Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Eme Grace!

And on this bright sunshiny day, my beautiful girl turned 2. 2. Let's all pause for a moment of 'awwwe.
yeah, she's 2.
Our family used to celebrate our LID~versary on this day ever year, but now we celebrate our beautiful girl and in case you are keeping track, this would have been our 4 year LID~versary.
She is growing up quick and we are enjoying every second of her little busy self. It was our first pink party in thy castle of all things boys and we found it simply sweet. After making years of boy cakes, I was stupid excited to use some pink Wilt0n dye =0) Shockingly enough, my boys were giddy with excitement to help me set up & prepare for her party and her 2 favorite guests, Grams & Gramps. Naturally, she had visitors during the cake cutting part and she couldn't have been more excited to have the birthday song sang to her all over again!
I apologize for the gazillion pics, I knew my Mom would want to see them up north and I just didn't have the extra time today to create digital pages to shrink them, though I intend on doing so. We want to remember every memory the minute held of this beautiful day!





A very fashionable bag full of all things fabulous...lip balm!


Mommy added the tulip birthstone dangle to Eme's Pand0ra bracelet.
& Auntie Ann & Uncle Terry added the angel bead for my angel girl, which happens to be what Auntie Ann always calls her, "Angel Girl."
& Grams & Gramps added the turtle bead to match Mommy's!

But even though Eme Grace was really busy, she managed to slip in an unsolicited hug for her G who came back from a week of vacation in the great white north with our neighbors. She really missed him.




Sharing some cake with her BFF Jaylee...



Grams & Gramps
And just like many adoptive Mom's, I hold many emotions about what this day truly holds for my beautiful girl. The day that we claim to be hers and the beginning of her adventure to us just 2 short years ago. Though we celebrate in this house that our girl is growing up, I betcha there is another woman on the other side of the world that remembers this date as well. Her sorrow is our greatest joy, & sometimes that makes things a tad bit more difficult to process. I thank her birth parents for the gift of her life. She is a miraculous little being that fills our every day with joy. We simply could not adore her more.
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Happy Birthday sweet girl.
Welcome to the next year of your life!

34 comments:

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl - she truly is precious :)

Maggie said...

Omigosh! I hadn't looked at your blog for a while. Your daughter has turned into a very different girl from the extremely sad and thin one you brought home from China. Just shows what love and care can do!

Liz and Ava said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Sandra said...

Love the pictures. Love the cake. Love Eme's shirt. Happy birthday to your girl!

Sandra said...

Love the pictures. Love the cake. Love Eme's shirt. Happy birthday to your girl!

Shari U said...

That cake is absolutely gorgeous. Happy birthday, Emerson, it looks like a fabulous day.

Rhonda said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Eme.

Anna said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Emerson !
May you have another 100 birthdays
full of health and happiness.

Ani said...

What a fun birthday party! Love Eme's shirts - too sweet.
May her 3rd year be wonderful, full of health and many blessings.

Kayce said...

Beautiful pictures of your beautiful girl! Those dimples are just the best!! Happy Birthday to Emerson!

Debra said...

Love the photo of Eme and the balloons. I would definately have that one framed. Happy Birthday Emerson!

Wanda said...

Awhhh.....Happy Birthday sweet girl!!

dana said...

Happy Birthday to your girl! My goodness how time flies. The pictures are beautiful.

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday sweet Eme! What beautiful pictures!

Lisa and Tate said...

Happy Birthday Eme!

Wow, totally forgot that this would have been our LID! Four years, WOW!

Lisa

Randi said...

Happy Birthday. Enjoy 2 :)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Eme..
Great photos.. looks like a GREAT day..

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Angel Girl E!! So many precious pictures. The one of all four of your children and also the one hugging G-priceless.

BTW, if I wasn't at work (off the clock of course) I think I would've cried at what you wrote in your last paragraph.

Birthday hugs

Diana said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful words!!! Happy Birthday Eme:)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy birthday, Eme Grace! And I noticed that you have an infamous birthday shirt. Harrumph. I totally got into trouble last week because SOMEONE (not mentioning any names) didn't have one for HER birthday. Way to show me up, T.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Birthday sweet Eme!!! She looks so adorable in her tutu and special bday girl shirt!!

It looks like she had a wonderful day celebrating:)

Never apologize for an abundance of pics....there can never be too many:)

Lisa

Briana's Mom said...

Happy Birthday sweet Eme! She looked so adorable! The cake was beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Eme!!! LOVE these photos - glad you didn't shrink them!

Anonymous said...

Wow - you made that cake? You're so talented! Love the photo of Eme and G. Happy Birthday sweet and beautiful Eme!

Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Eme - so glad you are all together to celebrate this one. Great photo of your 4 kids together and she looks so sassy with her grandparents! Where did you get that cute cupcake shirt?

Maya's Mommy said...

Happy birthday, Emerson! Our Maya just celebrated her birthday at the end of January and I finally blogged about it!!! We've been a little busy lately! I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how to put a Youtube video onto your blog? I have tried and tried and cannot figure it out.

This would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!
Lori A.
www.meetingmayaa.blogspot.com
ldatkinson@mts.net

p.s. I have followed your blog since before your referral and am very envious of your beautiful, happy, children-filled family! I do have one of my own now, however, but still wish to have more children join our family.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Eme!

from a reader in Finland, Europe

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday Eme! Our Abby, Abigail Jiang Yan shares a birthday with your Eme, albeit a year apart.... and we were LID 3-27-06. I shared many of the same sentiments on Sunday as you did. Your daughter is beautiful and your love for her is abundant. I love the sweet picture with G. What wonderful big brothers she has!

Pink Velvet Mommy said...

Happy Happy Birthday sweet Eme!! Looks like it was a darling day of pink and the cake looks amazing!!

Hope it was a wondeful day of fun for all of you:)

Pug Mama said...

incredibly GORGEOUS pictures T - just breath taking.
Happy 2nd Birthday Eme - we love and miss you so much!!!! xoxoxox

funnylittlepollywogs said...

!. Gorgeous girl! That goes without saying!

2. Amazing cake!!! WOW!!! You've got skills, for sure!

3. Looks like Eme had a GREAT birthday party!!!

4. My favorite pic is the one of her eating that slice of cake. The lighting is so soft and gorgeous, there is something about it that's really peaceful. Love it!

5. Do you have a children's version of the Pandora bracelet? I was thinking about starting one for my niece who turns one in May.

6. Happy Birthday lovely little one!

Steffie B. said...

Happy Birthday precious girl! ;)

Kris said...

oh WOW! sorry i missed this post... happy birthday to your beautiful girl! how i hope one day to get my camera on her!

Kim said...

What a beautiful little girl Eme is!

I am interested in purchasing a Pandora bracelet for my daughter as well. Do they make them small enough for children or did you need to purchase another brand? Thanks!

Kim