For Ella's birthday day we had donuts (well, she loves their breakfast tacos actually :-) for breakfast and then she had math camp at the junior high with all her buddies. Although it was a non-party year we decided to do something low key and she ended up getting some fun stuff from her friends. I picked up her crew at the junior high after their camp and we headed to the pool for pizza, snacks, cupcakes and fun. Brooklynn, Ian and Emily came as well, so we all had friends there which was perfect! When we got home she opened her presents from the family and was especially excited for her tickets to see Kelly Clarkson next week with Mike!!! She got to stay up until midnight that night and I am proud to say I didn't fall asleep this year before the clock struck and we got all caught up on So You Think You Can Dance and Project Runway :-).
A few days later was the family party (it ended up perfect timing because it was stake conference so we all met at the same time for once!). Ella wanted Hansen tacos and my grandparents helped us make them again...everyone was very happy with her choice :-). She got super awesome presents and lots of love and I think it is safe to say her 11th birthday was a good one!