Happy birthday to Elvis!!
Ellie had her pony party last night. She took care of all her guests! Here she is feeding her cousin roo roo some yummy cake. The funnest thing about the birthday party is the planning for it. I wish I had a video camera as we went around picking up the balloons, party favors, and groceries for her party.
Opening gifts was a little comical. She had fun tearing the paper, opening the box, and quickly throwing out the gift inside, before she was on to her next one. It would have been nice if she showed some emotion for every gift, but she was too preoccupied with getting them all open. This toy has been her favorite so far. It is a darling doll that has snap on clothes. Ellie has been combing her hair non stop in the bathroom. When I walk by I hear her giving the doll a pep talk. The same one she gets from me every day when I do her hair. "Stand still for just a minute OK?" "I'm almost done...ok? ok?"
Big bro was such a helper getting ready for the party. He has been earning money to buy his sister a gift. He has earned a whopping four dollars so far. We will celebrate her birthday on Thursday, so I have a couple days to take him shopping. He knows exactally what he wants to buy her! Jensen was a really good sport about his sister's birthday. He did turn the conversation to what he was planning for his next birthday, so I knew the wheels were turning about when it's his big day. With huge excited eyes he keeps telling me"There is gonna be garbage truck on my cake!!" Poor kid has months before his birthday!
The guests of honor! This is BJ and Chase (cousins), the cute older cousins mind you. Around Christmas Ellie developed an adoration for BJ, she will randomly bring him up and talk about him to no one in particular. All last week she was continually labeling her invitations, usually in the same order; "This one is for roo roo, this one is for Ruby... this one is for BJ." I was so happy when they came!! There is a lot to be said about teenage boys who will come to a pony party.