Friday, January 14, 2011

Baby Girl Turns Six

She was a gracious hostess, hair all curly and a smile the size of a big slice of birthday cake. She lovingly opened each gift, paused, looked at the giver and smiled her appreciation. Emily was genuinely thankful for and simply thrilled by this particular birthday... in comparison to all her other birthdays :)

We were amazed at the maturity with which she handled the gift-opening and how she stated to her guests that "It's not all about the presents." We laughed and told her it's okay to be excited about the gifts while she's opening them.

She and her sisters, sweet cousin Eden and special friend, Maysie decorated her cake and what a perfect, kid-designed cake it was!
That baby girl of ours is growing up.

God bless you, Emily as you grow in Him. We're so blessed to be your parents!

6 comments:

Julze said...

awww Happy 6th Birthday Emily! May the Lord bless you and keep you!

I love your cake :-)

Brandee Shafer said...

She's beautiful, and I'll bet she's the best she's ever been. (Also that the same will be true, next year!)Blessings to your family.

Renee Ann said...

So sweet! I love it when my little 5-yr-old visits me and we get to do the neat little girl stuff. Love the cake!

Camille said...

How PRECIOUS!!! She really is beautiful! I think she looks like her Mommy! :)

Too cute about the presents not being the focus...as if she were trying to convince herself. :)

And the CAKE...what a GREAT idea to have the girls do the decorating!!! WAAAAYYYY less stress on Mom.

Happiest of Birthdays to your little (growing up) Emily!

Love,
Camille

Sarah said...

Wow, I can't believe she's 6! This must have been a "hard" month for you, both of your babe's having a birthday!
Emily truly is a real-life doll, and also has such a sweet spirit.
Happy birthday sweetie!

Anna said...

Bon Anniversaire to you Emily. Hope you had a fun birthday!! Great cake!!