Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Ellie!

I write this with a swollen heart, my baby has turned 5 years old!!! I love this little girl or should I say big girl. She truly has an older spirit in that tiny body. I love her and here's why:

1. She is the BIGGEST helper. It would be like Christmas to Ellie if she could do chores around the house. (yea, I know, I totaly scored!) Plus, she's good at it.

2. She loves her friends.

3. She loves to be healthy. She will do whatever it takes to make sure she is healthy and strong. Sometimes she has to run, which foods are good for her and which ones aren't, by me from time to time.

4. She loves to dance.

5. She loves me!

Happy Birthay, gorgeous!!

Birthday morning. Our breakfast tradition is to pick your favorite cereal. They love this because I rarely let them eat sugary cereals, and I love this because we usually don't have a lot of time in the morning for big breakfasts. (helps me not feel guilty for not making a big breakfast)

After breakfast Ellie got her ears pierced!!! She was so excited!! (Was is the key word. She thought it hurt!!)

After she got her *ouchies* we went to lunch with some dear friends. McKenna and Ellie LOVE to play together. Thanks guys for hanging with us.
Here is Ellie's AWESOME cake. Okay so it's just
a half gallon of ice cream, with candles, and hand written name. (tell me I'm crafty!! LOL)

Ellie's birthday party was a couple of days after her birthday. She wanted a Tea Party. Our invitees brought their favorite doll and dressed up fancy. I set them up in our kitchen. I really wanted the girls to feel special. I hope it worked.
Okay, so I would like to take this time to "Toot My Horn" a little bit. I made this cake!!! Can you believe it? I can tell you my husband had his doubts. This was actually pretty easy. Thanks All Recipes!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Have you seen this??

My kids LOVE the computer and we are always looking for fun new sites to play on. Well, I found one today that totally took me by surprise. It's the website and they have coloring pages, online stories to hear, and games to play. Cool huh!! I am so excited, so check it out here. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christmas Traditions

Every Christmas I try to think of a neat tradition that will carry on for years and that my children will love to pass on to their kids. Although, it's usually the ones you don't expect them to love, I hope they love this one.

We did a advent book activity for Christmas. I checked out 25 books from the library and wrapped them in Christmas paper. The kids then took turns every night unwrapping a book to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this activity because many of the stories reminded us of what Christmas is all about.