Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Remember when I use to write on my blog?  Well, maybe this will become a habit again, or maybe this is just a once-in-a-long-time kind of thing, but after spending the day with my Emma yesterday, I really wanted to take a minute and write a few things down.
First after we dropped off Jonathan at the school I asked her if she wanted to ride with me up front.  You know if we are both sitting in our separate rows, we tend to escape into our little worlds.  So she came up front and we settled in for a nice ride to town, talking about different things.  I love how observant she is, noticing little things as we ride together.  We had a couple errands to run, then we stopped at Starbucks for coffee and hot chocolate.
 It was good.  Then we headed it Walmart, to do our shopping.  We had a long list, but we only had a half hour before the show started.  We managed to get our shopping done, and Emma was a huge help pushing the heavy cart while I ran down aisles to find everything on the shopping list.  She hung out with the cart while I backtracked 5 times to find things I had forgotten.  And she had good ideas for things that we needed.  One of the best parts of Christmas is watching Emma take the whole month to buy gifts, and wrap them for her whole family.  She doesn't forget anyone, even the dog and cat have gifts.  When she was little and didn't have money she had earned from all her chores, she just wrapped up whatever she could find: rocks, unused items sitting around the house, things you love that you have forgotten about - like Scott's favorite diecast model car.  Now she has money that she has earned and saved, and she has spend countless dollars on gifts for everyone.  She asks them what they want, then shops for them, sometimes in stores at our School's Christmas store or on line.  It is so sweet!!!
So it was fun to spend one more day together before Christmas.  And to end it we went and saw Annie.  She had seen the preview, but really had no idea what it was about.  It was fun watching her enjoy the magic of the musical story.   Yes, it is different then the original, but it is just as sweet as ever.  And I loved the look on her face when she hears Annie is 10 just like her!!!  it was priceless!!!
After the movie was over we headed home, chatting about the movie and other things.  It was so good to just have a day together.  She is a fun, imaginative kid, full of heart and overflowing with joy!!!  Love you Emma!!!

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