Friday, May 18, 2012

Ella turns 8

She LOVES birthdays!  This is how she woke up.  With a huge smile, dancing all around the house, singing "it's my birthday" and ready to eat her birthday pancakes.
Off to school.  Still smiling.
We made these for her to take to her class.
They turned out so cute.  And sprinkl-ey!

After school Abby and I took Ella to Orange Leaf.  I love how excited Abby was to show her around, since she is the "Orange Leaf expert."  She's been there....once!  And you get 4 oz. free on your birthday.  

And even more (brownie batter and coffee swirl)

Then there were toppings.  And this was only the beginning of the toppings!
Finally a decision.  
Did I mention
she did not stop
smiling the whole day!
I asked her what she thought of Orange Leaf and this was her response!
Later in the afternoon we had a few friends over for a little party.
Waiting for cake...and presents!
She wanted cupcakes.
With sprinkles.
And she wanted everyone to decorate their own.
Then there were presents!
We sang her Happy Birthday while she conducted
and made a wish (that Taylor would be born on her birthday).  She told me this morning she could tell me her wish since it didn't come true.
She blew out her candles.
And now she's 8!


Rob and Deanna said...

She is So Cute!! Happy 8 years OLD, Ella!!!!! Love the adorable cookie-sicles you made for school.

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday, Ella!!! Favorite: the conducting picture. So fun!!

Also love the sprinkle-y party theme. :) WTG on the Pinterest oreo craft! Adorable birthday treats!

Orange Leaf sounds like a place we have here in Boise called U-Swirl. A great ice cream experience!!

Great pictures in this post, girl.

The Dickinsons said...

Happy Birthday, Ella! Surely enjoyed reading your post with all of your adorable smiley pictures! Looks like you had a super fun day!

~Heather and family in Colombia~

Barb said...

Loved the Birthday journey and how you captured happy little Ella's spontaneous personality...especially conducting!! The 'sprinkle-y' treats were so cute!

~Carla~ said...

Love it all! What a beautiful birthday, and birthday girl!

Anonymous said...

I <3 ellas shirt!!!