Saturday we spent the day in Plantersville - after we took Sable to the vet and she puked all over me in the car on the way home. It. Was. Nasty. I didn't think I was going to make it home - I was crying/laughing so hard all the way home that I couldn't see (Michael was driving - not me)!!! After we cleaned up from that fiasco we headed to Plantersville to Alice's parents' house for Merry Fishmas. I think the entire town must have been out there!! The kids had a great time - they always do - and Emma got to go fshing for the first time with her own pink fishing pole!
I took a few videos of her fishing, but I loved this one for what she said at the end. I've learned that using my iPhone to take videos, though I have to be careful b/c it picks up my voice VERY well!
She didn't catch a fish this time, but still had so much fun and loved that she got to spend some time with her buddy Connor!!
Today was such a beautiful day, too after all the cold rain yesterday! We still had to dress warm for church, though - which I'm kinda glad about b/c I bought the cutest sweater dress for Emma that I've wanted her to wear for a while! A new dress coat, too (didn't get her picture in that, though).
After church we went out for brunch and it wasn't long after we go home Emma was down for a nap - too short of one, but still a nap. Then for dinner we went out with our neighbors to celebrate their daughter's b'day - it was apparent then that her nap wasn't long enough! My dear, sweet little darling was a bit of a pill at dinner. To anyone else I don't think she was a bother, but it was enough for me and Michael. She just wasn't eating - she wanted to play and visit instead. Understandable I guess with her friends around!! All was forgotten and forgiven when we got home - she sat down at her table in the play room and then brought me a picture she colored "just for me" - she was so proud to give it to me and when I told her how I liked it she just beamed and asked if I was going to put it on the fridge. Of course we did!! Then she proceeded to start coloring on the back of a photo and brought it to me and said, "I wrote my name mommy. See? E-M-M-A!! How you like it?" Ummm...heart melt and so proud!!!!
I immediately had to take a picture of it and send it to my parents, facebook, flickr, twitter to share with everyone how proud I was of my brilliant little girl who wrote her name out ALL BY HERSELF!! Yes, I forgot all about what a little pill she was at dinner!!! And Emma was so proud, too b/c she had made mommy so happy - she was beaming, too! What a great ending for the day! Count your blessings!!
I really hope the weather is as nice tomorrow - I'd like to spend the day out of the house playing if we can since Michael is going to be home for another day this weekend!
So much to be thankful for in life!