Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sweet Home Alabama

There's just something about going home that energizes me. Maybe it's the carefree way of life that comes with being from a town of 4500 people or it could be the sense of love that I feel when I'm there...either way, I love going home!

By far, the highlight of the trip home was my precious niece, Emma Kate. I don't get to see her as much as I'd like, but it seems that each visit makes me love her even more. I don't know how that's possible, but it's the truth. I just can't get enough of her!

EK is 2 1/2 years old and is full of insightful comments. She is in love with her two favorite football teams...the T.R. Miller Tigers (high school) and Alabama. However, she is not in love with any team that wears any form of the color blue. It started out with a distaste for the high school rival, but in her eyes, all blue is bad. Luckily, blue is one of Auburn's colors, so that fits our families' loyalty quite nicely.

Like many girls, she is in love with the cheerleaders and the majorettes. Cheerleaders get to "go high" and majorettes have sparkly suits...what 2 year old wouldn't be in love? Check out the video for a little preview of her great cheering skills. Note the real cheerleader shakers for this kid!

Just a few more pictures for good measure...

I'm pretty much in denial that I used to baby-sit for these girls and now they are old enough to take care of my niece!


Douglasfam said...

Bring her over to my house and we'll make sure she is a well-rounded girl! War Eagle sweet friend!!!

Lindsey said...

maybe we could do an Emma Kate swap for a few days....I bet we could teach your little Emma Kate a few fun things too!