Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The World According to Emily

Ok, so tonight Sophie has been whisked away by her adoring handlers and entourage (aka Aunt Pat and Caely) to have a big girl sleepover out with them. Which means that when Jim and I came home from work tonight there was only Emily in the house. And MAN was it ever quiet...

So I have been inspired to do a post that is all about Emily. Unfortunately Emily was teething and tired so we didn't get to lavish her with our undivided attention for very long tonight before she was ready to throw in the towel but man, Emily is one stinking cute and totally unique happy little creature. She is so very different from her big sister in so many ways. She wakes up happy and saying "Hi" in the sweetest, cutest voice ever. (Sophie, if you didn't, often know woke up typically fairly grumpy or even downright miserable within minutes of waking most of the time.) Emily can entertain herself and often does. Emily is messy and a walking petri dish. She picks her nose and throws her food. Sophie NEVER EEEVER did anything so beneath her as to get mussy or pick her nose. Emily rolls in sand. Emily eats fistfulls of sand. Sophie was afraid of grass touching her legs at Em's age. They are oh so different and yet both so amazing and wonderful in their own ways.

Emily's current lexicon includes:
Dada, Mama, Nana, Pop Pop, cup, car, Elmo (but she says "Elwo"), Bottle ("Ba Ba"), Stinky ("Tinky"), shoes, and I'm sure a few others I'm forgetting.

She gives kisses. She likes to hug. She adores the Wiggles. She is lactose intolerant. She is probably getting three of her molars at this very moment.

Boy do we ever love her. She is just the most incredible little being you ever will meet. We are so tickled by her joy of life and can't wait to see how Em grows and changes over the course of the coming year.