Friday, August 14, 2009

BirthDAY choices

Birthdays are all about choices...you get to choose EVERYTHING on YOUR day.
Although Ella didn't choose to go to the doctor :-), she did get to choose almost everything else for the day.
Breakfast of choice...toast with eggs in the middle.
Then we opened presents from our family (Addie picked the winning gift...the dog purse is definitely Ella's favorite)...
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Guess who's playing soccer this fall?
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And then off to the doctor we went. It ended up taking quite awhile but it was some good mommy-Ella time while in the room waiting.
5 year stats: 42.5" and 39 lbs. (both right under 50th percentile)
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Since we weren't having an actual party this year, I told Ella she could invite 3 friends over to play.
Her choice: Johnny, Lauren and Abi.
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Lunch of choice: hot dogs, fruit and chips.
Cupcakes of choice: chocolate with pink frosting.
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Activities of choice: ball wrestling, dressing up, barbies, ponies, etc. etc.
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Ella and Lauren did their own photoshoot with Preston while I was hanging dress-up clothes up in the closet.
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Quiet time activity of choice: A color your own puzzle book from her new primary teacher at church...so perfect for Ella!
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Dinner of choice: Cheesecake Factory (after some suggesting from us...we had a gift card :-)
So, the other day I saw a birthday tradition on Jamie's blog that I thought was such a cute idea that we started it with Ella this year. The birthday kid gets to stay up as late as they want on their special day, which of course ends at midnight :-). Ella thought this was pretty cool and made it until 11pm. I was impressed because she's always been are early to bed girl.
Some of her night time activities of choice...
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1 comment:

Annemarie said...

She made some great choices! Birthdays are the BEST!