Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Princess!!!

Emma Kate,

I still can't believe you are FOUR today!! The time has passed so quickly and you have grown up SOOO fast! I'm not sure exactly why, but mommy is having such a hard time with this birthday...I think it's because I know so many new things are going to happen for you this year! In just a few short months you will be playing your first game of T-Ball, which you have been talking about for over a year now! LOL In August you will be starting Pre-K and going to school 5 days a week just like a big girl! WOW I'm sure that will be quite an adjustment for you and me both since we have spent almost every day together since you were born!! Speaking of...I am SOOO very thankful I have had this time with you! I know you don't realize it yet and just think it's normal for all mommies to be at home, but you have been very fortunate!!! You have been my sidekick since the day they put you in my arms...we have done lots of fun things together these past 4 years and I cherish every one of them! You love mom very much, but you are definately a DADDY'S GIRL!! From the second he gets home from work until the second you go to bed, you are stuck to him like glue and he LOVES it!! You have been the BEST big sister there could ever be...Grant loves you so much and I know you will grow up to be the best of friends!!
You are such a sweet little girl and Mom and Dad thank God for you everyday!
We love you so much baby girl!!
Mommy, Daddy & Grant

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Where a kid can be a kid Mom"

On New Year's Day we joined my cousin and her kids on a trip to Chuck E. Cheese's. Emma had never been before and couldn't wait to see what this place was all about! One thing she knew and informed me of was that it was "the place where a kid can be a kid!"...guess she got that from the commercials. Ha! She had a blast and even showed her brother how to play a few games. On the way home (before she crashed!) she told me "It was a great day" and her favorite thing was the "picture taker". We had a great time and enjoyed spending the day with family!

Just like Daddy....

A couple weekends ago, Emma went to "deer camp" with her daddy and T-pa (grandpa)to bring their camper's home. She was so excited when Clint asked is she would like to go..she said "Oh I would love to daddy, it's going to be great!" Too cute! She had to wear her new rain boots because she wanted to wear boots "just like daddy". I tell everyone that Emma is the perfect combination...she is definately a "girly girl" and loves to play dress up, be a princess, and be a drama queen-lol, but she will not hesitate at the chance to ride "the wheeler", dig in the dirt, or try to climb a tree! LOL I sent the camera with them for blogging purposes...the following pics are what they came back with. I would have liked more, but these will have to do! LOL
Checking out the camp
Taking a picture of daddy
She couldn't leave out T-pa!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

FINALLY..Our Holiday Wrap-Up!

We had a VERY eventful Holiday season! We did more going and doing than I thought was humanly possible!! LOL We created so many wonderful memories with friends and family and i'm thankful for each and every one of them! I must say...I was beyond exhausted and happy to see the season come to an end...until it starts all over next year of course! Here's our wrap-up in pictures...and there's A LOT!!!

Malvern Christmas Parade

Emma singing at church...this was PRECIOUS and hillarious all at the same time!

Annual family trip to Garven Gardens

Emma helping me make yummy treats for her classmates!

Emma's school party...and ANOTHER Santa! (I think we saw at least 3 different Santa's this year, but Emma just told me "Santa is very busy" LOL

Doing the "Reindeer" pokey

Christmas Eve at Clint's parents...minus Clint! Poor guy got stuck working until 4am Christmas day b/c some IDIOTS decided to cut phone lines to steal the wire and it knocked out a whole area of customers! Needless to say...those people were "on my list" that night! LOL


Their faces crack me up in this picture..."REALLY? Another Christmas picture mom?"
Christmas night at my moms house