Disney World

We brought Emery to Disney World when she was about 8 months old but of course she didn’t remember it. 

Needless to say Emery was so excited this time.  She was eagerly awaiting our road trip. We drove down to Orlando bringing Pok’e and Cappy with us. We stayed three nights and spent two full days. Day 1 was Magic Kingdom and Day 2 was Hollywood Studios. 

There is so much to recall from such a fantastic trip but here’s a few recaps of what Emery was like so we can remember. 

  1. Emery was not fussy. Even though it was about 90’s she walked willingly and did not ask to be carried around. 
  2. Emery loves to eat. She was constantly hungry for ice cream, candy or any kind of yummy treats she could cajole us into. 
  3. Emery loves rides and her favorite ride was the Dumbo ride. When asked why her reasons where 1) she could control how high we could fly 2) dumbo was cute
  4. Emery is brave and loved the mini roller coaster. Every othe ride she got off and was happy but after this one she was ecstatic and wanted to go on again!  This girl likes action
  5. Emery likes frozen but is getting too old for the music. She likes singing let it go but now on this trip, she is almost too cool for the song
  6. Emery is a great traveller. She is hearty, energetic and pretty easy to deal with. If not for the constant “I want to eat something” Emery would be a perfect travel companion. 
  7. Lastly, Emery is still sacred of the big dressed up characters. She wants to take a picture with them but is still come what terrified of them. 
  8. Emery is very independent. She likes to walk on her own and is willing to walk ahead and or behind. She doesn’t need hand holding too much. 
  9. Emery is great at entertaining herself in the car. She loves to draw and just play on her own in the back of the car. She never complained once in our 16 hour car ride!
  10. Emery is such a sweetie. She is so loving and no matter what wants to be near us. 

Here’s some pictures from our time at Disney world. 



Father’s Day

I am getting used to this Father thing now. At first it was overwhelming and even though it still can be hectic, I really cherish having a wonderful daughter to take care of. I am also really grateful for my own father who taught me important things like how to horse around and be goofy. Not to mention teaching less critical stuff like English and computers.  

Happy Father’s Day to myself and my dad!


Emery’s 5th Birthday Bash

The invite is out for Emery’s 5th Birthday party bash.  We are inviting all her Pre-School friends and other “long time” (relatively speaking) buddies.  There is much to do in preparation but it should be a great time.  We’ve also got a really great birthday gift for Emery to come.  (a new big girl bike with training wheels!)

Here’s the invite Ash made with cute-face herself making the banner complete. 🙂

Emery Party

The birthday party was a success. 22 of her closest friends from school, Amelia and Lucas all came. They made alien green pizzas and monster jello. We bought a rainbow cake complete with littlest pet shop figures ontop. We also catered food for the parents who attended. They kids all had a blast, here’s some pictures from the party. 


Emery is 5

Today is a big milestone for Emery. She is now a big kid. She speaks very well, has a very dramatic personality and loves dresses and cute things. When we told her today that she is a big kid, Emery didn’t want to be a big kid. She said she still wanted to be a baby. We asked her why she wanted to be a baby and she said:

I don’t want you to get old mommy, I want you to always be with me 

Lately, Emery has actually been more attached to us. I think as she realizes she is getting means being more independent and she wants the security of her parents around.  Emery is such a sweet child. She is so goofy and is always trying to make is laugh. 


As part of being a big girl, we got Emery a two wheel bike with training wheels. She wanted a Frozen bike but we decided not to over frozen everything a got her a 16″ power princess bike with a basket in front and a little seat in the rear to carry her stuff animal friend. We asked her if she like the pick and she said it was “almost perfect”.  This girl knows what she wants.