Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Emily is 14!!
It was bound to happen. My little girl isn't quite so little anymore! She is now 14.
On Saturday, Steve & I got to take her out to breakfast. It was nice to sit and visit with her at a charming little place "downtown" (if you can call our small little town that :). There are painted murals of Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine & Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Lucille Ball, Elvis and probably more than I've forgotten. They have a working jukebox, so I filled it with 4 quarters and let her select. It is a fun place, and their food was great! Chicken fried steak, biscuits & gravy, hashbrowns, pancakes, eggs.... YUM! We shared food with each other an enjoyed it a lot. :)
Then we went to Walmart and got her presents while she looked at books and video games. Peace sign earrings of every color, cutesy socks, a bracelet.... and an umbrella was what we chose for her. The umbrella was a little out of place now but used to be her favorite item when she was a little girl. She always had to have an umbrella, and she would walk around with it like a parasol. She loves her new umbrella and is looking forward to a rainy day to use it (she is more practical now :). Then she got some balloons sent to her from the front office from us on Monday. :)
She loved receiving birthday cards from grandparents through the mail. :)
We had her birthday cake on Sunday while Josh, Karen, and Aiden were here.
We are slowly getting back to normal after celebrating for three days. :)
She is a sweet, funny, and precious daughter and is such a gift to our family. We love you Em!