Thursday, October 21, 2010

a birthday and a breather

good golly, things have been busy over here. today is the first day in several weeks that i feel calm. whew. ( i am taking an herbal supplement that has given me my mojo back. it is amazing. maybe more on that later?)

in the midst of repainting, redecorating, cleaning out a rental, writing a novel, finishing a basement, soccer games and various other homemaking-type duties, this little pearly girl turned 7.

she asked for crepes for breakfast and alphabet soup for dinner. she wanted to wear her "prettiest outfit" to school. she likes stuffed animals and anything that sparkles. her favorite color is aqua blue and she loves to snuggle.

she opted for a room makeover instead of a party. we're hoping to unveil the finished project sometime next week on the blog. the theme she chose: butterflies

she is more like me than my other children. she has a hard time falling asleep, she loves to create, to read, and she's a smarty pants. i love her so much it hurts. i think of the chinese word for mother's love teng ai. it is composed of two symbols. the first means pain; the second means love. that is a mother's love.

now i'm off to finish the ironing [which i pile up and ignore until the boys run out of sunday shirts. then i make an all day project out of it. fun, fun!]


  1. Happy birthday, Emma! I can't wait to see what your new room looks like! :) Your necklace and your prettiest outfit are lovely indeed!

  2. she is so darling! and i love that she loves the *bling* ;)
    i love her new necklace!!!
    she is a sweet girl! happy birthday miss happy smiling Emma!!!

  3. like all of your kids, she is BEAUTIFUL. how cute is that outfit? and the necklace.

    this is making me ultra sad that i'm not coming next week. (but i will, soon.)

  4. Man I love that girl. She just makes me want to smile. I hope she had a happy birthday and I hope someday, I actually do something for the neices and nephews on their birthdays.