Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Emma's 5th Birthday

Well, our firstborn has turned 5. I cannot believe how quickly time has gone by. The week coming up to her birthday, all I could do was think about her as a tiny newborn, replaying the precious memories in my mind. Some of those early memories were not so precious, but gave me a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach remembering how horrible I felt and how afraid I was all the time. Being a first-time mom and secretly suffering from postpartum depression clouded some of those sweet days.

Emma is the trailblazer. Our precious princess who loves Cinderella, Barbie, and playing Monster. Her preschool teacher, Miss Julia, tells us that Emma is the leader of the boys! I could NOT believe that! Yes, Miss Julia says that Emma is the only girl the boys play with, in fact the only girl whose name they have learned after 9 months of school! If Emma tells the boys to do something, they do it. I say, "Hone that skill, girl!" She plays dolls with the girls and monster with the boys.

Her birthday party was wonderful. We went to the Clay Cafe and painted pottery. Invited was Nathan, Luke, William and Nicholas, Jaron, Jillian, Hannah and Karalei. So, right there you can see that boys outnumbered girls. I made a Cinderella cake that took me 3 days and turned out really well! Emma's big 5 year old present from us was a new princess bike. It was a fun day.