Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Notice anything wrong?

I am sure that many years from now, if Emma hated being the middle child this picture that I have posted will be a testament to the fact that middle children get the shaft. As for myself I loved being in the middle. I felt like I had the best of both world and gained very beneficial skills I wouldn't have otherwise.

For the record. YES I love my middle child Miss Emma. And NO I did not intentionally make the mistake you will see below. Just chalk it up to tons of pictures to pick from and having to have certain photos fit a format.

My journal came UPS and as I pulled it out of the package I was thrilled until Emma got a sad look and said "Hey!" She noticed immediately and my remorse inevitably followed.



Emma's picture will be promptly placed in the cover of my new journal simply because I love her so.

A few tidbits about our Emma as of late:

-Emma has increased her title. A few months ago she preferred to be called princess and now she has made the upgrade to Princess Bunny Bear. (A name we came up with for a stuffed bear) She decided it would be a good fit.

-Emma hates to clean, there have been many a time that I have asked her to pick up her room, to which, she gets all slumpish and says in a whiny voice, "I'm tired." and then while she is supposedly picking up she has really tucked herself into her bed and is taking a nap. Sometimes they last for 3 hours. Sometimes she locks the door to keep me from pestering her. When Jed and I would discuss her in private, we would refer to her as Lazy T. Lazerton. At which point we would giggle. We are wicked aren't we?

-Her favorite movie is Sleeping Beauty.

-She is obsessed with the disney princess polly pockets my mom has at her house. They are the first thing she asks for upon arrival at Grandma's.

-I had a very sad day on Saturday and Emma sat by me on the kitchen floor while I cried and took her small little finger and would catch each little tear as it would fall. With a very compassionate look in her eyes and a quiet reassuring voice. Oh how I love this little one.

- She likes to help me pick cherry tomatoes from the garden but refuses to eat them.


3 comments:

  1. Oh Ash, the story of her catching your tears might be my favorite that you've ever shared. How incredibly sweet is she? Sometimes parenting feels like such a tough gig and then out of nowhere these children of God just wrap us up in so much innocent love that we can barely even let it soak in. What a sweet, sweet story. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love your blog posts. Love them.

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  3. oh, don't we just love out kids? I like to hear that you loved being the middle child. lazy lazierton...ha ha! love you.

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