So, I decided that photos taken on the 10th wouldn't really be entertaining for any of you readers (if any of you are still out there --- I know I've been a blog-slacker!). It was just another work day, capped off with a 3 hour drive. So, I thought I'd show you a Ten on Eleven. Emily turned 3 on June 11th, so here is a glimpse of our day.....
I started off with a walk around my growing-up neighborhood....here's a shot of the sunrise through the clouds over my parent's house.
Sadly, my new kicks rubbed a bit on my heels ..... need to make sure I have taller socks next time.
Then, it was off to the party.....there is a great PBS show called Word World that Emily loves, so that was the theme for the party. Look at this fun cake that Heather made!
Emily got quite a haul of gifts and really enjoyed opening them all.....even "reading" the cards!
One favorite gift - from her Grandma & Grandpa Ratliff - is a new tricycle!
Probably in a tie for favorite gift was a digital "tamura." Yes, it is a real camera. No, it is not new. :-) I was going to get her one of the kids' digital cameras, however I was sorely disappointed in the quality of the digital cameras that are designed and marketed for kids. My parents got a new camera recently, and since their old camera still worked okay, she has a hand-me-down. And, amazingly, she takes pretty great photos!! Maybe Heather can start a series on her blog to show off the budding photographer's works. :-)
After lunch, it was naptime.....turning 3 really wears a girl out!!
After supper, it was time for Emily try out her tricycle outside -- wearing her new helmet! She's a girl on the move!
Didn't take long to get it down!
And one more slice of cake (sweaty-headed and all!) before bath and bed.
Happy birthday, sweet girl! Aunt Jenni loves you bunches!