Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Fun Never Ends!

So we've finally invested in a potty chair for Emma. I figure it's worth a shot trying now and maybe end up saving money on diapers if she takes to it. So for the past week or so I've just been letting her get used to it being around and helping her understand what it is. Then on Saturday we'd been stuck inside all day and things were getting pretty boring so i decided we'd try out the potty. So armed with sippy cups and cell phones Emma and i march into the bathroom. After about 20-30 min of Emma sitting there drinking and playing she finally starts getting restless and wants to get off. So i casually walk into her room to grab a clean diaper (my first mistake) and when i come back i find her squatting on the floor in front of the potty peeing on the rug...oh well you can't win them all.

So yeah this is from the other night and it doesn't really catch how crazy and funny this monkey was being. As soon as the camera comes out she's more focused, thus we lost a lot of the craziness. I was cleaning up after her bath and she came running into the bathroom chattering away, leaning to the side, dancing, throwing her head back and laughing and just being Emma at her best. I was cracking up and yelled to Brad to get the camera. This really doesn't do her justice to how funny she was being, but it'll give you a small idea. Oh and a shout out goes to Eddie and Co. Emma LOVES the Biz's Beat of the day that you showed forever and a day ago on your blog. Now she's constantly beat boxing whenever we go over to the comp. I put a link at the bottom for those of you who forgot what that is.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Elliot John Ashley

So i was going to try and post this on the risser site but couldn't figure it out. So here's the newest little addition to the Ashley clan. Elliot John Ashley! He's beautiful! Funny story, i got to be there when they were bathing the little guy and as the nurse was combing out his hair she says, "should we comb your hair like your daddy's?" she then pauses to look up at jacob's long disheveled hair and then looks back to Elliot and says, "Nevermind." Jacob and i had a good laugh over that one. Any who, if any of you rissers can figure out how to post the pics on the risser blog please do. These are the only photo's i had to work with.
18 1/2 in 7 lbs 6 oz.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The best mom EVER....

So it snowed a little for the first time a couple of days ago, and being the great mom that i am, i take emma out to experience it for the first time. SOOOO what happens next was totally an accident... i swear!

you know you laughed too!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy (belated) Halloween!

So Halloween was super fun! We went up to be with Grandma and Grandpa Newbold for the weekend and had a blast being with family. We went up friday afternoon and when we get there what should i realize i'd forgotten? My camera! Of all things to forget i forgot that. SOO SAD! So these are pics Katie kindly took that i grabbed off of her facebook page.

Emma showing off her Joey!
K, on a side note, i got this costume at an AWESOME price back in like the beginning of Sept. and i've been SUPER careful to keep it nice and clean. SO Friday Rheanna calls and wants me to bring Emma by her work so she can see the costume. Well when we were leaving Rhea's work i let Emma get into the car and was climbing in behind her (we only have a 2 door car) and she was playing with the center console like she always does. Well when i picked her up to take her costume off and put her in her seat, there's black grease stains all over her pouch and joey. I was so sad and rushed home to see if i could get it out with soap in water. No such luck...it didn't even fade it slightly. I was SO bummed. SO my mom called and i told her my problema and she recommended using WD-40. I guess she told my dad to use it on a grease stain he had a while back. So after i talked to my dad about how it went i nervously gave it a go. IT TOTALLY WORKED! So now you know how to get out black grease stains (oh, so i sprayed the spots, scrubbed with a toothbrush and then washed with soap and water).

So normally i'd throw out a pic like this, but it totally reminded me of those sensory camera traps that nature photographers set to catch pictures of animals.

My little roo!

Trick or Treating...and holding up the crowds. Izzy came along as a lady bug.

Family Photo

So like her Daddy, Emmers couldn't wait to eat her candy, wrapper and all. She was SO sticky!

Within the first house we went to Emma had a poopy diaper, and it STANK. Hence after only 4 houses we hurried home.

K, so for those who i talked to on Halloween know that my morning didn't start off so great. Anywho, part of it was because our basement apartment is infested by spiders. Most look something like this bad boy. So Emma's down for her nap i'm trying to pack and organize what to bring up to the Newbolds (cause we took a family photo on Sat) and so i try on a red dress coat to see if i should bring it. I take it off and toss it back on my bed and am looking over my clothes when my eyes come back to the red jacket. Low and behold what comes running out of the sleeve but this large brown spider. It pauses and then bolts across the bed. Normally i'm anti-killing bugs, but this one had no hope. Yeah, i don't know how he didn't get squashed when i put the jacket on, but what a Halloween experience no? Ugh...