Sunday, December 13, 2009

Long Overdue Post

Big news in Emerson's world. She's finally potty trained! During our holiday in Colorado we decided to give it another go and after a few accidents we got the concept to stick. Since that time she's done remarkable well, even at night. We're SUPER proud of her!
We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the Holiday Season.
She's also recently discovered the joys of the Wii Fit:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Fun

TCF Bank Stadium offered free public tours today:

Emerson and Daddy at this years NorthShore Inline Marathon:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Summer in September

We decided to check out the Burnsville Fire Muster over the weekend where Emerson had the chance to check out some firetrucks.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

More Summer Pics

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Summer Pics

Summer, at least according to the calendar, is almost over! Thought we'd post a few pictures from Emersons various adventures.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Brown Bear...

Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Red Chair

While at Bay Lake this weekend we stopped at Ruttger's Lodge. Emerson took a liking to a little red chair outside one of the shops.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Summer 2009

It's hard to believe we've reached the 4th of July already! Summer 2009 is flying by us. Emerson has been keeping busy by playing outside, going to her favorite retailer Target, and pretty much talking non-stop. Potty training is in motion, with about a 50 percent success ratio. One can only bribe a child with chocolate candies so much. The first picture might be familiar to frequent visitors to this blog. Check out a previous post from June 18th, 2007.
Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Emerson & Ava at Edinborough.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Long Weekend

So far we've been enjoying our long holiday weekend. Yard work was the order of the day on Saturday (Emerson even pitched in & helped). Yesterday we went to the Como Zoo where Emerson claimed her favorite animal of day was the tiger. On a related note, I realize the Como Zoo is the Twin Cities "free" zoo, but c'mon people, the donation bins are at the entrance for a reason. I can't stand it when a family of 13 waltzes right in without so much as thinking about tossing in a buck or two. I probably already pay for your groceries, I'm not that excited about paying for your entertainment expenses as well. Sorry, I just remembered this blog was about Emerson. She was oblivious to the non-donating patrons yesterday.
We're also in pseudo potty training mode this weekend. Emerson blew through about 9 pairs of underwear on Saturday. Sooner than later she'll get it.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cheesy Grin

Taken at Grandma & Grandpa's house today.

Its been a while since we've posted anything, so here goes. It seems as though we're finally healthy again. Two weeks ago, Emerson caught the flu which put her out of commission for the better part of a week. Just as the flu was ending, her pediatrician discovered an ear infection, so back on the antibiotic we went. (she had just finished taking medicine for a DOUBLE ear infection the previous week). We're hoping for a fun & healthy summer.

Till next time!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ava & Emerson

Go Bulldogs!

Emerson joined Mommy and Daddy Friday night at the Hales to cheer on the Bulldogs. Dad might need a pacemaker after UMD's 5-4 OT win over Princeton.

Go Bulldogs!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Water Park

We took Emerson to a water park this weekend. We had fun watching her splash around in the kiddie pool. This was one of the few pictures we manged to get of her on the slide. After a few trips, she decided it was more fun to get to the top and chicken out.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I'm Two Today!

Our Emerson turns 2 years old today! If we're daring, perhaps we'll wake her up at 11:19pm (the exact time she was born).

Sunday, March 1, 2009

2 Year Pictures

We had Emerson's 2 year pictures taken today. Visit
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Emerson wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dora's kind of scary

Last weekend we decided to escape the cold and spend some time at the Mall of America. Emerson has developed a liking for Dora the Explorer lately, and to our surprise she had made an appearance at the MOA that very day.
As you can see from these pictures, Emerson had some trepidations about meeting her. She seemed to be cool with the picture of Dora on the wall:

When it came time to meet the "real" Dora, Em decided to keep her distance:

In her defense, this Dora did seem a little creepy.