Emma’s 12th Birthday

Emma turned 12 this week. She’s changed so much this past year. She finished her first year at Parnassus (5th grade), got braces and glasses, and really started nurturing her passion for cooking.

She also planned every detail of her birthday party. She made her own invitations, mailed them to her friends, made her own birthday cake (Recipe Girl’s Cookie Dough Brownies) and planned all of her activities. She made handouts for her guests and had a questionnaire for them called How Well Do You Know Emma? Yes, she’s growing up.

We gave her a jewelry box, headphones and a cookbook for her birthday. The little jewelry box has a lock (she loved that feature) and a little ballerina spins to Swan Lake.

Emma Birthday Jewelry Box

She loved her new cookbook. The Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cookbook has great photos and awesome kid-friendly recipes.Emma Birthday Cookbook

The only thing Emma wanted from her little brothers is that they would cooperate with her in creating a play and then videotaping it. Here she is showing Phil her masterpiece featuring her brothers…

Emma Birthday Video

That’s Emma’s 12th Birthday in a nutshell. Enjoy the video!

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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