Thursday, April 16, 2009


...the little girl who taught me how to be a Mommy turned 22 months old. It is so hard for me to believe that she is almost 2 and reminds me that I need to start planning a birthday party soon.

These pictures crack me up...she was so funny during this photo shoot, but kept running away from me. I just love the little look on her face in this one and of course there she is in her famous squatting position.

Oh Emma, you are becoming such a big girl that you don't even want to be in your baby swing anymore. You love to swing in the "big girl"one and mimic us by saying,"Hold on tight, don't fall." Happens to be really cute when you say it too.
I guess you thought you were going to the Senior Prom when you struck this pose, so glad I captured it. Seriously, this is what all the girls do at Mommy's school when they are all dressed up for a formal event. I must admit that you are so STINKIN cute!
  • You have been a BIG SISTER for 6 weeks now and you talk about it daily.
  • You love to hold Gavin and give him his pacifier.
  • You primarily talk in complete sentences at this point and repeat EVERY single thing you hear. As a matter of fact your Daddy told me I was drama tonight and you thought it would be funny to say it too.
  • You love to eat and you beg us for candy everyday. Sometimes we give you 3 M&M's, but you try and grab 3 handfuls.
  • You have given up your sippie cup at naps and night time.
  • You are so independant and always say, "Emma do it, I do it, I do it!"
  • Singing and playing outside are on the top of your list these days.
  • Your favorite thing to do is go in your closet for long periods and come out dressed in the craziest stuff. It usually consist of a hat, sunglasses, a pair of shoes, 2 headbands and a jacket. Today you got all dressed up, grabbed your laptop, chapstick, bunny, purse and told me you were going to work.
  • You usually change your shoes about 18 times a day and I find little shoes all over the house.
  • Your favorite place to eat is "Chicka Fil A"...and yes that is how you say like to add an (A) on the end of Chick. You also love "mash tatoes."
  • You love animals...all kinds and you are not afraid of any of them.
  • You sit down with books and pretend to read and you are really good at it too.
  • You like money and you go straight to your piggy bank with it...a girl after my own a saver baby!
  • You love to find bugs and spiders and chase your Daddy down to get them.
  • You are extremely outgoing and talk to everyone when we go places. You usually tell them, "bye, love you."
  • You are a dancing machine and you have the cutest little moves.
  • It amazes us more and more everyday how quickly you pick up on things and remember everything, you are such a smart girl.
  • You melt our hearts every time you say "pwease" ~ makes it really hard to tell you no.
  • You are one of the most loving and affectionate kids I have ever met in my life and we love that about you.
  • You always say thank you, yes ma'am (even to your Daddy), bless you and thank you.
  • Your feet are so tiny, you still wear a size 4 shoe and you are short compared to other kids your age.
  • Everyday you make us so proud of you and we are so honored to be your parents.
I better get some rest, each day is a new day with you and we look forward to seeing what you will do next. Keep us laughing sweet girl, keep us laughing.


KK said...

Toooooo cute! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the great job closer to home.
Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

Darla said...

Oh, I just love these late night love fests! Emma you are a lucky little girl and we love you too!

Katie said...

She is so absolutely adorable! And so photogenic! ;o) I love that dress she is cute is that!?!

Oh my word, a size 4 shoe! Amelia is almost 24 mos, and her foot is growing like crazy! She's in a 7!!! She has outgrown two sandals this month!

We have been planning her little party, too! I can't wait to see pictures of your birthday girl!

monelle said...

What a great tribute to Emma! This blog will be a treasure to Emma and Gavin!

Executive Momma said...

I am a new blogger and first time commenter. I just love your blog. Your family is so goregous! The stripped dress is adorable. I am excited to be an official blogger and not a lurker anymore! :)

MiMi said...

What a precious tribute to such a beautiful little girl. She is one blessed little girl!

Happy 22 month birthday, Emma!