Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy birthday, Princess Ella!!

Our sweet, little girl turned 3 on Saturday. We had such a fun day celebrating her and all she means to us and our family.
I told her when she woke up that she looked so much bigger and asked her if she grew overnight. She said, "Yeah, I'm a lot bigger. I grew from 2 to 3 last night." :)
Ella, there's a surprise for you at the door! Birthday balloons!!
She couldn't wait to put her "special party dress" on. She looked adorable!
Playing a game with Papaw and Payton...
Ready to open gifts...
A new Dora doll!!
New dress-up clothes! Thanks, Uncle Chad and Aunt April!
A new bike! Thanks, Papaw and Mamaw!
Giving it a test drive...
She received so many other nice gifts... a water sprinkler from Uncle Kyle, a backyard water park from Grammy and Pappaw, another doll from Chad and April, lots of clothes, a new doll stroller, make-up, money, and more. She is definitely one spoiled, little girl!
Time for the pinata!! It was so much fun watching these kids take turns trying to whack this thing! We laughed and laughed.
Go, Ella!
Payton gave it all he had...
And finally got it!! Everyone raced to get the candy...
On to the birthday cake!
Make a wish, Princess!
Each time she blew out the candles, she said, "Let's do it again!!" So we did!
We finally couldn't take it anymore! We had to dig in!! Yum!
Happy 3rd birthday, Ella! We love you so much and thank God everyday that He saw fit to make us your mommy and daddy. We can't imagine our life without you!


Terry and Leslie said...

Happy Birthday Ella!!!

The Utley Crew said...

Happy Birthday, Ella! Glad you had such a fun time with everyone!! Love the cake! :)

The McAfee Pack said...

happy birthday ella!!

The Utz Family said...

Happy Birthday Ella! That cake is super adorable!