The three of us have been having so much fun together since Steve's busy season ended. It almost makes me not hate his non-stop working for six months out of the year, because this way we appreciate the time we spend together so much more. Almost, but not quite. Emma adores him and won't leave him alone for a second when he is here. Luckily, he is pretty darn fond of her as well.
She has started calling us by our real names, or "Say-ah" and "Teve". I am amazed at the things she picks up from us. Several weeks ago, I told Steve he had big teeth and jokingly called them horse teeth. It was a 30-second conversation and the whole subject was completely forgotten until last night Emma sat on his lap, pushed up his top lip, and exclaimed, "Horse teeth!".
Another one of her new tricks is unlocking and opening the screen door. This is bad news because I can't leave her alone in the living room for a minute or she's out the door. Today, however, the little escape artist really came through. We were in the backyard and, when we tried to go back inside, I discovered that when had I closed the door, the lock had flipped down, thus locking us out of the house. I was about to call Steve when I realized that (duh) the windows were open. I was able to hoist Emma in through a window, where she then went straight to the screen door and unlocked it!
Tomorrow the three of us are going to stay at a Bed and Breakfast in a nearby town. It should be lots of fun, with hopefully a little romance thrown in! ;)