Emma said, "I am discovering a brave new world. Armed with stronger muscles and more awareness of my environment, I have learned many new things every day. Mom and Dad started me on rice cereal and baby food about 3 weeks ago, and I love it. My favorite food is carrots, and my least favorite is fruit (pears, peaches, and especially bananas). I even am starting to munch on crackers the last few days.

One of my favorite things now is to go to Central Park (of Santa Clara) and have Mom or Dad put me in the swing. The higher they swing, the better. It is so much fun. Daddy also took me swimming for the first time a few days ago. At first I was scared because the water was much colder than my bath is. But after a minute, I loved it. I am excited for Hawaii now."