I've gone back through the months...taking a few photos from each month of his 2nd year of life. These top two were taken in June, 2010. I wonder if those shorts still fit him now?
I love this face...this expression! He was hamming it up for the camera...
Taking baths, Emerson would always have two toys, usually two balls, one in each hand.
I love this of Emerson! He and his cousin had had a little fight over the light switch. To me, Emerson is looking so innocent...
As Emerson, especially, became more mobile, it became more and more difficult to get a picture of the boys together. Someone, can't remember who, put them on the couch, so we could keep him still long enough for a shot or two. I'm sure the group was behind me cheering, trying to get them both to smile at the same time.
After loads of watermelon, he collapsed in a sea of balls...
Another of my thousand of favorite shots...He loved these blocks...and was so good at stacking them up. Notice the concentration on his face...November, 2010
Even though it was damp outside, Emerson loved to be outside. He had this little bomber jacket that I just love. We would go on walks...well, he would go running and I would follow.
Along with his bomber jacket, he had this shirt with 'Lightning' on the back. Lightning was his Papa's nickname when he played football in high school. Also, I loved the back of his hair...I don't know how many photos I have like this!
As Emerson's parents were packing up to leave from our Christmas, I took him out in the backyard to run around awhile...before he was in his carseat for the drive home. He loves his pacifier...and sometimes it's difficult to get a picture of him without it. For this picture, I had asked him, "Emerson, would you PLEASE take out your pacy so Mimi can get a picture...PLEASE?" and he did, laughing the whole time.
In January, 2011, he had gotten his new boots...He had also started not wanting to be out of the sight of his Mama or Daddy...He wasn't too happy here, but was getting ready to go to a baby shower with his Mama...
Also in January, 2011, he was climbing...climbing on everything. Here, he was turning the fan on and off...
Cash and his brother also have this wooden play structure that Emerson and Benjamin both loved. They would go in the little house part, or one of them would go in, and they would tell each other 'hi' through the window or door. Then they'd switch places...this went on and on...and I loved it!
In April, Emerson was getting ready for a haircut...ready for his first 'real' barbershop haircut...
|Emerson loved pulling the 'apples' off the lemon tree...and throwing them! Benjamin, who is so used to all the fruit trees, ended up joining in the fun with his cousin!|
On May 1st, LOTS of wood chips were delivered for Benjamin's backyard. The boys were watching the truck come in through the fence and dump the chips. Emerson wasn't too sure about the truck, however. When I put him down, he yelled, 'No truck, no big truck' and ran around to the front of the house.
After that, they had a grand time with their shovels, helping their Mimi spread chips.
Happy Birthday, Emerson King!
Your Mimi loves you so, so much!