Anyway, here's my Five on Friday this week! :)
I just finished reading the best book I've read in a long time. Like seriously. I had heard about Sparkly Green Earrings on a few blogs, but I didn't end up reading it until it showed up on our church's list of suggested books for summer reading. It's all about motherhood and I was laughing out loud on the very first page. I laughed pretty much the whole way through. There were definitely a few tearful moments, too. Not like oh this is so, so sad tears the whole time, but more like this is so touching and I totally feel the same way tears. The author also blogs at The Big Mama Blog and she tells the story in the book of how she came up with the name of her blog. Hilarious. She's also written a book about marriage called The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life. It's definitely on my list!
We are starting to think about getting Emery a high chair. She'll be four months old in a couple of weeks, so we'll be starting some new foods. She probably won't be ready for a high chair that soon, but we're starting to check some out. We're considering this Ikea high chair because it's $19.99. Yes, you read that right. I mean, even if we hate it, we're only out $20. I don't like how it looks *at all*, but it's price makes it a lot cuter. Anybody out there have this high chair and love it? Or hate it? Let me know! I do know we don't want something with a lot of nooks and crannies because that would just be nightmare to clean.
There is this fabulous popsicle place in our town called Steel City Pops and they just opened a new one just a few minutes away from our house. We went last weekend and we decided right there that we were going to go every weekend this summer. It's such a summery thing to do and it's a fun, cheap night out.
Emery and I have settled into a pretty good daily routine. One of my favorite parts of our day is when I lay her down for a nap. We'll sit in the glider, I'll read her a story from her Storybook Bible, and then we'll listen to the Praise Baby station on Pandora while she goes to sleep. I usually sit there and pray for her, or cry, because she's just so cute and sweet and my heart can barely take it. It's all very sweet until the Walgreens commercial comes on.
Daniel took this picture of us on Sunday morning before church and I think it's my favorite picture of us so far. Probably because all of the pictures from the first two months of her life I was so tired that I looked like I'd been drugged.