Wednesday, June 29, 2005

4 Months Old

Emmerson is now 4 months old and is becoming a strong, happy, curious little girl. She is very social and loves to be the center of attention; she will definitely love meeting everyone this summer! She can reach out and grab objects, hold her neck in line with her body when pulled upright, and can flip herself over from back to front. Each day brings a new accomplishment!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

First Swim

Emmerson went for her first swim yesterday! We visited Alison and Grace Wilson and had a nice swim in their pool. Emmerson is modelling a swimsuit loaned by Grace. Emmerson loved the experience and enjoyed kicking her legs vigorously while moving through the water.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Baby Dedication Day

Emmerson and her friend Grace Wilson were dedicated last Sunday at our church in Jakarta. Following the service, the Wilsons hosted a luncheon in honor of our beautiful daughters. According to Javanese tradition, the first 100 days of a baby's life is celebrated by slaughtering a goat: two goats for a boy, one goat for a girl (!). We of course were not going to go as far as that, but the Wilsons did rent a goat to walk around the yard during the lunch, and Alison prepared a leg of goat which was enjoyed by the luncheon attendees. Emmerson's dress was made by Great Aunt Mary for her cousin Hannah, who wore it about 11 years ago, and her sweet little bonnet was made out of a wedding handkerchief by my friend Shelly's mother, Vicky Rude.

Here are our latest Shuttefly photos as well (in no particular order): May and June 05.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Bali with Nana Duell

After my mom was here and visited Bali, we decided that it was the perfect place to take visiting grandmas, so we went again last weekend with Ian's mom. In fact, we'll take anyone who visits us to Bali!

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