Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Birthday Parties & More

After the decision to cancel Ella's birthday party Saturday morning, she amazingly started to perk up. And by 11:00 a.m., was almost totally fine. She ate and drank and played all day. So we decided to go ahead with our family party that was planned for 5:00 that night.

Ella's two cousins, Zach and Ethan were coming and that would have been tragic if she would have missed the fun that they have when they are together.

It was a great evening. Ella had so much fun playing and running.

Zach's birthday is 3 days after Ella's, so every year we have a combined family party!

Ella & Zach

Singing Happy Birthday to Ella & Zach! 2-21-09 from Janelle on Vimeo.

Ella & my Uncle Jim

And I wonder where Ella gets her sense of humor.

One of the things my mom always gets Ella for her birthday is a new pair of pink New Balance tennis shoes. When we went to the New Balance store this year, she was a size longer of course, but it almost took my breath away how big just one size bigger looked. For the first time, they actually looked like kid shoes and not itty bitty baby shoes.
I just think they are the most precious things.

Ella giving my grandma a big thank you hug!

Ella was such a good girl to share her new pink "Darbie" (that's what Ella calls it) car with Dada!

So Heath and I bought Zach Twister for his birthday. So of course we had to break it in.

Heath had us cracking up. He ended up having to get in the funniest positions.
Like...the splits. Here's angle #1

Angle #2

Balancing on his tip toes.

And the final result!

My mom & Ella had been working on Valentine presents for all of us and Ella was SO excited to give us our surprise.

It was such a fun party!

At 10:00 that night, Ella was laying in my parent's king size bed watching Dora with my mom, Zach and Ethan. This would be the point where the "More" comes in because she threw up I think everything that she had ever eaten or drank in her life. Bless her heart, I felt so bad for her. After that, she went down hill. She didn't throw up anymore but had plenty coming out on the other end. I am so thankful though that she had several good hours that day to have fun!

Sunday wasn't much better. But Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday have been great! I'm so thankful she is finally getting over this nastiness!! Thank you all for your sweet prayers on her behalf!!

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Amanda said...

I can't believe how long that pony tail is!

Becca said...

I am cracking up at ya'll playing Twister...what a blast from the past!

Holly said...

So glad your girl is so much better!! Praise God! I was concerned that she'd get dehydrated with the number of days she was sick.

Praying for your trip, too!!

And OH YES! you need to come and visit your family here :0) I drove past their way last weekend.

Lindsee said...

Okay, how funny is this, before I even opened up the comments, my comment was going to be...

I am loving that pony tail.

And then I saw Amanda's comment. I promise I am not copying her! It's seriously the cutest little thing.

Helen said...

I think she got even cuter in the past week! Seriously.
I'm glad she was able to have fun, but sorry she got sick again. :(

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Poor Ella! But her new New Balance shoes are so cute!!!

MamaCass said...

Poor Ella! It is a good thing she had several parties planned so she didn't miss the one that was cancelled. I am glad she is feeling better. Let me know about the 21st. We may be able to make it that day. Happy late Birthday sweet Ella!