Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Birthday/Big Sister Day

The days leading up to Elle's big arrival are getting closer!
And my to-do lists are finally getting smaller.

At the top of my list is Emma and her birthday.
 My girl...my big girl.
She is my right hand man around the house.
The one who chips in with a cheerful attitude to help with her brothers.
The one who gets overlooked at times because she's so capable of doing everything herself.

I adore her.
It was so important to me that we had a special day before Elle was born to celebrate Emma.
A day to make her feel special and important.
And a day to let her know that she's the best big sister ever! 

On Sunday we picked up my sister Bekka and headed to the American Girl store in Dallas.
We had been once before for her third birthday but this trip was the best!
She was old enough to really appreciate how girly and special the day was!

We shopped, got her doll's ears pierced, made a few purchases 
and then enjoyed lunch at the Bistro that's located in the store.

Happy Early Birthday and Big Sister Day to my sweet Emma Kate!

*I've had a few people ask...
The baby's name is Eloise Claire.
But sometimes we'll call her Elle (pronounced Ellie... just spelled differently).


  1. What a sweet idea! Looks like you all had a great day!

  2. Oh my gosh! Best day ever! :-) Looks like so much fun :-)

  3. So glad you were able to celebrate your big girl! I am 30 weeks with baby #2 and hoping i will be able to celebrate my big girl's 2nd birthday before baby brother makes his arrival. Also, I must have that same black and white maternity shirt - love how you paired it with yellow. I will have to try that!

    1. My tank top is actually a normal one! It just happens to be super stretchy and long:) I got it from express 3 or 4 years ago?

  4. That looks like the most wonderful day for a momma and her girl! I just love that booth and pretty food too :)

  5. So fun! My daughter is about the same age as yours and has been BEGGING for that caroline doll. She would have been in heaven :)

  6. What a fun day and such wonderful memories!!

  7. You have one very sweet, very beautiful BIG sister...... Emma Kate!!!! So glad you were able to have such a wonderful day with her. I know she will remember it for a long time.

  8. Fun day! My Emma (almost named her Emma Kate) will love that one day, too! :)

  9. Super Special! Super Sweet! What a fun idea . . . a "Big Sister Day".

    :) :) :)

  10. This is so sweet! You're such a great sister. :)


  11. God bless you! You are the best momma! I know Emma will remember the way you made her feel special! This is so sweet!!!! Looks like y'all had a great time! Y'all are such beautiful girls!!!!!!


  12. This is so adorable... Looks like every little girls dream day! And you look fab momma!!

  13. yall are all so beautiful!! what a fantastic day and memory yall will all have forever. love this.

  14. this is such a fun day!! yall are all so beautiful!!