Wordful Wednesday-Emma

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My second child just turned SEVEN. Seven. Seven. Seven. Silly Seven.

This post is about Emma. But it’s also about me, because I swear I just blinked and almost a fifth of my life whizzed by.

And that makes me sad….yet happy at the same time. I’ve enjoyed watching Emma grow and develop more than words can express. It’s been a wonderfully happy fifth of my life.

Thank goodness for memories. Family gathered together. Incredibly sweet, loving children… and SIL’s willing to make the birthday cake to exact specifications so that mom doesn’t have to.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Happy Birthday to Emma! What a cutie pie. And that cake is so precious too!

  2. Happy Birthday Emma!

  3. Simply AnonyMom says


  4. She is so beautiful! Seriously, Angie, your kids are all gorgeous. And the rainbow cake—ahhh, what a good mommy you are! Happy birthday Emma!

  5. Casey's trio says

    Happy birthday to Emma…and I love the rainbow cake:)

  6. Tiaras and Tantrums says

    oh you put that into perspective for me!

    Lovely daughter – LOVE her hair!!!! I want a redhead!

  7. Happy Birthday to Emma!!!

  8. Happy Seventh Birthday!

  9. Wow, seven! I want the time to go very slowly between now and the time my baby turns seven. Unfortunately, I can already see that it speeds by. I blinked and two and a half years are gone.

    Emma is beautiful. Happy Birthday Emma!

  10. Awwww. How cute! What a big girl!
    And great cake!

  11. Hooray and Happy Birthday! What a sweetie! And check out that cake. It looks yummy!

  12. Jill (Sneaky Momma) says

    Happy Birthday, Emma!
    What a beautiful cake!

  13. Happy Birthday!! How sweet – and really – I know what you mean. Time literally does fly after you have kids.

  14. You aren’t kidding! It FLIES by way too fast!

    happy 7th birthday to your gorgeous girl!

  15. What is it about time..Goes way too quickly.
    Happy Birthday Emma!!

  16. scrappysue says

    i know how you feel! my ‘baby’ (first one!) is TWENTY this year – twenty!!! and yet i’m still so young lol

  17. Happy birthday Emma!

    Mine is turning eight in a few weeks. When I actually think about it, I’m stunned speechless.

  18. My son turned 7 on the 15th and I just cried! I know everyone says they grow up so fast but it is so so so true!

  19. Mark and Kiss says

    Happy, Happy Birthday Emma!!! I love that sweet little girl. She looks so pleased in her pictures. Wow, are our babies that old? I am grateful for those seven years that we have been friends! Wish we lived in the same town again.

    Give that little girl big hugs and kisses from me!

  20. MoziEsmΓ© says

    Happy birthday, Emma! She looks so sweet – and that cake looks fun!

  21. Love the cake! My oldest just turned 7 last month.

  22. Seven is such a wonderful age!

  23. RenΓ©e aka Mekhismom says

    Happy Birthday to Emma! I love, love, love that cake. Is baking another one of your many talents?

  24. mommytoalot says

    Love the pictures.
    Love her beautiful red hair

  25. Hootin' Anni says

    What a sweet collage of the birthday girl!!!
    You have a rich life, with such wonderful children.

    My ‘two children’ are part of today’s blog for me…But, they’re the furry kind.

  26. β™₯ spoiled mommy β™₯ says

    Aww…happy birthday!!
    She is a cutie!
    I have one turning 14 this weekend, wanna trade ages!? lol

  27. Happy Birthday:-) So is so cute! I have one turning five next week!! Next week?? Yikes!! I have to get going on her birthday party!!!

  28. Happy Birthday, Emma! She’s so cute!

  29. Happy Birthday, Emma! It sure does pass in a blink, Angie. Wow.

  30. Oh it just goes so fast! My Emma tunrd 8 last month. How did THAT happen? Joseph will be 10 in June. I am NOT ready for double digit ages!!!


  31. who ever said that kids could grow up so fast was so wrong. I would like to tell them a thing or two.

    She is very cute, btw.

  32. Erin, Nick and Merrick says

    And for fun rainbow cakes : )

  33. As wonderful as it is to watch our children grow — it is so hard!

  34. Happy Birtday Emma! I love the rainbow cake–I used to have a shirt just like it when I was a kid.
    Congrats Mom! What a fantastic way to spend a fifth of your life.
    (Is it wrong that I feel comforted by the fact we are the same age?)

  35. Doublebanker says

    Congrats to Emma on her 7th, and to you for getting her that far!!

    My WondWed post

  36. mommaof4wife2r says

    ahhh…emma is stinking adorable. and nice rainblow cake! did you do it yourself?

  37. annie kelleher says

    happy birthday to emma and congrats to you.. what a cute idea… this is my first time playing along!! please come check out my superawesome giveaway of 13 essential things to survive a long cold winter…

  38. Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom says

    Happy Birthday, Emma! Isn’t it amazing how watching our children grow makes the passage of time so much more evident? Great picture collage!

    My Sweetpea will be turning 2 in just over a month, I’m starting to think about what I want to do for her little family party, and wondering where the time has gone!

  39. Happy Birthday!

    I finally found something to participate with.


  40. Eudea-Mamia says

    Lucky #7 (birthday that is) is knocking on our door as well.

    I’m with you!!

    Happy Birthday Emma!

  41. Love the cake! Great pictures all meshed together πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  42. Scary Mommy says

    Happy Birthday Emma!!! You are too stinking cute!

  43. Happy Birthday Emma!

    It’s amazing how quick they grow up. Funny how when you’re a kid, time goes so slow, and then when you have kids yourself, it just flies by.

    Your sister in law’s cake is lovely too!

  44. You know, I have a very handsome 7 year old boy at my house and if the next couple of seven year sets whiz by as fast as these have, maybe we should contact a match maker about these two…

    Just sayin….


  45. she’s just beautiful… happy birthday, miss emma. how is it the kids keep getting older but we stay so young?

  46. Emma looks like she had a great birthday! They do grow up so fast!

  47. Kelly Deneen says

    Emma is so beautiful!! I imagine that 7 is a super fun age too. πŸ™‚ Her cake is so cute!

  48. She is CUTE! It looks like she really loved all of her gifts and your SIL did great on the cake.

  49. Lori of I'm no super Mom says

    She is such a CUTIE! They grow up way too fast!

  50. CanCan (MomMostTraveled) says

    what a great birthday! I can’t imagine my 4 year old being 7! πŸ™‚

    I love Emma’s sweet birthday cake, what beautiful memories!

  51. Sweet Serendiptiy says

    So cute and so happy! And what a fabulous cake! Happy Birthday and happy memories!

  52. Straight to Your Hart says

    WHat a cutie..Happy Birthday to her!! Your SIL did a wonderful job on the cake as well!!

  53. Happy birthday sweet seven year old Emma! What a special (and beuatiful) girl you are.

  54. Such fun pictures, and what a yummy looking cake!!!

  55. 7 is a good age!
    LOL- aren’t they all, in some way?
    Happy birthday celebrations!!

  56. Happy Birthday Emma!

    It’s such a sad and happy time for us moms. My “baby” just turned 2 last weekend.

  57. Oh..I know..time just slips on by! Those are cute pictures!

    Happy Birthday Emma!

  58. Happy Birthday to your sweet Emma! Cool cake too! I want one! πŸ˜€ Don’t the cake makers in our lives make things much easier for us? Gotta love ’em…

  59. Life with Kaishon says

    7? She is still a baby! Kaishon just turned 9. How the heck does this happen?

  60. Happy Birthday Emma! She is such a beautiful little girl!

  61. Lee the MWOB Queen says

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful little girl and she still IS little although you’re right – life is whizzing right by….enjoy the day!!

  62. She is just PRECIOUS! Time flies…my first born is turning 16 in March. *sobs*

    What a great cake too!

  63. She’s cute. I’m glad she had a good day and I LOVE the cake.
    Did you make it?

  64. Happy 7th Beautiful Miss Emma!

    Just think Angie. Next year at this time our girls will be EIGHT! Amazing!

  65. Happy Birthday to Emma!! She’s just at pretty as her Momma!

  66. Gunnisac Sandersons says

    Happy Birthday Emma! Time does fly by so fast. She is a beautiful girl.

  67. sassy stephanie says

    You are giving me the sniffles! I hate that they grow up!

    Happy birthday Emma!

  68. that’s a great cake. you have nice SIL’s. Happy Birthday Emma! Cute purse!

  69. Jennifer P. says

    Happy 7th Emma! I LOVE your red hair!!!

    And Angie–don’t blink πŸ™‚

  70. Happy Birthday to Emma! She is a doll.

  71. Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) says

    Seven is such a great age. Old enough to do things on their own, yet young enough so they will do what you tell them to! Happy B day to Emma!

  72. Happy Birthday Emma!

  73. Happy Birthday Emma!

  74. Funny, Hope turns 7 this year and I’ve been wondering how I could have a child that old. Yikes, where did the time go?

    Emma is such a little doll! Love the red hair!

  75. Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit says

    So sweet! Hope her 7th birthday was a fantastic one. She is adorable.

  76. Happy Birthday Miss ADORABLE!!!!

  77. She’s a beautiful little girl. Birthdays are so much fun at that age!

  78. Happy Birthday, Emma! Time does fly way too quickly…bittersweet. She’s a beauty!

  79. It’s always a bit sobering when you realize that as your kids get older, so do you.

    But, it’s always okay as long as the birthday cake is good!

    —Lane (Sneaky Daddy)

  80. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Emma!

    Wow….I’m 107th this week! πŸ™‚

  81. Kelli @ Gohn Crazy says

    A very happy birthday, Emma! I just love the cake too!

  82. The Blonde Duck says

    Saying hi from SITS!

  83. Veggie Mom says

    Happy Birthday, Emma! You’re Mom is such a Very Special Person, I’m sure you are, too!

  84. happy birthday! my daughter kirstyn would just love love love that rainbow cake!

  85. Are You Serious! says

    β™₯ Cute pictures love the cake… πŸ™‚

  86. Happy Birthday to Emma! May she, and you, have a wonderful year!

  87. A Family Completed... says

    Happy Birthday! What cute cake πŸ™‚

  88. Stacy's Random Thoughts says

    Awwww, Happy Birthday, Emma! πŸ™‚ It definitely goes by in a flash – my Little Princess turned 6 a couple of months ago…seems like yesterday she was born! πŸ˜‰

  89. My Trendy Tykes says

    Happy Happy bday!!


  90. Happy Birthday to Emma πŸ™‚

    and also….
    You’ve got an award! Come see it!

  91. Happy birthday! Seven is a big year – my daughter just turned seven. I’m not sure when the age of reason is, but I really feel like we’ve hit it!

  92. Happy b-day kiddo! Your mama thanks you for the memories πŸ™‚

  93. Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons says

    Happy Birthday Miss Emma!

  94. A very happy birthday to Emma! She looks like she had a great birthday.

  95. Jenni Jiggety says

    Happy birthday, Emma!

  96. Live.Love.Eat says

    She’s a mini you!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to your little angel!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Happy Bithday Emma! I have a seven-year-old as well… growing too fast!

  98. Brenda Jean says

    My daughter turns 9 this year. Waaaa…they grow SO fast:) I hope the day was special!

  99. Happy birthday Emma! Was her birthday yesterday? Because so was mine, and that’s sort of cool. πŸ™‚

  100. I just hate seeing them grow up. It seems to happen so fast.

  101. What a sweet post…you’re such a good Mom! Happy Birthday Emma!

  102. Happy 7th Birthday Emma! Hope you had a really fun day.

  103. the RaMbLeR says

    Happy Birthday Emma!!

    What a great SIL!!

  104. I love her birthday cake. That is just awesome. I love rainbows and always have since I was a little girl. Great times!

  105. ParentingPink says

    OH, she’s so cute! Love all the “pink” at her party! LOL

    Gonna join your WW next week – was featured on SITS this Wed, so couldn’t join in the fun! Glad I found your site!

  106. The Thompson's says

    Hey Angie,

    I just had to share something with you. As I sit here sick as a dog, barely able to move, and only able to sit at my computer long enough to check emails, these are the thoughts I have:

    First of all Im thinking if someones else would follow my blog and get me off of that 66 number it would sure make me feel better. I think its the longest I have ever been on any one number and probably has something to do with me not blogging much lately due to my illness. I know its not the other number, you know the one with another 6 at the end of it, but to me it might as well be.

    So I get one of your comments and I stop by (feeling bad enought that I havent been able to participate in your carnival) just to see how things are going for you and notice that our blog is now on your blog roll. It could have been there for weeks for all I know, but the important thing is that it is there. I am proud to be a daddy blogger, and even prouder to call you my friend.

    Anyway, so I didnt get my 67th follower, but I did see that on your blog and it did put a smile on my face. Thanks Ang, your the best!

    Love and Prayers,


  107. Happy Birthday to your not-so-little girl! What a great cake! You were lucky to find someone “in house” to create it!

    And those were cute jeans in the earlier post (can you tell I’m trying to catch up from vacation). And I think you always look so cute! : )

    And I love the Peter Pan photos too!

  108. Happy birthday to the prettiest redheaded 7 year old I “know.”

    p.s. Libbey turns 7 on the 31st. Sigh…

  109. Krazy Armstrong K's! says

    Happy Birthday big girl!!

    My post is more a wordless wednesday lol its my retreat layouts!

  110. Halftime Lessons says

    Only 124 WW admirers?

    Could be your hair is driving people away.

    Just came by to drool near you.


  111. happy birthday emma, hugs for you!

  112. Clark Captions says

    Hard to believe Emma is seven already! She is beautiful!

  113. Happy birthday big 7 year old!!!