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a bloggy baek-il

in honor of my 100th post and glorious (heh, heh) return to the blogging world, here's my version of...
1. oops, i did it again!


well, just without the oops part - c'mon, i'm no britney spears. us silly ol' only children decided that it was about time to expand the family tree and give emmy the gift that keeps on giving... and giving... and occasionally taking. i'm currently at 15 weeks and eager awaiting to find out what we're having. i think that will make everything more real to us, especially once we can start calling the little one by a real name! baby #2 is set to debut next february, probably mid-month or so thanks to the miracle that we call a c-section. at least that lets us plan around blair's horrible exam schedule so we can pretend to have a reasonable birth / recovery plan in place. riiiight.

2. party like it's 1999 2007


although blair had a research job this summer, he was actually around A LOT! with all that free time, we probably accomplished a ton around here, right? well... not quite. but who cares if the backyard is still a mess - we had family fun time, all the time! with trips to see mama-ga and grampa, my best friend and her family, and a crazy busy weekend in baltimore's inner harbor, we kept very busy. it was nice to have blair around during the first trimester hibernation-and-nausea fest too (slogan: sleeping so you don't feel like puking since 2007!). and yes, that's a picture from emmy's last dance class. ain't she cute? we're taking a break from the dance for a bit since em will be plenty busy elsewhere...

3. new girl in school


yikes, where did the time go? we talked it up, we visited, we went to orientation. and today was emmy's first day of preschool! i originally planned on waiting until emmy was a little older to even think about school, but she's so darn chatty and curious that i think this will be perfect for her... and mama needs some quiet time to get work done. (yeah, i still do that part-time thing, although with fewer budgets and more, um, organizational / change management / training stuff. boring, i know.) anyhoo, emmy will be exploring the world of academia eating paste two mornings a week. today's recap: she sang a bumble bee song, read books, ate a snack, did a lot of painting, played on the playground and was practicing "blowing bubbles like avery" when i picked her up. the teacher says she briefly cried about 25 minutes after i left and sobbed "i want mommy back" but was quick to be consoled and snuggled during circle time. oh, and did she cry when i left? no. did she even say goodbye? nope. i just can't even hold a candle to the mystique of "oh my gosh! toys!" at preschool.

4. tinkle, tinkle, little pee


in preparation for preschool, baby #2, and all things related to "being a big girl," we stashed away the pull-ups over a month ago. emmy was a relatively quick study (thankfully!) and is now sporting some nifty big girl panties from haute designers including hello kitty, curious george, and the backyardigans. while we still use overnight pull-ups since she's a bit inconsistent with that, i'm quite relieved to see her, well, relieve herself on the big potty now! m&ms and stickers were the holy grail(s) of potty training in this house, and now em's just happy to see which panties she gets to wear each day. fave quote: "monkey panties say alriiiiiight!"

5. you know you make me wanna shout


my summer has been spent in absolute awe of how aware and talkative our little girl has become. here are a few random yet frequent quotes from the chatterbox:

- "emmy gets messy sometimes"
- "stellaluna hold on to the nest real tight"
- "you want some [fill-in-the-food] now too please?"
- "can i have some [fill-in-the-food] please?"
- "green light says goooo!"
- "owl plays saxophone" (courtesy sesame street)
- "reading is moooovelous"
- "carrots are crying!" (damn you, yo gabba gabba - you made her cry!)
- "mommy and daddy go sleep on a boat!" (wonder if she bought us a cruise vacation for our 6 year anniversary)

yeah, we're just that random here in the lee household! i'll start updating this blog a little more frequently now, so follow along as we see what the next few months have in store for us. and if you really, really want to waste some time, come find me on facebook, my new crack habit. i'll probably bite you. *wink*

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13 Responses to “a bloggy baek-il”

  1. # Blogger sierrajuliettromeo

    WOW! Welcome back to the blogosphere! And congrats on all the big milestones (for the blog and the whole family)! Sounds like you've had a great summer and a lot to look forward to this winter.  

  2. # Blogger Rachel

    Welcome back, and congratulations! What exciting news. Glad that Emmy is enjoying preschool, and you're getting a break/ time to work.  

  3. # Blogger iso.bot

    wow. another one? wow!  

  4. # Blogger Beloved

    I know I've already said it, but congratulations again!!! So exciting.

    Love the Em-isms. She's such the cutie-pie.

    And Facebook? Yeah, I need rehab. I can't quite figure out why being attacked by zombies is so much fun.  

  5. # Anonymous Lois Lane Live

    from one pregnant lady to another... congratulations! i guess we'll both be joining the two club soon. :)  

  6. # Blogger honglien123

    Congratulations on the pregnancy and the potty training! It's fun having two.  

  7. # Blogger Toni

    Congratulations!!  

  8. # Blogger Angela

    Kim, Congratulations! That's wonderful news, Emmy will be such a wonderful big sister.
    Sounds like you had an amazing summer, love the photos of Emmy, she is so adorable. Way to go Emmy with the potty training!  

  9. # Blogger Snickollet

    Congratulations to all the Lees! Very exciting about the baby. And about Emmy's potty training. And going to school! I love her little preppy outfit.  

  10. # Anonymous Sandra

    Emmy looks so big in picture #3. Congrats on baby #2.  

  11. # Blogger halfmama

    Congratulations!! Emmy is getting so big -- wow! And she is adorable in her little outfits. :)

    Welcome back!  

  12. # Blogger Melissa

    Congrats! :)  

  13. # Anonymous Lori

    Wow, I don't come by for a little while and look what happens!! Congratulations on your own impending 2.0 - ain't pregnancy grand??

    Now we'll have to get together sooner rather than later, before things get crazy. Congratulations also on the potty training - we're not even close yet!  

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