This is Emma and her BFF, Makayla, who happens to be my BFF's daughter :) Our girls are not quite 3 years apart, and I love that they love each other. My best friend and I have been friends for almost 22 years! So, it's really special to us that our girls get along so well. Makayla came over today and I asked if they wanted to do a photo shoot. My strobe lighting is in for repairs, so I had to use the speedlite, but we went with it any way. They went upstairs, grabbed all the clothes they could find, put on some makeup, grabbed shoes and purses, and pretended like they were in a pageant. I have so many pics from today...and so many fabulous outfits :) We had a great day!
You know how I said yesterday that Emma has quite the knack for sorting things? Well, she also does it with shoes. She has always been this way. She definitely has some OCD tendencies, and can't stand for some things to be out of order. I went in to the kitchen tonight and saw this. She had taken our shoes, and organized them by size, and lined them up in a perfect row. Now, why can't she keep her playroom clean and organized???? :)
Emma has been working on counting money at school. At home, she was pulling out all of the coins from her piggy bank, and sorting them. She put some in her coin purse and was showing me. Notice how they are all arranged by size. She has always been a sorter. She has one piggy bank for coins, and one for dollar bills, and she won't combine the two!
My step-son is 13, and even though there are 7 years between them, they really do love each other. Emma just adores Jacen, and can't wait for him to come over. This is typically where she is when he first gets here.
Ahhh...today we had a tiny taste of spring in February. It was 62 degrees outside when we got home from school. So, we headed outside for a walk. I was trying to take pictures of her while holding the neurotic dog on her leash! We didn't stay out for very long because, although the temp was pretty warm, the wind was very cold! It was nice to get outside though. It has been such a long winter. We can't wait for spring!
Two of my favorite things about my girl are her love of art, and her love of animals. She brought this picture home from school that she had painted in art class, and I just fell in love. I loved how she drew this penguin (especially the bows in her hair!) She says that when she grows up she wants to be a vet, or own a zoo. I totally see her doing one of those!