Thursday, July 10, 2008
Emma Jean the Jumping Bean
Emma is settling in very nicely. She is a quick learner and seems to thoroughly enjoy our family. We have started calling her Emma Jean from time-to-time. Tonight we were calling her Emma Jean The Jumping Bean because we discovered that she loves to jump! She loves to jump along behind a tennis ball as it bounces; and she loves to chase balls (and the kids). So tonight we put her on the trampoline, which looks more like a ball-pit these days. We have about 100 small balls in there (the kind you find at indoor playgrounds), which makes for loads of jumping fun. Emma LOVED it. She was in there with all 4 kids -- pure heaven for her. AND she was in there with about 100 balls; she would have one in her mouth and then madly chase after the other 99. The more the kids bounced, the more she loved it! The balls would start bouncing too and then she would end up bouncing around trying to catch the balls. A good time was had by all (including me, I was using the kids as targets and was trying to throw balls at 4 moving targets) and I think everyone will sleep well tonight.