Thursday, July 29, 2010

1 year!

Emmie Lane turned 1 yesterday!  I cannot believe that this time last year I was snuggling a new born baby.  I also cannot believe that Shannon and I were preparing to lead our baby into surgery.  I'm still having a hard time grasping the magnitude of what happened with her and how far we have come since that surgery.  I think back to Ephesians 3:20 and how this verse speaks to me so clearly:

"He is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine".  Amen for that!  I feel so blessed and humbled...this verse got me through a lot during that time. 

We are planning to celebrate Em's first year of life on Saturday with lots of friends and family.  I can not wait!  I have been party planning for literally 2 months and I want everything to be just perfect for her.  I know that she doesn't know and she won't remember, but I will and I want her to be able to look back and see how loved she is!  She is into everything and is developing quite the personality.  Here's what she's up to:

-walking everywhere
-says "uh-oh", "yes" and "this"
-dancing like a fool
-wears size 12-18 months and size 4 diapers
-eating 3 meals a day plus snacks and still taking 3 bottles (we will be working on the transitition to whole milk in sippys next week...say a prayer!)
-puts her hand to her ear to "answer the phone" when we say hello
-her favorite food is blueberries..she will eat all of them off her plate first
-still only has 2 little teeth
-just got back from her first real vacation at the beach for a whole week

Emmie, we love you so very much!  You are such a blessing to our lives.  I can't wait for you to grow up so I can tell you all about what happened when you first came into our lives.  You are our little miracle!

Love Always, Mommy

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Well, it's official!  We have a "toddler" in the Rushing household!  Emmie took her first steps on Saturday and I kinda just went right past it because I couldn't believe my eyes.  Sure enough, I stood her up and she just walked to me like she's been doing it since birth.  We are so excited and she is very proud of herself!