Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ella's Birthday

We had a great day last Monday celebrating Ella's 4th birthday! It was a very sweet day.

We started off the morning at Mimi's cafe so Ella could have chocolate chip pancakes. She ate like a champ.

They brought her a muffin with a candle in it.

Overcome with joy because of my chocolate chip pancakes.

After breakfast, Heath and I took Ella to Target so she could pick out a toy. She choose this:

It's an Ariel bath castle.

Every year, my desire has been to take a picture at 3:32 p.m.,February 15th the moment Ella was born and our lives changed forever.

This was 3:32 Feb. 15, 2006

This was 3:32 Feb. 15, 2007

This was 3:32 Feb. 15, 2008

This was 3:32 Feb. 15, 2009

This year at 3:32p.m. Feb. 15, 2010

Later that evening, we made ice cream cupcakes with Meme for Ella to take to her school the next morning. We were just going to put an E on each one, but Ella insisted that we put the first letter of each of her friend's names in her class. She's so thoughtful. Ella is just the sweetest, always thinking of her friends and looking out for them. She has a huge heart.

Happy Birthday Ella! Girl, you have no idea how you have changed your mommy and daddy's lives. The joy and love that overflows from our hearts is unbelievable. You are a gift. Every night when I say my prayers over you, I thank God that He gave us this absolutely amazing gift of you and for giving you such a sweet spirit. I pray that He will continue to grow that sweet spirit in you and that you will desire Him and love Him with your whole heart.

You never cease to amaze us with all the funny things you say and do. I have never laughed so hard then when I am around you and your daddy. The pair of you are constant entertainment. You have a very special relationship with your daddy and it's a joy to watch.

I love you so much and I look forward to this 4th year and all the fun and special memories we are going to make. You are my sweet punkin and we are so blessed to be chosen as your parents.

Your Mommy

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Helen said...

Nice breakfast!! I swear she gets cuter every year!

Lindsee said...

How CUTE is she! The little celebration looked perfect. What a doll you have!