Sunday, December 28

2 Years Old... and Cute 2!

Little Em turned two while we were in Iowa. Emma seemed to really enjoy herself with a bunch of cousins running around "helping" her play with all the presents. We are so grateful to have Emma in our family. She is: a live wire, a tease, a sweetie, a stinker, a happy girl, a little dramatic, and super fun!

Little known (or well-known) facts about Emma Mae Hunger...
  • She's a great middle child. When the other two are going nuts, Emma usually settles right down and is the peaceful one. On the other hand, she gives us a run for our money when the other two are quiet!
  • She is a TEASE! Emma really likes to push people's buttons. Example #1: She is always willing to share food or toys with Sarah, but she likes to make her cry a little bit before she gives it away. Example #2: She is known to knowingly defy her mom and dad. On night during dinner she stood up on the chair and wouldn't eat. Dennis & I both told her to sit down and so she pointed one hand at each of us and kept saying, "No Daddy! No Mommy! No Daddy! No Mommy!" with a little smile on her face the whole time.
  • She just started talking a little more. We have been concerned about Emma's speech, but in the last 4-6 weeks she's finally willing to repeat things we say and is saying quite a few new words each day. The first two words she strung together was about a month ago and they were, "No Mommy." That's our girl!
  • Emma is a good mommy. When Emma turned one, we got her a baby doll because she was so interested in Sarah's dolls. Ever since then she has carried around little dollies feeding them, changing diapers, scolding them, and cuddling them. She loves to play pretend.
  • Emma is very sensitive. Whenever she gets in trouble, she begins to cry and won't stop until we give her a hug. It's like she needs the reassurance that we still love her. It really makes me stop and think!
  • Emma loves to sleep. She takes a good 2-3 hour nap every afternoon and still is very happy to go to sleep each night at 7:00 or 7:30. She doesn't cry or stall or anything. We just give her the mouse and tuck her in under her two favorite blankies, and she's set!
Posing with all the presents. Daddy especially thought the John Deere bag was great!

Minnie Mouse was - and still is - a hit!

Emma loves Cinderella and calls her "Lella" (thus the tongue sticking out to say Lella). Her sweet Aunt Megan made her this gorgeous cake for her birthday. It was amazing!

Family photo op... gotta hold Lella's hands!

Happy Birthday to Sweet Little Em!!!!


Jon and Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Emma! I can't believe how fast time flies. I LOVE the cake, Wow pretty amazing. Looks like a fun party.

Jennie's bunch said...

Happy birthday sweet Emma!! It's been so fun watching her grow!! She is such a sweetheart!!

Kimberly said...

She is such a cutie! I love the Cinderella cake. I need to find a reason to make one someday :)

Kimberly said...

She is such a cutie! I love the Cinderella cake. I need to find a reason to make one someday :)