Monday, January 26, 2009

Playing Catchup

I have a lot of catching up to do. I stopped blogging when I went up to NY, and said that I would continue when I returned. Then I returned and said I would continue after we got into our house. Emma might be five by the time that happens though. Our closing keeps getting pushed back, and I feel like my life has been on hold for the last three months. Every plan I have or goal to accomplish revolves around the closing of our house. We'll get another car when we get in the house. I'll start dieting and exercising when we get in the house. I'm not sure what I think the magic fix will be for being in the house, but I just feel stalled until we close. Some things truly are beyond my control right now, but there are plenty of things that I can do before we get in. So, here's my first baby step to change. Yes, as silly as it sounds, blogging is something that I feel like I need to do; it not only preserves memories, serves as an outlet, but it also helps me thinks through things in a way that I would not otherwise. That's part of my problem now too, my mind feels stagnant, which is one of the worst feelings. I used to share this quote with my students when they would journal that said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." I go crazy when I don't take the time to reflect. I don't know what it is, but I've always been that way. I love being around people,but I need my space as well or I literally stop functioning correctly. Weird as that may sound. Anyways- enough about me.

Here's what Emma's been up to these last few months:

She experienced her first snow fall up in NY at Grandma and Grandpa's

Caught up with her cousins (she could hardly roll over last time she saw them).

Spent time with her aunts and uncles on both sides.

Grew five teeth (of which you can't see in this picture- I downloaded the wrong one- oops)

Celebrated her first Christmas

Made some girl friends.

and hung out with her daddy.

She is growing and changing so much every day. She's just starting to let go of things when she stands up now and takes a few steps along the couch. Once she started crawling she was so quick, but she's much more hesitant about walking. Who wants to walk on those wobbly legs when she's such a bullet on her hands and knees. :) She's such a funny, sweet girl with this weird little smile where she snorts and shows off all her teeth. We're pretty sure she's going to be an extravert; she screams through the grocery store, smiling at people, waiting for them to tell her how cute she is. She had such a hard time her first couple months but is just so fun and easygoing now! So much happens in such a short time with a baby- I'm disappointed that I've missed talking about these last few months when so much has happened in her little life. But, my time is up- she's waking up!


The Svoboda Family said...

Welcome back Kelly. We've missed you...AND your posts. Emma us adorable! Thank you for sharing her pictures...and your memories with us!

Jessica O'Donnell said...

Kelly- Emma is adorable. Can't wait to read more and see more pictures of her.