Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Time is Here.... La La La... (Part II)

A Charlie Brown Christmas reenactment:


Do I see a tradition in the making?

Shoes, shoes, shoes...

One of Emily's more recent favorite activities involves trying to wear Mom's and Dad's shoes around the house. She puts on our shoes and says "shoe, shoe, shoe", seriously, I think shoe is her most stated word now. Unfortunately for her, trying to wear our shoes is like trying to walk in snow skis - it just doesn't work out. The best part of her wearing our shoes is how funny and disproportionate her feet look - See:

And yes, those are the new PJ's from Aunt Vivi and Uncle Dick - thanks guys! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cold weather + dry heat + thin hair = Super static head!

So now that it's cold and we have to run the heat, Emily often has a case of major static head. It's like she has her hand on one of those plasma electricity balls that make your hair stand up. We think it's funny and she doesn't seem to mind. Here's a demonstration of her wacky-winter hairdo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Certamen Tournament

This past weekend, Eric hosted a Certamen tournament (a Latin competition) at his school with a few hundred kids in attendance. There was also one kid there that Eric likes to refer to as "the littlest Roman"...

Emily was there to assist Dad with all the important activities like eating lunch, keeping the students entertained, "adjusting" the books on the library shelves, and presenting and cheering during the awards ceremony.

Eric and Emily at work...

See, here's Emily doing her job to keep the students entertained.

Still entertaining....

For someone so shy, she sure did enjoy all of the attention!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Trip to Grandpa's and Random Happenings...

This past weekend we loaded up and headed down to Grandpa Adams' place.

Emily loaded and ready.

While there, we strolled around the whole perimeter of Grandpa's property

Emily got to run free in the field

Here's Grandpa with his new ride

We posed for a family portrait.

Here's a random mix of recent activities:

Emily gets buried in corn...

Game day = game face

Quality time with her buddy Liam

Two cuties at the park

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Introducing...... Wonder Woman!

Here's her angry face for having to wear the headband. She only wore the headband for about 2.4 seconds...
Emily attended a Halloween party on Friday where she got to hang out with a fairy, a pumpkin, a loaf of Wonderbread, and Yoda. Here she is in the bouncy house with Yoda.

Wonder Woman (minus headband) to the rescue!
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


So the lady that watches Emily is pretty crafty, and along with designing hair bows, she has started making other girly-related items such as tutus and fairy wands, etc. Emily got to be the model for her products to advertise her wares. Below are a few pictures from the "photo shoot".

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trip to Grandma's House Cont....

Here's more photos from our trip to the great white north.
Emily at Grandma's

Grandma made her special award-winning pie while we were there. Seriously, it's award-winning, this pie won the Florida Orange dessert contest in the 60's. Let me just tell ya, it was good then and it's good now. Just ask Emily if you don't believe me - she was a big fan of the pie. Here she is finishing off her piece.

Since we were in the "Land O' Lakes", no visit would be complete without visiting an actual lake, right? We got the spend the day at a cousin's cabin for some good food, fun and a birthday celebration.
Grandma and Emily. One is cooperating to have her picture taken, one is not - I'll let you figure our which is which....

We celebrated birthdays - Happy Birthday Grandma and Lynn!

Here's Emily on her makeshift booster seat. I think she rather enjoyed sitting on the pillows.

On the way to the airport we stopped in to have lunch at "The Nook". I had seen it on "Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives" and wanted to experience the "Juicy Lucy" for myself. (Side note: could Emily look any more excited in this picture?" :)

Grandma and Vivi.
Vivi and I had the "Juicy Lucy" while Grandma and Emily went for more regular fare. I can't speak for Vivi (I think she would agree), but I certainly do not regret my decision to order the super-yummy, cheese-filled, delicious burger.
Check out that molten volcano of cheese.... Mmmm cheese....
We had lots of good times on the trip and finished it off with what may be the cheesiest cheeseburger I've ever had..... so I would say overall, it was a pretty darn good trip. :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Minnesota State Fair Ya'll!

Once upon a time (about two weeks ago), the women folk in the Adams family decided that we were big girls and could travel across the country by ourselves - so that's what we did. (Eric was invited but he had to work, so it was just us girls).
So we headed to the airport to catch our first-class coach ride to the land o' lakes.

Here Emily checks out our sweet ride..

Our main purpose of the trip was to visit these awesome ladies.

Seriously, they're awesome, and they took us to this place...

We went to the MN State Fair and had a GREAT time. It really is something to see. Lots of sights to see, great entertainment and the best part is the food!

Here's Emily with the 2nd largest pumpkin. We didn't eat it - but we did eat lots of other things...

Like fried cheese curds (Side note: my favorite item of the day)

We rode things like this. Even Grandma was a sport and rode it too.

Back to eating... we had "Pronto Pups" - the non-corndog corndogs.

They taste even better when you wear the hats....

At the dairy barn, we got milkshakes and icecream cones and watched a "princess" get carved in butter. It was all dairylicious...

Deep fried Twinkie - both delicious and disgusting...

Here Emily sums up the time we had at the fair.

It was a long journey to get there, but it was well worth it.

And this was just the first day of our time in MN. More pictures of the rest of our visit coming soon.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Quick Update

So we've been a little slow on the postings lately. There really hasn't been too much going on recently, but here are some pictures of some of the activities happening with the Adams'.Emily went to Grandma's house and got to hang out with her cousin Austin
(they both look like they're ready to pounce - Gma must have pulled out snacks)

We were making dinner a few days ago and noticed that it was awfully quiet - a little too quiet - this is what we found. She had gotten a book and was quietly "reading" to her baby. Maybe this is her classroom, maybe she's going to be just like Dad. :)

We had our friend Liam over last weekend - he and Emily formed the "boots with shorts brigade."

Grandpa came for a visit and brought gifts from Alaska! Here Grandpa is helping Emily put on her new Alaska socks. She LOVES these socks. Seriously, I've never seen a kid love a pair of socks so much, she wants to put them on almost everyday.