Santa meets Emery

Emery is growing up so fast. The last time we took picture with Santa was a Phipps and she was 1. She cried so much then. This time she was a little shy as she got towards him and she sat on his lap. She met Santa this past weekend and she asked for:

Yoga ball to sit on in her class at school

A builder set to create forts at home

Santa told Ashley that Emery was very well behaved and that we should be proud of her. See, Santa knows everything.

Our goofy daughter

Ashley took Emery to Atlantic station to check out the holiday merriment. Turns out the best entertainment was Emery’s facial expressions.

Ashley sent me these photos and I️ just had to post them for memories of our goofy daughter.


Dear Santa

Here’s Emery’s first self written letter to Santa Clause. Ashley helped her spell the word but this was Emery’s self formed sentence.




We were painting before the letter and Emery just loved painted nails!



Funny Things Emery Says

Emery is always saying things that are really funny and sometimes unknowingly profound or interesting:

My pee wants to give the toilet some water

Can I have this lollipop now and this other one not now?

We are talking about months and birthdays. Emery and Ashley are in the car driving to school in the morning

Emery: Mama, I have a question for you, whose birthday is in May and it starts with an E? Ashley (joking): elin (Emery’s classmate). Emery: No! Ashley: Ella? Emery: No! She is in her car seat in the same car as you. Ashley: hmmm. Emery: It’s Me!!! Then they both start laughing

We have trouble putting Emery to bed in her new bedroom and sleeping by herself. One night Ray puts her to bed but Emery doesn’t want to be left alone.

Emery: I don’t want to be alone. Ray: but you are not alone. You have all your friends. (Meaning the kitties and toys). Emery: no they are not real friends. They are not real. I don’t want to be alone by myself.

We were buckling in on the airplane when Emery pointed at the two lights for “fasten seatbelt” and “no smoking”. Emery said it meant:

Don’t take off your seat belt and you need your toothpaste.

Mommy did you know I love you to the moon and in the back…

I mid May 2014, Emery wakes up on morning and jumps into our bed and shouts:

mommy daddy, wake up, it’s spring!!!