Emma turned 3 a few weeks ago, and we kept with our tradition of taking her picture with her favorite stuffed animal, Dino. The idea is for her to still be taking pictures with Dino when she’s a teenager, but with all the loving Dino gets, I’m not sure the little animal will make it that far. Emma may end up as an 18-year-old posing with one scrap of a dingy pink piece of material.
3-year-old Emma is sweet and happy. She loves to smile and make people laugh. This is the face she makes when she thinks something is awkward. The face accompanies an “Uhhh” followed by a giggle. It always makes us laugh.
3-year-old Emma loves her baby brother, and never gets upset with him or the attention he’s getting. She also loves her big sister, but DOES get upset with her quite often.
3-year-old Emma loves hugs, and always begs to be “tickled,” which means, “Stroke my arm gently NOW.” If I pause to scratch my nose, she squirms, whines, and shouts, “TICKLE ME.” On a related note, 3-year-old Emma also has us all wrapped around her finger.
3-year-old Emma loves to do “homework,” which is anything I come up with to help her practice letters and numbers. She’s very good at holding a pencil, circling pictures, drawing faces, and tracing letters.
3-year-old Emma loves to dance and sing. She loves to run and play outside. She loves to help me cook, and she loves to be read to. She loves the library, the museum, the park, and the splash pad.
3-year-old Emma’s favorite TV show is “My Little Pony.” She loves Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle. 3-year-old Emma knows every word to every song in the movie “Frozen.” She loves to have her hair done like Anna (two braids) or Elsa (one braid).
3-year-old Emma is very much a 3-year-old as far as tantrums and preferences go. But underneath her 3-year-oldness, I can see a very easygoing, happy-go-lucky girl. I can’t even begin to adequately describe how wonderful and fun this little girl is. She is such a joy in our family.
2-year-old Emma and Dino:
1-year-old Emma and Dino: