Monday, September 26, 2011

Emily's Big Girl Birthday Wish List

Hope you don't mind but I figured I'd take a minute to make a Birthday wish list for Emily.  You see all of a sudden she is into big girl things and totally over little girl things.  Here are some big girl things she likes though.

Puzzles, we like 24 to 48 piece puzzles.  She has a few but she would love a few more.

Barbie things.  I know some people don't do Barbie and I know they have good reasons but she is enthralled with the ones at her school and I'm just not going to fight it.  I'll fight for her body image in other ways.  She is going to earn her first real one here in a few days so while I'm sure more dolls would be great she would really like clothes and shoes.

Anything Strawberry short cake but espically dolls that come with clothes to change.  Really anything with a change or two of clothes makes her happy.

Littlest pet shop things.

Hope that helps.  As always no one has to buy her anything but I thought some ideas might be helpful.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


This past Sunday I went to a movie with a friend and Elijah went to youth group.
So Emily and Neil had some real alone time together and he promised to do whatever she wanted.  Smooth move Daddy.
She wanted to go out in a boat so badly that she cried when he tried to talk her out of it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Back to School

Emily started preschool again after Labor Day.
She was so excited and ready to start back.
Her class this year is the apple class so we needed an apple dress.
I think Grandma bought this fabric at some point in the 90s.  The salvage says 1991.  I barely had enough though because I had used most of it to make teacher gifts a few years ago.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

3rd Grade

Elijah started 3rd grade last Thursday. He seems to be adapting well. He was not ready for summer to end but he is glad to see his friends and even has one of his best Kindergarten friends is in his class this year.