The life and times of Jack, Owen and Ella Crossett

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ella's Birthday: Round 1

My sweet baby girl turns 1 in a week. I don't know how that happened. It feels like yesterday I was pregnant and waiting to see her and touch her and kiss her. I've given her lots of kisses in the past year but it still doesn't feel like a year has gone by. Either way it is time to celebrate! We are going up north in a few days and will be gone for Ella's Birthday so we decided to celebrate early before we leave. This afternoon we gave her this gift and she seemed to enjoy unwrapping it!

 Jack and Owen were thrilled. They were more excited than Ella and they already knew what was inside. Big excitement to have a 1 year old sister!
 Ella thought the wrapping paper was delicious.
 Checking out her car before we assembled it.
 Sitting in her ride while Daddy works on it.
 The maiden voyage!

 This is my new favorite picture. We rarely get a picture of her and I together much less one where she is this awesomely excited. Love, love, love this!!!
 We headed back inside to sing Happy Birthday and let Ella go wild with a cupcake. She was unsure what was going on at first.
 She liked the singing.

 Watching Mommy show her how to blow out the candle.
 Looking at Mommy like "are you sure I can just HAVE this?!"
 Wasting no time digging in.
 This girly was NOT shy about demolishing her cupcake!

 I love her and this sweet face!!!

Happy Birthday Ellie Boo! I wish I could describe how much I love you and how much joy you bring me and everyone else you meet. I love watching you grow and learn and enjoy life and I am so excited to see what the future holds for you! Here is to the best year I could ever imagine!!!


Becky said...

Happy almost birthday Ella! Can't wait to see you and your brothers!

Sue said...

These pictures of her huge smile make me chuckle. Love it!

Leah Gilbert said...

Happy Birthday lil' beauty! Love the photos! Lookin hot mama!!