The Ivie Family Blog

The Ivie Family Blog

Thursday, January 30, 2014



Sweet, sweet sisters

At Ryan's last basketball practice she ran over to hug Emma in between each drill. She even gave her a few kisses.  Emma ate it up!  So did I!  Emma is her biggest fan.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Letters to Emma Reese at THREE years

Emma at 1 month

Emma at almost 3 years

My sweetest Pea,
I cannot even begin to explain how much I love you.  You take up a very special place in my heart and are an irreplaceable part of our family. You make everyone smile and are such a fun and easy kid. Your little speech impediments are the cutest things I have ever heard.  I know you will outgrow them, and I will miss them so much. A few of the things that I love about you right now are: your love of being tickled, when you say "hold you me" when you want me to hold you, your outgoing and spunky personality, your fearlessness, the adoration you have for your big sister, when you ask "where's my Daddy" when you wake up on C shifts, your kisses on the lips and your new willingness to give them,  when you say "I have cwaaaay-zy hair", your love and talent for puzzles, your long and thin legs, your fondness for your 'wizards' (fishing worms), the check ups you give me with your Doc McStuffins medicine kit (even though I am always sick enough to warrant a shot), how you still strip down in the backyard like you did when you were potty training, the way you are so gentle and loving with Ivy, how you are still a momma's girl.......You are so fun and so unique.  I have never met a kid like you before and I am so glad that you are ours.  You are one cool kid- that is what your dad always says about you.  I couldn't agree more.  Love you to the moon and back, sweet girl.


A few questions I asked you to see what your answers were at 3 years of wisdom:
What is your favorite color?    orange
What is your favorite animal?  el-phant
What do you want to be when you grow up?   like an el-phant
What is your favorite thing to do?   puzzles and paint
What is your favorite thing about school?  cars with Christian
Who is your best friend?  Beckett and Britton
What is your favorite food?  chips

Dear Emma, 

Happy Birthday to my big 3 y/o. You are such a blessing and I am so proud to be your dad. You are the sweetest girl in the world. Watching you grow up and mature has been so fun. I love you very much and cherish every moment we're together. 

Love you,

Babes for her Bday Dinner

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Emma's 'Frozen' 3rd Birthday Party!

My baby turned three!?!?!?!?  What the heck? We had a fun 'Frozen' themed birthday party.  Emma had a blast!

Mamaw helping me make a 'Pin The Nose on Olaf'

I also made some Olaf nose donuts!
Emma got to open one gift from us before her party.
She wasn't sure what it was at first.
"Anna dress!"
Her signature "Emma you are so pretty" pose.
This Sweet Pea is 3!
Aunt Rocks made an AMAZING Frozen cake!

Emma was in awe of her cake.

The 'Frozen' spread.

Lots of sweets!
And snowman parts!
Rice crispy snowballs!
Ryan helped Aunt Rocks assemble the cake, so she
was very proud of their finished project.

He turned out so cute!
Ry Pie
Emma got it pretty close!
Cake Baker Extraordinaire and her cute sidekick!

I think we are making the same face here!

My 3 year old girl! 

Ryan handled not being in the spotlight pretty well.

We had a great turn out!  27 kids!

She had a great day! Thank you to all who came to her party and made it so fun!