Monday Stuff

Happy Monday friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Ours was busier than normal, but definitely fun!

On Thursday night Jesse and I went out on a little date night. Our neighbors, who have 2 kiddos, watched Emerson for us. It was only our second time to leave her but she did great! It was so nice to get out and enjoy a nice dinner and I know the kids had so much fun playing with Emerson. 

We went to the pool on Friday and Emerson got to try out her new floatie. I swear she would stay in the pool for hours if we let her. 

She loved floating around and watching the big kids swim.

On Friday night we went to a wine tasting party. Everyone brought a bottle of wine to sample and rate. It was such a neat idea and definitely something we'd like to do again. I also met a sweet woman who has a 10 month old girl and we have planned our first play date for this week! I am so excited!

Saturday was spent relaxing, straightening up, and getting ready for the week. 

That was about it for our weekend, but, of course, I have a few randoms to share too.

-Remember how excited I was about ordering Emerson's big girl car seat? Well it arrived and it is beautiful and so plush and comfy.  We went ahead and installed it yesterday and I love it BUT I'd be lying if I said I didn't cry like a baby get a bit teary-eyed when we took out the infant carrier. How did my tiny baby grow up so fast?

Emerson loves her new ride, even if it made Momma a sappy mess. :)

-I ordered her a precious bow for Valentine's Day and Mimi made her a Valentine's shirt and neither one made it yet. :( Looks like she'll be wearing both a little late, but that's okay- we'll still get plenty of pictures.

-I think this is the last week of the gummy smile that I adore so much. All 4 of my sweet girl's top teeth are coming in! I've been trying to get pictures but it's pretty much impossible. 

-My very best friend's baby girl Ann Elise (and Emerson's future BFF) turned one yesterday! Mandy wrote the sweetest post about her girl and shared the cutest pictures. You can check it out here. Happy Birthday Ann Elise! Emerson and I can't wait to meet you in person.

-I have been wanting to make Emerson a personalized ABC book forever but I could never find one I liked until Lindsey posted about Paper Coterie. They have THE cutest photo books ever and you can get a $30 credit from How Does She until February 17th. I've been having so much fun looking through E's pictures and picking something for each letter. I think I've also found some other adorable books to put some of her thousands of pictures in. :)

-Tomorrow will be our 14th Valentine's Day together. Wow! That is hard to believe. We're planning on staying in and grilling steak for dinner. We had thought about going out but decided we'd rather spend the evening with our littlest love.

Do you have any big plans for V Day?

Andrea said...

I am still loving your brown hair, it looks so good! I am such a slacker this year, I meant to make the grandparents cards from Gracie and never got around to it. I guess I still have tonight! I will have to check out that photo book because I have been looking for one too.

Mary said...

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Michelle said...

I'm so glad you met a new friend - so soon after you posted about wanting to do that!

And E does look like she loves water! Coop loves bath time so we're thinking of buying a little wading pool for him this summer and I hope he loves it just as much :)

Joeylee said...

YAY for a playdate this week!
Emerson looks so happy in her new car seat, I think I got a little emotional when we changed both the girls over to big girl car seats.

No plans here for Valentine's Day we'll be spending it at home with the girls!

Natalie said...

Emerson looks SO adorable floating around for the pool!!
I hope your play date goes well-I bet you are so excited :)

Beth Ann said...

Outside at the pool! I'm so jealous. I can't wait to see how Holden likes "swimming"...but I CAN wait to get into a bathing suit. ;)

Emerson looks so little in that big seat! So cute. :*)

Summer said...

over from Carissa's omg I am so jealous of the sunshine and pool scene lol! you and your little girl are gorgeous! Well at least she can rock the bow anytime since it is hearts huh lol! Your friends little girl is presh that oufit is so so so so cute! Yay for your littles first playdate. They are so much fun!


Kate @ Daffodils said...

She is so cute! And we dont have plans either, just hanging out :) Glad yall got to go on a date this weekend. We have a new sitter booked for Saturday night and I am praying it goes well. It is so hard not being close to family, isnt it?!

Natalie said...

She looks like she loves the water...and so glad you are having a playdate! :)

ajs {of MN} said...

i was sad putting avrie's swing away this weekend- didn't cry, but it was sad. YAH for your play date this week!! :D for v-day we will be cooking in as well- fondue!

Megan said...

I am so jealous of you being at the pool. It is the mid twenties here.

Also I am so glad you found a friend, especially one who also has a little one!!

She is so adorable, I can't get over it! You look great in the swim picture too!

Mom said...

What a cute picture of you and Emerson in the water. So glad she likes the water. Glad you had a fun date night. Also glad that you have made a new friend. Sorry E didn't get her Valentine outfit.
Love you.

carissa at lowercase letters said...

um, the pool?! i thought only we didn't have a winter. ha! but now it's winter here this week... brr! : )

The Jeffcoats said...

E looks adorable in her big girl car seat! We just got AE's put in on Saturday and I bawled like a baby too so don't feel bad! ;) Thank you so much for thinking about our sweet girl and posting about her today!! I've already had one of your followers, Andrea write something so sweet on my post!! :) We love you guys and can't wait for the girls to meet in person too! Oh! And yay for the playdate this week, too!!

Gabriella said...

Oh Miss Emerson! You are such a cutie. She looks so happy in the pool! :)

Amy Sullivan said...

Ok, clicking around all the fun, new discoveries with MM. Holy, cow! It's a whole new group of fun bloggers.

Super sweet place, and that tutu is rediculously adorable.

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