Yes, my little girl is four years old! sniff sniff. The post is only two weeks late- woopsie. We had a little partay for the girly at our church. All preparations pretty much happened the day of, (compliments of miss mia) EXCEPT for the cake that was lovingly made by my sisters Nat and Boo. Her castle cake takes the cake fo show. Ellie had a wonderful time. We played "princess balance" (holding pink marshmallows on spoons while walking), popping balloon race, and duck duck goose. Oh, and a princess pinata. My children have a personal motto that every birthday party isn't complete without a pinata. She completely cracked us up playing duck duck goose. Here is a little clipski... yes I youtubed!!
What can I say about his girl? She keeps me on my toes with her sassiness, yet melts my heart with her tender side.
Ellie loves to wear curlers in her hair, but they rarely make it through the night. she is what we like to call a thrasher in the night. I love that she requests the curlers. I wore the same sponge curlers when I was young, and I feel bad subjecting her because they are NOT comfortable to sleep on. I can still feel a sore spot on my scalp from waking up the next morning after wearing these and wondering why I traded beauty for a good nights sleep. One of my favorite things about Elvis is her hair!
Miss Imagination. How do I politely ask little Elvis to stop having picnics for so many guests in the morning? I don't think I can. This is actually a very tidy picnic...fruit snacks all in a row. I need to post about a not so cute picnic. This is a birthday post after all so we'll stick with the cuteness!
Ellie is not afraid of anything- except for the dark when it is convenient at night. If you couldn't tell this is a picture of her daddy flinging her in the air towards the ceiling. This is one of many "circus tricks" they like to do together. I always watch these tricks with my eyes half closed secretly hoping the kids never get hurt so I can continue to approve of their escapades. Daddy has a need for roughhousing and boy do the kids oblige.
Last but not least- my absolute favorite thing about Ellie is the mother within her. Most girls(Ellie included) love their dolls and dress them up and pretend to be mommy, but Ellie has not let up even an ounce with her baby sister. Although many moments of the day are spent bargaining with her NOT to touch her sister, it can come in handy from time to time. Ellie darts upstairs to replace a binki when she hears Mia crying over the monitor, she changes her diaper, gets her clothes, spends countless hours talking and singing to her, tries to lift her out of her swing, (yikes) wants everyone she comes in contact with to see her baby, pushes run and stop on her feeding pump, pushes her meds through the tube, does all the bathing with me, and makes sure Mia never has a dull moment. She will be a great mommy if she isn't worn out before Mia isn't a baby anymore.
Here are a few pics from Birthdays past- I think Mees is going to look a lot like Elvis.
Here's to my make up stealing, marathon praying, dress up wearing, song singing, brother bugging, candy smuggling, baby smothering, constant shower taking, bed time negotiating, conversation creating, bum dancing, non flushing, no hot food eating, tummy talking, lover of books and toothpaste little girl. We love you Ellie- you bring so much excitement to our lives!