Monday, October 05, 2009

Our girl

A year ago today our lives were changed forever when we welcomed Em into the world.

Three of us

Brand new

My, how things change in the blink of a year.
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Yesterday I held back my tears as Brent and I proudly witnessed Em take her first unassisted steps. She's also just learned how to host her own game of peek-a-boo. And two days ago she learned how to share her Cheerios with Mommy. Each day is filled with more and more happy surprises.

We are so excited and honored to watch her grow and thrive. We can already tell that she has a strong personality, brimming with laughter and love. And we can't wish for anything more.

Happy birthday, sweet girl.
One year

(This is a variation on the invite to her first birthday party. Created by Etsy seller AKSheridan.etsy.com.)

"Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
- G.K. Chesterton

29 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Em! You are such a beautiful little lady :)

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  2. don't hold 'em back mama, tears are perfectly acceptable! :)

    happy birthday to beautiful little em!

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  3. Wow - so amazing how time flies. Happy birthday, Em, and Congrats to you and Brent for making it through the first year!

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  4. love the invites! she is the cutest. congratulations to you and brent and happy birthday to em!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Em! You're a gorgeous girl.

    Enjoy your big day! :-)

    Mommy and Daddy, enjoy it, too! My baby will be 8 in 12 days, and time does fly.

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  6. Happy Birthday little Em!

    It was so nice to see you guys yesterday. She is such a little cutie and her waves were so sweet. :)

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  7. Happy birthday to Em! Can't wait to celebrate with you guys!

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  8. Happy Birthday Em! I'm crying just reading your blog. Little C is right around the corner from her and I just can't believe how FAST this year went.

    Congrats to you Momma!

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  9. happy birthday Em!

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  10. aw that is adorable! happy birthday little lady! :) she's adorable. and makes me want a little girl of my own.

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  11. Happy Birthday to our little beauty! Looking forward to this new year of fun as you continue to learn and grow!

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  12. Happy 1st Birthday!!

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  13. A year already? Time flies! She just gets cuter and cuter.

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  14. Congrats! You did it! A big Happy Birthday to Em!

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  15. Happy Birthday cutie pie! Love that most recent pic of her. SO ADORABLE!

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  16. She is a gorgeous little girl. Happy birthday!!

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  17. Happy Birthday Em!!!! Such a beautiful girl!

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  18. aw yay em! happy birthday! i can't believe she's one already :)

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  19. Yay, Em! I can't believe a year has gone by, too! Your pictures were so touching, I just imagine that moment in the hospital when you meet your baby for the first time...can't wait!!!

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  20. Happy Birthday, Em! : )

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  21. Happy Birthday, Em!

    Lots of love and kisses to you today!

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  22. Happy 1st birthday, Em! She is a gorgeous little lady. Enjoy toddlerhood!

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  23. Happy birthday, Em! You are delicious!

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  24. Happy Birthday Em!!

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  25. That third picture is insanely cute. She is seriously a beautiful little girl!

    Happy birthday Em!

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  26. I can't believe it's been a year! I know that sounds strange coming from someone you know only through the blogisphere, but wow! I remember starting to read your blog and seeing the photo from SB and thinking, hmm, I wonder if she could be pregnant... And now you have this gorgeous little girl who is walking! Happy birthday, little Em!

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  27. Happy Birthday, Em! I can't believe it's already been a year. What a sweetie pie. Enjoy the next year! It'll be loads of fun. :)

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  28. Happy belated birthday to Em! This year has flown by...I can't imagine what it's been like for you guys! Here's to another good year with your grown-up girl.

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  29. Whee! Happy birthday, Em! My husband said that I took enough pictures of Em's cake time that it looked like a movie when he scrolled through them quickly. Hee.

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