We have been partying like it is 1999 in our house. Emma turned 8 on Sunday and we have enjoyed it all week 🙂
Lucy and I ate with Emma at her school on Friday. We took doughnuts to the class. That was the day that they announced her birthday over the intercom. She was super excited about it being her turn for that.
After school, Emma had her birthday party. We took two friends and Olivia to paint pottery. They had a great time; however, their clumsy mother broke a piece of pottery and had to pay an extra $15 for this event 🙂
We ate at Mellow Mushroom after that and had a great time. Since it was a traveling art party, I made the girls rainbow cake in a jar. They were very easy to carry and fun to look at.
The next day, Grammy and Bill came to see us!
Lots of great visiting time and adults to pay attention to each little one.
Sunday was her actual birthday. Emma was talking to a relative on the phone that day and I could tell that she had asked her what her favorite part of the day had been so far. She answered,”Going to church. I love getting to go to church.” How thankful I am for a place that my children love and for people who welcome them and love them.
Eric’s brother and his family happened to be in town and came by to see us that afternoon and we had another little party.
Today she went to school and came home to find my dad and Marian here! It was a beautiful day outside so we watched the kids ride bikes and play. We ate out together and she received lots of cool “crafting” presents. She will be busy for a long time with those. Tomorrow Eric’s parents are coming and we will wrap up this party palooza that we have going on. Thankful to be near enough to celebrate with our families. Thankful to have families that want to see us. Thankful for my spunky, passionate, independent, creative child who makes me look hard at my own heart, who tears up when her heart is touched, who pushes the boundaries only to learn that they will not move and she must grow and mature to survive, who is inspired to act when she has a thought. Happy Birthday Emma Frances.