Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Little Girl





Wow, Emmy turned two today. Keith and I are amazed that two years have passed so quickly, and by how much our daughter has grown! We had a wonderful day! I made a pancake breakfast for everyone, which always starts the day off right. While Keith went to church, Em and I stayed home and read the newspaper, made Valentine's for family members, and played together. When Keith got home we had birthday cake after lunch. I was up in the wee hours of the morning finishing the Dora cake. Quite the labor-intensive endeavor! It turned out really cute, and Em got a kick out of it. She blew her first candle out, and then stood on her chair to get a better angle on the second one, singeing her bangs in the process. Lovely! After naptime, we went to the Duke Gardens to feed the ducks. It was 70 degrees here today, so everyone was outside and had the same idea as us. The ducks had been fed all day, and were totally uninterested in eating our bread! We gave Emmy 2 Dora books for her birthday, and I passed down my old baby doll bed from my childhood. Emmy loved covering up her dolls, and even made them each a "snack" from her kitchen, and served it up in bed. Em was very chatty tonight, and spoke with each grandparent, aunt & uncle on the phone about her day. She is starting her "big girl school" tomorrow, and her trial day last week went over VERY well. She was SO ready to be with kids her own age, and played like crazy with them. We will miss Jeffrey, and I know Jeffrey will miss Em. Our little baby girl is changing so quickly, and these past few weeks she has really seemed to transform before our eyes into a little girl, not a baby anymore. (Maybe it's because she keeps proclaiming that she is a BIG GIRL!)

2 comments:

Jen said...

Happy Birthday, Em!!!!! Such a big girl...
Loved the pics and the cake, good God, April...that is impressive!!! I think you've found your calling my friend and I'm sure there is a bakery here in Cincinnati that desperately needs a cake decorator! :)

NCmountainwoman said...

I popped over from the Corgi blog. Nice to find another NC blogger. Happy (belated) birthday to Em.