LOVE it!  He is showing off the tie that I made him that week.  I love that boy.  He is the best. 
Emerson was wanting to show different emotions as he was taking pictures.  This one was anger.  I thought that was HILARIOUS.

Gym Class

For the fall, I put Emerson into a beginning gymnastics class called "Kindergym".  It is ultimately a free for all play on the equipment in a safe enviroment. 

What does this mean for Emerson? 

He gets to do his favorite things...balancing, hanging off of things, and jumping off of things.  This class was designed for him.
Do you think that he likes his class?

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Emerson asked to make his own peanut buter sandwich, so I decided that it wouldn't hurt and that it would be fun to see how he did it.  He did a great job and make it perfectly.
 The best part of making a PB&J is this...
He just did it a bit early with a lot more of the knife.