Monday, June 23, 2008

Happy Ella Day

We celebrated Ella's birthday on Sunday. But tomorrow she will officially be 3 years old. The weather pretty much held out all day. It sprinkled just a little bit before company came over and then cleared up to sunny skies.

Ella had a wonderful time playing with all of the kids. We had the little kiddie pool out, the bouncy house trampoline and a little slide for the kids to play with. I decided to stay away from the treat bags because I didn’t want to get into that, not knowing how many kids were going to be there. So instead, I bought a few mini water guns to use at the pool and then lollipops that you had to fold open to lick. I didn’t realize it at the time, but later everyone was teasing me because I bought the kids “pistols and butterfly knives” to play with. What kind of 3 year old birthday party can you have if you don’t have pistols and butterfly knives? :)

We had a good turnout and I was glad everyone got to share in her special day. I had posted earlier this month about hating to host parties and wish I could just do a little dinner thing with the parents, keep it low key and skip the whole hurrah….but I am actually glad it went down the way it did. Ella had so much fun and I enjoyed being with all of my friends later in the night.

I took a few pictures of Ella during the party but otherwise she was running around like a chicken with her head cut off. At one point I just put the camera down and said, “To hell with it”.


DC June 23, 2008 at 11:07 PM  

Happy birthday Ella!! :)

I just read your comment on my egg post. Sorry I kept you in suspense.

Love the pistols & knives b-day theme! ;)

Motherhood for Dummies June 24, 2008 at 12:48 PM  

that one of her looking at the presants is soooo cute. Nice job, seriously!

Lori June 24, 2008 at 2:47 PM  

Happy birthday, dear Ella!

I can tell your mama loves you very much!

Christina June 24, 2008 at 4:46 PM  

Happy bithday, Ella! I'm not much of a party-thrower either - but it's worth it, for grins like that. Wonderful photos!

Nit June 24, 2008 at 6:46 PM  


She is so adorable :)

Julie June 24, 2008 at 9:08 PM  

Happy Birthday pretty girl!

laura - dolcepics June 24, 2008 at 11:01 PM  

Happy Birthday to Ella! Your photos are really amazing and I can't believe you shot them with a P&S! My P&S photos never turn out this nicely. Your processing is perfect. Awesome job! And Ella is such a princess with the more gorgeous eyes! :)

Stacy June 25, 2008 at 12:59 PM  

LOL, well, the pistols and knives aren't all that unusual around here, are they?? ;)

Love the pictures and looks like she had a good time!

Lori Carroll June 28, 2008 at 9:55 AM  

We had a great time! Thanks for including us! The pictures look amazing! You do such a good job!

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