Ella turned 4 on January 5th!
A picture of her on her 4th birthday eve, her last night asleep as 3-year old
And here she is, waking up as a big 4 year old!!
Adorable birthday girl in her birthday shirt
Mom, Steve and I met at Ella's school to have cupcakes with her class after nap time.
After cupcakes they were wild and ready for some fun!
Mom and I stayed for circle time
Big hug for Grammy
Mom made lots of little friends and helped the kids draw spider webs
That night we went out to dinner to a Japanese restaurant. Ella was very proud of herself because she tried soy sauce for the first time, and she told us over and over that the reason she tried it was because she's 4 now and will be trying a lot of new things.
They knew it was her birthday because she made sure to tell everyone! And although we did not request it, our waitress brought out a big dessert and we all sang Happy Birthday
As we were walking out of the restaurant, she stopped at almost every table along the way, pushed her "4" candle (from her cupcake at school - of course she brought it to dinner as proof of her new age!) out in front of her and said to each table "I'm already 4!", "I'm 4 now!" It was just so funny, definitely one of my favorite memories of that day.
We got home and it was time for birthday celebration #3 :)
It was a great day, I loved seeing how proud and excited she was that it was her birthday, and how excited she was to turn 4. It was also awesome that Mom came to celebrate with us, and made it that much more special.
More updates to come on my big 4 year old!!