Monday, August 25, 2008
Hayden showing Emmie what her new baby Elmo does. My friend Cortney got her the Elmo baby and she loves it!
Trying to get some more pictures of Emmie. She hardly ever smiles for the camera.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Some people have asked why the name Emmie and there is a story behind it so I thought I could blog it so it can be added to our journal. That way Emmie knows the story when she is older in case I forget the details. This isn't some awesome story just a long story where it proved to us Emmie was meant to be the name of our little girl.
1st off I wanted to name our girl something else. Aaron didn't like it and wouldn't' give in. Once I saw the picture of the little girl we wanted to adopted I then realized that name I wanted wasn't meant for her. That name didn't fit her at all. So I knew I had to think of another name. This was hard for me because I don't really like any girl names that much. I love boy names and I could think of tons I would love to use. So for a few days I would think of names I liked in the past and would ask Aaron what he thought. He suggested Emma because its a family name but I didn't really want it for this girl. I told Aaron one thing that stuck out to me is this name I liked in my early 20's. I used to watch a show on Lifetime where this women's name was Marie Elizabeth but her friend called her M.E., her initials for short. So when I was in my early 20's and not even married yet I used to think if I had a girl I would like to name her something with those initials and call her M.E for short. Well I started to think of that again and realized I couldn't do that because her middle name has to be Lynn because of tradition and it being my middle name too. So I started to think what if her name was just Emmie. I kind of struggled with it even though I couldn't get it out of my head. So one night in bed while I couldn't sleep I kept thinking about it. I didn't want to name her something that sounded made up. So I fell asleep and woke up a little while later not feeling good. I got up and started to read a magazine. I flipped to the back and saw advertisements where you could buy personalized items. I saw a bright green shirt that read "Emmie!" I was so shocked but excited to see it was a real name. So the next morning when Aaron and I woke up I showed him and told him I think its meant to be. So a few days later I was at my mom with several women in my family. I told them I wanted to know their opinion and told them the name. They all liked it so it made me feel better about it even more. A week later we were at a funeral and after the funeral we were outside. A lot of the kids where running around and this little girl ran by me and her mom yelled for her and called out her name "Emmie!" Again I was shocked but excited to here it out loud because the more I heard it around the more I liked it for sure. To even make sure I heard the name right I asked my sister in law Heather what that little girls name was (because I knew she was apart of her family) and she confirmed it was Emmie and also said she was adopted. All I could do is laugh because there was just too many signs to ignore. Since then I have seen about 4 more Emmies out there either from someone in a magazine, TV or a child someone else knows. So again those have been great for me to see and hear because it made me feel good about my original choice. I liked it but was scared to name her something weird that people could make fun of or kids make fun of. Then came the question how to spell it. I didn't want to do Emmy like the awards, I didn't want to do Emme because Jennifer Lopez just named her daughter that. So I went with the first spelling I saw in that magazine that I saw in the middle of the night. So that's the story behind the name EMMIE!
I wanted to do a post to show off these cute bows and flowers my sister has made me for Emmie's hair. She made me several a few weeks back and then her and I went to Hobby Lobby with some outfits in mind to match. She did a great job making them look so cute. I had no clue there would be so many but I am sure I will use them all. I am excited for Emmie to wear each one of these. To make sure they stay nice I clipped them to a long ribbon and pinned it to the wall. Thanks Sara!!!!
While shopping at Hobby Lobby for hair stuff I thought this peacock would match Sara's outfit. Yah, we thought it was a bit too much too. Who knows it might be in style someday.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
One day my mom and I took the kids shopping at Gilbert San Tan Mall. We just went to the kids stores. She wanted to get Emmie a Build A Bear. So she got a bunny. Hayden helped her with the process and in the meantime a Batman outfit caught his eye. He wanted it so bad and he already has a bear so my mom bought him the Batman outfit. It was very cute and Hayden loves any Super Hero. Hayden has a Batman outfit for himself too so when we got home we took pictures.
Saturday we had some running around to do. I told Aaron I wanted to go to a few stores to look for some more stuff for Emmie. We have been slowly buying her all the things she needs. We went to Toys R Us because a friend said they were having a clearance on toys and clothes. I got her some cute pajamas and shorts for pretty cheap. And as I was glancing at some toys I saw this cute stroller. I didn't plan on getting her toys since we had so much already but this was so cute and she loved it from the moment she saw it. She loves pushing it all around the house and telling the baby shhhh.