Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Dream Girl

If I could have created my perfect oldest daughter, I would have made her pretty, smart, helpful, hardworking, spiritually sensitive, kind, talented, capable, articulate and fun.
I would have made...

Emma.

(9 years ago today, I got very, very lucky.)

40 comments:

Audry said...

Aww, She so cute, and It sounds like you got your Dream girl.

Jessica said...

thanks mom

Lauren said...

Awwwww! Such a sweet, lovely, fun post! I adore the pictures!

Man, look at those baby blues in the pool picture! Seriously, Wow!

I love that Madeline costume, too :)

Happy, Happy, Birthday Emma!!!!

Can you believe you have a 9 year old, Jessica?

Jacki said...

Happy Birthday Emma! You have always been so adorable!

day in the life of a prince said...

Happy Birthday Emma! What cute pictures!!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Emma! Jessica--I can really see you (and a little Jane) in some of those shots! Very cute girls. All of you. :)

TexasTwinsTwice said...

Oh, she's ADORABLE!! I love all those cute pics. The one where she's holding the cake looks like your younger daughter in that pic a few posts back. so cute!

Rachel said...

What a special post.
That is EXACTLY how I feel about my oldest daughter (now 11). EXACTLY.
Looks like we're the lucky ones.

BTW...In answer to your question, found you through your comments on a couple of my friends' blogs.

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Emma!! What a cutie she is. Yes, definately a keeper.

Ilene said...

Any girl is a dream girl. Oh, one day I hope to have a girl.

Happy Birthday Miss Emma!

Denae said...

So cute and I hope she has a happy birthday! Oldest daughters are so special.

Abbie said...

Happy Birthday Emma!!! I love the pictures. She really is so cute!

Was she an amazing fast dancer in utero?

Meg said...

What a sweetie!

Adrianne said...

Happy Birthday Emma!!! She is the ideal first chid!

rubberbandgirl said...

Happy Birthday, Emma!
You're mom IS very lucky to have you.
Sweet post, Jessica!

bloggingchristy said...

That's so cute! Happy Birthday Emma! We think you are a great neice too! You need to talk to your parents about moving closer to Dallas (or at least bringing you to come visit!)

Emma you're eyes look SOOOO beautiful in that swimming picture! WOw!

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

Happy Birthday Emma!!

gab said...

I forgot our daughters share the same birthday! Happy birthday to Em and Em...

Bridget said...

Wow, she is so darn cute. If Ethan had been a girl we would have named her Emma. Such a cute name.

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

She is beautiful. Do you think she wants to meet up at BYU and marry my ten-year-old son in about 11 years? Just asking.

Kristin said...

She is just beautiful. Happy Birthday, only one more to go until you are double numbers.

Lorena said...

Happy Birthday, Emma! Can you come over for awhile and teach lessons to your cousins?

Erin said...

Happy Birthday Emma! We're still holding out for "fast dance" lessons for Isabel and Milo...March, here we come! :)

Lisa-Marie said...

She is beautiful. I hope that you BOTH have a great day. Happy Birthday Emma!

andrea said...

love the madeleine costume and the blue eyes that match the pool. adorable!
send me your email address again chica. i can't find it anywhere.

Paige said...

I totally agree- she is perfect little girl (total mini me!) and you are lucky to have her.

G and G Nut said...

Hey, pretty Emma,
Happy Birthday! We love you and have tried to call you today, but no luck yet. We will keep trying.
xoxoxo
G and G

Nortorious said...

Is that baby already wearing a bow on day one of life? I admire your dedication.

The MomBabe said...

Awww, what a sweetie!

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

I thought I was looking at YOU when I saw that pic of her with the blue blue eyes. Gorgeous genes!! She's adorable. This is a sweet tribute, Jessica.

Celia Fae said...

Emma, I remember when you were just a baby. You had cute clothes then, and you have them now. I hope you had a wonderful day. Don't let your mom stop you from turning 10. She's going to try.

The Hansen Clan said...

What a doll! Happy Birthday Emma and Jess, you deserve your dream girl because you are a fantastic mom.

katie said...

what a perfect post... and lucky you!

Karen said...

AW, that's a very sweet post. She's a darling girl.

Happy Birthday, Emma.

Pineapple Princess said...

A great tribute to a darling daughter.

Happy Bday Emma!

Tiffany said...

Emma is a doll -- and she looks so much like you! That is Jessica, not Ryan!

And I loved your summary of church basketball. Ditto. Although Josh's games are usually so late that I prefer to stay home, put the kids to bed early and have a night to myself!

Tiffany said...

P.S. I can't believe your old enough to have a 9 year old!!!

Tammy said...

Emma is so grown up, I just cannot believe it. She was my flower girl! I love Emma, she is sassy, adorable, smart and I agree with Paige, a mini me of you!!

Meghann said...

I will always have a special place in my heart for Emma because she loves my black beans and even told me so herself . . . . if only my kids could be such great eaters. I just adore Emma, she truly is an amazing big sister.

julie said...

I hope she read that. Very sweet. She will remember this, even when she's sixteen and annoyed with you.