Life with Ella and Emerson

This is a blog dedicated to my beautiful daughters, Ella and Emerson. Emerson was diagnosed with a rare, genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome when she was 5 months old.

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Big Week

My baby girl turned 3 this week. Thankfully, she is in denial as I am. When you ask her how old she is, she just can't stop saying "two!". We have a full year of programming under her belt with that one. She had a wonderful birthday and loved opening up her presents. Her favorite "gift" is a birthday card that sings "Happy Birthday" to the tune of "B-i-n-g-o". She opens and closes the card probably 25 times a day.

Emerson started school this week. She goes Monday through Thursday for 3 hours per day. The bus comes up our driveway to pick her up and drop her off. I cried the first day and now I am loving life!! I have three hours to myself every day. Right now I am casually blogging and drinking coffee, how great is that. She seems to love school. They write in a notebook to let me know what she did during the day and what therapists saw her. This is so nice since Emerson is a little short on the details.

Ella continues to love school and is such a little actress. She got a princess CD for Christmas that she has memorized. I love listening to her belt out "Reflections" with such passion I think she believes she is Mulan. So heart-felt. We are going to Disney on Ice tonight so she will be in heaven.

Ella often says things that make me believe she is "4 going on 15". This week she asked me why I have "cracks" around my eyes. I said, "What, I DO NOT have cracks around my eyes, show me where." Sure enough, she points to my crow's feet. I already spend a fortune on my skin care line, now what, botox?


Blogger Kerry said...

:) Happy birthday Emerson! Love her pics... I think she and Brady have such a close resemblence.

Nice to have some Mommy alone time!! It is really long at first... then the three hours will start going by QUICKLY! :) Enjoy it all!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

A happy birthday to Emerson!!
It's great to hear she loves school! Enjoy the time, you've earned it!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Out of the mouths of babes. Happy Birthday Emerson!!

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Terri said...

Beautiful little girls! I love those curls. I know the feeling about the "cracks around the eyes". Children are so observant and honest...I know from being a teacher and a mom.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Tes said...

oh my gosh what a big girl! Lots of birthday hugs.

Cracks? Excuse me but those are love crinkles!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Your girls are Beautiful! Happy Birthday Emerson!!! I'm glad you are getting some 'me' time. Funny how at first you don't know what to do with yourself - then you really enjoy it :)

Oh, I'd hate to hear what Emma would think of the cracks around my eyes. hehee.

1:40 PM  
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3:18 PM  
Blogger The Page Family said...

Hey I found your blog through a WS daughter is 3 and we just got a diagnosis in October...I'd love to put your blog link on my page...nice to meet you!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Enjoy that extra time! Amazing how quickly we get used to it! ;-)

I have cracks on my face, too. Maybe we need some face spackle.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Johanna said...

Why don't you let us know how things are going? We are all curious as to how emmerson is progressing in school. Videos and pics, please

9:46 PM  

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