Emerson is Two!!!

Dear Emerson,
On May 18, 2011, my life changed forever. I learned that the saying about your heart walking outside of your chest is true. From the moment I laid my eyes on you, you have had my whole heart. Each day with you has been an adventure and I have learned so much about myself though being your mother. As cheesy as it sounds, you really have made me a better person. Your smile lights up a room and your laugh is my favorite sound in the world. If I do one thing right in this world, I pray that it is being a mother. After meeting you I knew that it was the most important job that I would ever do. Becoming your momma gave me a purpose I never had and I still can't believe that God gave me you!Although it was just Daddy and me for a very long time before you were born, we wonder now how we ever made it without you. You bring so much joy to our lives and make us the happiest people in the world. We love you infinitely, unconditionally, and beyond measure. And we ALWAYS will!

Happy Birthday my sweet angel!

A few things about Emerson at two years old:

Weight: 27.9 lbs (70th percentile)
Height: 35 inches (80th percentile)

Wears Size 2t and Size 7 shoe

-Goes to bed at 7:30 and wake up between 6:30-7:30 and naps from 1:00-3:00, sometimes 4:00.

-Loves to eat waffles for breakfast.

-Has learned how to open all of the doors in the house.

-Sleeps in a toddler bed.

-Poops in the potty about 95 percent of the time. (This was pretty much on her own. One day about a month ago she told me she needed to poop and I put her on the potty. She's been doing it ever since.) We're still working on peeing but I haven't really hit potty training hard just yet.

-When she wants to smell something she says, "I sneeze it?"

-One of her favorite things to yell when Jesse gets home is "Yo, Daddy- O"

-Loves going to the nursery at church

-Has THE most amazing memory. She will tell me stuff that I told her months ago. It's a little scary how much she remembers!

-Calls playgrounds geen grounds even though she can say play and ground perfectly.

-Calls all balls net-uh-balls (like the basketball net)

-Enjoys both dance and gymnastics but "nastics" is definitely her favorite

-Her favorite show is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Tinkerbell

-She's super sensitive when it comes to other people telling her no. 

-When anyone asks her how old she is, she says "two in May."

-Loves babies and other kids

-Loves to hide and jump out and yell surprise

-Loves music and dancing and asks for Mc Donald (Old McDonald) every day

-I always tell her that I missed her when she wakes up so now she will randomly hug me and say "miss you, momma."

-Loves to play Ring Around the Rosie

-Has a stubborn streak for sure

-Loves FaceTiming and Skyping with family and friends

-Has the sweetest heart and loves to share with others

-Is obsessed with carrying around the big gum containers. I finally had to take one away because she figured out how to open it and tried to eat a piece of gum. She came to me with her eyes watering and said "spit it out" "it's hot."

-When we are the store and she sees a baby she says "Brother or sister" wanting to know  if it's a boy or a girl and then she always says, "Name?" She also does this when we see dogs. She just loves knowing everybody's name!

-Asks to cuddle in her bed and our bed almost daily

-Her favorite books are Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Polar Bear Polar Bear. We read them at least once a day.

-She is still such a water baby and she has no fear. We went swimming a few days ago and she was climbing out of the pool and jumping in off the side. She went underwater every single time and never even sputtered or coughed.

-When she is trying to tell you something she will repeat herself over and over until you acknowledge what she is saying

-She loves to pat us on the back and tell us good job. It's so cute!

I know I'm forgetting so much! She is just such a little character and she makes us laugh all day! I love that we can carry on conversations now and that she can easily tell me what she needs or wants. I'm so proud to be her momma and I think God for this precious gift every single day!

April said...

Happy birthday to E! She is doing really good on talking and potty for her age.

Natalie said...

happy birthday sweet Emerson! (or as Callyn would say-hakka bur-day ;) ) can't believe she is two! she sounds like so much fun and has such a cute personality!!

Erin said...

Happy birthday Emerson! Hope y'all have a wonderful day :)

Kelly said...

She is the exact same size as Maggie! Same shoe size too!

Lyndsey said...

Happy Birthday Emerson!! I love love her birthday outfit! I hope y'all have a super special day! :)

Brittney Galloway said...

Happy Birthday, E! I hope she has a great birthday and we miss her so much!

Joeylee said...

Happy birthday Emerson. It's been fun watching her grow these past 2 years

Meghan said...

Such cute pictures! Happy birthday to your sweet girl.

Beth Ann said...

Ok, I choked up reading this! You are such a great mommy! And E is so adorable, smart, sweet, and funny! :) Love the pics! Also, love your pic up there under the "Hi Y'all." (Usually read from bloglovin' so don't see everything!) Can't believe your baby is 2. Still a baby though. Always, right? :)

Mandy said...

Happy 2nd birthday Eme!! I can't believe our girls are already 2 years old!! The pics of her are precious. I loved reading all of these things about her...you want to know something funny? About 85% of them sound JUST like Ann Elise!! Even down to the Ring Around the Rosie thing! Seriously- if we won't do that with her she just does it by herself! lol Give her a kiss from Aunt Mandy! Can't wait to see you guys again!

Megan said...

Happy birthday! I love the photo of her "marching" in her tutu- so cute!

Anna & Kirby said...

Well said Mom... Being a Momma is awesome! Happy birthday E!

Katie said...

Happy birthday sweet girl!! Her little pigtails and tutu....omg!!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday, E! She is darling, I could just eat her up! I laughed out loud when I read "I sneezed it", too cute! That's one to write in her memory book so you don't forget it! :)

Michelle said...

Happy birthday, sweet Emerson! I love that she's potty training so well! Can she give Cooper some hints?

Natalie said...

Awww happy birthday E! I love her dress...and this time flies by too fast doesn't it? Make it stop!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Emerson! I hope yall had a great day! Mallory turns 2 tomorrow and I did the same one day/one year/two years collage last week to go on the post too - I love seeing how much they've changed!

ajs {of MN} said...

So darn cute!! Happy 2nd birthday to Emerson!

BeckyJo606 said...

I love her sweet outfit and pigtails! So darling! Happy Birthday Emerson! :)

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