Friday, January 25, 2008

A Few of Emma's Tennessee/Georgia Adventures

Since we got to Tennessee, Emma and I have been staying with my parents while Aaron works in Georgia. He comes up here on the weekends and then leaves to go back to Atlanta on Sunday nights. Today is a momentous occasion, because it is the last weekend that he will drive up here. We are supposed to close on our house next Friday, and then we will all be together again! We have tried to take advantage of some of the things that Tennessee and Georgia have to give Emma some fun stuff to do. Here are some of the things that she has been doing: These start at Christmas, I guess. I have gotten a little behind. This is Emma and her cousin Julie Rae eating the centerpiece at our family Christmas party. I think they pretty much destroyed this thing before the party was over! This is Emma with her Aunt Kat-Kat at one of our family's favorite local Mexican restaurants. A few weekends ago, Aaron and I took Emma to a neighboring farm to see their baby calves. The calves are still bottle fed (the one in this picture is only about 2 weeks old). Emma thought it was really neat to watch them drink their bottle, but she wouldn't really touch it. She also got to see chickens and brought home 2 brown eggs that the chickens laid that day. We also took Emma to the Georgia Aquarium. It is a newer aquarium (it was built a couple years ago). It is a really neat place, so we went ahead and got year passes for Aaron and I (Emma can go for free until she is 3!). It is cheaper to buy year passes than it is to go twice, so we figured that was a pretty good deal. My sister wanted to go swimming and one of the nearby towns has a nice indoor pool. Emma loved getting to play in the water with her Uncle Russell. Aaron was in Atlanta on this swimming trip, and I think that he was a little sad to have missed out. I did not swim. There is not a swimsuit that I would even think of putting on at this point. I was happy to watch and take pictures from the side of the pool! This is Emma trying to push the water back into the water fountain in the kiddie pool. My pictures aren't very clear from the pool because it was too dark in there to get any good ones.

By the way, lately Emma has red eye in a lot of the pictures that I take of her. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? Erin Summerill, that one is directed at you!

8 comments:

Heather said...

Hi Haley!! I'm so excited you found my blog! I'm totally a blog stalker too! I can't believe how grown-up Emma is. She is so cute!! Your house looks awesome. Congratulations!!

Adam & Sarah said...

I hope Emma knows what an amazing Mommy she has! That is so fun that you have been able to take her to to so much. We sure do love and miss you guys! Glad everything is going well and that you will soon be together in your new house! Yeah!

Piglet 26 said...

it is about stinkin time you got back to blogging...after all my blog stalking and being let down, I finally feel that you are making my time worth while...ohhh...paint colors...go neutral and you wont be disappointed, people who get dramatic and do splash walls are often dissappointed because they don't match colors well.

Wendy & Adam said...

Haha, you are so cute! I miss your southern accent at our craft nights. :) Adam and I loved our trip to Hilton Head. We enjoyed Savannah, but preferred Charleston. It may be because we went to Charleston first and fell in love with it. It's hard to compete with first love. :) Any how, we miss you! Let me know about your trip to Savannah when you go. It really is a beautiful city. Adam and I love the south and are very jealous of you guys. (Especially as I look out my window right now and see the snow whipping my window in the wind. ugh ... it's so cold here.)

NelsonFam said...

I saw your blog about your new house - it is adorable and what great land too.

We have all hardwood floors and found that it is super cheap to by carpet leftovers (almost all carpet stores have them) and put carpet padding under them instead of buying rugs and stuff. It makes for great hard wood floors and soft carpet spots as well.

I am excited for all the fun you will have in this house

My name is Natalie. said...

Red eye. . . I saw your question on Erin's comments and thought I might be able to help. . . sorry if you think I'm wierd for stopping by. Most likely you've got a setting on your camera that will cause the eye to respond differently to the flash and thereby not give the appearence of vampire eyes post production . . . That's the simplest way to go. What kind of camera do you use? Is it a point and shoot? If you don't have the manual look it up on line. If you can't find it online, then shoot me a comment and I'll give you more info. . . best of luck! Happy Shooting! Darling little family by the way!

Laura and Jordan said...

Hey Haley. It sounds like you guys are having a great time. Emma is so dang cute in all your pictures! How have you been feeling? Those boys giving you a run for your money?

Jewele said...

Emma is just as cute as can be! It's a good thing we're not in the same ward anymore so that our girls don't have to compete for "Cutest Girl" :) Hope the move went well!