Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Have you ever known a "Surprise" baby?


Emily Amanda - 9 years old!

This is a story about a little baby girl...brought to us at a surprising time..and the great little ...I mean..young woman she's becoming.

This happened about 9 years ago..actually, 9 years ago August 28th...

My daughter April, already a Mom to 2 - a 13 year old son, Brian and an 11 year old daughter, Alyssa, was surprised when she went to the doctor because she thought she had a "sinus infection"...

Nope.

You're expecting..

Yeah, I'm expecting to have my sinus infection taken care of..

Nope.

Yep. Kids half way grown. Cribs gone. Car seats gone. High chair...gone.

So what... this child was absolutely meant to be..


That was 9 years ago and now we have this beautiful, vibrant, smart soccer playing-gymnastic tumbling- ice skating 4th grader.


She adores her big brother, idolizes her big sister and is the apple of her parent's eyes.



{OK, the sister thing..not all the time...}

Her official birthday was last Friday, but she's having her party in September (with school starting then Labor day..just not a good scheduling time for the last week in August..)



I was going to wait until her party to show photos, but I got to thinking...I want her birthday to extend as long as it can.....so I woke her up very early on the actual day and sang Happy Birthday over the speaker phone, and I'm posting this week, so that next week I can showcase pictures of her party...

A three-week Happy Birthday celebration? What could be better?


Happy Birthday week Emily!! XXOO



Grammie & Papa

9 comments:

Lori R. said...

What a precious gift!
Didn't you tell April not to eat the green M&Ms. Shame on you... or was it the blue ones?
I was 14 when my brother was born, I just loved it and he has been such a blessing to all of us!!!

Pen Pen said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Emily... a wonderful surprise!!! What a blessing!

Just Breathe said...

She is precious and a blessing from God.

Jan said...

Happy Birthday to Emily! OMG! How sweet is she!
As for the title of your post...I not only KNOW a surprise baby, I WAS a surprise baby! : ) And those of us who share this distinction just keep surprising and keeping people on their toes all our lives! You go Emily!! LOL!

Vee said...

What a sweet grandgirlie you have! Hope that she enjoys her birthday immensely and I'm sure that with an ongoing celebration she shall. Happy Birthday to Emily!

June said...

What a nice surprise! Happy, happy to the birthday girl and those who adore her...

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Happy Birthday to dear Emily! And by the way...yes we used to tape a penny on the needle arm too!

Stay Cozy,Carrie

Karen said...

The surprises are always the best.

Pearl said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Gee your a lucky girl to have such a great Granny!