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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Monday, June 08, 2009

Just one of those days...

While Emerson can be completely charming and adorable, she has her moments. Today, we spent the afternoon running errands and all of Emerson's adorable quirks were in full effect and not so adorable in public. For instance, as we were standing in the check out lane at the grocery store she asked the woman behind us for a hug. She is very hard even for strangers to resist, so before I could stop it the woman hugged her. Then Emerson asked, "kiss, please?!". Once again before I could utter a word the woman kissed the top of her head. Emerson then grabbed both of the woman's hands and held tight. Ella, who was watching the whole thing, cried out, "Emerson, don't hug and kiss strangers!!!" This then completely embarrasses the poor woman who was just being kind and makes me want to stick my head in a hole. UGH!

Emerson has also started calling out "Hi, Grandma!" to any woman over the age of 40 and "Hi, Daddy!" to any man around Brian's age. I'm trying not to notice the dirty looks.

I am starting potty training with Em tomorrow. We will see how it goes. It may be too early for her, but I figure I have the whole summer to work on it.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Emmy and her Microphone

The girls are into performing lately. Emerson is picking it up from her big sister that holding a microphone and singing for a camera is very cool. She follows me around with her mic saying, "more Emmy sing please". Here are two quick clips of Emerson singing. The first is Twinkle, Twinkle and then her ABC's.