Emerson Ruth turned 6 this year! Oh my girl. She is as spunky and sassy as EVER. She has grown up so much lately and is all of a sudden being such a huge help, being more responsible, reading, and writing, and just doing so much. She is super emotional and full of energy. She is so creative and artistic. She loves people well and is a good friend. She's working on getting along better with her brothers. She's a leader in her class and around her friends. I love my SWEET girl more than words can say.
This year, Emmy decided to have a Magic Show party. She's been loving doing magic for a while now, so Judi and Bob asked their friend Mike to come and do a show for her party. We are so lucky to have had it at the church - it was a perfect spot with a big stage for the show, a space to eat, and then a gym and arcade to play. We seriously invited all of Em's friends and our family. I think I sent out about 45 invites. 20 kids ended up coming and it was super fun. I think everyone enjoyed it. I always love birthday parties, even though they are a lot of work to plan and run. But worth it to see such joy, and to have such good memories.
Excited little thing!
He had some of the kids play "Happy Birthday" for her.
On Sunday, Zack and Becca and Chris ran a 5K through downtown and the Rockies Stadium. I got to hang out with these 5 cutie pies while the adults raced. We got to explore the stadium, basically by ourselves, while everyone else raced. And then we cheered them on at the end.
Catching bubbles is always fun.
Finally, as if we hadn't celebrated enough, Emmy and I met my mom for a girls' afternoon. We went to lunch and then to get her and her American Girl Doll Caroline's ears pierced. Emmy has been asking literally for years if she can get her ears pierced and I always said at 6, feeling like it would be so far away. Well, it crept up on me and she's 6.
After lunch, we headed over to the American Girl store and dropped Caroline off to get her ears pierced first, and we also decided to get her hair done. She has a head full of curls and they were so tangled and crazy that we decided it was worth the 10 bucks to get it all recurled and done. It took them 45 minutes to do her hair.
Here's Emmy checking out Caroline waiting for her turn in the chair.
Caroline in her seat. I'm so glad my mom got to come with us!
I'm so proud of Emmy. She was seriously so brave and tough. I'm happy that she feels so big and old and special with her new piercing.