We had a small birthday celebration for her this weekend with our family and she had a blast. She loved all of her gifts, but she showed particular affection for her finger painting set and smock! I absolutely love that she is starting to enjoy more of these creative play activities (even though her face is sooo serious!). Someday soon, I fully expect she's going to be ready to help me paint and do some DIY stuff around the house. I even caught her today running around with the tape measure trying to measure stuff. She confidently counted as she measured, "one, two, four, six, seven, nine!!!".
|Emme's birthday cake. She requested|
a Super Why! Cake, so I made
this cake and added an Alpha Pig figure.
She loved it!
Emme is my rock. Through everything our family has endured since last year and through Will's birth in May, Emme was a rockstar. When I was on bedrest and unable to play with her, she happily stayed by my side reading books and keeping me company. When my Mom had to come live with us for a few months before and after Will was born, she didn't miss a beat and embraced our new life. I love her for many, many things, but especially for the amazing little person she is becoming. She sings her heart out and dances with crazy enthusiasm. She is independent and wants to try to do everything herself, yet she also loves to share her cuddles, hugs, and smooches. Nothing makes me happier than to have her run up to me and give me a huge hug and tell me she loves me. Seriously, makes my life complete.
I love you, Emme. Thanks for being such an amazing little girl and for bringing such richness and excitement to our lives. You are such a blessing from God and breathe such excitement into our family. Happy 2nd birthday, sweetheart!
|Emme wearing one of the dresses I wore when I was|
her age. So sweet!