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Saturday, January 28, 2017

6 Year Old Letters to Emma

Dear Emma,

Oh my dear Sweet Pea, you are so fun.  There is no one like you, and I feel like the luckiest mom alive that I get to be your mom and have a front row seat to your life.  I still think of you as four for some reason. Six sounds so old. Maybe because you are so much fun the years fly by even faster.  There are so many things that I love about you and the list gets longer every year.  I love your confidence, your wild sense of style, your tender heart, your competitive nature, your love for your sisters, your independence, your snuggles, your hilarious sense of humor, your helpfulness, your thoughtfulness, your love for learning, your soccer skills.....the list goes on. You are the glue that holds us all together. You were placed in this family right where you were needed- in the middle.  Ryan needs you as her friend and biggest fan, and Polly needs you as her playmate and caretaker. Daddy and I need you for your comic relief and unwavering love. You make us all laugh and keep us all entertained. You have completely excelled at kindergarten and pretty much act like you run the school.  Everybody knows Emma, and you know everybody.  You like to walk into school by yourself and hardly ever look back.  You still want to be an engineer, but you have decided that you also want a second job as a teacher.  You love to play school and babies and you love to read!  We are so proud of you, Emma.  Thanks for being you.  The past six years have been nothing but fun!



Dear Emma,1/28/17

Happy 6th Birthday!!!!! I cannot believe you’re 6 years old already. It literally seems like yesterday when you were born and hanging out with mom in the hospital while she was so sick! You gave me the biggest scare ever in the hospital and since that day, I made a vow to never underestimate anything you do or say. I knew I found love when I met your mom. And I knew I always wanted to be a dad, but I never expected this feeling of love when you and your sisters came along. You are so unique and special and you surprise me every day. I love your boisterous attitude, your quirky ways, and your gleaming personality. You are so special to your mother and I and we are thankful for every day we get to spend with you. Please do not change and know that I love you with all my heart!!! Happy Birthday and I can’t wait for many more!



She is SIX!

Our Sweet Pea, Emma Reese, is SIX!  This momma can't believe it.  I still feel like she is four.......
She was so excited to wake up and be six! She creamed out "I am six!" the moment her little eyes popped open.  I feel so lucky that I have gotten six full years of Emma.  Anyone who knows her, loves her.  And EVERYBODY knows Emma, she is hard to miss!  Happy birthday to Emma!

Ryan is officially 7.5 today and she got a "sister" gift.

Emma got her first real American Girl doll.

She loves her new pancho so much.  She wears it non-stop!

Organizing all her new AG stuff.
She chose a Shopkins theme this year for her party at Pump It Up

Another awesome creation by Aunt Rocks!
Even with a broken leg she finds a way to make Emma's cake!

She had a great time at her party and we had a great turn out- 22 friends! SO fun!

Friday, January 27, 2017

My biggest and littlest

I got to drop Ryan some pho off at lunch when we came to have lunch with Emma.
Ryan doesn't like us to stay because she gets sad, but I did get a quick picture with her.

Polly kept running off and doing this! LOL!

Our Emma Turns 6!

Some of my favorite recent pictures of our middle girl! She is so much fun!
Fun at the fire station

"muscles are pretty, right Mom?"

She takes such good care of PJ.

She still loves and excels at soccer.

Fun with Mamaw!

birthday lunch at Hill

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sweet Polly

I got to have lunch with my girl and she loved the ice cream! She is getting so big!