Yesterday was Emerald's fourth birthday! She is sweet...and sassy. And this little girl has been through a lot in the past year. She's grown up a lot too.
I was looking back to see what I've posted about her previous birthdays and only found one post from when she turned one! (and a quick little post with one of my favorite pictures of her from when she turned 3...but no party details) Woops! I don't know why I haven't blogged about it...but she's had some fun birthdays in the past and this year's was no exception.
Here is Emma last year around her third birthday. This was taken right after we moved out of our rental house and began our 'homeless' phase. Our house had no staircase, a completely gutted kitchen, and we were just starting to put trim around the doorways. Whoa! But little Emma was a trooper. I love her little chubby baby cheeks in this picture.
After spending two days at the water park we drove to my sister-in-law's house to see friends and family and celebrate my girl. Michael even got to play paintball with a bunch of guys (more pics to come of that part of the weekend later).
Since we still don't have a working oven I couldn't make a cake. But we found a princess cake that Emerald refused to leave the store without. So...here was her cake!