Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Birthday Pictures

Emma is still talking about all the fun that she had at her birthday party! She was so happy that all of her little friends were there, loved her presents and in general just had a good ol' time.

Here's some more pictures from her fabulous day.

From left to right, Isabel - she and Emma go to church together and their brothers are the same age. Isabel & Emma have spent countless hours playing together at the ballpark while their big brothers were playing baseball. To Emma's right is my friend Leslie's beautiful daughter Ella. I've shared before, but we first met Leslie in the produce section at our local Wal-Mart and then we later crossed paths a couple of other places and then were instant friends. Sweet, sweet family - Leslie was so kind to take pictures for me. You would think I would leave the guests alone and let them enjoy the day. Nooo ... not me, I had to ask for a favor :-) and she & Larry were so kind to help me!

The Party Pinata - Brian thought she should have one, I didn't think it was such a good idea. But as always he was right - the kiddos really enjoyed it!

Lots of little dumplings, friends from Emma's preschool class, church and of course the day wouldn't be complete without her little friends from China!< Speaking of our friends from China, this is Jenna. Isn't she adorable! Her parents were logged in back in the summer of 2006, just a few weeks before we were. We met in a really round about way. An online friend of mine from Washington state that I had met back when we were in the process of adopting Emma emailed me one day and said that someone from Louisville had joined an online group and she wanted me to join too so that I could help make the new person feel welcomed, etc. Nothing like making friends w/ someone via someone else who lives far off! I joined the group, met Kristie and later her husband and family and it was a match made in heaven. Another one of those friendships that I continually give thanks for. The whole confounded family is as kind, loving and genuine as you could possibly imagine.

Emma up to bat.

Our friend Marla's beautiful daughter Adalyn. I think I've shared before, but we met this family at wal-mart too - but we met them in the toy section. Again, yet another family who is genuinely nice, friendly & oh so caring. I hope I never grow complacent in knowing how kind the people are here. I swear, there must be something in the water in Kentucky :-)

All in all a wonderful day!


Felicia said...

Oh, it looks like a fun time had by all. I never dreamt an extra benefit of adopting would be all the wonderful adoptive families you get to meet. God is good all the way around :)

Glad you had a great birthday Emma!

Jboo said...

Wow - that looks like it was so much fun!! How great that you've met so many other families.

Hope you're having a good week!


Virginia and Doug said...

Great pictures! Looks like she had really nice birthday.

Gin =)

Marla said...

Ahhh, you are too sweet! We love all our China families! Felicia is right, God is good.

Leslie said...

Well, first I have to say...
"I'm so sorry about Ella blowing out Emma's candles." I can't believe that little stinker did that. AND...did I take that picture, and didn't even notice what my own child was doing????
Please forgive us!!!!

I love all my adoptive friends so much. They are the best friends to have.

Happy Birthday Emma.