Monday, March 7, 2011

you say it's your birthday....

It was a birthday weekend!!!!!!

Friday (your actual birthday):
breakfast of your choice (blueberry muffins)
a carpool frozen custard cones after school!
a little photoshoot!
the Lion House (your choice) for dinner
a tour of the Beehive House
go to Build-a-Bear with your sisters

sleep in :)
get ready
you helped prepare vegetable trays...and loved it
perform at your piano recital!
a family gathering with you as the birthday guest of honor!

My favorite memories:
doll your great grandma gave you that she made her self!
the smile and appreciation you showed to Sharon for the card and special words she gave you
cuddling with you at church and reading on the couch Sunday evening
watching you play in front of family, friends and strangers the songs you had practiced so well
just being together as a family the night of your birthday

We love you Ellie!
I CAN NOT believe you are already NINE years old!!!!!
I hope the next nine years will go by more slowly than the first nine :)


Shauna Rae said...

She's not only beautiful on the outside, she has a BEAUTIFUL spirit as well! Happy Birthday Miss E.!

Kirsten said...

Really nice blog!! Ellie looks beautiful--I cannot believe the girls are 9 already--next year we will have 10 year olds!

sherri said...

Oh, happy birthday, Ellie! Your picture came out beautiful!

Connie Miller said...

So glad to be able to share in some of those fun gatherings. Was so impressed with Ellie's performance at the Recital.

Monique said...

gorgeous picture! Happy Birthday to a beautiful girl!

Tebbs Family said...

Happy Birthday to beautiful Ellie!!! I can't believe she is 9 either--she will be dating and driving tomorrow, I promise!