Sunday, October 18, 2009

Emily's 3rd birthday!!!

I can't believe that Emily just turned three!!!! Amazing how fast time goes. It's just crazy to me to think about all that has happened since she's been born. I mean-she lived in 3 states before she even turned 2!! Jeesh! Despite all the craziness that we've been through since she's been born, she's always been such a joy.
Everyday she makes me laugh more and more-she's a really funny girl!! Not quite any interest in potty training yet, which sometimes drives me crazy. However, I'd rather wait 'til she wants to than clean up messes all the time! She loves to dress up-complete with jewelry, shoes and accessories. She also loves to take care of her doll babies. She is such a good little mama to them. She loves to sing and dance. Usually when she's dressed up like a princess, she refers to Aaron as her Prince-which I think might be one of the sweetest things ever! She also like to dance with her Prince-ahhh, Daddy's little girl!! She can talk forever too (I don't know where she got that from!). It's been fun as she has been able to tell us about her day. We've learned lots about the kids at daycare!! :) I could go on and on!
I feel so blessed to have such a healthy, vibrant, energetic, loving, feisty, creative, perceptive, smart, funny, kindhearted, beautiful little girl!

We had my family and Aaron's mom in town for Emily's birthday. Just some family, cake and presents :)

This is a set of princess shoes....look how excited!! Such a girl!!!

Happy Birthday Emily!!! I love you bunches and bunches!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

We love the zoo!

We've been trying to take full advantage of our zoo membership. It is a nice way for even just Emily and I to spend the afternoon. What's nice is that since we're members, we don't feel like we have to stay all day or see everything to get our money's worth. Here's some pictures from one of the afternoon's that we spent at the zoo. Which-by the way-is now ranked the #1 zoo in america!!! Yeah Columbus Zoo!!!!

Emily stopping for a picture!


The tiger was up close this day!

I couldn't get Emily to stand in front of him :)

She's still a big fan of the merry-go-round.

I can't get over the pure joy she has when she rides it!

Later that night, I went to Shadowbox with Crystal for her birthday-happy birthday Crystal! I can't believe we've been friends for over 20 years!!!! Yikes!

More Fun

Emily looking at the party catalog to see what kind of birthday party she wants. Oh, so serious!

Our favorite daily activity-dress up!

Modeling her new Tinkerbell dress-so stinkin' adorable!

Emily taking pictures of me

She is so much fun!!! Such a girlie-girl!!

We spent some time playing in the rain recently.

She thought it was pretty cool to be playing out in the rain!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just Playin'

Emily's favorite breakfast treat!

This is the last season of the tricycle-I'm thinking she'll be on a big girl bike next spring!

She can really get around on it though!

When did she get so big??!! Where did my baby go?

Watching Daddy power wash the house

She's got her purse and her baby-always!


Having fun playing with her hat!

Emily likes to take pictures now-every now and then they come out pretty good!

Self portrait-of course!