Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So Out of it

One of our cute Christmas Outfits!!

A 9 Month Picture Ami took!




So I am sure by now I have probably lost any followers who may have read my blog at one point. But I will try and biew this a maybe more of a journal for now. It has literally been one of the most crazy beginnings to a new school year in the 7 years I have been teaching. On top of how crazy school has been, I started a sewing business in May and started tutoring for a little extra $ in early Oct. So needless to say when do I ever have time to get on the computer.










Emersyn is growing so very fast. I look back to where we were a year ago and at this time I would have survived my first week back at school after having had our sweet girl. And now look where we are! She went from crying 24/7, although her Nana Susan swears she never cried... to running around laughing, playing, and talking! Her vocabulary is precious and the list is long and we are so proud of her. She is doing new things everyday! She is constantly giving us something to laugh about. I am learning about how hard it is to discipline and how easy it is to laugh at them. The other night she realized she could use her comfy chair to climb up on the couch, run across the couch to the other end and slide off the couch and then do it all over again. We don't really allow her to stand on the couch, but sometimes her defiance makes me laugh and Im seriously working at getting this under control, but seriously she is a good little girl. So while Im learning not to laugh at everything she does she is learning to behave appropriately.










Since I decided to start sewing to sell, I have learned I truly enjoy sewing for Emersyn and gift giving...NOT to sell. There is so much pressure in doing that, so I have wrapped up my last few orders and I am looking forward to making some cute things for my little one :) I will say, I am taking few orders from close friends and family, but other than that I'm just going to focus on spending time with my family...










Speaking of my biggest struggle has been to take care of my house! Jonathan has been an amazing help, but that does not take my desire away to take care of our home. I am so excited about having this next week so spend with my family and taking care of our home and going to the gym!!!










Well I think that sums most of the past couple months up and hopefully it wont be another 3 months before I can update :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hello my blogger friends...

I think my blogging in the past few months has been about as non existent as my blogging the first few months of my daughters life. But I was recently told straight up by my most favorite and bestest cousin in the world that it was about time to update this thing. So much has been going on with us over the past several months and I have had very little time to do much of anything. I think there were about 5 months that I had no extracurricular activities...that didn't last long lol. Anyway our summer was great and relaxing and I absolutely LOVED spending my days with Emersyn and watching her grow and do new things. Summer break has ended and now we are in a new school year. EVERYTHING at school has changed. New students, new gradebook, new schedule, teaching a new class etc. That being said this year has started off with a bang!! We had a new high school in the co open and and therefore our school was affected. Our students are great our numbers are a lot lower than they were in years past. I have a dream sschedule. 3 honors biology classes and 3 Anatomy classes. My students are amazing!! So school is going so wonderfully. I am no longer coaching soccer so I have decided to sew. I started up my little business on facebook and etsy and it is BOOMING (praise the Lord for his goodness). It is keeping me busy with several hours of sewing a night. Ok so that pretty much catches you up to speed other than Emersyn.

Emersyn is going to be 1 next Friday the 26th! I truly cannot believe that a year has flown by this fast. And to think they will only go faster. She is such a big girl with SO much personality.



  • She has a descent little vocabulary: duck, kitty, mom or mama, papa (nana Susan's husband), ta da, there it is (this is very much so all smushed into one word, but seriously she is like a sponge), down, daddy, ball, dog.

  • She can tell you what a cow says, a duck says, and what a dog says.

  • She can point to your nose, eyes, mouth, and feet.

  • She loves to dance!!! She gets her whole body into it!!

  • She loves eating and she is such a good eater. What a blessing.

  • Still nursing at least once a day, sometimes twice. (It absolutely warms my heart while nursing when she stops and looks up at me and says "mamma")

  • Sleeps so good at night, naps are usually once a day 1.5 to 2hrs.

  • She adores her daddy, and Mrs. Susan! The only way I can coherse her to leave is by telling her we are going to see daddy.

  • Loves to climb. She is constantly climbing in and out of her little rocking chair.

  • She has such a sweet little heart and loves people.

  • Has just recently starting crying when I leave her in the church nursery, but she has some AWESOME teachers and of course her best cousin Reagan in her class.

Anyway I will definitely be updating birthday party pictures :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beach Fun!

Emersyn had her first trip to the Beach this week and we LOVED it!!!!
















And this is what she learned to do while we were there!




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Thursday, June 2, 2011

9 Months

Emersyn is officially 9 months and we had her 9 month well visit the other day. Emersyn is such a delight and so much fun! We are constantly laughing when she is around!
Here are her 9 month stats:




  • 19 lbs (50-75%)


  • 27.75 in. (50-75%
Here are some of the fun things she is doing:




  • Crawling everywhere.


  • Pulling up and standing alone.


  • Taking a step every once in a blue moon.


  • Babbling all the time.


  • Can point to daddy and mommy if asked.


  • Will roll the ball back and forth to you.


  • Finally started sleeping through the night with occasional nights that she still wakes once.


  • Makes a silly face,we have no clue where it came from but it's hilarious!


  • Will point to your nose when you ask her to.


  • Smiles and laughs all the time.


  • Still LOVES books.


  • Loves taking a bath.


  • Doesn't know a stranger.


  • Wakes up in the am in the best mood!


  • Takes 2 naps, one for about 2 hours and the other for about an hour.


  • Loves her daddy!

  • Has 4 teeth, two top front and bottom front.


  • Eats mostly table food veggies and fruit.


This is what I come into her room to in the mornings! Such a happy girl!



On our way to visit her aunt Christine!






Getting ready to go to bed. Love her ducky jammies!







Saturday, May 21, 2011

Check it out!!!

Adorned with gorgeous hand crocheted flowers my dearest friend made!
I LOVE this one and can't wait to make one for Emersyn Kate!



Recently sold this one on eBay!





So I have decided to turn a much loved hobby into a small business! I have been sewing for about 2 years now. My mother in law showed me the basics when I decided I needed an inexpensive yet meaningful way to give gifts. Since then it has taken off. My grandmother is also an amazing seamstress and I have to give her credit too for passing on her talent! That being said, I have had so much fun sewing making things from dresses for little girls, bibs, burp cloths, onsies, pillow covers, curtains, and I hope to begin making baby bedding!



So If you or any one you know would like some beautiful hand made gifts at a good price check out my FB page "Bella Mia"

Above are some things I have made recently!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Standing Alone!


Our sweet girl has yet hit another milestone! Its so much fun watching her do all the new things she learns to do. She is all over the place and within the last week has started standing alone for a lengthy period of time. You can see it in her eyes that she knows she would like to go somewhere, but that she is still working out the details on how to do just that. She is such a blast and motherhood has truly turned out to be pure joy!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fun in the Sun, Already!











Emersyn love taking a bath, so I knew she would love being in the pool so she got a super cute new baby pool, compliments of her Nana (Jonathan's mom). I LOVE that its pink! I also LOVE that her bathing suit is pink, and her bow is pink and even her sippy cup (which she just chews on for now). The past two days we have been swimming! I am so looking forward to TONS more days of fun in the sun! I love summers off and Emersyn will really be at such and enjoyable age this summer!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Life is a Rollercoaster

Life has been so busy lately. I thought that it would feel so much more manageable since I don't have soccer on my plate anymore, but I guess Emersyn kinda took its place. I don't say that in a bad way at all. She is such an amazing blessing!!! Anyway I say that to say that we have been so busy lately. Emersyn continues to grow like crazy and do new things all the time. She turned 8 months old on April 26th! I look back on the last 8 months and it has been amazing how so much has changed.

Emersyn at 8 months is:
  • Eating some table food and can pick puffs up and feed herself.
  • Still eating one to two times at night (any advice on how to get her to sleep ALL through the night would be great. We have tried all the tricks, putting her to bed later, making sure she is taking 6-8 ounces of milk before bed, etc.)
  • Saying 2 audible words, clap (she will clap her hands and say clap) and duck.
  • Crawls fast.
  • Pulls up on everything and cruises.
  • Stands without holding on to things.
  • "Talks" all the time.
  • Still does not care for the carseat, but puts up with it sometimes.
  • Usually takes a 2 hour morning nap and a short one in the late afternoon.
  • Loves books and will sit and listen to you read them.
  • Loves to play and explore.
  • Loves to be put down to explore, but still loves to be held.
  • Doesn't really meet a stranger. She pretty much will go to whoever.
  • Understands the word "no". Most times if you say no, she will look at you and stop what she is doing.
We are really enjoying her at this stage and are so excited at every new thing she learns to do!

Friday, April 15, 2011

More like mommy




So it has been so fun to watch Emersyn change and grow. It's amazing how fast it happens. I know it happens the way it does for a reason. One of which God knew if Emersyn didn't grow out of her 24 hour crying stage, I might fall to pieces. She has grown up so much and loves to explore EVERYTHING. She is not really afraid of anything and let me tell you she adores her daddy! While Jonathan was away during spring break we were able to talk via skype and some time passed before we could skype and when we finally did and Emersyn heard Jonathan's voice and saw him she just grinned ear to ear! She loves to spend time playing with him too! They both delight in one another and it is such a gift to experience that as a mother.


Speaking of changes, I have started to notice Emersyn beginning to resemble me a bit more than she did when she was first born. Ultimately I think she is a perfect blend of Jonathan and I, but here are some pictures of me when I was a baby and I can really see a resemblance in the eyes and eyebrows!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Emersyn's First Word

I have to say there was a time when I would hear people saying their child had starting hitting milestones like walking, crawling and talking super early. For example saying their child had starting walking at 8 months. Most times the thought that they were crazy and didnt know what they were talking about ran through my mind and then I had Emersyn Kate who has done everything on the fast track a bit like her mom and her dad! Anyway this week she had started saying clack clack and I was not sure if she was trying to say clap or quack, but I am pretty sure she is saying clap when she puts her hands together and claps and says clack clack!!!




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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Plum Organics

Things have been so crazy for the month of March. I don't think we could have had another thing thrown on top of us at school, but as I always try and look at the positive at least all is said and done with and none of it is drug out! Now that we are on spring break we have a little down time and I will try to catch up a little on blogging. Now that Emersyn has really started eating well we have tried a couple different types of organic baby foods. We originally started with Gerber organic fruits and veggies. However, Gerber seems to be VERY limited in their selection. So the other day I had picked up some Plum Organics Super Puffs. Emersyn really enjoys them and so we will stick with those as our Puffs of choice. Then we stopped back by Babies R Us and looked at what they offer for baby foods and I was amazed at the variety they offer. Plum Organics baby food is packaged in a pouch and has a top that screws off. You can attach a spoon made to use with the pouch that squeezes the food right onto the spoon, or you can squeeze the desired amount into a bowl and store the pouch for later. I love the pouch because they travel extremely well and there is no worry of spillage. The attachable spoon is super convenient and easy too! What else I LOVE about Plum Organics is the combinations of foods and variety offered: Broccoli and apple, prunes (could never find organic prunes in Gerber), Apple and carrots, Pumpkin and banana, Blueberry and pear and purple carrot, sweet potato corn and apple, spinach peas and pears, Pear and mango, Peach apricot and banana. These combos are all in their second foods. The foods I have highlighted are things I have looked for in Gerber and have not found. I get a little particular about what I feed Emersyn because I am such an aweful eater myself. I'm really trying hard to instill a love for nutritious, non processed foods in her. Of course she will get to enjoy the tastey things, but I want her to really like the healthy things so that she has the option of choosing healthy. I also have the option, but at 29, being a picky eater is a very hard habit to break. So incase you were wondering Plum Organics did not pay for this post ;) I have just fallen in love and will probably not feed Emersyn anything but (I am turning into a food snob for a good reason). Of course she is trying some table food like Mrs. Susan's famous green beans! She LOVES them!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

So many firsts!

Emersyn has been growing and changing so much lately! We fall more and more in love with the precious blessing she is to our lives everyday! I will post new pictures soon! But for a quick update here are some of the new things she is doing:
  • Eating organic baby foods (just about everything). Loves fruit (just like her mommy)! Loves her veggies to, we are still working on peas though!
  • Stood up all on her own last week, not holding on to a thing.
  • Is really crawling well. Crawled to me tonight and reached up (so precious)!
  • Is pulling up on everything she can.
  • Cut her first tooth today.

She is changing and growing so much. She is looking more and more like a blend of me and Jonathan. I am having more and more people say she is looking more like her mamma. My mom says she reminds her a lot of me when I was little. She is recognizing when I walk out of the room and when I walk back in. She adores her daddy and loves spending time with him too. She is so much fun and we love her so much!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ami Martin Photography

All pictures and their rights are exclusive to Ami Martin Photography, any unauthorized copying, printing, or posting is strictly prohibited.









All pictures and their rights are exclusive to Ami Martin Photography, any unauthorized copying, printing or posting is strictly prohibited.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mud Pie Baby Photo Parade




Ok I think the link above will take you to where you can vote for Emersyn in the photo contest! Voting ends on Feb 24th. If the link above does not take you there, and you are not already friends with us on FB just send me a friend request and you can get to the link from our page.


Here is the picture you will be voting on!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Girls are so much fun!

We have been having a blast with our sweet little girl.
Mommy, do we always have to play dress up?

We have since lowered the crib!




See if you can get my picture now!!!



Yum, tutu! Just what I wanted for dinner.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Our Valentine






















To think that a year ago I was only a couple months pregnant and now we have a 5 1/2 month old. Each day with our sweet girl is such an adventure!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy 5 Months Emersyn Kate


Our sweet girl is growing so much and doing so many new things! Here are her 5 month stats:


  • 16 pounds

  • 25 3/4 in long

  • Hair is some what coming in and looks dark.

  • She is such a happy girl most of the time.

  • Knows what she wants and uses her voice to let us know.

  • Loves to smile

  • Loves playing with anything that makes noise and lights up.

  • Sits up well on her own.

  • Sleeps ok at night waking once or twice. We know she is capable of sleeping most of hte night though.

  • Takes a 3 hour nap most days.

  • Eats organic brown rice cereal.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Christmas Cutie



Here are a few cute pics I forgot to post that we took at Christmas!

Sleeping Sweet




Emersyn has set herself a pretty early bedtime schedule going down around 7 to 7:30 each night. Here are a few pics I took of her sleeping!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Baby

We got up this morning and decided that Emersyn needed to see the snow/ice. We bundled her up in as many layers as we could and headed out! She seemed to love it!




I cleaned her closet out last night and the child has enough clothes to wear everything once, but insist she wear it all more than once! I have changed her twice today! Besides its fun playing dress up!