Saturday, March 13, 2010

You've Come A Long Way, Baby

Today, It is a Very Special Birthday for you, Dear Emily. 
You are 21, You are officially an adult.  It is your 'legal birthday'...as Grammy would say!
Our celebrations were often simple, but were filled with love,
surrounded by family and friends.
At age one, you drank your milk from a sippy cup,
and your gifts were bigger than you were!
When you are two, I guess it is acceptable to be mad about something...was it the Big Bird cake?
You girls always sat it the Birthday Chair to open your presents...
And since you were the second born child you were always lucky to have the assistance of your big sister, Amy.
A chocolate layer cake was mandatory. 
And we had some fun with your friends too...    ...The OMTiffany girls...
Even when you were in high school...and busy with homework, swim team, track, dance and teaching at the YMCA...We found time to celebrate.
Where has the time gone?
You have grown from this sweet little baby,
Into the beautiful, young woman you are today.
Best Wishes and Much Love to You as you Celebrate this Special Day.

10 comments:

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Hi Natalie (:)
Oh she is darling glad you have her and Happy 21st to her~
Yes I am lucky to get my little grandsons for a sleep over(:)
big hugs,Patty

jodi said...

Happy Birthday to Emily. I love all the cute pictures and how her sister looks at her with adoration.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday!

Wow you brought tears to my eyes. I'm on this trip down memory lane today and everything is making me weepy.

They grow up so fast....and what a beautiful young woman she has grown to be.

Oklahoma Granny said...

It was great "watching" Emily grow up through your photo tribute. She is a lovely young woman.

Tolentreasures said...

What great photos of Emily. Hope that it was a good day!

Cathy

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Happy Birthday Emily! What a beautiful post. They grow up so fast!!!
Kim

Cathryn said...

I loved this tribute to your beautiful daughter. It definitely jerks my heart strings! Thank you for sharing!

Angela said...

What a beautiful post of love...Happy Birthday Emily...blessings to you beautiful adult woman!! 21...wow...

Haven and Home said...

Ahhhh! A Very Happy Birthday to her!!!!

Cordwood Cabin said...

Awwww, what cute pictures ... a perfect growing-up collage!