Monday, May 6, 2013
A few weeks ago, Emma Claire had field day at WEE School! It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed being able to spend the day with her and her class (and Ms. Gina, her teacher!). Emma Claire has enjoyed this year in WEE school and has learned so much. I know she will miss her friends and especially Ms. Gina! We cannot wait for school to start next year! Emma Claire is already talking about going back to school. I think she would be a great candidate for year round school!
Outside riding a pink bike. Emma Claire had so much fun riding this bike and didn't even want to ride on her green tractor.
After riding and playing on the play ground we were off to draw with chalk and Ms. Gina even let the little ones draw a chalk outline of her.
Bubbles were the final and ultimate play especially with Emma Claire. She will play hours with bubbles. We will have a blast outside with the bubble machine this summer!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
We had a wonderful Easter weekend. Friday Mom and Dad came up and stayed the night and we got up early to head to our church for our annual Easter egg hunt. Emma Claire had a fun time with her friend Paige 'crafting', but when it came to the actual Easter egg hunt, that was a whole other story. She ended up picking up a few eggs, but it was a monumental breakdown (probably from lack of sleep, no nap and getting up early) so we gathered up a few goodies and headed back home. Emma Claire ended up taking a 5 hour nap that day and was in a much better mood for our evening at home together. We stayed in and played, had bath time, got our Easter outfits out and organized everything we needed for church and lunch the next day.
Paige and Emma Claire making their Easter egg crafts
On Sunday, we headed to church and it was a wonderful service which ended with my brother-in-law, announcing his call to preach.
Matt, Emma Claire and I in our Easter outfits
My mom came up Sunday morning (since they go to church on Saturday night) and prepared lunch so when we all came home, it was ready. Both of our parents, Matt's gandmother and his brother Jake all had a wonderful Easter lunch together.
Emma Claire loved her goodies from the special friend (if you mentioned Easter bunny she would flip out). We don't go all out and since she doesn't like or eat candy, her basket had colored goldfish and animal crackers. She was thrilled with sticker book and bubbles. I love how the small things in life make her the happiest. This makes for one happy momma too!
We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter as well and remember the reason we can celebrate because HE gave HIS life for us. We are so undeserving of his love and compassion, but what a great honor and privilege we have to serve HIM and to be a part of his eternal kingdom.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
We had a wonderful weekend of spring-like weather on Friday and Saturday. Emma Claire and I played outside Saturday until our friends came over for dinner and we have a wonderful evening of playing inside, eating and enjoying our company.
Emma Claire enjoying the bubbles on Saturday outside
Since her WEE school is out next week for Spring Break, they had their Easter Egg hunt Tuesday at school. I was able to go and she had a blast. Of course, she does not eat candy, but she loved running after and capturing the eggs. She was so happy to get eggs in her basket! I cannot wait until our next hunt at church Easter weekend. I know she will have a ball.
Waiting for the doors to open to the gym for her and her classmates to start running after the eggs!
Getting as many eggs as she can. She kept telling me she wanted only eight but I'm sure y'all figured out by now it was way more than eight which wound up in her basket.
Emma Claire and her eggs after the hunt.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Emma Claire was so excited a few weeks ago when we were at Target and she saw a Valentines Card for a Daddy which had pigs!!! It was a match made in her eyes. She insisted on this pig card for Daddy. We purchased and put it in my night stand drawer awaiting Valentine's Day to give to Daddy. We decorated it last night and lo behold, it was the FIRST item to take care of this AM before going to school. She loved her card from us as well as her goodies from her Nana and Papa. She will see her other Nana and Pa tonight and I know she will be equally excited (shhh...It's Minnie Jammies)
I went and had lunch for her Valentine's Day party (of course no pictures) and she was so excited when I got there! We had a fun time eating and playing with her friends and teacher Ms. Gina. She came home and conked out for her afternoon nap.
Hope everyone else has a wonderful Valentine' Day. Matt and I do not typically celebrate holidays, but with a little one it's so much fun to work with them on crafting and making treats for each one of us. Have a WONDERFUL day!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Last weekend my parents stayed the night and Dad was playing upstairs with Emma Claire and he asked her in Spanish what her name is and she replied, Emma. We thought it might have been a fluke, but we kept asking her over and over again and she kept saying 'Emma'. So I caught her on video last night before we went to bed so I had actual documentation.
She is one smart cookie for sure and I guess some of the Spanish she learns at WEE school is sinking in.
Monday, January 21, 2013
We tend to not do huge birthday extravaganzas around here so I made a big batch of homemade vegetable beef soup and sandwiches, ordered cupcakes from The Cupcake Collection and of course Emma Claire had her own container of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, her fave!
We ate lunch and let Emma Claire open up her presents. She loved just opening the cards the best, they were Minnie Mouse and played music, double bonus!
Since her birthday fell on Thursday and she goes to WEE school, we sent individual ice cream cups with her to school and little treat presents for her to pass out to her friends. I think they all enjoyed themselves, don't you think?