our weekend {a video}

Winks and hand holding.
Sister's tap shoes and Daddy's flips.
Ice cream and lazy mornings.
Walmart and flooding.
Tooth brush practice and fancy nails.
Sunshine, hammocks, and giggles.


florida spring trip {a video}

Family time is the best time!


emmerson says...(part 4)

"Keep your eyes on the pie."

"Okay! Let's get some air on and some music on."
Tiny commands from the backseat, as soon as we get in the car.

"I am a robot and I'm gonna mess you up. Petew. Petew."
In the most impressive robot voice you ever heard.

"Thank you, Car, for driving!

"Daddy! Hutch bit Mommy's nickel-pickle!"
Ask me later if you need an explanation...

"Hutch. It's 'ck' 'ck' 'TAR!'"
Teaching Hutch how to pronounce car. Never mind that her c's are t's.

"Why her got hers belly button out? I can see hers belly button!"
Shocked at the dancer's costumes on tv. That's right, baby! Modesty!

"Mommy, you're a great flashlight."

"I'm getting all my allergies out!"
Meaning "energy" as she's running around on the playground.

"God makes our toots."

"I got boogers in my ear."
Emmerson discovers ear wax!

"Some foods gives me spicy lips."

"My belly's burping!"

"How can we swim without our swimming soups?"
Never correcting that one.

"Sharks are really bitey."

"I will not do that again. Just like God said, 'I will never flood the earth again.' I will never do that again."
Her convincing response when she was asked about the toothpaste all over the counter.

"When I drink water, I get water hiccups."
I think my favorite thing is the way she explains her bodily functions.


mommy and me birthday {a video}

We spent the whole day doing her favorite things.
Just me and my girl.

I still can't believe she's four. Like, not a toddler anymore.
Straight up KID.


emmerson is 4!

She's fierce.
She's stubborn.
She's goofy.
She's brilliant.
She's passionate and hilarious.

My biggest challenge and my greatest reward.

Emmerson Marie, you are a light in this world.

"For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."
2 Timothy 1:7
(Emmerson means "brave." This is the verse I've prayed over her before she was born.)