Pre-K Graduation!

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Emily recently graduated from Pre-K.

Here she is with her parents and grandparents:

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And with her teachers:

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When I graduated from obedience school, I just got a piece of paper.

Hmph.

Liberace She Ain’t

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Emily is taking piano lessons. Here she is playing “Mary Had a Little Lamb”:

I’m more of a singer myself.

Dancing Queen

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Emily participated in her school’s extracurricular showcase today, because she’s in the dance class.

Here she is all dressed up:

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And here she is at the event itself:

I can do that.

5.0

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When I last saw Emily, she was four years old. She was still four when the following picture was taken in Florida. Or so I’ve been told.

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For Emily’s fifth birthday, she visited a world where the only allowed dogs stand on two feet. Or so I’ve been told.

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Yes, she did ride Space Mountain:

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She neither cried nor screamed, but when it was over, she declared that she didn’t like it.

Her parents believe that threatening a return visit to Space Mountain should keep her well-behaved through age 15.

Pledging ... with Questionable Sincerity

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The second attempt in this video was actually the first, but time and space were bent to allow the less-giggly one to take precedence:

Emily Tumbling

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Florida!

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Emily is visiting Grandma in Florida:

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4.0

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On a snowy morning four years ago today, this li’l thing came into our lives:

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Thankfully, she was li’l-er then:

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Happy birthday, Emily!

(And, yes, that is an Independence Day shirt re-purposed to mark this occasion.)

Her Kind of Town

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Emily and our parents went to Chicago this past weekend to see The Book of Mormon Pinkalicious.

The trip included her first train ride:

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There was a tall building ... :

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... pizza at Gino’s East ... :

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... breakfast at Yolk ... :

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... an urban playground (several times) ... :

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... and of course the main attraction:

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(Assessments of the musical varied by age. To get some idea on a scale of one to 10, start with 150 and divide that by the square of the attendee’s age.)

A movie star was sighted at Rock Bottom, where certain Pinkalicious patrons tried to wash away all memories of the play:

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Look! A giant Woody!

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The trip home:

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For what it’s worth, we think Emily’s favorite parts of the trip were the cab rides from and to Union Station. Because there were no seat belts.

Holidays

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There were some. Here are some pictures:

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Notice me in the above photo. I’m like Waldo.

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Trick or Treat 2011

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Emily trick-or-treated as Belle this year:

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She got lots of candy.

I got a rock.

Happy Halloween from the Emily Monster!

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Just in time for Halloween is the return of the Emily monster:

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Pickin’ pumpkins:

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In her costume:

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Returned to normal:

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A Sincere Plea: Hush!

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Some people appear to live under the delusion that Emily and I lead exciting lives, and that monthly (or even weekly!) Grinky.com! updates are therefore merited.

Allow me to set the record straight. This is my life:

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I have been assured that the days of my baby sister are similarly filled with tedium.

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So please stop complaining about the dearth of new Grinky.com! content.

I promise you: If something interesting happens to either of us, I’ll let you know.

My Name Is Emily, and I Like to Dance!

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42

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Did you know that 3.5 is one-twelfth of 42?

Me, neither. Anyway, happy birthday, Momma!

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Pool pictures:

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