Yall. I feel like such a bad mom. I have been recording Emma Kate’s birthday and stats every year since she was born, and I failed this year! Her birthday was in September, but we were not able to get her in for her well visit until this past week (long story, we moved, it was impossible to find someone new with our insurance.) Anyway, I finally got her “stats” and I was going to add them in to her 8 year old post…and I realized I had not written one yet. Gah! So, now I am going to go back in time and write a post based on her likes, dislikes, etc. from a few months ago. #MomFail but yall know I love that kid! Ok here we go:
Emma Kate was 69 pounds and just shy of 4’7″ at 8 years and 4 months old. This puts her at the 94th percentile for height, and 81st percentile for weight. She is skinny, but she is SOLID!
We spent her 8th birthday at Dollywood (happened to fall on a Saturday!) and had a great time like last year. Every year I think she has changed way more than the year before, and then the next year proves me wrong!
She had a Hocus Pocus themed birthday at a local trampoline park, and it was so much fun!
She finished out her 1st grade year in Mississippi, and then we moved to Knoxville in the summer. She is now in 2nd grade and killing it! She just got all A’s on her first semester report card.
She is wearing a size 4-4.5 shoe, and I had to buy her new socks in a women’s size! For clothes she can still fit into an 8 in shirts, but needs a 10 for dresses and pants (some brand od 10/12 pants are TOO SHORT, it’s wild yall!)
This kid still loves her iPad and loves playing Minecraft. She even plays some with Bobby which has been a fun bonding experience for them.
Last summer, she went to Wow week at Broadmoor, and also attended two basketball camps before we moved to Tennessee. She attended an all day/weekday camp in Knoxville and did not love it, so we aren’t going to do that again this year. She LOVES to talk still and apparently that camp didn’t let you talk much! She still misses and talks about CC Ranch all the time.
We traveled plenty in the past year, with trips to Disney, Pigeon Forge, Nashville, and the beach. She still hates long car rides but loves to experience fun places!
She makes friends wherever she goes, and isn’t afraid to walk up to a kid and start playing, which is nice for me and Bobby, especially at the beach or pool.
She is still into basketball and “practicing ninja” and has been working on her handstands and backhand spring with Bobby. She is way more flexible than I ever was!
She is still an early riser, up usually before 6, but 6:15 at the latest. Thankfully she doesn’t wake us up! She goes to bed at 7:45 on the weekdays and 8:15 ish on weekends. And no, it doesn’t matter what time she goes to bed, she is still up early! lately she has waffled on what she wants to be when she grows up, saying veterinarians have to go to a lot of school and also see blood. Haha. Now she thinks she wants to be a Youtuber part time and an animal trainer at the zoo part time.
She is also way braver than I was at her age and will ride lots of roller coasters! On our recent Disney trip she did the Avatar ride and Test Track for the first time and loved them.
She played basketball again this past year and is so competitive, even with board games or any game. She still loves candy and cookies, but also loves cheese, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, larabars, ruffles chips, ham, and popsicles. She is making new friends here in Tennessee, and is thriving. We are so blessed that she is in good health, and has such a tender heart towards others, especially those with special needs. She loves a playmate, no matter who you are, and is still our “mama hen” always carrying around someone’s toddler. I’m so glad that I write these posts to remind me of her sweet little personality as time goes by.
We love you so much Emma Kate! You are fiesty, smart, sweet, and cuddly, Stop growing up so fast!
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