Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Birthday/Father's Day to a Wonderful Man

The incredible bond between Ella and her Daddy started at first sight 28 months ago to the day. Heath was the first person Ella ever laid eyes on and I can still tell that special bond everytime she lays eyes on him today. There is such a spark in her eye when he walks in the room. Oh, it is the greatest blessing to see how much Ella loves her Daddy and her Daddy loves her! One of Ella's first sentences to say months ago was "Dada silly!" This stems from how he never ceases to have fun with her. It is the greatest feeling to watch!

We had a wonderful day yesterday! Not only did we get to celebrate Heath as a father but we also got to celebrate his BIRTHDAY!!

His mom (who is in town this week) and Heath's 2 sisters and my dad (we missed my mom who is in Kansas helping her mom who just had knee surgery) all came over to celebrate.

We fit a lot of activities in this one day:


Ella Wishing Dada a Happy Birthday 6-15-08 from Janelle on Vimeo.

Much food! The before picture:

13 lb brisket

The during:

The after: Comatose state

We also did a lot of this:

The gifts:

Thank you Curtis for this fabulous gift I was able to give to Heath! We are so proud of you and I know Heath is excited to start this devotional.

I was so excited to give this to Heath because he loves this movie. What I didn't really think about was how he will never get to play it because I know nothing about the movie. I am now in search of a fellow fan to come play with Heath. Anybody?

Ella loved helping Grandad open his presents! Happy Father's Day Dad!!!

Happy Father's Day and Happy 29th Birthday Heath!!

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MamaCass said...

What a great day! The video is so cute of Ella and Heath.

connorcolesmom said...

So precious
What a sweet daddy - I bet she has him wrapped around her finger!!
Those ribs are making me HUNGRY!!
God bless,

Darlene R. said...

I don't even know where to start with this one!
1. That is a bunch of meat on that grill!
2. The video is so cute. I just love that little voice.
3. Ella eating to ribs is too funny. My kids wouldn't even begin to eat ribs. Way to go, Ella!
4. I really need to get that devotional for Eric
5. Too bad we don't live close to one another
because Eric could probably quote the silly movie!

Glad you had a good day!


Mindy said...

Too sweet!
One of the things I love best about being a mom is watching my husband with my girls.
They are all daddy's girls.
Think this boy will be a mommy's boy?
No, really - it is a blessing to me to see how much they love their daddy! Seeing them all together is really one of those things that just makes me happy and blessed.

Kristin said...

Matching Dresses?!?!?! I didn't know that Ella Bella had the very same dress that she got Laney for her birthday. We must take pictures!!!
I am so glad that you guys had such a great day!

Sam McClure said...

ella's dress is so adorable! i love it!

Ang baylis said...

I loved the video and would have loved to come over for dinner! Yum!!!
Hope you are doing well! My daughter was born on Father's Day so it was extra special... 23 years ago! Enjoy that little girl!
Angie xoxo

Helen said...

Ella digs the ribs, huh? ;)

Lindsee said...

Precious in all ways! Happy belated fathers day to your man!! And of course, that Ella is always more than precious!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

All that food looks delicious! Happy Birthday/Father's Day, Heath!

Angi said...

Looks like it was an awesome day! Love your daughter's dress - it is so cute!

jollibee's history said...

wowwwww wht a great day n great meal hahhaha hahah ,,,my mouth got full of water mmmmmmmm,,,well its all very great blog n thnx for sharing such great day n great thoughts,,