Ember is the sweetest 4 year old little girl I know. She doesn't have a mean bone in her skinny little frame, she lovingly cares for her baby sister every day, sharing toys, books, snacks and treasures. Ember really enjoys playing with other kids and she likes to know what is going on. Every night Ember asks me, "Mom, what are we going to do tomorrow?" Those of you that know me well, know that I function the best on pure spontaneity. Ember has helped me look ahead, plan events and be prepared. I still keep a swim bag packed in the back of the van for emergency beach trips, but for the most part, I let Ember know if we are planning a fun event the next day. My birthday was this past Sunday, and so I planned a Saturday beach day for my "day". We met some friends down at the cove in Kihei and we were blessed with some fun little waves to play on. Ember has never been too keen on surfing although I have convinced her to ride on her tummy along with me a few times. She endures, but then happily goes back to the sand and the waves that tickle the shore.
The cove is mostly sand and the tide was out so it was shallow and very welcoming to all little surfers. Ember wanted to try and she did so well. I pushed and pushed and retrieved and retrieved. She stood up, smiled and surfed and surfed. When I asked if I could take a turn, she said, "no, not yet". It was a great gift to watch her have so much fun on the water...Our newest surfer girl:
Waiting for the wave...
Sweet girl...My Emmy!