Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Happy Birthday, Ellie!

Ellie has been asking for weeks when she will be 5. Yesterday she asked, "Mommy, tomorrow when I wake up will I be 5?" Today is the day! Happy 5th Birthday to my love!

'5' Shirt / Skirt / Leggings / Shoes

On Sunday we celebrated her birthday with family and friends at our local YMCA. She had a princess party. Ellie wore a new Elsa dress I had gotten from the Disney store last summer and saved for a special occasion (this one is similar). She loved it! Summer also wore an Elsa dress and her girl friends also dressed in costume. Her boy cousins wore super hero outfits.

She told me she was wishing for a "wagon." This has been on her wish list for a year now. I think we should cave and just buy it for her. However, she is getting a new bike for her birthday!

Last Friday I took the girls into the city to see the musical, Freckleface Strawberry, at the Walnut Street Theatre. We have been taking Ellie the past couple years for her birthday and this year I took Summer, too, now that she is almost 3. The girls were so excited and Summer kept calling it the "movies." I wasn't sure how she would react to the hour long show since she is not a fan of television or movies, but they both surprised me and sat in their seats the entire time. They clapped after each segment and were captivated. The show was great. I enjoyed it, too, and even more so than the previous years. There was lots of singing and dancing and the storyline was great. It was about being happy with who you are and not comparing yourself to other people. Everyone is different and that is what makes each of us special.  

Summer's Dress (similar) / Ellie's Dress

It is a rainy day today, but the girls and I are heading out shortly for pink manicures, lunch, then swimming. I gave Ellie a list of things we could do inside today and she chose swimming at our gym. I recently ordered these goggles for her that she will finally get to try out. Tonight we are going to dinner at Jules Pizza (her choice) and cake for dessert!

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