Sunday, September 09, 2007

Cars, Birds, Fish and Spaghetti Oh My....and a Word...

Today we took Emma to the Long Beach Aquarium. This was Emma's first time at a tourist attraction. It was such a beautiful day, so we packed up all of her medical equipment into Mommy's new pathfinder, popped in the movie CARS into the DVD player and off we went. Emma enjoyed seeing the ocean as we traveled up Pacific Coast HWY and stopped off at Starbucks to visit Uncle Eddie before heading to Long Beach.
One of the first exhibits we visited was the aviary where the Lorikeets are housed. We bought nectar to feed them. We all enjoyed this experience very much. It was great seeing Emma's expression when these colorful birds would land on our outstretched arms to take a drink. Emma was so tickled by these funny little birds...
Next we visited the fish tanks both inside and outside. Emma was is awe of the fish swimming over her head and all around her. She kept pointing at them and smiling. These tanks were so huge and the fish were magnificent. Emma enjoyed watching Daddy touch the sharks and manta rays...while Mommy took lots of pictures.

On our way home, we took Emma to The Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner, a place dear to our hearts. We had our first date there. Emma experienced the fun of Spaghetti while we enjoyed our meal. What a hoot she was playing with her noodles.
And last but definitely not least Emma gave us a great surprise this morning. While we were getting ready to leave the house for our outing, Emma was playing on the floor just crawling around and making a bit of noise. Suddenly, Mark & I looked at each other and said, "Did Emma just say what I think I heard?" Yep, sure enough Emma said Momma for the first time. She wasn't calling to me, but formed the correct syllables and made the wonderful sounds. Of course, she didn't repeat it again for the rest of the day. Maybe tomorrow I'll hear that word again...



Daddy with his Girl...



Pretty Bird...


Hey Mommy has one too...
Those birds are so hilarious...


Daddy showing Emma the sharks, what a special moment...


Here Fishy, Fishy...


In the sea lion tunnel...


Ooh, Noodles are very entertaining...

3 comments:

Heidi said...

It's so fun to see you guys out and about with Emma! I am SO EXCITED for you... hearing Mommy from her must have been the most exhilarating moment for you!!!

Thanks so much for taking time to share your photos with us! It's the next best thing to seeing you all every day!

Kristy Ho said...

How exciting. Now that she has said it you will hear it more and more. Then one day she will look right at you and say it and you will know she made the connection and is calling you. It was so fun reading about your exciting fun filled day. Love you guys.

Auntie Pris said...

What a fun blog update, Alissa! So happy to see all the fun Emma is experiencing this summer, and Happy Anniversary! That was a special day, for sure! Love the three of you sooo much and can't wait to see you all in person again. Give Emma a big hug from her great auntie and uncle! Hugs to you and Mark.