Friday, December 16, 2011

Favourite Thing Friday

But the last one: the baby who trails her scent like a flag of surrender through your life when there will be no more coming after - oh, that's love by a different name.  She is the babe you hold in your arms for an hour after she's gone to sleep.  If you put her down in the crib, she might wake up changed and fly away.  So instead you rock by the window, drinking the light from her skin, breathing her exhaled dreams.  Your heart bays to the double crescent moons of closed lashes on her cheeks.  She's the one you can't put down.  (The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver)

Today, my favourite thing is our baby girl, Emma.  It's so, so hard to believe that she turned eight years old this morning at 12:12.  I remember like it was yesterday the second that we first met her, already her dimples were the first things we noticed.

She has us wrapped around her little finger.  Truly.

Emma with her Mommy

Emma with her Daddy

Here is my post from last year (on her birthday).

And the year before - with lots of cute baby pictures.  

Happy Birthday, Emma!   You're the best "surprise" we've ever had!


  1. Aww, Happy Birthday, Emma! It's easy to see why you are an FTF special today.

  2. I'm tearing up here on this side of the computer! Makes me want to hug my baby girl.

    Happy Birthday to Emma! I hope she has a fantastic day.

  3. Happy Birthday Emma (She can't be 8 Kirsten -I think I remember when she started school!)

    Hope you've had a wonderful birthday. (I think this was a perfect way to end your Favourite Things for the year K!)

    Thank you for linking up and playing along with me this year. Your favourites always make me smile.

  4. Aww, brought a tear to my eye. Enjoy and celebrate her!

  5. Happy Birthday Emma. What a beautiful smile. A great FTF this week Kirsten.

  6. Wow! You have a beautiful family. Happy Birthday, Emma!

  7. Happy birthday sweet Emma Lou! hope your day was fantastic! Special meal tonight? Love you!
    Aunt jean

  8. Loved the quote you began your post with. Daughters are so special. Enjoy your day, Emma!

  9. what a wonderful FTF! Happy Birthday Emma! I hope your 8th birthday was the best ever.

  10. She's a cutie! Looks just like her mama! Happy birthday, Emma!

  11. She is such a beauty. Happy Birthday, Emma.

    Ya grandmother's name was is one of my favorite names...and yet, when my daughter was born, I didn't think of Emma..
    where WAS my head???

  12. ♪♫Happy Birthday, sweet Emma!♪♫
    ♫♪Happy Birthday to you!♪♫

    A fabulous favorite, Kirsten! Enjoy that baby. They grow up far too quickly, don't they? ☺