My Little Housemate

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When did this baby…

 

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Become this kid?

I've been living with this person for almost three years, and time seems to be speeding up. I blink my eyes and suddenly she's a kid, not a baby.  She has such definite opinions on what she wants to wear, to eat, how she wants to spend her time, what she wants us to read before bedtime.  She likes to do things like sit upside down or bridged across furniture (like above), she likes to sing at the top of her lungs and make up words and play pranks.  She has an amazing memory – she will meet a person once and three months later recognize them AND remember their name.  She notices when people get haircuts, even change their nail polish color.

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Even though I don't really encourage it, she's extremely girly – loves to play with my jewelry and makeup brushes, believes a party isn't a party unless she's wearing a dress.  This weekend was awesome for her because she got to wear a tutu to a costume party.

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Emerson in awe over her best friend Spiderman… I mean Ayden

She used to be very shy, but lately has become more outgoing and sociable.  She will go up to kids and say hi and try to start a conversation.  She will share with new people to encourage a friendship.  At her first swim class she wanted to be left alone and spent most of the session in tears, but now she's playing with the other kids and having a blast.

She leaves half-empty yogurt tubs and sticky sippy cups all over the house.  She has terrible taste in television.  Her favorite word this day seems to be “NO!”  She has broken at least a dozen of my necklaces and I often find my bracelets under her bed, in her toy kitchen or shoved under the couch cushions.  Even so, she's a pretty awesome housemate and I feel blessed to have her in my life!

Sorry for lack of outfit post today – early day and a busy one at that.  I will get back to fashion-related posts on tomorrow!

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16 Comments

  1. Primrose Beresford
    December 6, 2011 / 12:19 am

    I also have a 3 year old, and like to try to discourage “pink and girly” clothing. It is very difficult to buy anything else though. Little girls clothing seems to come in pink,pink and more pink, maybe some purple or lilac.

    Your daughter looks lovely in her fairy outfit.

    Very best wishes
    Primrose

  2. Danielle Jenks
    October 21, 2011 / 6:27 am

    I swear you were writing about my 2-year old daughter just now! Brought tears to my eyes!

  3. October 19, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    I’ve toyed with making myself one! Her aunt (my sis) made it, and it’s so easy! Sew elastic into a circle, then tie strips of tulle to it. Done!

  4. kathy
    October 19, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    Love that baby picture.

    And I’d totally wear that tutu everywhere!

  5. Angela Marvin
    October 19, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    Eh, a little girly’s okay, right? I mean, the kid DOES rock a Jimi Hendrix tee, correct? 😉 She’s awesome and adorable…both of you are! Have a great Wednesday!

  6. October 19, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    That’s awesome to know about that brand! I have a bag of all the broken necklaces, waiting for time (ha!) to restring them. Luckily they are all bead styles!

  7. October 19, 2011 / 2:02 pm

    Xander is about to turn 3 as well and I just can’t believe how time flies. They grow to have such wild little personalities.

    On a necklace note, Lea Sofia will replace a necklace if you have the reciept no matter how long you have owned it or how it got broken.

  8. October 19, 2011 / 2:14 am

    I love E posts. It is amazing how fast the time goes. I know people always tell you it will go fast, but I guess it isn’t real until you experience it yourself. 

  9. October 18, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    Absolutely adorable, surely the whole point in having kids is that you get to put them in cute costumes 😉

  10. October 18, 2011 / 6:43 pm

    I loved the Emerson update! She sounds like a lovely little girl and you sound like a very proud mommy. The fairy outfit is awesome!

  11. Primrose Beresford
    October 18, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    I also have a 3 year old, and like to try to discourage “pink and girly” clothing. It is very difficult to buy anything else though. Little girls clothing seems to come in pink,pink and more pink, maybe some purple or lilac.

    Your daughter looks lovely in her fairy outfit.

    Very best wishes
    Primrose

  12. October 18, 2011 / 5:26 pm

    the tutu looks great on her! it’s so puffy!

  13. Sonia
    October 18, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    Emerson is developing her own personality from watching her mom do “dress up”!  As I’ve commented before, enjoy every moment of her as a toddler as the time passes so fast and, before you know it, she’s all grown up!  She’s adorable and I for one enjoy reading about her.

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