Monday, August 29, 2011

How Do You Spell Exhaustion?

I spell it E.M.M.A.
We had the Bean here this past weekend- Friday morning to Sunday night. Her mommy and daddy took their first little vacation to Key West. They were so good- they hardly called at all to check on her! I am so proud of them. While they were busy exploring, snorkeling and visiting Ernest Hemingway's home, Emma was busy wearing out Ese and Mimms.

She looks innocent enough, doesn't she? Don't let those sweet eyes fool you! She is like a tornado.

We played and played and played. We read Beatrix Potter, watched the chickens, sang songs (both in English and French), ate lunch out with Great-Grammy, learned about art, saw the Temple, stacked cups, tossed bean bags, yelled at the tops of our lungs, giggled endlessly, took a nap or two, played chase, went to church, made banana bread, "walked" all over the house and had tons of fun. Tons.
Except when she saw this-

This is the bane of Emma's existence right now. She hates this little cat door stop. Hates it. Its usual home is tucked in this little space between the dining room and the living room bookcase. I had to remove it because it caused such a problem! As we were getting ready to turn the corner on one of our walking journeys from the kitchen to the living room, she poked her head around, saw the cat was there, shuddered and would not budge. This cat creeps her out.

But, once I put the kitty away in a place where she can't see it, she was back to all smiles and happiness.
And being the busiest baby on earth.


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Karin!!! Ohmygoodness girl, I SO know what you mean!!! I had my babies young and can't believe the energy it takes to keep up with our grandbabies. I'm so glad you had some special time with is the time that you start building that precious g'mama and g'child relationship. It's going so fast already to me!!!! I know what you mean about some things being scary to them too, Clara had a few things like that too!!! hugs and love, Dawn

monix said...

I've missed you but totally understand how life with a granddaughter gets in the way of blogging! It is all worth it for just one little smile, though, isn't it?

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww, she's just so sweet Karin! It sounds like you had a perfect weekend -- what could be more fun than spending it with a grandbaby? I hope you're resting today LOL!

Whimsey Creations said...

Aw what a cutie! And so funny about the kitty LOL