Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rainy day at the zoo

We drove all the way to the zoo on a nice sunny day and when we got there it was raining. Of course Emma didn't mind so we went to visit the animals.
I don't know when this happened, but she wants her picture taken at every sign.
Soaking wetEmma loves to ride the train, but it is too loud.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Emma's first laser show

We took Emma to her first laser show. Both Dan and I went frequently as children so it was exciting to share this with her. We left Georgia home with mama as usual. Emma loved the lights and music. She didn't like the fireworks which she called "fire." We had a great night with friends and family.Erin, Emma and Dan
David, Katie, Sharyl, Sonny
Sonny and Steve
Robyn and Emily

Friday, July 24, 2009

How Georgia holds her toys


Six years ago I married the love of my life. Three years after that I celebrated by giving birth to our first child. Today we kept it a little more low key.We ate at Dan's favorite place, Stone Mountain Pizza Cafe. Then we went shopping. It is great to have a day to ourselves. I love you Daddy. Thank you for babysitting Mama.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fun at the mall

I tried to take the girls to play in the fountain at the mall last year, but it wasn't on because of the drought.
It was on this year. Unfortunately it was only fun for 10 minutes! And Georgia was too scared for me to even get a picture of her. But I promise she was there and she got wet.We very rarely go to the mall, so i let Emma pick something fun to do (because there are a dozen very appealing things you can pay to do there). This is her first carousel ride.
Georgia really liked the play area. But she got sick three days later, so thank you mall germs. It was a fun day, but hopefully I can avoid the mall with children for another 3 years.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Emma's present from Grandma & Grandpa Bryant

I hate that you guys are here to see her open the amazing gifts you send so I am posting the pictures in attempt to make you feel connected. The furthest gift to travel is from Spokane, WA. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Bryant. Your packages are always so fun. Mommy especially likes the themes.
This one looks like it had a rough journey.We love rain boots because she gets to jump in puddles when she wears them. And surprisingly she loves puddles!
I love this shirt. She likes that it has two layers, just like her princess PJs.
And jeans to match. Yea!
This bag came just in time for dance class. She uses it to hold all of her dance gear and takes it to class every week. No one has the same bag so she can always find her stuff. And she looks stinking cute.
You can't go wrong with art supplies for this child. She loves art in all forms. Mommy loves chalk because it usually done outside with no clean up. Now if it would just stop raining.

Emma's present from Great-Grandma & Grandpa Olson

More out-of-towners. Thank you Great-Grandma & Grandma Olson. I know you worry about picking gifts, but you definitely hit the nail on the head with this one. Emma was thrilled! Dresses and jewelry are her world.

Emma's present from Howard Family

For our family who aren't here to watch the girls open their presents, I like to post pictures. So thank you Howard Family. Emma was so excited to get mail and even more excited to go to the store with money to spend.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fun at the Aquarium

Still enjoying our year pass to the aquarium. How is it that the best parts are getting a snack and climbing on furniture!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Emma's birthday party

Like any respectable parent with a digital camera, I have hundreds of pictures from Emma's birthday. These are the few she was smiling in or just plain cute...

I was too lazy to make another castle cake. But Emma didn't mind because she got to put the princesses on this time. And she added the dog!

Looking like a champ after she blew out the candles.
Trying to make Georgia sit still for a picture
I can't believe all of these presents are for me!

Backpack for school
She LOVES to dress upCan you tell?

Reagan's birthday party

Emma had a blast at Reagan's birthday party!
They had little ponies to ride, so fun.Emma never eats the cake, just licks the frosting off the top.
They gave a cowboy hat and scarf to the kids. This is Emma's mean cowgirl face.
Strutting her cowgirl stuff!
And dancing a jig!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Emma & Georgia friend birthday party

Emma & Georgia invited friends over to celebrate their birthday with a water party in the back yard. Of course I forgot to take pictures outside~ they played in a little pool, slip-n-slide and sprinkler. Everyone had fun and got covered in grass.I made a princess birthday cake.
We opened presents after our friends left since mommy didn't want wet in kids in the house. Georgia really liked ripping the paper off.
Emma always loves opening presents.

Georgia enjoying her first slice of watermelon. Yummy!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Playing at the pool

One of our favorite activities this summer has been going to the pool. Today Emma went to the pool with Mama.
She loves the water toys at the pool.
She also likes to climb out by herself on the ladder then...
jump in!
Thanks to swimming lessons Emma has really become comfortable in the water. She practices floating on her back in the really shallow water.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Elder Olson

We ate cake to celebrate my brother's birthday. He is on a mission for our church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are so proud of him.