|Em and Davey at Brio!|
|Em opening presents.|
|Birthday dinner at Spaghetti Factory.|
|Em blowing out the candles, with Rachel.|
There is just nothing like the experience of having your first child. It's scary and incredible at the same time! It's amazing that we apparently have instincts that help both the child and us survive. It's funny how in some ways it seems like a lifetime ago that she came into my life and it other ways it seems like just the other day. I can't imagine life without my daughter. She has become my best friend and the person I would do anything for. At twenty four, she has become all and more than I could have ever wished for her. I am so proud of her!
Em had to work on her birthday (part of being an adult, apparently), but when she got home, we all went to dinner at Brio at Fashion Place Mall. It was really fun to have the four of us there, but we all were wishing Tom could be there, too. After dinner, we went home and she opened her presents. The next night, she went to dinner with friends and then on Sunday, we celebrated with my family at Spaghetti Factory. It was a four day birthday, but I think she had fun. She was complaining about feeling old and not wanting to get older than 24! Oh, to be 24 again! I know the feeling, though, that you get to a point where you just want to stop time, but you can't - you just have to accept it!