It’s been a busy birthday weekend for us. Emma had her turn at her sleepover Friday night. While all the girls were talkative and loud (Scott left the house for most of the party to survive), they were all super sweet and it went well. It’s very interesting to see her friendships really developing. They’re doing all the cheer/chants together. She got her first Best Friends necklace. They all were painting fingernails all night. Thankfully none of the conversations center around boys yet. Just good, girly fun. Very fun to watch her develop into this phase.
Today after church I made one of her favorite meals for Sunday dinner. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots and broccoli and cheese. The theme of presents this year was definitely American Girl. She loves doing all the crafts and taking care of her baby.
After everyone left, Emma got busy playing with her crafts. We made a trip to Michael’s for pipe cleaners, googly eyes, felt and the like and she went to town planning a craft show. She does love her crafts. This evening she decided she wanted to spend time together decorating for Christmas. It’s a little early but Scott is working next weekend and it didn’t take much asking from the birthday girl for Scott to start dragging things out of the attic. She really did help me decorate and I didn’t even have to give her direction on how to space things out. We had Christmas music playing and it really was a great moment for us.
We had our last home study yesterday and one of the questions was “How would you describe Emma?” I answered that Emma is shy, sweet and compassionate. She’s a deep thinker but that gets her into trouble sometimes worrying too much. But she cares a lot for the people around her and always wants to everyone to get along. Sure, she’s can be sassy and such sometimes but it’s the exception, not the rule.
I’m so proud of Emma and who she’s becoming!