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14 May, 2007

Tomorrow, our Emma will be 8.

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Multimedia experiments

I talked to her about it before she went to bed earlier tonight. And this is what she had to say:

Tomorrow we’re getting up early to fix her the traditional “Birthday Breakfast in Bed,” which everyone receives on their special day.

Her request: sausage and pancakes.

7 Responses to "Tomorrow, our Emma will be 8."

1 | DaniGirl

May 15th, 2007 at 7:33 am


Happy happy birthday, Emma! I hope you have a wonderful day.

2 | Porter

May 15th, 2007 at 7:59 am


Happy birthday Emma!

Did you use a tape recorder (or am I ancient for saying ‘tape recorder’??)? We record our girls with our camcorder but I love the idea of just listening to their voices…..
Oh, and my baby turns two today…they share the same birthday. May 15th is a wonderful day.

3 | andrea

May 15th, 2007 at 8:16 am


Porter – I know. I have to stop myself from saying “taped” all the time. “Did you tape my show?” “Can you get me a tape of that?” “I have that on tape!”

Gah. We’re old. :)

We have a video camera too, but there’s something extra special about having just the audio.

For this recording (see? I didn’t say tape)I used a Sony digital audio recorder I bought for my freelance writing interviews awhile back. It’s really easy to make the recordings web-compatible too. I can even edit!

4 | megan

May 15th, 2007 at 11:49 am


Emma can make her own sandwich AND brush her own hair!!!! I am totally spoiling my kids!
Happy birthday! I think 8 is a young big girl as well.

5 | Porter

May 15th, 2007 at 1:21 pm


Thanks Andrea…and I prefer to use the term “mature”

6 | Hillary

May 15th, 2007 at 4:40 pm


What a great perspective on the old/young issue! That’s soooo cute!

“I can’t MARRY!!!” Ah… I love it! Oh, I’m giggling away here. SOOOO cute!

AH hahahaaa, I jsut heard the last sentence. hehehe! Thanks for sharing!

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