I thought I would share a little about what Emerson is up to since she four now. Weighing in at 28lbs she is the 3rd% for her age. So still tiny! If you can't tell by the picture above she is still into princess just a bit. She loves to dress up in creative ways and has a big imagination. Emerson still has her own mind about what she wants to wear. She will wear the same dress over, and over. She likes the pick out her own unique combinations and prefers skirts and dresses year round. Lately she has gotten very into pretend play and re-enacts scenes from her favorite movies. She has memorized all the lines to Brave, and Rapunzel. With the addition of a bow and arrow we have a real Merida on our hands. She also tells me quite often she is getting married soon and tells me certain outfits are "married dresses." Emerson is a social girl and can make friends in any situation. She introduces herself to almost everyone we meet, even at the grocery store. Emerson loves family and talks constantly about her cousins. Lately she has become very attached the dog and insist on dressing her up and walking her with the leash around the house. She even tied Mia to her bed so she wouldn't go anywhere.
Emerson loves to draw, and color. I love the way she puts together colorful combinations and draws people. She is very proud of her artwork and likes to hang everything on the fridge. She is very intense when coloring or putting together a craft. Because of her particular tendencies she can get rather frustrated if things aren't quite right. This girl has a temper that is for sure.
I think the way she communicates has changed so much in the past year. She sounds very grown up. Sometimes she will be so grateful for the littlest things and say, "Oh thank you Mommy!" if she finds a shirt that I got her 6 months ago. It cracks me up. Emerson will also repeat rules back to us that we have made or she will tell us that, "God wants us to share." That is when I have chocolate or something that she wants. She is also starting to remember things from a year or more ago. She can remember the outfit she was wearing when she got sick three months ago! I'm not sure I remember what I wore yesterday. Emerson adores her family and loves that she has a lot of cousins. Most days she loves on Ezra and calls him my Ezra. But, there are others when she tells me she wants a sister instead. Here are few things she says a bit funny that I want to remember because I'm sure they'll change before next year.
Real Word - Emerson Word
Suitcase - Cusecase
Unicorn - Cuncicorn
Ice cream- Owce cream
She also says "What you say?," with a confused look when she doesn't understand. Last week I was teaching her the cubbies verse, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" To which she responded, " I know Hosanta! He brought me presents last year. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this nut.