this Christmas Season has been so nice – usually I am so busy doing sessions, delivering orders, designing cards – that by the time I can take a breath, it is Christmas day.. but YAY.. not this year!!! I am so thankful that I can enjoy the month.
Not only is there Christmas, but we also have TWO other birthdays to celebrate in our house. Emily turned FOUR on Dec. 11th.. and tom turns, well older, this week..
Emily was ready to give up sucking her thumb now that she was turning FOUR.. her teeth are getting all kinds of crazy from it.. so we’d talked that four was a good time to stop.. she was in full agreement
she woke up on her Birthday morning, got dressed in her choice of clothing, ran over to her growth chart and cried.. “but I am NOT FOUR.. I’m still THREE!!!”..
(please do excuse the crappy blackberry pictures.. but that’s all I have for some of these.. – i would LOVE Santa to bring me an iphone.. totally not in the cards this year.. upgrade not until next summer.. UGH)
back to the “not four” year old.. It took us like two days to get her to understand that she is indeed FOUR years old, but not four feet tall.. and they are exclusive of each other.. “but I was THREE when I was THREE.. and I was TWO when I was TWO”.. she has a good argument.. when people ask her how old she says, “i am four, but I am not FOUR tall”..
a “tradition” at our house is the “happy birthday” banner.. it goes up for each birthday and stays up the whole day.. just a silly fun thing.. well, the one we had was just paper and was getting very worn.. SO.. when I saw that one of my favorite places to get awesome items (remember the tooth fairy pillow?), Sugar & Blue, had some really cool Bunting, I sent Anslee a message and asked if possibly she could make a custom Birthday one.. YEUP.. she came through AND in time for Little Emily’s bday! I’m soooo happy to have one that will last… it is sooo perfect!!!
emily sitting patiently waiting for tom to bring in her last gift.. Cooper – bored out of his mind!
she had a fantastic 4th Birthday!
and is still sucking her thumb