Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ellie's 9th birthday

Never has there been a girl more excited for her birthday to arrive!
Ellie anticipates this day all year!

We usually spread out the cheer by having a dual celebration...(a party on her actual birthday at home and one at Granny's in Butler when she goes out to visit for a few weeks every summer).

Because of the nature of having a summer birthday, we tend to lean towards having her birthday parties be a family affair...So many people are out of town in the summer and it always seems hard to coordinate having her friends over...

After a dinner of steak on the grill and twice baked potatoes, (per her request), it was time for "cake"...

Her favorite "cake"...coconut cream pie!  Just the name coconut sends her into a fit of giggles...
(never quite figured that one out!)

Since her birthday fell on a Sunday, we all change out of our church clothes and get into pajamas...(hence the "dressed down" approach for Ellie and I.

She never lacks enthusiasm, that's for sure!

Ellie is one of the kindest, most genuine and thoughtful people I've ever known.  It never ceases to amaze me at her ability to recognize when someone is sad or feeling left out, and her ability to forgive when someone has been mean to her is amazing.  

Our family wouldn't be complete without her...

Happy Birthday, Sis!

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