Monday, December 03, 2018

Happy Happy Birthday to my Firstborn

My baby girl is 12 today - I cannot believe that at all!!! That means in just 12 short months she is going to be a TEENAGER!!! It's cliche, but time slow down please!

Emma you are such an amazing girl and I am so proud of the little lady you're becoming! I am so happy for the people in her life that show her such love and the great friends she has made! 

We had said no more "birthday parties", but we still wanted to celebrate, so a small group of gals got together and we went to Old Town Spring to the most amazing little painting place. We love going there to paint and have fun and they do all kinds of projects. For her party Emma wanted to learn how to start and create bullet journals. I wasn't sure how all the girls were going to like it, but it was such a hit! The creativity was definitely swimming around they all fed off one another's ideas for how they wanted to put their pages together! Even the next day they were talking about how they were going to use it!

Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
After they worked on their journals a while we headed out for a quick bite and then back home to decorate cupcakes! Emma had wanted to make her own cake this year, but we ended up having three football games this weekend so there just wasn't time! Instead we just got some plain cupcakes and I let the girls all decorate their own. 
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
We also did have one small cake b/c I got a Flowering Candle for Emma and it had to have it's own cake!
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
This candle was so cool!
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
Emma wanted some jelly beans, so I told her only if she could figure out how many were in the glass...it was one of her friends that guessed correct, though and in the end I think she shared with Emma!! LOL
Emma’s 12th Bday Party
We weren't planning on a slumber party, but one of the girl's parents were out of town so she was going to stay...one of the girls had to go home and since there were just a couple others I just told them all to stay! Y'all - I don't know how late they were up...but they didn't wake up until 10AM the next morning!!! LOL
Then this morning Frank, our elf, was up with cake and a birthday greeting for Emma and a sparkling candle! Aaron did the honor for her!!
Emma’s Bday
Emma’s Bday
Emma’s Bday
Emma’s Bday
Aaron also had three football games this weekend...I didn't get many pics, but it was such a gorgeous weekend - I am glad we got to spend so much time enjoying the beauty!
Saints Football
Tonight we'll celebrate with Emma's favorite - Olive Garden, of course - and have to take time for her Rocking Chair Picture!! Then we'll get to celebrate again when Teta & Geddo come into town (that's an adjustment for us now that they don't live 4 miles from us anymore). 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA

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