Thursday, February 5, 2009

Fists of Fury

She Speaks!!!

Emma has started to really use words to communicate and we are sooooo excited (and glad we don't have to worry about her not talking..the words of a worrying mom).  As of today, her vocabulary consists of:

All Done (Ahhhhh du)
Juice (jewwwwwwww)
Hot (Hota)
Doggie (Doddi)
Daddy (sounds pretty close to daddy)
Again (Ahhhhh g)
Uh Oh, Spaghettio (Oh Oh Spkaht;ajktl)
Baby (baabii)
Cat (at)
Diaper (clear as day..once)
Up (Uhhhh)
On (Owwwww)
Off (Owwwwws)
Don't (dunt......mostly directed at Talula our dog)

Ok, so I am sure there are more but we are so excited for these.  A couple of days ago she just woke up and decided she was going to try and copy the words we said.  Way to go Emma!!

Sidenote:  She still refuses to say mama or mommy or I would even take a ma.  When I ask her to say it she gives me the John scowl face, you know the one.  It will be a great day of celebration when I hear my first mommy coming from my daughters mouth...

19 Month

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We're Expecting!!

Many of you already know, but for those of you that don't know, we have decided to adopt our next child from Ethiopia!!  We are very excited and well on our way in this process.   As promised, we have set up a new blog dedicated to the adoption journey.  Go to: 

I am hoping to make weekly posts to keep everyone updated on our progress so check often....