Ella turned 5 on Saturday, January 5th. It was the first time she's had her birthday on a weekend so it was neat that we were able to have her party on the actual day of her birthday.
Here she is sleeping on her last night as a 4 year old
And on her birthday morning, all ready for her big day!
Mom and Glenn came in for the weekend and took Ella out in the morning for a birthday outing, and that way Steve and I were able to get everything ready at the house for her party. They went out to breakfast and then to Build-a-Bear to make a Hello Kitty stuffed animal for her birthday.
At home with her Hello Kitty
Grammy and Ella
Me and my sweet birthday girl
Ella really wanted to have a painting party so we did pottery painting, and had a great face painter who painted the kids' faces and gave them glitter tattoos. And of course she picked a Hello Kitty theme for her party and all of her birthday accessories :)
Getting her face painted
Painting her Hello Kitty treasure box
And then after a while, the kids finished their pieces and went off to play, and it was the parents' turn to paint!
Having fun with her friends
Pizza and a chat with Daddy
Time for cake
James with his pirate face painted
A video of Ella, Addison and Jake singing "party in the bathroom" -- a song they made up and sang over, and over, and over again...
The Burtons stayed late and Ella and Jake played the whole time...they are so funny together and just get sillier and sillier
With Grampy G
The whole day was great, there is nothing better than seeing Ella enjoy herself and have fun, it was a wonderful 5th birthday party for the little lady.
Here she is on Sunday morning, playing with her new Hello Kitty house from Aunt Teresa
We hadn't seen Mom and Glenn on Christmas, and so we had a belated Christmas celebration on Sunday afternoon
And an early birthday present for Grammy
It was a really wonderful weekend, although it is hard to believe my baby is already 5 years old!