I ordered a little remote to go with my camera, mostly because I would like to take some maternity portraits that are a little more interesting than just me standing in front of a mirror and taking a picture of myself. A few days ago I decided to have a little belly photo shoot. Of course, I managed to take one picture before both kids came charging in the room and the picture taking became all about them. Which is okay of course, because since I am always the one behind the camera, I have almost no pictures of me and them together. Trouble is, these kids couldn't sit still for a picture if their lives depended on it. Oh, and there's also the part where Emma tries to get right in front of the camera and completely monopolize every shot. Still, we had fun and now Emma keeps asking me when we can set up the camera and take a bunch more pictures of ourselves. Very soon, I hope.Emma has developed a new (and completely unfounded) fear. Over the weekend we were doing some shopping at Town Center, and as we were walking back to our car Steve noticed two geese in the grassy median and pointed them out to Emma. He wanted to take her closer to look at them but she was completely frozen in fear. Then as we rounded the corner of our van, there was another goose walking around about ten feet away from us. Emma screamed in terror and started to cry at the sight of the goose. Strange, because I'm pretty sure that geese have never bothered her before. Then yesterday afternoon she was happily sitting out on the front porch waiting for Noah and me to come outside and go for a walk. Suddenly I heard her screaming and banging frantically on the door. I rushed over to let her in and immediately asked her what was wrong. In between sobs she managed to explain, "I saw a bird." Huh.
Today we did end up going to the Royals game. It wasn't raining, but it was super cold. It might have been just medium cold on the ground, but we bought tickets from a scalper and ended up sitting just one row from the very tip top where the wind chill must have been something like two degrees. Both kids did great the whole time though, and in the end we were really glad we went. I'm just glad they were selling hot chocolate! (Oh, and also that the Royals beat the Yankees - woo hoo!)