Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Little String Bean: 12 Month Stats

 This Hog Wild,
 Blue eyed,
 Two teeth,
Into everything ONE year old is our little string bean!

We took Emerson for her 12 month check up this week and she's doing great for her age. The doctor was happy with her development and all her "stats."

weight: 18 pounds 9.5 ounces...10th percentile
height: 29.69 inches long..75th percentile
head: 50th percentile

No matter what her measurements we just adore her and LOVE every inch of her sweetness.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Party Time

 The fam before everyone arrived.
 Emerson with her grandma's...Grammie and Gaga. We decided to have a small birthday for a couple reasons but mainly because Emerson doesn't like HUGE crowds. She'd rather just play with a small group of friends.
 So besides family...Emerson got to invite a couple of her friends from church, Bible study, wherever and then Stella was allowed to invite one friend. Well, she lucked out because some of Emme's friends just happen to have older sisters that Stella LOVES.
 Here's the gang. Please ignore me. I tried to crop myself out, but editing is acting up. I asked Tom why he didn't get me out of the picture and he just laughed and said he didn't realize I was there. Ha!
Ok,,cute kiddos. Emerson's buddy Collin and his big sister, Amelia, Stella's friend, Cilla, the bday girl, Stella, Kaylyn, and Audrey with big sister Ashlen :)
 Emme Loved her cake. She even tried to hug it.
 These girls were amazing during the party. They seriously just entertained themselves and played so well together. This picture kills me because they all look SOOOOO old.
 Checking out her presents.
Playing with her buddy, Audrey.

I'm so glad we did "smaller" because Emerson really did enjoy herself. I know it'll probably be a big blow out next year, but this year was just perfect. And I still can't believe she's ONE!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hoot Hoot...Party Details

 If look closely the birthday girls dress has owls on it. This was kind of my insipiration for the theme. I ordered it from a local boutique show in the fall and jsut went with it. Then I remembered i had a lot of owl stuff. It's kind of Emerson's theme:)
 We already had this stuffed owl. My mom found this cute owl frame at Hobby Lobby and thanks to pinterest she whipped out the ribbon wreath. I didn't get a close up, but it included owl ribbon.
 Do you recognize this banner? It's what my friends made for the shower they threw me LAST year. I held onto it and that's what inspired the colors of the party.
 More owls! My mom and I made the owl cupcakes (again, thanks pinterest) and my mom made two dips and so did my mother in law. I know...small party. Small party doesn't need to mean NO food :)
Plus the party included family, close family friends, and of course Stella got to invite a friend so the small party was more medium. But it was perfect and not too crazy. Anyway, more on that later.
 My mom made this cute flower arrangement, BUT please look closely at those COOKIES. Yes, those are edible and yes they're DELISH! Click on cookies to see Holly's work and order some, they're AMAZING
 And of course, Emerson's "smash" cake came from Ricks Bakery.
Look at the cute owl. And please notice the cute bib my mom got her with an E on it for her dive into her first taste of cake. We had a great time. I'll post more on the party soon.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Emerson Kate!

 I know Emerson is going to kill me someday for posting these pictures, but I did it with Stella so I had to document the entire day.
 So since this birthday girls starts bright and early...she's a bit puzzled why I'm taking pictures so early in the day.
 Now she's a happy birthday girl. I CANNOT believe she is one.
 The big ONE year old before her little birthday party. I loved her dress! I made her wear the other outfit during the day so this would still be clean for her party.
 Loving ALL the attention!
This is by far my MOST FAVORITE picture of the year! Each year we mark the girls on their birthday to chart their growth. I promise Tom wasn't choking her...he was holding her head steady, but I LOVE her face.

OH Miss Emerson,
We Love ALL your sweet little faces! We have learned so much from you during your first year. There have been good times and some rough spots, but all have been sweet because we've had you. You melt our hearts daily, you make us laugh, cry, and crave sleep :)
We couldn't ask for a better bond between you and your sister. There has never been a moment of've been best friends since day one. You are more of a mommy's girl, but you light up with daddy is home and belly laugh when he plays with you! You're most favorite pass time is BATH time. You would stay in there all day long with we let you. Your eyes are a very pretty blue and we think your hair will be lighter than your sisters and daddy's hair. You definitely have your mama's white complexion.
You are social, but only when you want to be and usually only when you know the crowd. You tend to stare down strangers and give them very serious looks.
You are just precious and we love you more than you'll ever know.

Happy birthday sweet girl!
Mommy & Daddy

**more birthday posts to come, I promise!