My sweet girl just turned nine! I can hardly believe it. She's turning into such a sweet and smart young lady.
I know how Emily's brain works, and I knew the first thing she'd want to do on her birthday is open presents. It was Friday morning and they had to get to school. So, I let her open Aunt Pam's present. I knew she'd love it. She got a doll and a knew outfit, which she immediately put it on. She was happy heading to school.
I had brought in cookies for her class, so I knew she'd feel special that day. When I picked her up, she wanted to open more presents. I told her we would have to wait until David got home from work. Luckily, he came home a little early and she got her wish.
Ben gave her a popsicle star that he made camping 3 months ago.
She got right to work.
She wanted a make up kit. Just for play.
Grammy sent her a doll.
She loved her!
I made her favorite dinner of roast, mashed potatoes, carrots and rolls. She was happy.
Then, we noticed a beautiful rainbow in our backyard. It looks like she's at the end of the rainbow. She's our perfect pot of gold!
My girl never wants cake. No, that's too basic. She wants a pumpkin roll. Emily's birthday means I'm in the kitchen most the day, but she's worth it.
We san happy birthday.
Another picture with her Dad. Can you tell someones been playing in her make up kit?
She wanted 2 candles and to make 2 wishes.
I think she had a wonderful day. In lieu of a big party, she wanted to have her best friend over for a day of fun and sleepover. So, that's what we did. We went to the Smurf movie. Then, we headed to play golf in the dark. They had fun.
The sleepover went well and I think Emily had a great birthday. I told her that half her time with us is done as when she is 18, she'll probably move out and head to college. She assured me, she is never leaving our home. I'm writing that down to remind her of that when she is 18. I love my girl and I hope she stays with us for as long as she wants. We have great colleges around here, and I can still make her pot roast!