This morning I woke up in a good mood. Maybe because I had a nice full night of sleep? Maybe because I was able to have a great visit with out of town family? Maybe because I was able to spend another day with my grandma? Maybe because I have had a really great weekend? But honestly...I think the real reason was this:
EMILY CRAWLED THIS MORNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's kinda funny because a friend of ours (whose baby is 11 days younger than Emily) updated her blog to announce that her daughter crawled for the first time yesterday! I was so excited for her and wondered when Emily would start crawling too! I didn't expect it to be about an hour after I read her blog!
Now granted, she only crawled about 5 steps (do you call them steps?) the first time before she gave up and sat herself up. I immediately jumped up, grabbed the phone and called Erik with tears in my eyes! Then I was enticing her with toys and she crawled about 3 more steps before she sat herself up. Then I noticed she was getting tired (it was nap time) and I wondered what would make her continue to crawl - so I took out my secret weapon...Emily's best friend...Baby Tad. She only crawled 2 more steps to him before she gave up for good. I let her play with Baby Tad for about 10 minutes and then it was definitely nap time!
I am hoping it wasn't a fluke and she keeps it up! It feels a little bittersweet because I know how much Erik was looking forward to witnessing it for the first time and he missed it this morning. She moved pretty slow so I am hoping she'll get the hang of it a little more throughout the day and if so, I am bringing her down to the firehouse to show him tonight! :)
So other than that - the weekend was great! I was able to visit with my family again yesterday! We had a nice BBQ at my mom's house. My cousin Donna and her husband Mike are in town and it was SUCH a nice visit yesterday! I miss her SO much. She is my favorite cousin! Her son is my favorite 2nd cousin (which actually he doesn't feel like a 2nd cousin - more like a first - or even like a brother too!). They are just great people and I wish they never moved! I am hoping and praying they can make it down for Christmas this year because Christmas just isn't the same without them!
So other than that - I am attaching some pictures from yesterday. My poor grandma didn't feel too well but she is sounding and feeling MUCH better today!
I am now off to shower before the munchkin awakes...
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!
Emily was talking to her "Mimi"