Wednesday, September 29, 2010


With all the bad luck with the fishbowl. Aunt Kristin sent Emily a new fish tank. Tonight we get to go pick out new fish. Hopefully they will last more than two days.

This is Baby Beth

When my Grandma Beth was little this was her doll. She named it Baby Beth. My mommy and Aunt Kristin played with her too when they were a little girl. Now it is my turn. I take good care of her and she sleeps with me in my big girl bed.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Renaissance Festival

We took an impromptu trip to the Renaissance Festival on Sunday. We had a great time. Grama Jan came before she went back home to Reed City. Mom and Dad were nice enough to buy me a dress-up costume and headband. I also got my hand dipped in wax. With purple sparkles. I love purple, it's my favorite color.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Leusby Vacation 2010

Wow! What a busy time we've been having. I love having Dad home for the summer. We go swimming and go for bike rides. Last week Mom took time off work and we went on a vacation. We drove far far away to Reed City to visit Grama Jan and Poppa, and Grandpa. Dad did a lot of fishing with Grandpa and I did my own fishing with Grama, Poppa, and Mom. We also took a day trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes. I got to climb the BIG hill and went to the beach, I want to go back!!

Dad's Big Fish!

My Fish!

The Sand Dunes and Beach!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Kids say such cute things!

Em: Mom, I want to play tennis?

Mom: That would be nice Em, but we don’t have any rackets.

Em: Do you have one at work?

Mom: No?

Em: You have a mouse at work.

Mom: Yes, I know. I use it to do my job.

Em: What is your job?

Mom: I draw on a computer and make pretty pictures.

Em: With pencils or crayons?

Mom: I use the mouse to draw on the computer.

Em: Oh, ok mom. But you don’t have a racket at work?

Mom: no, honey, sorry

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Beach Bum

Over Memorial Weekend I got to go to my Aunt Kristin's to play at her beach. It was so much fun.

Best Buds

Emily always has such a great time when Zak and Nolan come over.


Emily learned how to play Hopscotch at Daycare.

Long Overdue... for some pictures.

Here are some pictures and videos of our trip north a few weeks ago.
Emily was nice enough to share her four wheeler with her cousins Alyssa, Lucas, and Javus.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My First Cleaning at the Dentist

Emily did awesome!!!!!

Mushroom Hunting

Here are a few photos from our trip up north to go Morel picking with Grandpa.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Emily vs. Aunt Kristin

I always say how much Emily reminds me of her Aunt Kristin!
Check out this picture and the one of Emily in the sidebar.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Three years old = A+ from Dr. B!!!!

Height: 3 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 31 lbs.
Clothing: 3T-4T
Show size: 8
Hemangioma update: The dermatologist doesn’t need to see her back in the office until she starts Kindergarten. YEAH!! The hemangioma is in the plateau stage. Which means it is not growing, nor is it shrinking yet. For now we just keep an eye on it. It will change with her mood and with the weather, but for the most part you’d never know that she has it.
Other: We have found a few times in her three years that she is allergic to peaches. Though it is not every time she eats them. So the pediatrician has suggested we take her to an allergist. It could be an allergy that is dormant until she exposed to other elements. Weird I know, so we will find out the answer.

Stay tuned for pictures of Emily’s new “big girl” room.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A look into Emily’s life as a three year old.
• LOVES Snow White
• Can drink chocolate milk faster than anyone I know.
• Climbs anything and everything, including Daddy. He is her personal jungle gym.
• Can get dressed and undressed all by herself. And insists to do so.
• Never stops talking. EVER.
• Loves books. Especially at bedtime.
• Can't wait to go to school and ride a school bus.
• Asks when eating “Will this make me big?
• Rarely eats meat.
• Loves to play her board games and do her “cards” (Flashcards)
• Loves to hug on Maiden, and Jordan when she lets her.
• Loves stickers and puzzles.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Growing up so fast.

I can't believe in three weeks, Emily will be three years old. Time has flown by so fast. It seems like yesterday that James and I brought her home from the hospital. Before we know it, we will be taking her to her first day of school. She has grown up a lot in the last year, as you know if you are a regular reader of our blog. She is now ready for a "bigger girl" bed, which we will let her pick out her own bedding set for her birthday. She is requesting purple with butterflies, so we'll see what we can find. She is also asking for a baby sister for her birthday. It is very hard to explain to her why she can't have one, but we are doing our best. I do believe she is a little young for the birds and bees talk. Though she is not too young to learn how to play on a computer. See video below. She is growing like a weed and is already wearing 3T clothes and some 4T things. She is still a picky eater when it comes to meat, but she is brave and will try new foods. Her vocabulary is remarkable, there aren't too many things she says that we don't understand. And she talks A LOT!!!! She is like having a little friend with me everywhere I go, we can talk about anything. Her hemangioma is at a stand still. She is no longer on medication, and we see the doctor in a few weeks for a check up. Once we know more, we'll keep you posted.

Disney on Ice

Aunt Sue took Mommy and me to see Disney on Ice. It was so much fun. I got to wear my Snow White costume. And eat popcorn.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Up North

This weekend we went up north to see my Grama and Poppa and so my Grandpa could take me ice fishing. It was so much fun, cold, but fun. I wasn't too patient waiting for all the fish. EWWWWW, did you know they are slimy? I didn't want to touch any. After Mom and I left the ice, Daddy and Grandpa caught a lot.

While at Grama's I slept in my own room in the big girl bunk bed. Everyone was so proud and excited for me. I like sleeping in there. On Sunday Poppa took all of us to eat pancakes, they were yummy.

My Grandpa gave me a guitar. I'm still a little small for it, but Daddy is going to learn to play so he can teach me when I am big, maybe 5.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Busy Weekend

What a busy weekend. Saturday mommy took me to GeGe's house for lunch and I got to see my Grandma too. But we had to leave so I could make it to my playdate at Harper's house. She has a fun house, we had a great time. Then on Sunday, mommy and daddy took me to the movies!!! We saw Princess and the Frog and we ate popcorn and yucky/yummy candy. (Mom's Note: Yucky/yummy candy = Sour patch kids, she would bite into each one and say yucky, but would keep eating it. She must of eaten half the bag) Here are some pictures of my playdate at Harper's house.

We set up a grocery store where they took turns being cashier and shopper.

They couldn't find the money. But Harper knew where her Daddy keeps the credit card.

Mike plays the piano, here is Emily's first lesson.

Then it was time to relax. Elmo-Time at Harper's house.