Tuesday, May 09, 2006

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! ;)

7 comments:

Jen said...

Killy figured out how to open our screen door when he was about 12 months old! We have a hook-and-eye closure about six feet up from the floor on both the front and back screen doors. And a big lock on the gate of our backyard. And magnet locks on the cabinets because he's figured out how to take the stock pot out of the cabinet and use it as a stool to get to stuff on the stove. And doorknob covers on the doorknobs of all the doors in our house because he knows where I keep my nail polish and likes to paint with it, or get lotion and stuff it in his ears, or put his bath toys in the potty... I could go on and on, but my point is that it is just SCARY what little kids can figure out!

Katie said...

She is so cute!

Bree wont let Steve out of her sight on the weekends. Silly girl. But good for me. I could use a break. hehe

That picture is just adorable!

mom said...

I love that darling father-daughter picture. The bed and breakfast looks wonderful. What a thoughtful Christmas present that was! Have fun!

Shawn said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly they learn stuff! She is so adorable. I love that pic what a fun time you all will have at that bed and breakfast!!

David said...

If Emma were really clever, she would have just hung around inside and never let you in. She could have taken the place over!

mom said...

David's idea is relly cute. Just think of all the junk food Emma could have found and enjoyed while you were locked out!

grandma said...

That father and daughter picture is so adorable. She is ceretainly a clever little cutie.