Happy Birthday Emmy!
Today you are three years old. You are growing up into such an incredible little girl. You astound Daddy and I daily with how smart and quick you are. There are so many things that you say and do that we are caught off guard by. The other day I told you that someone was your aunt, and without thinking you corrected me and said that she was your "Great Aunt." And you were right.
Thank you for being exactly what Daddy and I needed--a perfect princess. You have made our lives so much happier these past three years than we ever thought was possible. May you continue to grow and love Jesus the way you do now. Church is one of your favorite places, and I love that.
At the end of the day just remember that we love you "more than most."
Here is our obligatory chair photo.
You aren't exactly a rule follower.
Your smile makes me glow.
"Is Emmy asleep?" "NOPE."
You look so innocent here.
You love to show your pretty dresses.
I wanted to get photos of all of the funny faces that you make. You were hilarious while we did these, and I'm so glad that I thought about doing this.
Here is an Emmy Update:
She likes: Going swimming (she thinks of the Aquatic Center exclusively as her birthday party place), reading books, laughing and playing, her playhouse, jumping on the trampoline, doing rolls, watching movies on the TV in her room (It's a super classy TV/VCR combo that she watches VHS movies on...LOL), singing EVERY song from Frozen as loudly and frequently as possible, playing with her best friends, her dolls, her Minnie Mouse kitchen, anything Ariel/The Little Mermaid, anything Minnie or Mickey Mouse, anything Frozen (movie not drinks), pretty much anything Disney in general, taking photos with her camera, pink and purple, riding her pink scooter, sitting on her Minnie Mouse couch, the bean bag, sleeping on her new big bed, coloring, painting, doing crafts, Tangled, and playing with other kids.
She dislikes: Being told no, waking
up in the morning before she wants to, any cart at the store that isn't one of the huge kid tank ones, sharing the TV, apologies are still tough for her,
having to help clean up/put away toys (she thinks Mommy should do the honors), anyone messing with her stuff, Ursula (from Little Mermaid), being told what to do, not getting to choose her own shoes/clothes/bows, and any reprimands of any kind.
She eats: Mini corn dogs (like for every meal if I let her), mustard and ketchup are her dipping sauces of choice, fish fillets, french fries, carrots, zucchini, pineapple, apples, grapes, watermelon, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, rolls, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, milk, chocolate milk, strawberry milk, chicken nuggets, and Capri Suns are her favorites.
She says: She can (and will) hold an extended conversation. Her language skills are one of her strongest skills, and she says words sometimes that completely astound me. It's like she just knows stuff sometimes and we don't know where she gets these things. She can sing her ABCs perfectly. She can identify all of the letters by sight, but there are a couple (J, M, & N) that she misses sometimes. She can count to 20 without any problem, but we haven't really pushed her beyond that yet. She knows every word to "Let it Go" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" She will start singing them randomly, and DO NOT try in join in. She is a solo artist. She can also delight crowds with the theme songs for every Disney Junior show and most of the commercials. Maybe she needs a job as one of their spokesmen.