Our little girl is already 10 months old, even though she's the same size as her fellow 6/7 month-old playmates. Time has really flown these past few months. Emerson continues to take after her mom in height and weight. She's able to stand while holding on and loves sitting in a highchair at restaurants. She people watches through dinner and mommy and daddy have to remind her to "MYOB" (Mind your own business.)
In February, Emmy visited Daddy's new office. We'll be encouraging med school over law school!
At Busy Bodies, Emmy is a "jellybean" (a planned play group near our house.) She likes the bright colors and toys and, again, LOVES to observe the other kids. I'd love to know what she's thinking!
Emerson continues to believe that crawling is overrated. She's quite content observing from afar; unless you're a Cheerio. If you ask mommy, her arms are too tiny to hold up that noggin. She loves bubble baths and playing with her bath toys. She kicks, splashes and then laughs at herself. She's quite the ham.
In early March, Emmy and I were on our own. Caleb went to Prescott for a 2 week trial. He and his partner worked 24/7 and gained great trial experience. Unfortuantely, the outcome didn't reflect their efforts. They still managed to hit Whiskey Row after the verdict though.
On St. Patty's Day, Emerson Kennedy wore green (but admittedly went out for Mexican food.)
She played with Grandpa...
and let Mommy experiment with our new camera (for a few minutes anyway.)
Stay tuned for upcoming events: Pat's Run (onesie ready) and swim lessons!
On May 11, 2010, our family grew from three to four. Our little miracle child, Zoe Madison, entered the world. She was born with a severe congenital heart defect, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Fifteen hours after birth, Zoe underwent her first open heart surgery. Her second open heart surgery took place on September 14, 2010. And her final staged cardiac reconstruction in August of 2013. She has half a functioning heart, which was mended by Dr. Thomas Spray at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Yes, we traveled over 2,000 miles to obtain the best possible care.
As small and young as she is, Zoe is the new foundation to our family. She gives us strength and reminds us, everyday, how precious life is.
Please join us and share in our journey. I'm certain Zoe will continue to inspire you, as she has us and hundreds of lives already.
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