Monday, December 26, 2011

Great to be 8!

Ella turned the big "8" on December 22. This is a huge milestone for an LDS child as this is the age that they can choose to be baptized so this was much anticipated. And Ella was also very excited because this is a "kid party" year where she was able to have a big birthday bash with lots of friends. She chose to have an iceskating party at the local rink with 10 of her friends and it was really fun! A perfect indoor activity for this time of year. Of course I just watched with Ammon because 1. I have never iceskated and will never 2. Someone had to take care of the baby :) 3. Someone had to take pictures :) At the party the kids also got to eat pizza, drink soda, and eat cupcakes(It was actually a Phineas & Ferb cupcake cake-it was so cute). Super healthy stuff! It was the perfect party and they all had a great time. One thing I wish though is that I had taken a group picture of all the kids-darnit.

Ella we love you and are glad you had such an awesome time at your party! We can't believe its been 8 years since you entered our family. You have always had the biggest smile and the sweetest disposition. You have added so much joy to all of our lives. And we can't believe you are getting baptized very soon! Wowsas. Time has flown! Happy Birthday sweetie.















5 comments:

Marie said...

What a great Birthday Ella had! I think all your kids are sweet. I am not biased! I haven't been ice skating in years. The last time I went it was to a field which had frozen over next to this farm house we were living in about 16 years ago. I managed to get to it walking but my ankles were so tired by the time I got there, I could not skate and it was all I could do to crawl back to the house. Not a pretty picture I can assure you! lol

Cynthia said...

How fun and exciting. Looks like so many great memories were accomplished woot woot. Ella truly does have a great smile as does all her sibs and friends. Everyone looks like a natural. Skating is fun and you guys are lucky to live nearby a rink. Happy Birthday again Ella and that cake was pretty cool and a great way to make a cake and serve up.

Emily said...

Looks like a fun party!!!! And congrats on the baptism. Eight is such a milestone, I agree.

Grammy Staffy said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweet Ella. I am happy that you had such a nice party. Your folks always do such nice things for you kids. I can't wait to see your baptism pictures. That day will be even more special than your birthday party. Hugs, Grammy Lura

jOeY said...

I think i had more fun than the kids that day. :)