Monday, September 24, 2012

9,10 & 11 months

Emma Kate, in three weeks you will be 1 year old! My my how time flies!  With all the busyness of moving, I got a little behind on posting your pictures. Better late than never! In the past 3 months you have perfected your crawl and are on your way to walking any day! You are always on the move these days unless you are looking at a book. My favorite time of day is reading you books before nap time. It's my way of luring you in to being still and cuddling on my lap :)

You are getting to the age where you definitely have more preferences, you pick out the books you want to look at, you pick out shoes you want to put on, and you are starting be tight lipped towards squash and spinach. (We will work on that one! ) 

You love going to the park in the mornings and crawling on the playground and playing with the other babies.  You absolutely love and sometimes demand when mommy and daddy hold your arms up to walk.  

You have always been my chatty girl, but the last few weeks you have definitely added to your vocabulary. You love to mimc animal sounds and names of objects in your books. Whenever we ask " Emma Kate what does the duck say?" You reply "quack quack quack" in a kind of whisper. Melts my heart every time. I know I'm your mom but I think you are just the cutest little spitfire ever! We love you sweet girl and cant believe you will be 1 so soon! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

the octobers....

Dear October, thanks for keeping things interesting!!  With the change of summer to fall, you always bring a life-change for the Callaways :) Let's see what it will be this year! 

OCTOBER 7, 2009
We carved pumpkins and started dating...done and done.

OCTOBER 9, 2010
We said "I do"

OCTOBER 12, 2011
Our little Bean made her debut!! 

OCTOBER 1, 2012
The Callaways are moving from here....

to here!

That's right! We are headed back to my roots :) We are planning on staying with my family in San Antonio for a few weeks while we search for a little nest of our own in Austin. Why the move? Well well well, you would never guess, my raft and backpacking guide of a husband is taking on a new adventure...opening his own business! That's right, we will be opening an Urban Mattress in South Austin and we are so thrilled! I'll share more on the company and our decision to start our own in another post, but in short, we love the company & the impact they have on the community, and are excited to put down roots for our little family.

Quick plug: 2% of every purchase goes to local non-profits and I am currently looking for 3 non-profits that are meeting needs in the Austin community that we can partner with in this way.  Let me know if you have any non-profits you'd like to give a shout-out for!