first haircut

What a big girl - Emmy had her first haircut!! When we got to the salon Abby's daughter Addison was there, so that made Emmy really excited! She sat very quietly taking it all in and ever since she wants to cut everyone's hair - hide the scissors!!

love you ruby!

go hawks!

We spent a Saturday with friends watching the Iowa game at Buffalo Wild Wings, then took a cab down to Main St. where we had a great time indulging in some fun! I started to pull photos from the day to post on the blog, when I came across some funny pictures from the cab ride...Instead of the "posed" cute ones, I thought I'd post some that made me laugh! Gotta love cramming 6 friends in cab!!!

happy halloween!

We had a lot of fun this Halloween!! We carved pumpkins, walked in the Dubuque parade with Emmy's daycare and had some friends and family over for trick-or-treating with chili and snacks afterwards! I'm sad to see Halloween and Fall go - it's my favorite time of year!

pumpkin patch

We spent the afternoon at the pumpkin patch with the Klein's and Berning's. The girls had a blast riding the tractor, playing in the bounce house and running free! We had a beautiful day and with all the sunshine it was the perfect afternoon for pictures!! By the time we left the pumpkin patch I had snapped 191 photos. I only blogged a few of the pictures from today, but you can see the other 30-some favorites here:

cool shades!

potty time with francine

A couple months ago Emmy was really interested in going potty. We had even bought some big girl underwear to try a weekend of no diapers. Well, she wasn't ready and she's actually kinda lost interest, which is ok, we'll try again in a few months. Now, just because Emmy doesn't want to use the potty anymore doesn't mean that Francine doesn't want to try, or that she doesn't want to get her diaper changed, too!