Letters to Emmalyn

Letters to Emmalyn - Three years young

Dear Emma,

I know every year I will probably say it, but I can't believe you are three. This year has been so much fun with you - the last year we'll have as just the three of us...any day your little brother will be coming into this world to meet you. We are so excited to watch you both grow up together and be buddies. Just finished a painting for your room "because of you, I will always have a friend." I hung it up and you immediately took notice and said, "oh thats beautiful mommy." You take so much notice in the everyday little things, I love that about you. You have so much song and dance in you too, watching you sing and dance makes my heart so full. There is so much that makes you into my feisty, independent, strong-willed, persistent, happy and loving little girl. May you always know how much I love you as our family grows. Looking forward to this next chapter with so much anticipation but also wanting to hold on to these fleeting moments with you as a toddler. 

Love you sweet girl, xo Mommy

Three year old fun facts1. What you love the most right now: Dress up. You also love picking out your own clothes everyday (Mommy no longer has a wardrobe say.) You still have such a love for your books, your purses, baby dolls & recently sleeping with Presley.  2. Favorite food right now: cheese...and ice cream (our favorite Friday tradition, pizza night followed by soft serve.) 3. Your favorite saying right now: "What we going to do today Mommy," "WHY???" - I must hear "why" 200 times a day 4. Favorite quote: I told her we were going to carve the pumpkin and then put a candle in it, she looked at me and said "And then we sing Happy birthday?" 5. You are 33lbs and 38" high. 6. Favorite song: Wagon Wheel, Twinkle Twinkle, & Ba Ba Blacksheep 7. One of my favorite moments: we sang "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" to you on your birthday...this was your song choice over "Happy Birthday"

Maternity photos above by the very talented: Lyndsey of Jack & Lola Photography....the other shots were done by Mommy at the Pumpkin Patch and school photos (yes I did bribe to get those school photo smiles!)

Letters to Emmalyn - You're two!

Dear Emma,

You are two...where did my baby go!? You are so big and so little all at the same time. I can't believe all you have accomplished in these two short years, it is incredible. Watching you grow has been my greatest joy. You have gone from a tiny little babe to a walking, running, dancing, talking, and singing little lady.  You are a serious a lot but when that smile beams it sure beams bright. You have big feelings, big opinions of what you want to do (not surprising since you come from a long line of strong women) and a big voice. I hear you my girl, I hear you...I hear you belting the birthday song from your belly, I hear you running after the dogs saying "no barking at lady Frankie", I hear you in the morning saying "wake up Mommy, wake up Dadoo, wake up sun." I hear you when you are silent too with that thumb in your mouth and reaching your little hands up in the air saying "hold you Mommy." I want to hold on to this age forever...but I know its only mine for a short time. Thank you for choosing me as your Mommy, I would choose you everyday over and over a million times.

I love you baby girl, Happy 2nd Birthday xoxo Mommy

Two year old fun facts: 1. What you love the most right now: Your baby dolls (strollering them, changing them, singing to them), your purse (or Grammy's purse), reading, singing. 2. Favorite food right now: you would live off bread & cheese if I let you. 3. Your favorite saying right now: "sit down Mommy" - I hear this all day long. 4. Favorite color: Every color is blue when we ask you 5. You are 27lbs and 35in high. 6. Favorite song: Wheels on the bus, E-i-e-i-o, Happy birthday