Emma's Teeth

December 17, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Here's Emma's awesome teeth. My dad says everything is just fine.

A Cast Removed

August 12, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Emma's cast came off today. Apparently the stench was horrible, but it felt so good to move her hand again. It's not totally healed yet so she has to wear a splint for three more weeks. Next weekend I'm hoping she can go swimming in our new pool and maybe ride her bike again.

Cast Time

July 22, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Jamie took Emma to the sports medicine folks at Slocum and it looks like she's getting a cast for the next three weeks.  After that, she's getting a removable splint.  I just hope she's back to normal by the start of school.

I think we can still do our backpacking trip the weekend after next.  I'm bummed she can't go swimming and baths will be a pain.  Still, it's nice to know she won't be hideously deformed, her twisted pinkie striking fear into the hearts of other children.

Bent But Not Broken

July 18, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Emma managed to hurt her pinkie finger pretty bad yesterday.  It was at her mom's house and the story involved running from a spider web or something.  When she showed up at our house, she was complaining about it hurting quite a bit.  Joanna improves a split and we had her sleep on it.

This morning the pain continued and the bruising and swelling were pretty bad.  Joanna took her into the doctor's to get x-rays.  Fortunately everything looks okay.  She got a hefty split to keep everything stationary.  It's nice to have the piece of mind that she's doing okay.

Emma's Second Birthday

June 03, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Emma had a second birthday party on Saturday.  This one was with her school friends.  They were mostly well behaved, strangely enjoying the shed and backyard quite a bit.  After cake and presents all but two left.  Kate and Hallie hung out for pizza and Mythbusters and then spent the night.  I only had to remind them to quiet down twice, which is a sure sign of well behaved children.

Emma's Birthday

May 29, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Emma turned 11 yesterday.  She's unfortunately been sick the last few days and stayed home from school for the happy day.  We threw a little celebration for her over the weekend.  She got art supplies from Duncan, a Raven action figure from Berry, and a tablet and related protective supplies from the rest of us. 

It's hard to believe she's getting so mature these days.  I think she's past 5' at this point.  I went to the parent night at her middle school where she'll go next year.  My little girl is growing up.

Return from Outdoor School

May 17, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Emma came back from outdoor school today.  She was camping near the beach for three days.  When I picked her up, she talked non-stop about her cabins, her counselors, her friends, and made me sing all sorts of camp songs with her.  She ate wild berries and rutabaga, caught ghost shrimp, and played in tide pools.  She cleaned up after ever meal, that being her camp duty, and ate sandwiches for every lunch.  She learned the real names of her counselors only on the last day, and the last campfire session was sad as everyone was leaving.  She made new friends with classmates she'd known all year.  There was a 15 minute walk to the bathrooms.  She only took one shower the whole time, for 2 minutes long.

In a nutshell, she had a great time.  I'm really happy for her.

Outdoor School

May 13, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Emma is off to her 5th grade Outdoor School, heading to the coast to spend three days packed in cabins with her classmates and tromping around in the mud and water.  She's been nervous and excited, but I think she'll have a good time.  I think she's really looking forward to spending so much time with Kate and her other friends.  We packed up her yellow bag and got it to her school on Monday.  This morning we sent off a letter to her, in hopes she'll get it before she leaves.  It'll be nice to see her back on Friday.

Emma at School

April 21, 2014 by Adam in Emma

Emma's teacher occasionally puts together pictures and videos.  Here's one of Emma at school, showing off her music and PE skills.  She's harder to spot in the gym - just remember she has a white t-shirt on.

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