Emerson turned one on May 4th and we celebrated with family the following weekend. We had a fun party with an awesome chicken pasta that Zack and his mom made and lot's of sides that other people brought. It was great to have Zack's family in town for it too.
Zane helped me set up before everyone got there and he kept singing "Happy Birthday" to her so I got it on tape...
Emmy got all dressed up for the occasion (thanks Aunt Becca for the cute dress!)
I can't believe my baby is one already!
This is Emerson's cousin Fisher who was trying to keep up with her...he's almost walking too!
She and Fisher played with this toy all night. Every time poor Fish tried to use it, she pushed his hands away. I think we need to work on sharing. :)
Playing at the window...
Here's her "smash" cake that my aunt Judi made before all the cake eating.
When we were getting her ready to eat, Zane came over to look at the cake and Emmy got so mad...it's like she thought Zane was getting ready to take it from her.
She was pretty much right. Zane snuck right in and started licking the cake.
Well, she liked that idea so she joined right in. Who needs a fork or even fingers when you can just lick it right off the plate?
She used the candle for a fork and mostly liked it but did spit a lot of cake back out.
The cake afterwards...
Here's some of the cake eating action...
I like in this one how she drops to candle so she can clap and how Zane says, "Can I blow the candle out one more time?" and "Emmy needs a napkin." It's funny because he doesn't really like to get dirty but Emerson doesn't care at all.
In this one, Zane teaches her how to lick the cake. Also, notice how I subtly said that I didn't think Emmy liked the sprinkles.
It was the sweetest thing when Zane gave Emerson a bite with no sprinkles because he had heard me say it earlier. I love his reaction when she got him messy.
The kids with their Aunt Becca and Uncle Chris.
With Gigi and Papa.
Emerson thought carrying her gifts around was more fun than opening them. Zane was following her around telling her to open this one and was getting frustrated that she wouldn't open it. He wanted to see what was in it, but had such good self control and didn't take it from her or open it himself.
She did open a few...
One of her favorite gifts was a card from Grandma Fran that sang "Happy Birthday" to her.
Reading her new book with her Aunt Jord...
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