Last weekend, The Roush Family came for a visit. It is always crazy when we are all together but always fun! We took all the kids minus Emerson to see the play Miracle on 34th Street at the Dallas Children's Theater. It did not disappoint! And thanks to Kate and Amy, Emerson was well cared for!
We celebrated Miss Emerson's birthday last week with family and friends in our home. We had 17 kids and 15 adults here. If I am counting correctly! She was a little overwhelmed with all the people and kept quite a serious face most of the time. (I'm realizing more and more she has a serious personality a majority of the time!) She did smile and clap when we sang "Happy Birthday" to her and a few times as she licked the icing off of her cupcake. She wanted nothing to do with touching the cupcake so she kept leaning forward and licking it ever so gingerly. Pretty funny! We are SO thankful for everyone coming to our house and celebrating this milestone with us!
|Uncle Steve and Aunt Nat-Nat where in attendance. Emerson wouldn't have anything to do with Aunt Nat-Nat though!|
|Grandpa & Grandma came! At this point, Emerson only wanted mama!|
|In the chaos, we didn't get a picture with just Michael and Emerson! But this one wasn't too shabby!|
|Jonah and Uncle Matt came too!|
|Emsy has learned how to crawl into the tub all by herself. Lovely!|
|She also loves crawling into boxes and bins!|
|My Little Maverick! Ha!|
|These silly sweetie. She isn't into snuggling much but she does love to crawl up to me and give me hugs! I love it!|
|We are entering the fit throwing stage! One minute on the floor crying!|
|The next, smiling and proud! She managed to pull down a Christmas ornament and was pretty proud of her mischievous self!|
|Love the sight of stockings, a tree, and a cutie pie baby in her Christmas pj's!|
|Piper recently began basketball!|
|The largest bow ever! Shopping for her first birthday party. Love her smile!|
|Briggs wearing Mommy's boots! Haha!|
|Happy little sugar bear!|
|Hello! Love this smile!|
I cannot a believe a year has passed already since we welcomed this little pistol into our family! I've been reminiscing all day about December 10, 2014. It is so weird to think about what our family would be like without Emerson! Probably a little more organized, quiet, and boring! I'm so thankful she is in our family! And I wish this first year could last a little longer!
I think the photos I took today, capture her little personality well! She loves to smile, but she won't give her smiles away freely! You have to work for a smile from her but she knows how to give you the stink eye right away! She's a cutie pie with a stubborn streak! Just like her mama and big sister! She does not want to sit still or snuggle, unless it's at bedtime and I think that is her delay tactic. But I do love it! Emerson is always on the go, never one to sit still and keep her attention for long.
Emerson weighs 19.5 lbs and is 29 in long. She is our smallest one year old but not much smaller than Piper was!
Emerson - You are such a fun and joyful (and sometimes ornery) addition to our family!
Now, let's brace ourselves for Age 2! Eek!