Second- it is time for me to play some blogging catch up. However, I am pretty tired, and this has been a pretty happenin' week here at the Goodman abode, so I will just cover the best part of the week in this already too long post. Emma Rose Goodman celebrated her third birthday (including the day she was born of course!) on February 27th, and has now officially entered the stage in her life that she has been rehearsing for almost 3 months now- the TERRIBLE TWOS!!! *dun dun DUNNNN* :) We had a small party of family and friends complete with pizza, cupcakes and ice cream. I am not sure if Emma really knew what was happening, but she was aware that she was the center of attention, and she really enjoyed that. Ross and I went fairly light on the gifts since we knew her Grandmas and aunts would keep her busy with all their tokens of love. We got her a little tricycle which we were VERY excited about. She has been eyeing the big-wheels of some of the neighborhood kids for a while now. She seemed to really like it too. . .
. . . until Aunt Heather unveiled the stupid giant ball of joy and purpleness.
It TOTALLY trumped our little bike!
We also got her a big bag of giant lego things- which were mostly enjoyed by Carrie and Nate- we pretty much struck out on the present front this year. Oh well! (Actually, Emma has learned to really like the legos since then, and that made me feel much better!)
This is honorary Aunt Carrie enjoying her brief chance to hold Sara- Grandma Jones can get really grabby when it comes to babies- who knew?
When we first brought the cupcakes out, Carrie told Emma to blow them out. She started the urging early, because it usually takes a lot of it to get young kids to blow out their candles. Unfortunately, Emma was more obedient than we anticipated, and the candles were out before the camera was ready. We tried to get her to do it a second time, but gave up when the candles were almost burned down. After cake and presents, Emma spent the rest of the night watching her new puppy movie (Lady and the Tramp) from Grandma with Aunt Dana, while the rest of us enjoyed visiting with each other and playing a rousing game of 'Pass the Baby'. It was a great night and Emma had a lot of fun. We love our little toddler- even if at times she enbodies the term 'Terrible' more than we would like. She brings so much joy to our home. She is such a smart little girl, and she really keeps us on our toes. I love you Emma!! Happy Birthday!