The Sanders family (at least some of them) were able to drive up from Yakima to meet Emma. This is Emma with her great grandpa.
The Sanders Family
Mimaw with Great Aunt Vicki and Marcy...
Papa and Mimaw with Emma....
The Cousins: Emma got to meet her cousins for the first time. This is Luke (the oldest) Jack and Emma all dressed up for Christmas. I didn't realize how hard it would be to get them all to look at the camera at the same time. This is as good as it got :)
The first full Stagge photo since Emma was born Pappy and Mamaw with little miss Emma Emma, Auntie Heidi and her cousin....see the bump?? We also got to see my Aunt Kathy, Uncle John and cousins Ryan and Danielle. This is Emma with her cousin Ryan
Greensboro hosts a big Christmas parade with all of the large balloons...kind of like a small Macy's day parade. We decided to take Emma to it thinking she may like the balloons going by. As you can see by the last picture she mostly napped but it was fun for us adults :)
We hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our house with our friends Greg, Angie, Jason, Alisa and a surprise visit from my brother Justin back from his travels around the world...we had a great time and I cooked my first turkey. I called my mom at 10am my time (7am her time) to get some last minute advice and had to defrost the 20 lb turkey in our bathtub the day before but all was well and we feasted as all good Americans do..
Aren't I cute in my Thanksgiving Dress?
Emma sat in her high chair for the first time for Thanksgiving. You can see her enjoying the new plastic taste in the left hand corner of the picture. Emma and her Uncle Justi. We were so excited to be able to spend the holiday with him. This was the first time that he met Emma. He even babysat for us a couple of evenings and did a slam bam job. Emma loved her Uncle Justi. Here is all of us in our living room after stuffing ourselves in the kitchen.
I can't believe that Emma is already 4 months old. She is sleeping through the night, rolling over, sitting up (with us supporting her of course) and smiling constantly. She is beginning to be interested in toys so we can really start playing with her now which is fun. She has discovered that she has feet and plays with them whenever we take her socks off or change her diaper. She is really into her dad right now as he likes to zoom her around the house, hang her upside down, and dance with her every chance he gets. She lights up when he walks in the room with a look like "ok..what are you going to do to make me laugh today..". We both love being parents. Here are a couple of fun pictures of bath time....