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”.


  1. 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! ;)

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

  3. Happy birthday, dear Ella!

    I can tell your mama loves you very much!

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


    She is so adorable :)

  6. Happy Birthday pretty girl!

  7. 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! :)

  8. 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!

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