Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Emilia!

Today is Emilia's 11th birthday. I don't know where 11 years have gone. She is growing up way to fast but will always be my baby and the light of my life. I am so grateful to have her for my daughter. Even though today is her birthday She will always be the best gift I have ever been given.
Every year on her birthday she gets to pick something special that she wants to do. This year it was riding a horse. Rich,Emilia,my niece Alexandra and I got to spend the afternoon at the Urban Farm here in Denver. The kids got a private lesson with a Palomino horse named Phoenix. They learned how to groom him, get him ready to ride and ride him. They had a great time and something I know they will never forget.

Emilia's big present this year was a Wii. She has been wanting one for awhile and now she finally has one. So far she has been having a lot of fun with it and her dad has too. I also made her this bookmark. I was asked to be a guest designer for the Rubber Road Ezine which comes out in a few weeks and I made one similar to it. She has been asking me for one like it ever since.

There will be more details and directions for how I make these bookmarks in the ezine when it comes out on April 20th. I will post a link to it then so be sure to check back.
Tonight we had my family over for dinner to help us celebrate and the menu Emilia requested was her dad's special lamb, my garlic mashed potatoes, and salad. For desert she wanted an angel food cake. I made one for her from scratch this morning but the recipe I used did not come out right so I had to buy one. I hate it when that happens but I was still able to make the chocolate glaze so at least it was semi-homemade and she really enjoyed it.
Overall I think it was a great birthday for her and one we will all remember for a long time. Hopefully her 11th year will be just as good as today was for her. I hope to be back soon with more stamping things to share. Until then have a great night and thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous said...

Happy B-day Emilia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beth said...

Happy Belated Birthday Emilia and sounds like it was a real winner, Terri do you scrap this would make a terrific page congrats on the guest designer spot love the bookmark and that cake looks so yummy.

Scrap-Happy Mama said...

Sounds like an awesome birthday! I like your idea of her choosing something extra special to do for her birthday-will keep that in mind for my boys (2.5 yrs and 16 mos). LOVE your bookmark. I keep reading about ideas and techniques with dominoes. I'm going to have to find me some at the thrift store. Thanks again for sharing!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Emilia. What a wonder treat to be able to ride a horse.
Have fun with the Wii. That's a special gift.

Melyssa R
Boulder County, CO

Happy belated Birthday to Emilia! Looks like a great one! B has been asking to ride a horse and maybe I will do that for her 10th later this year. Cool idea! I love how the horse looks like he (she?) is trying to pose in the photo too. That bookmark is gorgeous! On a side note, the dog on the other girl's shirt looks so much like my Daphne doggy!

Nettie said...

What a lovely daughter you have! and her cake looks (looked!) delicious!)

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