emmerson says... (part 5)

"Steddy (spaghetti) tastes a little saucy."

"My belly has bad dreams."

"What in the whole wide world?!"

"I wish you smelled like the shower man."

"That was a chicken burp."

"Guess what that man said? 'Don't worry about your kids, cause they're weird.'"

"Y'all didn't hear it, but my poop made a squeak sound."

"Red freccos (freckles) are coming up to my bottom!"

"There was a little turtle inside his seashell."

"My brain is talking too fast."

"This fork is not respecting me."

"My teachers keep telling me it's real, but it's a puppet! A PUPPET!"

"You look different. It's a little good. I like it sometimes. Look like a lady."

"I think Hutch's hiccups are making his hair orange."

"Hey. If you had knees like a triangle, you would be weird. You can't walk with triangle knees."

"My belly's not respecting me."

"Oh man. My bangs are destroying me!"

"I flossed my teeth. I flossed them so there's no monster in there."

"If they're a little bit sour, they're skittles. If they're chocolate, they're m&ms."

"If you want me to fire you, I will. I will call the fire truck."

"I gotta get new toes that don't make me trip. Gotta go to the toe store and get new toes!"


"Boys. Are. Weird. They toot every time."

"If a boy has to go pee, he has to stand. He has to stand and pull the peanuts out. We'll have to teach Hutch."

"I'm thinking 'bout which star has Jesus in it."

"First, it was thunder in my head. But then it was actually outside."

"What does it feel like in your brain when you go poop? It feels like a little bit of yourself just gets real tight."

"Whose chocolate milk is this?"
Mine, baby.
"....you need it?"
(as she slowly slides it towards her.)


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.)