Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Cooking Party for the Big Seven

We celebrated our Ella's seventh birthday this week! She chose to have a family party and wanted to do all the planning and cooking on her own. 

The plan:

Dinner: Ramen noodles 
Dessert: Confetti cake with pink frosting
Games: Freeze dance and simon says
Entertainment: Little House on the Prairie

I don't think it gets any easier than that!

Just one minor set back; she kept falling off the stool. 
"I'm so sorry El, you've inherited your mom's klutziness."

With a big smile on her face she says, "I'm not good at frosting cakes, but it sure does taste good!"

We forgot to buy candles but she found a used "5" in the pantry. She plops it on top and with a giggle and says, "That's okay, I'll just pretend it says seven!" 

I love this girl!

We painted nails and prettied up for a quick photo shoot! 

Nothing says "seven" like one front tooth gone and one just hanging there! 

An Interview with Ella

Mom: What's your favorite color?
El: Pink.

M: What is your favorite thing to do at school? 
E: That's easy; color.

M: What was your favorite birthday present?
E: I love my art studio!

M: What's your favorite holiday?
E: Valentines day because it's close to my birthday and because it's all about love and I'm all about love.

M: What do you want to be when you grow up?
E: An artist.

M: What do you think is the worst job ever? 
E: Fixing lamps because I have no clue how to work electricity. And it sounds awful.

M: What is your favorite thing to do? 
E: Having holidays.

M: What is the funniest thing you have ever seen?
E: An elephant pooping.

M: Describe what the best day of your life would look like?
E: Spending time with my family, playing games, laughing, giggling, having cake, and going crazy.

M: Describe what the worst day of your life would look like? 
E: I don't want to have any worst days, how about a worst second? That would be if someone slammed my head against the carpet and then me sitting in this chair, all alone, for the whole day, and crying.

M: Do you have anything else you want to tell me?
E: I love going to the zoo and I would love to have my next birthday in a gym. I love when you take my pictures, it's fun. Don't you think my new outfit is cute? Papa and Nana got it for me because they really love me! That's all.

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  1. What a sweet girl! I think miss Ella looks the most like you out of all your kids. Love the post and how fun you made her birthday for her....Such a blessed family!

  2. Oh my sweet little "LOVE GIRL" You are truly a blessing from God. You give Papa and I so much joy and laughter. You make us thank God everyday that you are in our lives. Huggs and Kisses forever.

  3. Oh Ella! What a sweet girl! And perfect birthday. She said it herself. Her best day would be exactly what her birthday was. Her second worst day made me laugh. Someone slamming her head on the carpet! Love that girl. Beautiful pictures Linsey!

  4. I can not even believe she is 7!!!! How did this happen? I remember those times when she would sucker me into holding her at the playground! She is so cute! I couldn't say no! Miss you guys!

  5. Oh my goodness, those are beautiful pictures. Sweet Ella, now you let her lick the cake bowl on her b-day, yes? Ha-ha.