Friday, June 29, 2007

Emma turns 14!

An ice cream sundae after breakfast...why not?

Yes, it's true: my "baby" is 14 years old! Emma celebrated her birthday with a fun day out with her best friend, Kaitlyn, her mom, Kathy, and me. The original plan was to go to Kait's Feis (pronounced "Fesh" - an Irish dancing event) down in Irvine on Sunday, then spend the night down there and go to Balboa Island on Monday - her actual birthday. God had other plans! Emma came down with the flu on Saturday morning, which caused us to spend Sunday at home.

On Monday, she was feeling mostly better, so we started with breakfast at Green Street Restaurant in Pasadena - an old favorite of ours. We had a delicious breakfast and then made our way to the new shops on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. What used to be a tired old indoor mall has now become an outdoor colonnade of shops and restaurants called Paseo Colorado. The girls had fun in the unique clothing stores there and each ended up finding a cute dress. After we finished there, we travelled a few blocks down to Old Town Pasadena for a little more shopping, and then headed home. Emma had requested for her birthday dinner the Bool Kogi Ribs from Trader Joe's, corn saute, salad with blue cheese dressing, and garlic bread. Unfortunately, her appetite wasn't quite back so we put off the birthday dinner until later.

It is delightful to watch Emma grow into a young lady. She is a very sweet, thoughtful, good natured girl. She has a tender heart as well, and is very teachable. She is a pleasure to be with and my best girl companion. She is the sunshine of our life! We love you, Emms!

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