Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday, Emma!


It's hard to believe my little girl turned 4 yesterday. Jake and I are amazed at how big she is getting and how much she has changed this past year. For starters, she grew three inches! She can write her name well, do simple math problems, clean her room by herself (when she's in the mood... can't wait until she's a teenager!), and she's a great big sister to Josh, always giving him loves, helping him into his seat at dinner time, playing hide-and-go-seek with him and much more. I asked her what she wanted for her birthday a couple weeks ago and she said "Highsical Musical". (Funny thing is, she has only seen the first one once at her cousin's house and seen previews for the third one, but that's all she wanted... High School Musical.) Her cousins, Hannah and Isabelle, bought her a HSM shirt and she adores it and I don't think will be taking it off for a very long time. Emma is my little drama queen. I've caught her multiple times talking to herself in the mirror, acting sad or excited and watching her different expressions. She loves to dance around the house, constantly twirling, doing handstands and cartwheels. She makes up her own songs and will sing to herself or her stuffed animals. She has tons of creativity and imagination. Jake and I love listening to her pray because we never know what will come out of her mouth. Just now she told me that she needs to be careful with the body paint she got from her cousins because "if she swallows it she will die. Then Jesus will say "WOW Emma! I LOVE your Highsical Musical shirt." Mom, Jesus LOVES Highsical Musical and Hannah Montana!" Yes, Emma. I bet He does. She cracks us up and we are so glad she's in our family. Happy Birthday, Emma! We love you.



13 comments:

The Thornocks said...

Awe, what a cutie. I wanted to call yesterday, but we were in Seattle and my phone was dead. I finally got it plugged in last night when we got home, but there was no answer. Oh well, I'm glad she had fun. She's so funny! Jayden has not yet gotten into High School Musical, but I'm sure if she saw it, she'd be the same way.

Woodruff Family said...

Happy Birthday Emma!

That video is awesome! Like mother, like daughter, she is following in your footsteps.

Woodruff Family said...

Happy Birthday Emma!

That video is awesome! Like mother, like daughter, she is following in your footsteps.

Adrienne said...

Unbelievable! I can still remember when my soup made you sick when you were pregnant with her! LOL! I'm still sorry about that btw...Happy Birthday Emma!

Angie said...

Oh my goodness! She has just got to be the cutest girl ever!! I loved her little "Dancing Queen" video! What a doll! Happy Birthday Emma!

Iliana said...

Happy birthday Emma! She's a cutie. And sounds hysterical!

Emily said...

I feel old, wasn't she born last year or so! She sounds like she is going to be the life of the party.

Cheri said...

Happy Birthday Emma! We love you guys!

Melanie said...

I think Hannah and Isabelle have watched/danced/sang along with this about a million times now. We hope she enjoyed her gifts.

MAYFAMILY said...

Happy Birthday, Emma! You truly are adorable!

Andrea said...

She is so dang cute! Really reminds me of Taylor. You look fantastic and congrats on reaching your goal! You are truly an inspiration to me. Miss you tons!

Naomi said...

What a doll! I love the video! Jeremy and I laughed over the "Jesus loves HSM" comment! She sounds like a blast! :)

Brian and Carly said...

I loved that video! What rockin personality she has. I had to play it twice cause Avie was over here giggling.