Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ella's 3rd Birthday-Part 2

Ella's birthday was on Thursday (Jan. 31st), so we woke her up with some birthday balloons and a song!  She was smiling from ear to ear and said "wow! thank you!"  Such a sweet little angel!

Yes, my sweet girl is still sleeping in a crib at 3!  She's never attempted to get out, so we are going to just leave here there until it's a problem or she hits kinder; whichever comes first :)

We fixed Ella a special birthday breakfast of pancakes & eggs and opened a couple presents before Daddy headed off to work.

Then I got to spend the whole day with my sweet birthday girl!  We played at the house for a few hours before heading to Hoppin House for a playdate with our MOPS friends!  She insisted upon wearing her "party dress" since it was her birthday!  So of course, I washed it (since she wore it to her other party already) and had it ready to go for our playdate and her upcoming afternoon party :)

After nap, we headed over to our neighborhood park for a party with some more friends.  We decided to do another celebration since our princess tea party wasn't real appropriate for our boy friends (her preschool class is 8 boys and 2 girls including Ella).   Some of her friends from school and some other friends came to celebrate with us and we had an absolute blast!

 Presley & Ella (the 2 girls in their preschool class)

 Lincoln, Presley, Ella & Joy (Dylan running in the background)

 Dylan, Lincoln, Presley, Ella, Joy & Lily

We tried to get them all together for a pic, but didn't manage (missing a couple here)

 Ella & Lincoln

Luke & Ella

 Cupcake Time!  She sang Happy Birthday with us which I thought was precious!

Time for a wish!

Couldn't wait to open Luke's pretty pink present!

Then we headed home to unwrap gifts with the family :) She got lots of girly thing and loved opening each one and then playing with took a while to get through them all which she was loving because it was pushing going to bed back further and further ;)

And sweet Aunt Shara & Uncle Aaron sent flowers to Ella because they couldn't be here to celebrate with us :(  She thought they were gorgeous!

We had such a special day together celebrating!  Hopefully we didn't set her up to think she needs multiple birthday celebrations every year :)  My little girl is 3 and I can't wait to see what this next year has in store for us!  I love you Ella Grace!!!
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Ella's 3rd Birthday-Part 1

Wow!  How time flies!  My baby isn't a baby anymore and it's crazy!  She's officially 3!!! She has a mind of her own, a shining personality, a sense of humor that makes me laugh out loud sometimes, and the sweetest heart!  I love watching her grow up and turn into a little girl!  She is the joy of our lives and we couldn't be more proud of who Ella is becoming!  This birthday has been so fun because she actually was excited about it and kind of gets it!  She enjoyed every second of her birthday celebrations (and so did I)!   Here's the recap!

The Saturday before her birthday, we had a little Tea Party Birthday fit for a Princess!  It was so much fun to put together and get to fully be girly!  Everything was pink & princess!  Her friends Joy, Olivia and Hadley came to celebrate with her and the girls all had a blast!

 So excited for her friends to get there!

Trying to steal a cookie before the party starts...

Yep, that's right, I'm 3!

 Hmmm...what necklace do I want?

 The girls picking out the princess dresses

 Sweet Joy looking reading for a princess tea party!

Decorating their princess tiara's

Having a blast!

Making a wish...


Time for tea (aka: pink lemonade)

 Present time...her friends were big helpers :)

 Playing with her new doll with Uncle Jayce & BFF Joy

 Reading the card together

 My sweet girl!

 We tried to both hold up 3, but couldn't manage to capture a cute pic of us both

Same here; so hard to get her to smile AND look at the camera without the cheesy face

 I sure love this girl!

A few pics of the party set up :) 

 Precious cookies from Cowgirl Treatery

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