Friday, February 13, 2009

More Emma Stories...

I have to record more Emma stories; otherwise, I will forget them and wish I had written them down somewhere!

Emma Story #1 -
We were driving to meet Jeff and Grace for dinner (Pike was at his small group) and she's reading in the backseat. Here's the conversation that followed - and remember this girl is 100% serious and is not trying to be funny!

"Momma, my foot is asleep"

"That's OK - just stretch out your leg."

"I know why it's is so tired from today. I worked it so hard."

"Really, what did you do to your foot."

"Well, at lunch, I put it up to my ear. (OK - I know she puts her foot to her ear at home and pretends its a phone every now and then, but I had no idea the girl was doing it at school - much less at lunch!) And then I exercised it at recess and at Kayla cousin's house I did jumping jacks on the trampoline with it and then I made it do push-ups." (Push-ups, really?)

I'm trying not to laugh and I say something like, "It sounds like your foot had a big day."

And she says, "I know! And I don't understand how it can be so tired and sleepy now, but it will stay awake all night long!"

I know, sweet girl, I'm not sure I understand it either!

Emma Story #2
A little background...Emma is not the best eater - especially at dinner. She doesn't like too many things I cook and, even though she usually ends up eating it, she's very slow. So, if it's dessert night, she usually misses out.

One night I made a simple meal of baked chicken, rice and veggies - and she missed out on dessert. When I put the girls to bed, this was her prayer...

"Dear Jesus, Thank you for this day. It was a good day until dinner. And, Jesus, could you please help Momma pick out something better to cook? Oh, Dear Lord, give her a better idea for tomorrow. And tell her to save me a cookie. Amen."

Monday, February 9, 2009

Humble Rodeo

This past Saturday night we took the girls to the Humble Rodeo and stayed to see Kevin Fowler in concert. We went with some good friends - Mike and Teri Jones and their 2 kids, Jared and Emma (or Big Emma as our Emma refers to her). We met early and ate dinner at Tin Roof BBQ and then headed to the Rodeo. We had a great time and Teri and I made a few mental notes for next year...#1 listen to a few songs from the featured artist and know some of the words - would have made it a little better and #2 remember that they start selling beer right before the rodeo ends and the concert begins - that would have made it a little better, too. :)

It was fun and the kids had a blast. Pike was sad he missed it...apparently Jeff has a Kevin Fowler CD that he plays in his truck alot with the kids (so they knew the songs and the words and were one step ahead of Teri and me!). On a side note - Pike had Reality Weekend at church. He spent the entire weekend with 6th grade boys at a sponsor's home. We dropped him off Friday night and got him back at church on Sunday morning. Even though he was disappointed about missing the concert, he had an amazing weekend and said he would have much rather been with his buddies staying up until all hours of the night.

Here are a couple of pictures...mental note #3 - we can go down to the arena before the concert starts to take pictures (and could probably do this at the same time we buy a beer). :)

Teri and me watching the Rodeo

Big Emma and Grace waiting for Kevin Fowler to come on stage.

I also have a funny Emma story from the evening. When we were at Tin Roof she wanted one of the snow cones they were selling and I told her that we would wait to see what they had at the Rodeo. As we are walking into the arena from the parking lot, she is holding my hand and looks up at me and says, "Momma, If they have cotton candy in here, will you buy me a snow cone?"

Yep, that's my Emma...I don't see her as much as I used to, but I sure do enjoy those moments when she shows up!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gotta Love My Girls!!

Both of these things really happened to me this week...

Three days ago, Grace is in my bathroom talking to me while I was putting on my make-up and she says, "Momma, can I ask you a question?"

"Sure, what is it?"

"Do you think I'm going to be something when I grow up...or am I going to be like you?"

What??! I look at her and laugh.

Then she realizes how that sounded and says, "I mean you used to be something."

Oh, that's much better! And this is the one of my 3 who probably appreciates me the most right now! Yikes!

Then today I went to pick up my new glasses and took the girls in with me. Emma was looking at the round mirror on the table that flips over and is magnified on one side. After she finished putting on her lip gloss and singing to herself, she said, "Here Momma, you look in it."

I did and it definitely magnifies everything. "Wow! It really makes my face look big!"

Grace chimes in, "It makes it look kind of wrinkly."

And Emma quickly corrects her, "But Grace, it is all wrinkly!"

I just had to laugh least this time they were right!