Sunday, January 03, 2010

Gatti Town with the fams

We spent Christmas week in Corpus Christi with both sets of families(we had celebrated Christmas at home early and also had Ella's big party with friends early, so yes, I was VERY busy the week before Christmas!). We had a wonderful week with the people we love most! One of the fun things we did together was an afternoon at Gatti Town. It was Ella's actual birthday, so we celebrated with family there. Cake, balloons, presents, pizza & games-it was a fun time!

Here is the birthday girl on her big day. I still can't believe she is 6 already. It seems like just yesterday we had a little one walking around sucking her finger, holding her blankie. Oh wait, that was Cali. Yesterday. (They both had/have the same blankie/index finger sucking obsession:)

Cali, Cali, Cali. How you make me laugh.

My mom bought these cute balloons. My mom likes to decorate:) Even at Gatti Town. (Okay, I asked her to buy balloons while she was out, I just had to joke because everyone knows she loves decorating:)

The girls with Nana & Tata. Oh, and a crazy dude.
Present from Joey and I: a real camera. Once Aubrey got one last year, she HAD to have one:) Oh, and a blog, which I am working on getting set up. Invites will be sent soon! She has already written her "About Me" and it is a riot:)
A new webkinz! Its a really cool rare one that she was very excited about!

The third book in the Pinkalicious series that she has been wanting!

A Lite Brite and a sparkly purse with accesories(that she carries around everywhere-she is a purse girl:) And she got lots of other very cool stuff too. Thanks everyone!

And then a little play time. Ella worked it at Deal or No Deal. Grandma and Aubrey were her cheer section.

Thanks everyone for coming and helping us party with Ella! We are so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents, aunts & uncles for our girls. To those near and far that gave her gifts or called her, she was very grateful. She was spoiled:) In a good way!(say it like on the movie, Elf.)


jOeY said...

LOL. Who's that crazy kid and "dude".

I thought you'd like that one of me! :)

Grammy Staffy said...

What a fun time you had with family. Happy Birthday again Ella.

I loved looking at all of the Christmas morning pictures on your last post. You have a darling family.

I am wishing you a very happy new year with love and hugs, Lura

Abby said...

That looks like so much fun. I love going to Gattitown, but of course it's not very often when you have a child under 2. I'm so glad she had a fabulous birthday. Six is a great age!

Marie Rayner said...

They have such fun places to go in America with the kids. You guys are soooo lucky! I loved all the pictures, especially that one of Cali!! She is sooooo YOU! haha I hope that Ella will send me an invite to her blog. I am one of her biggest fans. I am a pink girl too. Love you guys!

Cynthia said...

That was certainly a fun day. Cali I love that picture it is a riot looks like you and that crazy dude are related or something. I love seeing all the expressions fun times.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Ella!!! I have just barely adjusted to Avery being 5 and I can't believe she's almost 6. It looks like you guys had tons of fun.

tiburon said...

Happy Birthday Ella!