Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day of School!

Welcome back to school!
Emerson has been very excited to start 2nd grade.  She is in Maestra Brandy's class and her English teacher is Ms. Ruben.  A couple of her really good friends are in her class so that makes it even more fun for her.
Eme and Maestra Brandy
Emerson has a new school this year.  Because she goes to a Charter school, the school didn't have a permanent place so the school shared a campus with another elementary school.  This year she has her own building.  They closed down an elementary school really close to where she was going before so Eme's school took over the building.  They went from 14 portable classrooms to an entire school site.  It's huge Eme loves it!

Last Days of Summer!

We had to go to the beach one more time before Emerson started school.
Atticus loves the seals at La Jolla Coves.

The waves were so huge.  We had to be careful with Atticus.  He could have easily been crushed by them.

We had a lovely picnic lunch at La Jolla Cove.

It really was a perfect day.  We didn't really do anything other than just hangout.  The weather was perfect and the kids had fun looking at sea life at the coves.  I am sure we will go to the beach a couple more times before the summer weather officially leaves us.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Confessions of a 7 year old girl!

Yesterday, Emerson was asking Graham why a person would kill oneself.  She had heard from someone that a girl had killed herself so, she was curious to know why someone would do something like this.  Graham responded by saying that sometimes not everyone recognizes that they are a child of God and they are of worth.  He continued with a few other pertinent comments.  Emerson sat there and took it in and then replied:  "Daddy, I feel bad for a lot of people."  Graham asked why?  Now, you would think this is when she is going to say something profound, something that only a child with their pure heart and full of love would recognize in others.  NOPE...she responded by saying, "Because most people aren't as good looking as me!"  Yup, ladies and gentlemen, that is what my darling little girl said after having a discussion about suicide.  This should not come as a surprise to all of you who know Emerson well but still I wasn't quite expecting that.  I can only blame her high opinion of herself as my doing.  Maybe it was when I would hold her up to the mirror everyday and say like I was talking to a puppy, "Who is the most beautiful girl in the whole wide world? It's you, Emerson!"  

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I've seen this musical three times now and I haven't gotten sick of it yet.  It still brings me to tears when "Defying Gravity" is sung.  What would it be like to have that much talent?  I will never know.  
I know what you're thinking..."Hasn't she seen that play twice already?"  Yes, I have but I couldn't resist taking Emerson to see it since it's here in San Diego.  We also took our neighbor JLo with us too.  They both loved it.  Emerson loved Glinda, of coarse.  I caught her doing an imitation of her in front of the bathroom mirror during intermission.
We also took a couple of my Young Women.  They were dying to see the play.

I quickly took this picture before the show started.  I got yelled at immediately after for using my camera inside the theatre.

Aww!  So adorable.  She is getting to be such a tween!
Emerson really wanted her hair crimped for this show.  She planned out her "look" days before the show.