Wednesday, June 17, 2009

playing catch up

We had a lot of firsts this weekend with Emerson and if you're in need of an Eme fix, then you've come to the right spot.
Eme continues to be my good time girl and seems to be liking the Florida lifestyle.
Her first day of boating was on Saturday. It has been sizzling HOT down here and if you're not in the water, then forget it. She didn't like it when we had to go slow through the no wake zones, but was happy when we were going fast. She also did not like her new life jacket and we did a little swapping out for W's old one. I remember paying $65 for W's jacket because it was the only one we put on him that didn't make him cry. So though I was hoping the $20 pink life jacket would work, you can easily see why she hated it. It swallowed up her face and was just plain uncomfortable and hot. After the wardrobe change, all was well in the world.
Eme's first float in the Gulf of Mexico!

an island nap.... Sleeping away just like a drunken sailor...=0)
some tubing...
& wake boarding...which Cole does VERY well at, I was impressed to say the least.
W fell asleep on the boat while we were wakeboarding and I loved how he held on by the cup holder even while sleeping.
an afternoon swim in the pool
& W reminding Daddy to take some pics of him too...geesh.
Gearing up for her first bike ride. We forgot that we didn't have a helmet for her yet, so we stayed in the neighborhood and went slow. She did okay, as long as she could see me on the right hand side of Dad's bike at ALL times.

She experienced her first icecream cone & loved it. =0)

& of course there was this... made the Alison way. =0)
On Monday, G turned 13.
Let's all pause on that for a moment.....13.
((be still my heart))
We had already given G his birthday present early, which was a fabulous new set of clubs, he seemed to 'forget' that he had already rec'd his gift. & because I'm a PIA Mom, I created a scavenger hunt around our neighborhood that included 5 other homes where he had to perform tasks, aka: chores, for the homeowner in order to receive his next clue. He then made his way back to his clubs where he had another small gift of a golf shirt and golf shoes waiting. =0)
me giving G his first clue...


Happy Birthday G!
We are so proud of you and love you dearly, even your new & improved teenage 'tude=0)
Eme's 2nd float day in the Gulf of Mexico...
with an oreo and all!

A sleeping beauty in her cute little pj's from her auntie Doris in Canada, they are so soft!
Photos are out of order & I'm to lazy to change them.

Eme always likes to hold a hand. Rather she's in the car or going to sleep. Of course she'll only take my hand or G's. It's really sweet to see my newbie teenager turn into such a pile of mush over his new sister. He is so good with her and just hangs onto every little thing she does. She's rather fond of him as well.
& this is the pathetic look when Daddy is holding her....
All caught up on photos & now I'm out of time to blog.
Gotta scoot.... more later.

32 comments:

3D said...

Her smile is marvelous! I am so glad that island time was a success. U got yourself a beach girl, for sure!

She is so stinkin' cute in those pj's!!

Keep smilin!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

OMW...I LOVE the photos..
Emerson is sooooo BEAUTIFUL.. sooo glad she likes the water.. but wouldn't expect anything less....
G is tooo cute.. but I will have to say that boy teenage attitude is way better then GIRL teenage attitude...LOL..
As for the Daddy and Emerson photo.. that breaks my heart.. look at his face.. but I know in just a short time.. she will be kissing all over her Daddy.. and then it is all over... Emerson will have Daddy wrapped around finger...LOL..
Have a great week..
Thanks for the update..
Can't get enough of the cuteness..
Ok.. you have to tell me what size swimsuit Eme wears...?????
send me an email...
You know me and swimsuits..

elisa said...

Oh man you are SO making me want to move to Florida!!!

My oldest is turning 12 in 3 days- YIKES! I know ALL about the teenage attitude!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Great update...looks like a wonderful time was had by all!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Birthday to G.....13...wow, I am not sure I am ready to hit that milestone with Nick. Doesn't it feel like they were just babies yesterday?? Where does the time go!!

You have totally made my day with these precious pics of your sweet girl. You can see how well she is adjusting......I love the photo of her in the car grasping her brother's hand....that is just so cute!!

Hope you have a great week!

Lisa

Chris and Deb said...

Eme is just so darn cute! Love these pictures!

Melissa said...

Love the update! Emerson looks so stinkin cute in the pictures. I am so glad she is enjoying the boat/water. I know it is such a big part of your lifestyle. Plus the fact that it is so freakin hot that in Florida you gotta want to be in the pool. I was off from work today and that is where all my time was spent today and my hubby is in the pool right now ( it is 8:46pm ). Anyway, I am so glad that every day is getting better.

thegreybullet said...

Love all the pictures!Glad to see she loves Paradise!
Ellen

Special K said...

Oh how it does my heart good to see your girl on island time. How long has that been a dream? Well, it's real now. And makes me oh so happy!!

Happy B-day G!

PS. About time with some pics, girlfriend. I was in serious E withdrawls. LOL!

2china4S said...

Eme had a lot of firsts this weekend. So glad that she enjoys boating and water as much as you do. Loved all the pictures, she has a winning smile. The one asleep with the bottle had me LMAO. I need to get one of those bottle covers for my husband.

chicknboy said...

oh-it's so good to see her smiling and enjoying your water adventures! hoping and praying she realizes daddy is cool soon. :)

Daniella said...

what I've been waiting for ;) she fits right in with your island family - omg G looks so grown up all of the sudden - that's what 13 does to ya huh? great pics and I'm sure soon we'll be seeing a smiling E with a an even more smiling J....

Shari U said...

It's wonderful to see Emerson settling into life with her forever family. And it's a doggone good thing she's a party girl! She looks fabulous and let me just say its a thrill to see you home and doing your thing with your girl!

Sandra said...

I LOVED all the pictures. In the picture of you with Eme in the carrier you can really tell how tiny she really is.

Poor daddy. He will eventually capture her heart. It took Tahlia many, many months before she let Matt in her heart, but he is there now to stay.

stephanie and scott said...

Love the pics! She looks like she really enjoyed island time and I know you guys were more than eager to get there! Happy Birthday again to G! I'll be in your shoes next year (yikes)!

Lindsay said...

What a great smile your girl has. Looks like you all had a great time. Eme looks right at home on the boat and in the ocean. So glad you are getting to enjoy fun times with your girl. Hope she lets her daddy hold her soon.

Karen and Bob said...

Awesome pictures. Makes me miss the time when our girl was little and discovering her world.

Karen in Canada said...

It looks like you have a beach girl. I can see lots of island time in her future. She looks very happy. I hope she warms up to Daddy soon. It must be hard for him to see her so scared. Beautiful addition to a beautiful family. I have been following your blog for a long time.

Kristy said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY G!!! I love these picturs, you are surrounded by beauty, and what a happy little girl, that smile is something else!!

Love, Kristy

Colleen said...

Look how happy she is in Paradise!!! She was so meant to be a little Island girl. I love seeing these pics. :-)

Joanne said...

What great pic's! Happy b-day to your "G"...time just flies by! Eme has such a sweet smile- she seems to be doing just great - she will adore her daddy real soon!!!

Mindi said...

Thanks for the update...I was going through withdrawal!!

Dawn and Dale said...

I LOVE the pictures as well!! So great to see Eme enjoying all the fun things you all love to enjoy as well!!!

I think my heart breaks more for J's face than Eme's in the picture!! lol Poor daddy!!!

Joy said...

Thank you for the Eme fix! She is just adorable. I am so glad that she is enjoying all the sun and fun. Hopefully it will not be long until she smiles with Daddy too:)

Diana said...

Happy Birthday to G.
My oldest will be 16 in a WEEK and I swear he just turned 13 so watch out!!
Love the pictures...she is a island girl:)

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

These are the BEST photos! I love the one of her going fast on the boat! I think you have a wild one there! ;)

Happy Belated Birthday G!

Thanks, I needed a Eme fix. :)

Anonymous said...

I just loooove Eme! Her smiles warm the heart. Seriously.. You guys look like you're doing great and on top of the world. I love it when boys can be mushy b/c of babies too. I hope my son can be that way when he grows up. The water looks way relaxing. Happy bday to big bro G! Hang in there daddy, so many ppl who've been there says you'll pull through with Eme so hold onto that hope!

PS: That is a beautiful drink. I need to google that one now, LOL!

Shery from CA

~K said...

It warms the heart to see how she is so easily falling into your family routine.... and why not... she IS your daughter!!! Island time is exactly what you all needed!

I can't believe you gave birth to someone who is a teenager? were you like 12? hehe!!

I hope J's heart is not hurting too much... all in time. With all she is testing him with, when she gives up the love it will be intense and forever. Their bond will be unbelievable. Hugs for him!!!

Tracee said...

What a beautiful smiling face your girl has...does my heart good!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE her scrunched up little smile!! She is beautiful and so blessed to have such an amazing family!

Catherine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY G!!!

Ah, island time with the family...suhweet!! So happy you're able to share these precious times together.

Cole, you're rockin' that wake board!! Way to go!!

W...adorable as evah!

Cavalier Mama said...

Love the blog!

Oh, and PS... go Bucks! o-h...!