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.