On her actual birthday, I made her birthday crepes for breakfast(which was on a Sunday morning..and we have 9am church..somehow we made it:)..she received special birthday treatment at church in primary with a gift/song and then when we got home, I made dinner of her choice which was pita pizzas with spinach, tomato and feta. The kids love that stuff and I'm glad because it feel like I'm serving up something healthy and pretty:)I also made some chocolate cupcakes just to celebrate as a family. Joey and I and both sets of grandparents went in on her BIG gift, which was a Zuca bag to hold all of her iceskating stuff in since shes gonna go all pro on us :) Those suckers are expensive..and she has had her eyes on them for the past few months at the rink. All the little iceskaters have them:) She was SO happy. She had it all packed up and ready to go even though lessons weren't again for a couple of weeks:) She is a little organizer and has loved having this thing all loaded up with her gear. She also loves that the wheels light up. It is a pretty dang cool bag. She also received other fun things from family and friends. She is a lucky girl with lots of people that love her!!
Ella, as you turn 10, I just have to say you are amazing. You still have that million dollar smile :) You are generous and giving to all. You are smart, super duper creative and beautiful inside and out. You have a helpful heart and always surprise me with little extra things you do around the house for me, just because. Adjusting to five kids was made easier thanks to you(and maybe thats part of the plan..since you are the one begging for us to have six! :) So, thank you for all you are doing to help your mom out! You are a wonderful daughter. Happy Birthday sweet Ella bean!! We love you so much.
Enjoy her "Elevate" party pics!
Ella and her bestie, Caitlyn
Cali being crazy :)
Ella showing off one of the jumps Aubrey has taught her
Big sis Aubrey
Ella and peeps making their way over to the bungee jump..they were brave.
The line was long! So I thought I'd be a crazy picture taking mama and take yet one more picture of them. They were all standing together so cute, I had to! :)
Ella getting buckled in. She wasn't too sure..when she smiles super big you know shes nervous :)
Her goal was to do a flip. And after a couple of attempts, she did it!!! Twice! She said it scared her a little bit :) But she did it anyways!
Proud of herself :)
And had to go give Daddy a hug too..
Just some more bouncing around.
Caitlyn up on the bungee. She did lots of flips too! These kids are braver than I.
Wesley was content with a juice box. And soaking wet when he was done.
Time for pizza!
The take home goodies
Handsome Ammon eating lunch..we brought him a tablet and thats what kept him happy the rest of the time:)
Ella ready to be sung to. And Aubrey acting like a nut.
Opening her presents...she got a TON of cool things! She has super friends.
Had to snap this pic of Cali sitting in the window making faces.
I love this big shy smile
I think it was a great day :)