Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ella turns 7!

My baby is S-E-V-E-N!


How did that happen?

She was very specific about what she wanted this year... she wanted it all to be a surprise.  She didn't want any hints on her presents.  She didn't want to see any decorations beforehand.  She didn't want to know what we were going to do on her birthday.  Nothing.

I did get her to give me some color ideas to work with - purple and teal blue (and highlighter yellow was ok too).

Here is how we celebrated her day:

After eating heart shaped pancakes and bacon, we went to see The Lego Movie.

After picking up the Uncle Christopher, Gramma and Papa, we headed to Dave and Busters to eat lunch and play games.  Even though we say we go there for the kids, us adults seem to have a good time too!  It was Uncle's first time there and I am pretty sure he had as much fun as the kids!

And when the game cards are empty, the kids get to turn in their tickets for amazing prizes which makes them happy ;)

After tickets were traded in, we headed home to have her open her gifts.  We decided to take the plunge and buy her a Kindle.  Yes, she is only seven, but we thought it would be nice for her to be able to read books (she is very serious about her reading right now) and play games on her own tablet.  Caleb and Olivia both have tablets and Ella is always stealing my ipad.  Now, I can reclaim it and we will all be happy.

Ella also got Barbies.  This girl LOVES her some Barbies and plays with them everyday.  I also picked up some new bedding to finish her room redo, but I am not convinced it will work.

She also got colorful paints and canvases (great idea!) and some sweet cash!

I made this banner for her based on the colors she said.  Highlighter yellow didn't seem to go too well, so I left it out.

Finally, it was time for cookie cake!

Ella perfectly placed her seven candles.

Since her birthday was Sunday, we took cupcakes to school on Monday.

Her class sang to her and made her a birthday book.  Each classmate wrote a little saying to her.  They wrote that she is a good colorer, she is a best friend, she is beyutiful and the nicist in class ;-)

Ella was such a good girl on her birthday.  She shared her tickets and prizes with Olivia and Caleb, making sure they had fun on her special day, too!  That says a lot for a little girl to think of others when all of the attention is on her.  She made me very proud!

Happy 7th Birthday Ella!  We love you!!


  1. What a fun day we had celebrating Ella!! Lunch and game time at Dave & Buster's was so much fun. Ella was thrilled with each and every gift she opened. The Kindle was a huge surprise to her--a favorite--and she loved the paint and canvas's. Money--always a hit with kids. And Ella loved her "Frozen" Barbies and she does love playing Barbies everyday. We enjoyed the delicious Cookie Cake for a great ending to her special day. Thank you Ella for choosing to spend your day with all of us--we had so much fun!! Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Ella Bella Baby Boo Boo! (I have called her that since she was born)

  2. Happy Birthday Ella! What a fun day you had!!! I wish I could have been there too. Aubrey you always do such a good job making everyone's birthday special!

  3. What a fun day you all had. Love all the pictures. Looks like everyone was having a good time. Aubrey you sure do make each ones birthday very special......loved the color scheme.


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