This was Emma's second Halloween and she definitely got the concept. A long time ago I saw a picture of a toddler in a Hedgehog costume. I decided this year, against all reason, that I would make her costume. It wasn't too hard... brown hoodie and leggings... and a whole lot of felt! I think it turned out pretty good. :) Ian and Em would come home to drop off loot. She was clearly tired but she had the biggest smile and insisted on going back out. Her highlight the night was getting to visit a couple houses with our neighbor Brynn. Too cute!
We had exactly 100 Trick or Treaters come to the door. No general costume trends... maybe Pokemon... but there were only a couple of those.
I have been slowly working through Brittany Upgraded again. I dance. I yoga. I move more. But this was the best thing ever... this makes a really long, super sweaty workout even better. Love this girl.
Back in June, we attended the Farmer's Picnic at Steckle Homestead. Unfortunately, it was raining but they have a big barn to hold events. There was a nice sausage dinner and frozen yogurt. But Emma's highlight had to have been singing and dancing with Erick Traplin. :) Check out the video... especially the last clip... Ian got called up!
Uncle Drew is finishing up school and hasn't been available for board game weekends. This was taken back in April (holy crap the changes in Emma!). She still talks often about her favorite weekend visitor. :)
Emma is now in the Tot & Sometimes Me swim classes. Last weekend, we had our first class where I exited the pool. The instructor let us know that it was time. I was slightly confused.. unsure how Emma would react. I headed to the locker room but was hesitant to have her out of my sight. As I was changing, I heard a kid screaming their head off. It sounded exactly like Emma. I changed (feeling guilty) and headed to the gallery to watch with Ian and G-Ma. Turns out, Emma was totally cool. No crying. No screaming. Let the instructor hold her and float a bit.
Below is an extremely blurry picture but it's all the evidence I have of her fantastic day. So relieved!
That's right. I took pictures of Emma's 3rd haircut appointment... mainly because it distracted her or got her to bend her head down. We didn't change her hairstyle, just continued to trim up the back to remove the bad layering. Both of these pictures accurately show her general confusion. Curls for days! :)