Sunday, January 20, 2008

Emma Rose's Baptism

On the Sunday after her birthday we had Emma Rose baptized/christened/dedicated. She got all dressed up in her fancy white dress, white shoes, and pink bow. At the end of the service, Brother Chuck called us to the front along with our families. During his address to us and to the congregation, Emma Rose proceeded to clap, blow kisses, and point to the big stained glass window of Jesus that is directly behind the pulpit. Yea, it was cute. I have to admit it. She was all smiles until Brother Chuck put the water on her head. She lost her smile pretty quick after that. But it came back just as quick. Afterwards, while picture taking, she wanted to see in the baptismal font and feel the water. Very cute. Had to have a picture of it as well. And the bow made it until after everything was over!!! Now that was a miracle!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

First Birthday Fun!

Wow! What a birthday Miss Emma Rose had tonight. She was dressed in her official "First Birthday Hat" and "Bib" and was ready to party as soon as we arrived at our party spot. Emma Rose loved her pretty cake and had it all over her before she was through. She received lots of presents from her family and friends and we all sang Happy Birthday to her as she blew out her candle. In my opinion, it was a very successful first birthday party!! She crashed on the way home and is now fast asleep in her crib. I'm not sure what she wished for but I know what I did---- I wish her birthmother could know just how happy, healthy, and loved this little girl is. I know that somewhere tonight she is wondering about her baby girl and wishing she knew what had happened to her. That was my wish- that somehow she could have a little peace of mind.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Christmas Joy!

What a Merry Christmas we had at the Brown house. Santa visited and left a ton of stuff for Emma Rose. She really had a great time over the holidays. By far, her favorite presents were the paper, bows, and boxes. We went to my parents house for Christmas Eve, to my sisters house for Christmas Day breakfast, and back to Nannie's for Christmas day supper. She was the center of attention everywhere we went. (of course she was-- look how cute she is!) Then 2 days after Christmas she got really sick. Went to doctor and received diagnosis of RSV and pnemonia. Got put in hospital on New Year's Eve day and stayed for 3 days. We are finally home again and she is doing great again. Vanous started back to school this week and it's been hard on us all. I dread when my time comes to go back. If my Mom wasn't keeping her I don't think I could ever work again. She has successfully said the word "cat" and is really close to saying several others. She isn't walking yet but is making lots of progress. Emma Rose's first birthday is on January 12th. Will post pictures of her party next!