Friday, October 09, 2009
Happy Birthday, Emma!
Our princess is five today.

A birthday celebration all day long
Emma's preschool is off one Friday a month and today was it. She got to spend her birthday bouncing between the store, my work, and home for lunch. She begged for presents last night and we resisted, but we told her she could open one in the morning. We gave her a crown so that she could wear it to town on her birthday if she wanted. M also threw in the sidewalk chalk he had bought her so she could play with it at the store.

Sporting her new crown.

After work Grandma and Uncle K came home with us and had pizza and cake to celebrate. Then they got to enjoy the show as Emma opened her presents. Somehow she came up with this hilarious Valley Girl voice while exclaiming over her gifts. At least four things she got were what she's always wanted. Oh, and she loves us a lot. We know this because she must have told us so twenty-five times at least.

Playing with her new Zhu Zhu Pets. Mommy went through hell and high water to get these so it's gratifying to see that she's excited to have them.

We gave her the Cinderella Halloween costume we bought for her. After Halloween it will just become a dress-up outfit. In all, she had a really good day. Grandma remarked that everyone in town had to know it was her birthday because she told everyone she saw. Some of them even slipped her some pocket change. She made out pretty well, I'd say.

Look what I found!
Or I should say look what Angelika found. She alerted me to the fact that these were at the SPCA thrift shop. I went and took a look and couldn't believe it. The only thing is that they're not marked on the bottom with a manufacturer. I don't know if that means they're knock-offs or what. They're real pottery though. It looked to me like someone had been using them for planters. For 50 cents each they were worth it, whether they're stamped or not!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009
I think she likes it
Emma got one of her birthday gifts from Noni and Popi a week early. They didn't really want to schlep the bulky thing to the beach next week. I don't blame them. She's pretty pleased with it, as you can see.

Sunday photos
Jack's first time in the "big boy" swing. He'd have liked it more if he hadn't been tired. He enjoyed it for a little while and then turned into crabby-pants.

He comes with his very own pusher. Yes, she is wearing pajamas, rain boots, and a jacket.

Later in the afternoon she went to a birthday party for one of her preschool classmates. Here is the moment they were all waiting for...caaaaake.

Nom nom nom.