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My Emma

Emma, dino pictures, 3 years old         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.Emma, dino pictures, 3 years old 5

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.

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3-year-old Emma talks. And talks. And talks. And if her sister isn’t around, she talks some more. That girl has more to say than anyone I’ve ever heard.Emma, dino pictures, 3 years old 15

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.

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3-year-old Emma can play by herself for a long time. She sets up her toys and has them all talk to each other in elaborate imaginary games. Emma, dino pictures, 3 years old 10

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.

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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.

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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).

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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:

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1-year-old Emma and Dino:





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  • Linda August 31, 2014, 11:41 am

    Dino is definitely getting older and Emma is getting cuter if that is possible. Glad we could share her birthday.

  • Vanessa September 1, 2014, 10:44 pm

    I love how much of a growth difference there is between the first few years. And now you’d better know that you did a fantastic job taking her pictures this year!

  • Emily September 2, 2014, 9:59 am

    Oh my gosh! She is looking SO grown up these days! What a cutie!

  • Christy Z. September 2, 2014, 9:07 pm

    She is a doll! The difference from her two year old picture is amazing, she looks more like a little girl than a baby. Love that you had a letter E to take her picture in front of too…how fun!