Saturday, December 03, 2016

Christmas Advent Calendar 2016

Emma...Take good care of your sweet Momma for me.  Remember,  she is my baby girl, I miss you both so much. I love you to the moon and back again.  

Your Diva

Emmalee, this note on your door made me laugh and smile all day.  I am so glad you love Danny and get along so well together.   Diva the hair!  You put color inside my world. I love your artwork, your style,  your silliness, your incredible mind and your outrageous smile.  Miss you so much.  Diva

Emma I love that you leave a little Sparkle wherever you go.  You are my favorite Rainbow Dash!  I have loved being part of your world from Blue’s Clues, Dora, and My Little Pony!   Diva

Emma , I saw this the other day and it reminded me of you.  “ Be a pineapple, Stand tall, Wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.”   Diva

Emma here is some good advice:  “ You don’t need a cape to be hero.  You just need to care.”  I love your sensitive heart and kindness.  Diva

Even Pirates need to clean their room.  I am proud of you for doing your chores and helping around the house.  Diva

Emma….had to laugh when I saw this….It’s true my butt is bigger than my heart.  My you are always in my heart and in my thoughts.   Your Diva

Emma, I love that you enjoy reading.  Books can open a whole world of adventures to you.  I have read 50 books this past year and have really enjoyed it.  Diva

Emma, Poppa and I are looking forward to meeting Poppy.  We love seeing pictures of you together.  Tell Poppy thanks for the “Happy Birthday” song you sang together.  Diva

Emmalee,  Our time together is never Quite Enough.  We miss our Emma girl.  Poppa will see something when we are shopping and will say…”I bet Emma would really like that!”
 Miss you Darling Girl….your Poppa and Diva

Just think time we all get together there will be  another baby girl Cousin.  You will have such a good time playing with Lyra and baby Lucy.  I can hardly wait to have some girl time together.   Your Diva

Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy 4th of July

Hey Sweetie....What do Divas love more than anything?  Having all our family together under one roof and getting a family picture.  Didn't everyone do a great job in their silly glasses and beads?  Thank you for coming all the way from Canada.  We miss you so much and are always glad when we get our special "Emma Time".

When it starts to get dark, Uncle Tim sets off fireworks in the back yard.  Baby Lyra didn't like the loud noises and it made her cry.  You and the boys like the sparklers and helping to set the fireworks off. Diva is like Lyra, in that I love the pretty sparkly effects, but not the loud explosions.

I had to laugh at your funny faces in this picture.  What fun to have everyone together again!  The glasses light up when it gets dark.

Your Momma started a new Bennetch family tradition and taught us how to make "Auntie Anne's famous pretzels"  I love seeing your Momma and Auntie Suzy laughing together like they did as little girls.  Your Momma still knows how to flip a pretzel to make the "x" in the middle.  The boys like making  pretzels too.  They especially like to eat them.

Charlie was really pleased at his finished pretzel.  What really made me laugh was Henry's funny face.  I think we have a new 4th of July family tradition.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Happy Canada Day

Dearest Emma,

          Today you got to teach Charlie and Oscar about Canada Day.  Tomorrow we will celebrate the 4th of July (or Independence Day) here in Tennessee with Auntie Suzy, Auntie Rachel, Uncle Tim and Uncle Andy as well as your cousins Oscar, Charlie, Henry, and baby Lyra.  Poppa and Diva are so happy to have all our family together again.  Your Tennessee cousins are so excited that you are here and have planned some really fun adventures for you. 

Diva and Poppa love our Canadians!

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Lyra's first Birthday

Dear Emma Bug.  

What fun we had at Lyra's first birthday.  Auntie Suzy had the porch all decorated in red, white, and blue for our "littlest firecracker".  Your Momma bought Lyra the sparkly big bow. You and cousins helped decorate the high chair.  Lyra had a smash cake so she was dressed in a diaper for a quick clean up after the pictures.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Everyone wore party hats to celebrate the big event.  You made and decorated cupcakes with the boys.  Lyra wasn't exactly sure what she should do with the cake so of course
her Daddy (Uncle Andy) thought he would help her out.

Poppa and Diva made her a treasure box with her name on it.  You gave her some board books on dogs, and Auntie Suzy made her a special book with her pictures in it.  I'm sure Lyra won't remember her special day but I will never forget it.  Thank you for helping make Lyra's first birthday special.  

I love you sweet girl.

Your Diva and Poppa

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tickets secured

Dearest Emma..

This is what your Diva looked like when your Momma let us know she was able to get tickets for us  to come see you in May.  (This is Diva's version of a Happy Dance!)   We are glad to be able to help your mom and of course to meet your teacher, see your school and meet some of your friends.

What fun we will have while we are taking care of Momma.  Diva and Poppa will need a helper in the kitchen and your Momma tells me you are a great little chef.  We will have to cook up a storm in between playing games and taking you to your activities.   Would you believe that we will be with you in 41 days ( not that I'm counting but Yes I am counting and marking off the days.)

Poppa and I are bringing you a Parcheesi game like great grandmother's for you so you should be a champion by the end of our visit.  I"m pretty sure you won all the games we played while at great grandmother's house.

Know we love you little girl and can hardly wait to come for a visit.

Your Diva 

Your Diva should  always make you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now her day is complete. ~ Marcy DeMaree 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Meet your cousin Emma.....I wrote this about you for your new baby cousin.

 Beloved little girl....

Meet your cousin Emmalee Anne Bennetch.  Emma lives in Canada which is very far away (further than Diva and Poppa can drive) so we don't get to see her as often as we would like.  We always look forward to having her come visit us.

Last Christmas Emma and Auntie Beckie got to come and spend Christmas with us.  We all gathered in Tennessee at Auntie Suzy and Uncle Tim's home so Diva and Poppa had all of our grandchildren together for Christmas.  It was so much fun.  You will like cousin Emma.

Emma is 8 years old and in the second grade.  She loves school and loves to pick out colorful outfits  to wear.  She loves My Little Ponies and will teach you all about them.  Her favorite pony is Rainbow Dash and I am sure she will let you play with all of them.  She also likes the Equestria Girls (which are the ponies who  have turned into girls in another world , I know it confuses me too!)  There are cartoons all about the Ponies and I know she would love to share all her vast knowledge on Ponies with you.

Emma loves Halloween and loves to dress up in costumes just like her cousins and your Mommy and Daddy and all your Aunts and Uncles.  Last Halloween Emma chose to be a Mummy and celebrate the day of the dead.  I think she makes a cute Mummy.  As much as your parents (especially your Daddy) love Halloween I am wondering what your very first costume will look like.

Emma is a very active little girl.  This past winter she played ringette . This is her picture in all her skating gear.  It is played on ice and is kind of like hockey .  She scored many goals and also enjoy playing the goalie.  Emma has also played soccer and loves to swim, go to the park, roller skate and ride her bike.

  Emma loves music .  Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are some of her favorites.  Auntie Becky and Emma got to go to a Katy Perry concert this past summer when she was in Saskatoon.   Emma told me that Katy Perry's fans are called "Katy Kats" so that is why she is dressed as a cat.  Katy Perry also sings a song called , "You're going to hear me Roar."  Ask Mommy to sing it for you.

Emma also loves to dress up in princess dresses.  She loves dolls, sparkly clothes, games, reading, drawing, and crafts.  She loves to help cook and loves vegetables.  She likes working in the garden and also loves to camp out.  She likes science and went to space camp last year.

As you can see Emma has lots of interests and will be so happy to have a girl cousin to play with.  I hope you will always be friends and look forward to spending time with her and the boys.

Well, my darling baby girl I know you are anxious to meet the family but for now you need to grow and  develop into a strong healthy girl.  Know that we love you and pray for you every single day.

Your darling diva

Girl with Hot Pink Glasses

Dearest Emma....
  Today is the last day of winter and it looks like you are already for spring.  I love your new hot pink sassy glasses.  

I'm hoping that your new glasses will make your world come into view and give you sharper focus.  I'm sure the other team in Ringette hopes you leave your glasses at home whenever you play goalie.  I know you love to read and I am so hopeful that it will make reading so much easier for you.

Your sweet Momma loved to read.  The first big book she read was Charlotte's Web.  You will have to ask her about it.  I was afraid she would never want to read again.

Poppa and I are working on sending you and Momma some boxes filled with clothes and all kind of Diva goodies.  Know that you are loved more than words can express.

Miss you Bones!  

  XOXO.....Your Darling Diva