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Emma: 8 months old

Apr 11, 2009 Emma is now 8 months old. Just when we think she couldn’t get any cuter, she does. Emma’s 8 month birthday fell on Easter weekend. We got to spend the weekend with great friends. On Saturday, we went to Jim,… ~500 words

Not just mans best friend, Emma and Jackson

Apr 8, 2009 Doug has always wanted a dog. He never had a dog growing up and couldn’t wait until he was able to have a dog of his own. I grew up with several Labradors and had hoped one day to have… ~200 words

Emma: 7 months old

Mar 11, 2009 Happy Birthday, Emma! Today Emma turned seven months old. We have now mastered eating. Or at least, Emma thinks she has. She’s eating three meals a day just like we are. She gets fruit and cereal in the mornings, fruit… ~600 words

Emma: 6-month birthday

Feb 11, 2009 Here’s the birthday girl: We can’t believe Emma is six months old already. Cam would tell you some of the days have gone by so slowly. But overall, six months have flown by. Since our 5-month post, she’s changed… ~700 words

Emma: 5 months and counting

Jan 11, 2009 Emma is five months old, and has officially passed 14 pounds in weight! Like all other months so far, she was just as amazing this month. We constantly wonder how she can go from one stage to the next so… ~300 words

Look who’s talking now (4 months)

Dec 12, 2008 Emma is now four months old, and all I can say is GRRRRRRRR. Yep, she found her voice and loves to talk to her toys… or just about anything or anyone else who will listen. She definitely has a captive… ~300 words

Emma: 3 months and still growing

Nov 14, 2008 Emma turned three months old this week. Where does the time go? This month has been amazing. She had a lot of firsts that sometimes made us laugh, and other times made us cry. We are so lucky to have… ~400 words

Emma turns 2 months old

Oct 12, 2008 Emma turned two months old yesterday. There have been days when time stands still, and days where time flies by. Everyone keeps telling us that it goes by so fast, and to enjoy every minute with her. The last two… ~300 words

My labor story

Aug 16, 2008 No more waiting, Emma Bowman is here. I had the most unbelievable labor story. And I love telling it. It just happened on Monday but I already feel like it was a lifetime ago. I was sure that I was… ~600 words

Announcing Emma Maxine Bowman

Aug 14, 2008 Born Monday, August 11, 2008 (almost two weeks early) at 7:55am. At birth, Emma was 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and 18 inches short. And we’re already overwhelmed with love for her.… ~26 words

Waiting for our little girl to arrive

Aug 2, 2008 Cam reached the 37-week mark of her pregnancy today. Only three more weeks to go, give or take 2-3 weeks of unpredictability. Wait?! Did I just say possibly three weeks of unpredictability? Three minus three equals zero, which means, technically,… ~500 words

Our first visit to Tom Keller’s Ad Hoc Restaurant

May 29, 2008 My husband and I planned our dinner reservations at Tom Keller’s Ad Hoc around the famous “fried chicken” night. We couldn’t have been happier with the menu. Everything was served “family” style with unlimited portions. The wait staff was friendly… ~400 words

Bouchon, Yountville

May 28, 2008 We’ve been to Bouchon in Las Vegas — but that was for brunch on a Sunday morning. This was our chance to test Keller’s Napa version for a true dinner. We made reservations 2 months in advance to make sure… ~400 words

When we go shopping

Apr 29, 2008 We think our little girl might be a shopper already. Either that. Or she’s a Barenaked Ladies fan. We had our week 24 check-up today. I was telling the doctor how active our little girl is. So active that when… ~200 words

Halfway through the pregnancy

Apr 5, 2008 I am now 20 weeks pregnant and we’re getting ready for the baby. This means a multitude of things from baby registry to the nursery. We’re no longer thinking of ourselves, but of the new life we will bring home…… ~300 words

She’s going to be fiesty

Mar 22, 2008 We’ve been very lucky. Each time we’ve been to the doctor so far, we have an ultrasound done. Each time, we get to see our little girl, and the reality of the having a baby sets in. We are always… ~100 words

I owe Celine Dion

Mar 8, 2008 Doug and I are having a baby! We are due August 23, and we couldn’t be happier. Here’s a little backstory on how (or rather, when) I got pregnant. We had been trying for several months. I finally started tracking… ~300 words

Holiday update, 2007

Dec 11, 2007 It seems like yesterday that we were writing our first holiday letter as a family. Time flew by this year and brought many changes. Last Christmas we split our time between Ohio and California. We had a wonderful dinner with… ~700 words

Catching up

Sep 16, 2007 Just like the rest of you, we have been very busy this year. First, we can’t believe we just passed our one-year anniversary. It seems like just yesterday we were saying “I do.” I guess being so busy made this… ~200 words

Holiday update, 2006

Dec 17, 2006 We realize it’s been a while since we posted any news here. So much going on, so much to do, so much fun to have. So we’re posting the letter here that we sent out with our Christmas card. This… ~400 words