Monday, June 14, 2010

Ellie's Family Party

We capped off Ellie's birthday celebrations this weekend with her family birthday party.  Typically, the kids get one party with their friends and one party with their family.  Since Ellie is 3, and since I decided that "friend" parties should start at 4 or 5 (depending on if they have friends!), she had a small party with this household on her actual birthday, and then her extended family came over on Saturday. 

The weather did not cooperate, but luckily, I had a plan for this.

I borrowed my neighbors jumpy castle and set it up in the garage.  As jumpy castles tend to be, this was a hit.

Not that the cousins need any help entertaining themselves.  They all seem to play so well together whether there is a jumpy castle involved or not.

After a nice lunch, Ellie was finally able to open presents.  She ripped one open, gasped as if it is the most precious gift she had ever seen, and then set aside to tear into the next one and repeat the drama.  She truly did love every single gift though, so maybe she wasn't as rehearsed as she seemed?

We followed present with cake.

And my favorite picture from the day:

She absolutely LOVED her birthday and I love this photo because that is just one truly happy girl.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is one beautiful three year old. She is sooooooo' cool. We're so happy we could be there to witness her third birthday and help her celebrate. She really knows how to make us feel good!!

Love, Grandma & Grandpa R.