How did we get from this...
... to this so quickly?
Yesterday, June 9th, 2009 was Emily's 9th birthday...her "Golden Birthday"! What's a golden birthday? Supposedly, it's when your date of birth is the same # as the age you are turning. I missed mine; it was when I was 4...oh well. But, Emily turned 9 on the 9th yesterday, so she wanted to make sure that we did something extra special on her golden birthday. I'm sure that she meant something extra special would be an extra present, but instead, Jason, Ben, Abby and I each wrote a list of 9 Things we love about Emily. Of course, it wasn't difficult to come up with a list. Emily's a great kid and we are so blessed to have her!
A few highlights from the list:
I love the way your dimples show
when you smile really big. (Dad)
I love how you work hard to make your friends
feel better when they are sad. (Dad)
I love how you are brave and share
about God with your friends. (Dad)
I love how kind and caring you are. (Mom)
I love that you are truthful and
do your best to do what's right. (Mom)
I love your shiny brown eyes. (Mom)
You play with me. (Ben)
You teached me how to blow up balloons. (Ben)
You love me. (Ben)
You kiss and hug me. (Abby)
You are funny. (Abby)
You draw with me. (Abby)
On to the presents...
I love it when I get a reaction like this:
All because of these; the new craze...
And roller blades!
(pink ones, of course)
And on to the party:
Can't forget the good friends...check!
Add a night walk complete with glow sticks...check!
Top it off with sleeping in the tent in the backyard...check!
Oh yeah, almost forgot...
Add Mom sleeping in the tent, too...oh well...check!
Hope your birthday was fun, Em!