Today is the day my little girl turned 8 years old. She has been so excited for this special birthday. At school she got to wear a special pink birthday hat and later in the day I brought in some fun donuts for her class. They all sang Happy Birthday to Emma and then they took turns telling her what they loved about her. When she got home that day she had a fun surprise waiting for her. Emma was so excited by her very first girly bike and was so happy that it had a basket. The next day Grandma Anne and Grandpa Franz flew to Colorado and we were able to have another birthday celebration where she opened the rest of her gifts. She got some new books, a lego set, a really soft stuffed dog, a stuffed owl for her bed, a tea set, and a pretend hair dryer set.