While perusing our old blog, I happened upon these postings of the four kids from this time last year. You don't always realize how much they change until you see it smacking you in the face. I thought perhaps the family would enjoy this little time warp as much as I did.
Yep, this is you... sometimes mommy and daddy think you look like an adult with your expressions but in your heart you're still little Emmie... a tough little package hiding a big huge heart. Your sensitivity to others sometimes upsets you, but it helps to make you a kind person. You love to read and play with sissy, keep your ear open for a crying baby, and are always asking "mommy can me help you?". Now that mommy is working every day you like to come and visit in the office which makes your mommy very happy. You love to play and learn new things with Auntie Carole and Nono, and adore your adventures with Mimi and PopPop. I think you're like a race horse because you still love to "run and run and run". If you can't get outside you run all around mommy and daddy's bedroom until you get out of breath. Despite all of your energy, you love a cuddle and a good nap - especially if you can convince someone to sleep with you too! Your favorite songs are Jingle Bells, The Little Drummer Boy, and Aye Aye Emma. You can take or leave any toy, as long as you have your bunny. At 28 months you are 34.5 inches, and 25 pounds and we love every part of it.
You may be the youngest of our babies, but you're a pretty tough cookie. At 6 months you weigh 17 pounds and are 26 1/4 inches! You and Jack both love to hear Silent Night, Michael Row Your Boat Ashore, and Aye Aye Alex... maybe it's because I sang those to your sissy's so much while you were still in my belly. You love studying faces, chewing on teething rings, and sucking on your fist. You used to have a bit of a reputation for being a tad bit cranky (in retrospect I think that you and I had some rough times with early nursing), but really, as far as babies go, you're pretty great. You've slept through the night since you were 2 1/2 months old, you eat on a regular schedule all day and only cry when you're sleepy. One of our favorite things about you is your laugh. It came so early and it's so spontaneous and contagious that it makes everyone else laugh and smile too. And if there's one thing that you like more than eating your yummies, it's seeing a smiling face - and we're all only too happy to oblige.