Emmy can now get on and off her little car toy by herself. She is pretty good at moving backward and is still working on the whole moving forward thing. As you can see above, she gets a little upset whenever she runs into something. She is getting better at problem-solving, but her first instinct right now is to cry out to Mommy.
Grammy watched Emmy today so that she could have an extra day of rest before returning to daycare. I was so happy to get this photo in the morning, seeing my little girl all smiles.
On Sunday, we met PawPaw Bret and Granny Cathy in Charlotte for a Charlotte Checkers game. Carlin has been working for the Checkers since the fall, and it was so fun to see her in her element! We got to see her big-girl apartment beforehand and also have lunch at a yummy burger joint called Moo & Brew. Unfortunately the Checkers lost 3-1 after leading for almost the entire game, but it was such a fun atmosphere. Emmy got a special button from Aunt Carlin that said "My 1st Checkers game!", and she wore the shirt that Aunt Carlin got her for Christmas. Emmy was pretty sleepy towards the end of the afternoon and quickly fell asleep on the drive home. She also had some redness around her eyes and the constant coughing. I see now that those were signs that she wasn't feeling well. I am trying to get better at reading her, since she can't tell me yet how she is feeling. Emmy was a good sport, and she enjoyed being passed around and standing up in the seats. We can now add hockey to the list of sports that Emmy enjoys!