Thursday, June 19, 2008

Emma June


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek



This is Emma. She's the youngest of my three kids -- she'll be five in a couple of weeks. I was trying to think of a word to describe her. Her sister, Jordan, is beautiful. Her brother, Matthew, is funny. Emma is cute, maddening, super intelligent, exuberant, moody, dangerous, adorable, volatile, frustrating, stubborn, obnoxious, sweet, mean, devilish, angelic, cuddly, prickly, quotable, one of a kind. Thank goodness.

If Jordan is my model and Matt is my buddy, Emma is my rock star.

It's true what they say - the youngest does get treated differently. Emma is our last, and I am enjoying her immensely. We're leaving behind the diapers and high chairs and sleepless nights. I don't miss those things, but watching my baby girl grow so fast -- she goes to kindergarten this fall -- I pause, and try to hold on. My other kids are older and developing their own interests and I am drifting more into the wings. But, Emma still needs me. She still wants to spend as much time with me as possible. She holds my hand when we walk. She sits with me on the front porch and she sings when I play the guitar. She dances for me on the front grass.

 
And besides that, she says the funniest things: The other day I was dancing with her, when I took her in my arms and dipped her, giving her my best Pepe le Pew impression. Her response? "Dad, don't hold me like a woman."

14 comments:

Corey~living and loving said...

WOW! This post is FABULOUS! what a lucky little girl to have a parent like you. :) wonderful. Thanks for sharing your amazing little Emma with us.
Happy PSF!

Working mum said...

Fantastic photos and what an amazing little girl you have!

April said...

Holy moly this post caused me to well up! what a sweet, sweet daughter and a loving, appreciative daddy! Great photos and great story. Emma is a lucky girl. :-)

Jacki said...

Beautiful photos!!

Head Gaggler said...

Awww, they are beautiful. Kids grow up sooo fast!

Killlashandra said...

What a sweetheart! I love that last picture with the wings and the devil horns and that little half smile. Ah she may prove a handful later on, but she seems so precious in your pictures right now.

Val said...
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Val said...

Ok Chris I know I should preview before I post. I had to change my spelling error. But what I said was, watch out world here she comes!!! Emma is an amazing little girl. So full of life!!! One thing is for sure Sharon and Chris you will never be bored.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Love her comment! It is kinda fun to hold on to the baby, huh?

Cecily R said...

PSF post perfection. TRULY.

Your description of Emma in the beginning almost mirrors the words I would use to describe my 6 year old. If we were neighbors I have a feeling they could be fast friends. And amusing ones.

Your photos (as always) are stunning.

Thanks for playing PSF with us!!

MamaGeek said...

Oh yeah, that Emma has rock star written all over her adorable self! Beautiful PSF.

hotmamabeads said...

Love her response! Remind her to use that one often in about 10 years with all those boys that will be flocking to your spunky girl!

Cecily R said...

Chris I am so glad Pam (I love Pam) told you about PSF! I've really enjoyed your posts and your pictures. I hope you come back every week MG and I host it!!!

Robyn said...

I about died at the first photo, too cute. Beautiful photos and story. I love the don't hold me like a woman.