Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Four Wheeling

Emmitt had his first four wheeler ride on Saturday.  We're pretty sure that he loved it!  He was trying to hold on to the gear shifts when we were sitting there taking pictures.  It was great!  There are lots more rides in his future!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Our 6 month old!!

Emmitt has grown so much!  At his 6 month check up he weighed 19 pounds 10 ounces and is in the 85% for weight.  So in other words...he's breaking my back!  He's so fun though.  It's so nice that he's sitting up all by himself and that he enjoys sitting on the living room floor.  He loves to play with his star stacking toy and his tool bench.  They both make noise and play music and he loves it!  He is a joy to be around!
A few weeks ago he started cutting his first bottom tooth and since then a second one has popped through.  He's eating all kinds of baby food and loving most of it.  For some reason bananas aren't tasting so good to him right now, or prunes.  I can't blame him for the second one! Last Saturday he tried macaroni and cheese(baby food style) and loves it. 
Another thing he enjoys is music!  When anyone (me, daddy, Aunt Suzi) sings to him his whole face lights up and he starts waving his arms and kicking his legs.  He really likes 5 little monkeys (jumping on the bed and swinging through the trees), 5 little ducks, I'm a little tea pot, and well pretty much anything I can think of to sing to him!  He also LOVES it when Dave says the Boa Constrictor poem to him and tickles him.  He starts smiling and eating his hand when Dave starts the first line...(Oh I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor). 

Well, just thought I would write about some of the things he loves and share some new pictures.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More of the "E" man

We thought we'd add some more pictures of our little cutie (oh, and us)!  These are from April and May.

"We are a happy Family."

Easter with the family!

Rice cereal for the first time.  Fun Fun.

Sweet Potatoes are yummy!  Why so concerned Mr. Emmitt?

What a cute couple.

No matter where he starts in the crib he always finds some way to wiggle his way into an awkward position.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Video - Let's see if we can get this to work!!!!

So, it's obviously been quite some time since the last post.  Emmitt is getting so big.  He will be 5 months in just one week.  How is that even possible?  He is such a blessing in our lives and we are so incredibly happy to have him around.  He has a contagious laugh and smile.  Hopefully this video will work and you can see them for yourself.  We all (Dave, Emmitt, & I) went to Salt Lake yesterday and Dave got some pretty cute footage of Emmitt laughing while I was in Subway getting our dinner.  Gotta love his giggle!!!!

That's all for now.....when I have the time I'll post some more pictures of our chunky little guy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Christmas with the Gierke's

The whole family at Suzi's place. Billy, Dave, Joey, Mom, Suzi, Dad, Emmitt and Liz.

We always need a crazy picture!

Grandma and Grandpa with Emmitt!

This shows off his double chin!

Uncle Billy was sick- hence the mask!

Aunt Suzi and Emmitt!

Uncle Joey and Emmitt!
We were so blessed to be able to spend time with both families this Christmas due to Emmitt's birth!  Here are some pics with the Gierke's.  Oh and I'm not sure why some are small except that they came from mom in an email...so that could be the reason.  When I tried  to make them bigger, they just got blurry!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Nativity, Batt style

Liz, Dave and Emmitt playing Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus!

Two of our angels: Alison and Becca!

Our wise men- James, Grant, William, and Tanner!  This was the best picture we got of them!

The dashing shepherds- Blake, Wayne, Tyler and Mike!

The cutest sheep ever- Mason Batt.

Alison, Becca, Heather, Brazilian friend, and Anne.

Our fearless narrator- Grandpa Batt!

Our fearless storyteller- Grandma Batt read the story and then gave each family their own copy of it! 
It's fun having a big family where everyone is excited to dress up (even friends from Brazil) and act out the best story ever told!  Since the part of baby Jesus was being played by none other than our own sweet newborn, Emmitt, Dave and I were blessed to play Joseph and Mary.  I have such a love and respect for Mary.  She traveled about 100 miles right before her due date, gave birth in a stable, and raised the Son of God!  She was truly an elect woman!  Joseph was also an extraordinary man since he knew the baby Mary was carrying wasn't his and wasn't going to have her killed for it, was visited by an angel and was the "step" father to the Savior. What a weight of responsibility he must have felt! Needless to say we were excited to have our parts to play this year, especially since we'd played them for our ward party as well-but when "baby Jesus" was still inside of me!  We'd been so excited that we decided to sew costumes ourselves.  Thats what we're wearing in our picture.  Hope you enjoy reliving Christmas near Valentines day!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Christmas Fun!

Daddy and Emmitt on Christmas morning!

Christmas breakfast with the Batt's!

Emma James and Emmitt Batt snoozing during present opening.

The boys with their toys! They all got helicoptors from mom and dad Batt! 

All the girls were given beautiful doilies that Momma Batt made.  (James, Anne, Alison, Liz, Kim, and Heather)

Roland, Kim and Emma wearing the hats Dave and I made for them for Christmas!

Mommy and Emmitt in his reindeer outfit!

Emmitt in his cute reindeer outfit.
What a Christmas!!!!  New baby, family, fun, new baby, presents, no sleep.....did I mention new baby?  It was the best Christmas ever.  What a blessing it is to be parents and to have our best Christmas present alive and healthy.  Emmitt has continued to grow every day since the day he was born and we are very blessed to have him in our lives.  We are excited to share many more Christmases with our beautiful son and our future children of course.

I love his sweet little face!

We're getting ready to leave the hospital and head to Idaho Falls to Grandma and Grandpa Batt's house for Christmas!

January 10, 2011 He fell asleep on the bathroom counter after a diaper change.  He's wearing the sleep sack Aunt Heather made him for Christmas!  We love it!

He hates being swaddled and I think its because he likes to sleep with his arms up, just like his Grandma Patti Gierke sleeps!
I thought I would back track a little and post some pictures from the beginning.  I'm planning on posting pictures from Christmas too!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

He's a month old!

I can't believe he's a month old already.  Here are some pictures from his blessing day December 26, 2010.  It was so wonderful to be able to have most of our immediate family here.  We blessed him at Dave's parents house and then had Chinese Sundays for dinner.  It was a great day!

The Gierke family after Emmitt's baby blessing.

Grandma and Grandpa Batt and all of their grandchildren! Mason, Emmitt, Emma, William, James, Tanner and Grant.

Grandma and Grandpa Gierke
Grandpa and Grandma Batt with Dave, Liz and Emmitt!

The whole Batt family, minus Roland- who had to go back to Indiana early to work.

All 7 Batt grandchildren- Grant, Mason, Tanner, Emma, James, Emmitt, and William!!  I love this picture!