September 29, 2009

I love fall. I love moses in the fall.

With the colder weather finally arriving I feel motivated to cook, clean, and go for longer walks with Moses! Oh, and drink more chai. I love fall. Although, I realize I must purchase an expensive fireplace safety gate if I want to turn it on anytime soon.
Mike and I took Moses to an apple farm that had pumpkings and a petting zoo. We got some fun pictures of him and basked in the sun drinking apple cider slushies! Sometimes, I still can't believe this is my life! I love being a mom. I love doing these sorts of festive things. Not sure what to do for Mosey's halloween costume this year....

As for moses he is copying everything, and learning new words every day. His latest are 'thank-you' and finally "hi" and not just a wave. He also pretends to talk on the phone now which is pretty adorable. He's still screaming and crying if I leave the room and am out of eye-sight for more than two seconds. But he's becoming such a cuddler and a "momma's boy" I guess you could say. And I see this as a very a good thing! So I shouldn't complain.
Oh and he is in swimming lessons now. So much fun! But who knew it was also a leg work-out for the parents who have to squat for half an hour in the shallow-ish end. I really an enjoying this age. It's fun taking him to the library and letting him walk around the play-ground now, not just pushing him in the baby swing.

Happy fall to you all. I hope to hear of some CAFAC court dates really soon! I believe the courts re-open in early October and hopefully things will move quickly for all those waiting. And congrats to the heart-broken Imagine families who now have a court approved re-structured Imagine! You guys have perservered and it is so inspiring to see. I hope things will also move smoothly for all of you.

(Moses from his photo-shoot for a local baby store, Blue Sky Baby. Click to enlarge.)

September 15, 2009

Dear Brad and Angelina,

If you are reading this, we really want a sibling for Moses. We simply just don't have the cash.

Simply leave a comment below and we can work out the details.

emily, mike and moses

PS: We're huge fans, we don't actually hate when people ask us if we're trying to be like you.

September 9, 2009

The birthday details...

We celebrated moses' 1st birthday in my mom's backyard with family and a few friends. It was a great afternoon! It felt almost surreal that we were celebrating his birthday. I can't believe he is one now!

On his actual birthday a few days later Mike and I presented moses with his very first car. He seems to like it.

That night we met Mike's parents on Commercial Dr. for Ethiopian food. It was a lot of fun and the food was AMAZING. We had missed it soooo much! And Moses of course loved it all! I can't even put into words how much I loved seeing him eat his injera and lentils and pretty much everything else that you see in the picture.

oh how we are thankful. I truly see each day with moses as such a gift. We are so thankful to be his parents!