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 pompoms...no 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!