We had a big birthday celebration this weekend. Our Ellen turned FIVE. And we partied it up BIG, y’all.
I shall now punish your eyeballs with pictorial proof…
Andrew rented a helium tank so we could fill her rooms with balloons while she slept the night before her birthday.
75 balloons and a round of “Happy Birthday” later, Ellen started her day with a good Daddy cuddle.
Of course, we made cake.
Ellen sported a princess tiara, necklaces, and a smile all day long. She picked a “rainbow” theme for her birthday, so we filled the house with multi-colored everything, including sprinkles.
We gave the kids a treat with their “birthday pizza.” We rimmed their glasses with sprinkles, via this picture on Pinterest. It was a HUGE hit.
When Ellen turned five, she gave up sucking her thumb and her beloved “boinket.” To celebrate and encourage her resolve, one of her gifts was a date with Mommy to get her nails done.
Oh, how I adore that sweet little hand.
We kept the party going today with cake and friends. Nothing fancy, but we definitely needed help eating that tall cake!
I love that we got to celebrate our girl for a whole weekend. It was so fun to plan for months (thank you, Pinterest!) and think about what Ellen would really love. I don’t think any of us slept the night before her birthday, we were all so excited to enjoy the day with her. She ate it up and we’re so grateful to everyone who helped us party this weekend.
Happy Birthday, Ellen! We love you!
p.s. Don’t forget to guess when the baby is coming! We’ve decided to pick one random winner from the commenters, as well. So you’ve got TWO chances, but you must guess before Thursday!