Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Emily

Twenty three years ago today,
this sweet little baby girl came into this world and made our family complete.
Here she is ready to leave the hospital at 2 days old.

1st birthday
Our family birthday parties always included good food, 
birthday cake, and gifts...given from the heart.

2nd birthday
We have this little chair that was made by great grandpa.
The birthday girl always sat in the chair for a picture and to open gifts.

3rd birthday
Who remembers the Magna Doodle? 

And Grandma's handmade dolls??

4th birthday
We've always used the same white milk-glass cake plate 
to celebrate our family's special days...

5th birthday
During the preschool years, our family still gathered in our home for the tradition of good food, 
birthday cake, and gifts...given from the heart.
And during those younger years, the class parties 
were held at Hardees...McDonalds...and the Ramkota Inn...
(Emily, remember the two boys in the back...standing by your sister?)
Those are the boys that both wanted to marry you.)

And this year, the family tradition continues...
good food, chocolate cake and gifts...given from the heart.
 It was nice to have you home last weekend 
to celebrate your birthday.
Grandma enjoyed preparing the birthday dinner of roast, 
mashed potatoes and gravy,
and of course, chocolate cake!

Best wishes to you today,
on this special day!

Love, Mom and Dad


jennifer768 said...

Happy Birthday Emily!A beautiful baby turned into a gorgeous young lady.Hugs,Jen

dee begg said...

Happy Birthday to Emily! My how they grow so fast!


wickedfaerie said...

How adorable she was at two days old. I'll bet it seems like yesterday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Happy Birthday Emily!!!
Hope all your wishes come true!!!

Such wonderful memories ~ they just grow way to fast.

Prim Blessings

Karen/My Colonial Home said...


What a great post and a wonderful tribute to your daughter.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Emily! They grow up way too fast and she's now a beautiful yound lady!

Angie Berry said...

Sweet pictures! Happy Birthday to Emily~

M said...

Happy Birthday!! My oldest turns 25 next week...I cannot believe how close our dates are with kids, marriages, etc :)

Kit said...

Oh how wonderful! Happy Birthday Emily. (I love that name, my youngest has the same) Loved all the photos! Kit

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy birthday to your dear Emily!!! 23 years? Wow...time does fly doesn't it? I remember the magna doodle...our girls loved it too!