20 April, 2010

{she melts my heart}

April 19, 2000 will forever be one of my very most favorite days. That's the day I met my sweet girl....all 4lbs 9oz and 17in of her!

These are some of my favorite pictures of Emma when she was between 4-5....that's about all I made it through before the tears blurred my eyes too much to see the pictures clearly.

Emma Grace,

How can you be 10 already? Wasn't it just yesterday that I held you in my arms throughout your 2hr morning nap? Didn't I just cry with you as you got your kindergarten shots?
Here are a few of my most favorite things about you:
-you're incredibly shy and quiet....the total opposite of me
-you have your own style and aren't easily influenced by your friends
-you love Jesus
-your tender spirit just melts my heart
-you're super compassionate and usually root for the underdog
-you love Eli and don't get annoyed w/him too often
-your face lights up when you talk about animals of all kinds....ok, except snakes! ;)
-you save EVERYTHING.....little scraps of paper, shells, rocks, ribbon, etc (just like Mimi!)
-you love to read
-music is one of your favorite things
-you aren't afraid to try new things
-you're a great and loyal friend
-you blush easily
-you still sleep w/your hands behind your head
-when you love someone or something, you love w/your whole heart
-your giggles still crack me up
-you aren't embarrassed to throw the "I love you" sign up to me
-you sometimes call me "mommy"
Even though my heart is a little sad that you're no longer a "little" girl, I totally love the stage you're in now. You are growing into a beautiful young lady! I love watching as you discover who you are and what's important to you. I'm so very proud of you, Emma!
I love you right up to the moon.....and back!

06 April, 2010

{another installment of totally random tuesday}

~It's a totally windy day here in the beautiful Flint Hills.

~So windy that I've totally got wind-blown hair while sitting in my kitchen....not even kidding!

~I finally got child #2's clothes switched out, but have totally not done child #1's yet.

~I'm going to use the word "totally" and/or "total in every random thing simply b/c it makes me laugh!

~My sweet Emma is growing up so quickly and it totally makes me sad. :(

~I ate mini Robin's Eggs for breakfast b/c I totally love them!

~My hot boyfriend totally taught me how to run the lawn mower last night.

~It was a total blast....except our steep ditch totally freaks me out!

~Eli and I played baseball last night and I totally hit him w/the ball. He cried and then said he was glad that I didn't hit him in "the tenders"! I totally laughed!

~My girl is totally proving to be quite natural at sports. I love that for her!

~I want to start a garden but I totally have no clue where to begin.

~My favorite boy totally cracks me up! The other day he asked me if jet packs are real and how old he needs to be so before he can get a jet pack.

~I totally about died when I realized how much the kids' summer ball stuff cost!!!

~Totally starts to sound like it's totally not even a real word after you say it so many times!

Hope you've totally enjoyed my randomness and didn't puke from the sheer overuse of all the "totally"ness! ;)