Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Potty

For what we're sure will prove to be a total fluke, Emerson went on the big girl potty yesterday for the first time! Now, for you non parents this more than likely means little to nothing to you, but for those of us who fork over $30.00 for a box of Pampers, it gives hope that there is a light at the end of the diaper tunnel.
Here's how it all happened. Coincidentally, while the Vikings were taking a dump of their own against the Titans, Emerson looked at Mommy and said "Potty" and pointed towards the bathroom. She's burned us on this before by saying potty after already going to the bathroom, so we assumed this time wouldn't be any different. To our surprise, the diaper was empty and once we sat her on the seat (and after some theatrical grunting) she did it! She also made some fake pee noises just for effect.
Mommy and Daddy we're extremely proud of her!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Emerson's Favorite Politician

Since her parents pretty much have zero political interests, Emerson's latest infatuation with Al Franken is quite perplexing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Back to Duluth

We realize it's been a while since we've posted...our apologies.

This weekend we headed north to Duluth to watch Daddy compete in the Northshore Inline Marathon. While in Duluth, we stayed at the Cottage on the Point (, where we've stayed for the past three years.

Emerson enjoyed the house and heading out onto the beach to take in the views of Lake Superior. Saturday night she spent the night with Grandma and Grandpa Hubbell. She had the chance to play with all of her cousins and from what we're told was a good girl on her overnight excursion.

Here are a couple of pictures of Emerson on the beach.