We celebrated Emmie’s birthday just a few days shy of her actual birthday. She didn’t seem to mind too much. Since she could get in water with a swap of neck braces, we decided to head to a local park along with about ten other families who had the same idea for a party. Thankfully, the park is big and we found a wonderful spot under the shade of a tree. This girl thought she was pretty hot stuff! Okay, we all did. Papa and Grandmere came over to help us celebrate. It looks like she has bodyguards. Well, she does. I guess this picture is pretty accurate. Yeah, I don’t know. Teenagers! Cake and picture time. We kept the guest list small inviting our church family, our “family” family and our close friend family. I thought this cake was pretty fun. While I was decorating it, I saw the idea of icing the center in atlernating colors to make a polka dot effect. Um, yeah, that was cool. I’ll post more on the cake tomorrow. Emmie was still getting used to her neck freedom and was a touch shy of the water. Papa and Grandmere present time! She loves her new “home” that she got for her birthday.Taking a peek at gifts from Ge and Granddaddy.