Monday, April 5, 2010

The Whirlwind of Easter!

Phew! The whirlwind of the Easter weekend is over and we survived! It started with a crazy Friday night. Emmy decided that sleeping is for sissys and she was having none of it! You should know that Emmy has slept through the night or nearly through the night for most of her life. Charles and I are used to sleeping!! For whatever reason, every time we put her down that night, she would sleep 10-15 minutes and wake up right away. Luckily it was a Friday and we could take turns with her. At 2:00 a.m. I heard the front door open and close and the truck start. Charles decided that a truck ride to sleep was worth a shot. He says that for a long while she sat back there and jabbered and sucked on her fingers. Finally, after driving around town for 30 minutes she got quiet and he thought he had her. He pulled into the driveway, opened the back door of the truck and she SMILED AT HIM!

Saturday we dragged ourselves from the bed (I am terrible under sleep deprivation) and went to Centre to visit with the Proctor family. Emmy had never met the Adams gang and was due for a Gramma/Kelly/Claire visit anyway. She had a blast being passed from family member to family member! She got lots of squeezes and snuggles for one day!

(above)Gramma and Emmy had so much fun!
(below) Great Aunt Kelly and Emmy with Charles in the background.

(below that) Kelly, Caroline and Emmy on a blanket in Papa and Gramma's front yard

We didn't get home until 9:00 pm Saturday night. Emmy was asleep in her carseat, so we let took the collars off of the dogs and just left her in it in our room to sleep. She awoke at 11:00 but after a snack slept through the night in her own bed. Charles and I have never appreciated sleep so much!

Sunday morning went off without a hitch. We made it to church for the second week in a row!! Emmy was a sweet girl in the nursery and was the only baby that wasn't crying when we went to get her after the service. (The week before Miss Tammy had to come get me before church was over!) Here is a picture our sweet neighbor Stephanie took of us after church.

After church we loaded back up and drove to Mama Pat's for a few hours of family, food, and fun. Again, Emmy had a blast being passed around from person to person and got lots of hugs and kisses. Her favorite part of the day was Claire. She LOVES my cousin Eric's almost 4 year old daughter Claire!! Claire would make silly faces and Emmy would smile and giggle no matter her current mood. It was sooo cute! Amazing. It was like Emmy knew that Claire was a little girl like her. Additional good news, Claire is going to have a baby SISTER in July that will be a perfect playmate for Emmy for many years to come.

(top) Tracy and Claire entertain Emmy.

(bottom two) Meme and Aunt Stacy tickle Emmy's toes while Great Great Aunt Diann watches.

All in all, after hours in the car from one corner of the state to the other (and then back!) it was a wonderful Easter weekend. Emmy has so many wonderful family members that love her. For that I am grateful!

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