Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Ella Bella & her "Slumberella"

My precious angel made her entrance on February 17th, 2004

weighing in at only 5 lbs, 14 ounces

She was the most amazingly good baby there ever was...truly.I loved dressing Ella like a little doll...

Ella was always happy and made my heart pitter patter every time I looked at her.

Today, my little Ella Bella turns 5!
I almost can't even type that number. She will always be my "baby girl"...forever. The thought of her going off to Kindergarten next year makes me want to ball. She seems so much more fragile than the others for some reason. So dainty.

In the mean time, we are all about celebrating this incredible little girl that God has blessed our family with. The birthday party request was for an "almost sleepover" that we termed "SLUMBERELLA"!

The party day began with my little chefs helping me make HEART shaped pancakes to serve at our "Pancake Sundae Bar".

Both my girls LOVE them some pancakes!

The Slumberella invitation

The Birthday Princess also requested cupcakes of course!

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Party Favors ~ bags full of pajama party goodies!

Ella getting warmed up for the party...

Owen makes his entrance...totally perplexed by the site of 14 little girls in his den!
Time to introduce our Animal Friends

Autographing Ella's Special B'day Pillowcase

The activities begin..

Cousin Zoe keeps an eye on the lil' monkey

He just cannot believe that there's a big bowl of popcorn sitting at his disposal...can this be true?!

Dr. Abby's Vet Clinic for all our little friends' animals to visit

Oma's Nail Salon

Manicures for all!

The Party Pals

turned into Sleeping Beauties

Pass the Pillow Game

Time for the Heart Shaped Pancake Sundae Bar!!

~ A true piece of art~

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Umm...chocolate milk to go with them!

Princess Minnie even wants one!

Time for Strawberry Shortcake's "Moonlight Mystery" Movie
Lil' Miss Peyton...such a Cutie!

*~" Happy Birthday to you!"~*

I missed the "blowing of the candle" so this was Ella doing her fake blow so I could get a pic...pretty convincing. :)

The most adorable custom apron from Mimi...do they come in Momma's size??

Whoa...I know I'm gonna like this...it's BIG!

Pre-school Pals

Ahhh...now that everyone's gone I can finally suck my thumb!
(Ella has to say goodbye to her beloved thumb today...our family rule is that no one can such their thumb after they turn 5. Three down, one more to go. Yes - all four of my children sucked their thumb...what are the chances?!!)
A mother's treasure is her daughter. ~Catherine Pulsifer
I LOVE YOU ELLA BELLA...You are a sparkling, beautiful GEM! There is no doubt that God has quite a magnificent plan in store for your life!! I simply cannot wait to see it unfold. You are the apple of His eye...and ours. XOXOXOXO


L stewart said...

What a fun party! Happy Birthday Ella Bella!!! We love you!

~ The Stewarts

Lazy Mom Amanda said...

I wish I could have come to that party...how fun! Did they actually spend the night? There were alot of them!!! I can't believe she is 5!

kim said...

I can't believe it either! I still remember the scary times during your pregnancy with miss Ella, it still seems like yesterday! She is such a perfect beautiful little gal! What a blessing! It looked like a fabulous party!

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