Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ten on Ten - June 2011 // Emily's Third Birthday

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.

Early morning walk

Sadly, my new kicks rubbed a bit on my heels ..... need to make sure I have taller socks next time.

New kicks - unfortunately they rubbed blisters on my heels today :-(

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!!

Turning 3 just 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.

Sweaty-headed birthday girl enjoying more cake after riding her tricycle!

Happy birthday, sweet girl!  Aunt Jenni loves you bunches!