Thursday, July 29, 2010

could have been bad

I just looked in on my slumbering little cutie and she is cuddled up with her duck she calls "Quack". It is so cute to see her sleeping with her little arms wrapped around her lovey. This duck has been through every surgery, test, xray, dr appt. and so on. You name it, this duck has been there. At one point it had it's own id band at the hospital. This duck is much loved and Emma has never gone to bed without it. Not to mention this duck was in her bed when she was in the NICU at birth. IT is a special little item that would have been very sad to lose.

However, today almost ended that. We thought duck was lost. Daniel took Emma to school today, and took the duck forgetting that he was not the one picking her up, his mom was. Well we have not been sending the duck into school it is normally left in the car. So, Nana did not know the duck should have been in her bag. Then, Nana meet Meme to pick Emma up and bring her to her house while I finished working. A few hours later, I pull in happy to see Emma and my nephew Hudson with the McDonald's I picked them up for lunch and mom says "Do you have duck?" I about fainted since I knew I did not. So I start a frantic list of phone calls, to Daniel, to Nana, to her school, and finally get Nana who went back and found the duck at school. The teachers had to change Emma today and left the duck out when they put everything back in her bag. So, thank Goodness the duck was found and is happily back in Emma's arms tonight. Thank you Nana who got it to Papa to bring to Emma. She was so happy to see it tonight.

So, it could have been a sad day, but instead we spent the afternoon painting on the deck with cousin Kylie and then splashing in the water! What a great day after all. Night Night all!!

Emma with one night with her duck!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Tiny Ballerina

I can finally share a few shots of Emma dressed for Ballet Class! She is so cute!

After ballet she loves to wear her "pretty" as she calls it for the rest of the day. This day she decided to add a few things to her outfit. It was so cute I took a picture. She is so silly!!

Ballet has been great for her. She loves learning and trying to do the moves. A few our hard in her walker, but she does not seem to mind. She really loves the other kids and does whatever they do, like today she got in trouble for hanging and swinging on the bar like another girl was doing. What can I say she is a little monkey.

Life is good here at the Zook household, having fun in the hot summer heat and it is hot here in Nashville. Love to you all, please go the sidebar and click on Prayers for Bennett and keep up with Baby Bennett and his fight for better lungs. He is a precious tiny miracle and we love him so much. Please join us in praying for him and his wonderful family. They are dear friends of mine and need our support!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fourth of July

Wow! What a fun week and weekend we had. On Thursday we decided since the weather was in the 80's instead of the 90's we would take a trip to the Nashville Zoo after Emma got out of school. She was not sure what we were doing both taking her to school, but she was happy. Then, when we picked her up and told her we were going to see monkey's she got really happy. The monkey's were acting crazy when we got there and she loved watching them swing from the trees and yell. She kept telling us "it loud" and covering her ears. So funny! Then, we spent some time walking the zoo (which requires us to get her out at the exhibits and hold her to see since she can not from her stroller) and she liked most of the animals. She really loved the indoor building that had fish and frogs and stuff. She could cruise between the areas and see it all on her own and she really liked that a lot and we were happy to not have to hold her for a few minutes:) It was a great trip and many great memories were made that day as a family. Gotta love small trips!

Saturday we hung at home for most of the day and played in our little pool on the back porch. She was so funny laying on her belly and swimming! Then we went to eat at Meme's and Pop's with Aunt Nay too. It was great food. Afterwards we headed to Pegram Ballpark to listen to a live band and see some fireworks. Emma loved the blowups but got scared by all the kids, so Daddy took her to the playground and she danced her way up the stairs and went down the slide over and over again. Then, she danced with Daddy and Mommy to the band. She had just gotten into the music when it was time for the fireworks. She was not too sure about those at first but once she climbed up into Meme's lap she thought they were pretty but loud. It was really late by the time we dropped Meme and Cousin Ian off but Emma was wide awake and told Pop all about it. She finally crashed and slept all night!

Sunday she spent some time with her Nana, Papa, Aunt Jenn and Tristan while Daddy and Mommy went to see Eclipse together. Then we all went to dinner. Today we ran some errands and did some painting while Daddy worked.

All in all we have been busy but had a ton of fun.

I would post photos but I have no camera right now. So sad hope to get one soon. I need photos of my cutie pie!!

Please pray for my dear friend Adrienne how gave birth to a 1.4lbs miracle named Bennett on Saturday night! He is a fighter but needs lots of prayers in the coming days and months as he grows and gets stronger.

Love to you all