Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Walnut Pancakes Anyone?

Emmett helping mom flip the pancakes

Saturday mornings are always a big deal for us, we are all home, we get to spend breakfast together and  enjoy each others company, which means we usually take a bit of time for making our meal. Today I made an extra special meal, pumpkin spiced pancakes with eggnog lattes. David had is midpoint review yesterday and after the review they announced that he has progressed to candidacy for his masters degrees!!! Congratulations David, we love you!

Dad and Emmett staring each other down on who likes the pancakes better!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sick Day

Emmett was sick yesterday and it always breaks David and my hearts when he's sick. I really do believe the Lord should prevent babies from getting sick until they are able to understand why it is happening. Yesterday I was trying to explain to Emmett, 19months old, why he was throwing up. His look on his face was so sad, how could this be happening to me?, why is this happening to me?, how long will this happen to me?

Thankfully the vomiting part of the sickness ended mid morning so we relaxed the rest of the day and enjoyed each others company in quiet activities: reading on the hammock, reading while swinging in his swing, watching movies, cuddling, going on walks, and napping. It turned out to be a lovely day. And this morning Emmett is back to his fun-loving, energy filled self, singing and playing drums with a spoon while eating his toast.

Funny little tid bit of what Emmett just did. He is playing with one of my hair clips and opened it up just enough to get his finger stuck in it which of course scared him a bit and Dad came to the rescue. I then took my clip and opened it up, Emmett pulled his hands to his chest and growled at it :-) What a great kid!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A typical Saturday turned atypical

Emmett and I had such a wonderful Saturday filled with friends and exciting adventures.

In the morning we enjoyed a walk with our friends Charlene and Rainea, the statue walk as we call it. In old downtown Mesa there are about 20 statues and we walk from one to the next reading the historical plates while Emmett climbs on them and chats in his own wonderful creative language.

We also discovered the Asian Culture Festival where there were amazing traditional Japanese style drummers performing. Emmett was mesmerized.

After a couple hours of napping for Emmett and chores for myself we got to enjoy our friend Ashley's company who joined us for an afternoon of baking. We decided to take on the challenge of Lemon Meringue Pie and it was amazing! The recipe is from Flour, a wonderful bakery in Boston.

Emmett and his back-up dancers
Us in the attic of the fire truck
Floating lanterns, about 40 from the north

At the end of the evening we had a wonderful surprise, a block party!!! that included lots of dancing and a visit from the fire department with a fire truck as well as the police department with a police car and motorcycle. Emmett was so funny studying all of the different buttons in the vehicles and asking the guys questions in his own language. The men were great with him, they even took him up on top of the fire trunk into the attic of the ladder which he thought was the greatest.