Do you remember Emersyn's super cute Garden Pool Party? She was so excited about that day and had so much fun gathering gift cards and passing out seeds to her friends. She just couldn't wait to drop everything off at Keep Brazos Beautiful! Fast forward a couple of months and I receive an email informing me that Emersyn has won an award for her contribution to KBB!
We were so excited and insanely proud of our girl and couldn't wait to attend the annual KBB Awards Luncheon. I let her pick out her dress and shoes and picked her up from school in the middle of the day(!) to head up to the Hilton. We got there a bit earlier than expected so to kill time we walked around and she had to sit in every kind of chair she could find. "Oh, Mommy! This place is just AMAZING! We should totally move here."
We made our way back to the banquet room for lunch where she was treated to a custom order of chicken tenders and fries while all the other guests had to settle for baked chicken and steamed veggies. (She also managed to talk the table out of their tomatoes on their salads.) She couldn't wait to dig into that cake and who could blame her.
She was so observant and did such a good job listening, eating with manners, asking great questions about the presentation and clapping for all the award winners. And then it was her turn...
She could not stop smiling over that plaque - she was just so proud and did such a great job explaining why she wanted to make "our city pretty".
"Mom, I can't wait to show Rad and Landry!"
While we didn't at all expect this recognition for Emersyn, I'm so glad that KBB does this. They gave nine awards in all that encourage everyone from HOAs to community members to kids to play a role in the upkeep and maintenance of our town. What encouragement to get involved even in the smallest ways and what an impact this had on Emersyn and her siblings to show how important it is to be engaged in your community.
As we headed out she just had to make a wish at the fountain. I'm pretty sure it was that she really could move there - Ha!
And then she made the rounds at school to show her teachers and Mr. Hatfield her fun plaque. They were all so encouraging and celebrated her big!
So proud of our Emersyn and her big heart!