Friday, July 14, 2006

Happy Birthday Emily!


Happy Birthday to my only daughter Emily Nicole!

She turned 7 years old yesterday and did it in such style. We had a pool party with all of her friends, ate fancy fruit kabobs, drank Hawian Punch and feasted on double layer cookie cake. The girls laughed, screamed, giggled and ate alot! It was so much fun to watch them, I felt like I was in second grade all over again.

Emily is turning into such a beautiful little lady and it really is so much fun to watch her. She was so graceful at her party and was wonderful a friend and hostess. It was a hoot to watch her flit from friend to friend yesterday making sure everyone felt included. She hugged each girl after opening the present they had given her and went out of her way to make each girl feel like they had given her the best present in the world.

And as I tucked her in she just hugged me as tight as she could and I wondered how my little girl had grown so much already. Time really does fly...sometimes when I'm in the thick of a "he said, she said" argument or sitting at home one more day with little ones who are sick it doesn't feel that way. But when I sit and look at my family I have to ask, "where has the time gone and how did they get so big?"

It's in moments like holding her and tucking her in at night that I truly understand the passage about Jesus' mother when it says that "Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart."

7 comments:

Carol said...

Emily, you are so beautiful. When I see that picture, then click over to Owen's picture on Laura's blog, I can see that they will make beautiful children together. But, wait...Joshua and Emily would make a cute couple, too! Happy Birthday, you sweetheart! I want a girl party! I only get to have boy parties with Spiderman or The Hulk or Power Rangers...okay those were kind of fun, but our family is now out of that stage. Now it's birthday parties that the boys hang out and do "cool" stuff like beat eachother up, play knock-out, stay up late and try to watch cartoons that they're not supposed to like "Family Guy". I want a cute pink party! Do you think David would mind? His birthday is coming up at the end of July. Happy Birthday, Emily!!!!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday Em! I remember when you were a baby and kept your mommy up all night long. She loved that~do it again. You'll have to come for a sleepover when we're moved.

And Christine, now I have to re-do my post for Amelia's b-day. And then I have to really do up Caroline's!

kkoois said...

What a beautiful girl - inside and out! Boy, does she look like you! Glad to hear that she had such a great party and has learned how to be quite the little hostess. I have just started really understanding that verse about Mary, and I love it!
Happy Birthday, Emily!

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