Birthdays Galore: Pt. 1

Now, you will probably notice that I have titled this as Part 1, you might also notice that you are about to get ambushed by photos! You can thank me when all the “parts” of the birthday posts are done and you can see the onslought of photos in total and thank me for not doing that to you all at once. =)

Ella’s Birthday:

Aubrey was sweet and woke me up before Ella or Mamaw were awake. This gave us some time to run by the store and pick up supplies for Ella’s special Birthday breakfast and some balloons. Ella LOVED the balloons when we got home, but staying true to Ella didn’t want much to do with the food. (Seriously, I’m not sure where she comes from. Who turns their nose at strawberry and whipped cream covered waffles?!)

After breakfast we all got dressed and ready for our girls day of shopping!

Denver was GORGEOUS on Saturday, 60 and sunny. We were all running around in just our tshirts. First stop was Toys R Us, Ella had a gift card from Christmas and she was so excited when we got there. She immediately picked up a princess night light and hair brush. Then we wandered for a while to check things out, she saw a few things that she “wanted” but when she found Rapunzel, it was all over for every other toy in the store. She wanted to carry it everywhere, I couldn’t help, Mamaw couldn’t help, we finally convinced her to put it in the cart. When we checked out, the doll was cheaper then any of us thought so she was able to head back in and pick out a couple of the CUTEST tops.

As we were leaving I asked Ella what she would like for lunch, she quickly stated “a Cheese Quesadilla and Guacamole”. Okay then. Haha, the girls both ate amazinlgy well at lunch. Then we were off again. We were in search of a cupcake shop but of course the only one I knew of was closed. Oh well. We started heading back up the mountain and made a wally stop so that we could pick up the food for the party and the girls could pick out their gifts from Mamaw.

We got most of the shopping done and then we asked Ella what she wanted for her birthday. Out of nowhere and as sure of herself as I have ever heard her, she states “I want a bike!” Ha! I have NEVER heard her talk about a bike, but when we got to them she was SO excited. She picked out the cutest pink and purple bicycle with training wheels and proceeded to practice riding it through the store. Love that kid!

On our way home we picked up Daddy from work, picked up the girls cake for their party on Sunday and grabbed Pizza for dinner. (Ella got to choose everything for her birthday, she LOVED being able to make the decisions.) After dinner, it was time for cupcakes (Walmart had a great selection) and then gifts. Ella had picked out the cutest Elmo cupcake for herself, the rest of us had amazing chocolate cupcakes.

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Here was Aubrey’s first cupcake experience. This girl hasn’t really met a food she doesn’t like, cupcakes definitely were not the exception. Ha! She dug in, it was quite the different experience from Ella’s first cake. El asked for a fork!

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All was fine and Dandy until we put on their birthday party hats. HA!!!!!

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It took a good 5 minutes to console Aubrey, AFTER we had removed the hat! Poor girl.

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After cupckakes the girls opened gifts from family, and loved every second of it.

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After gifts we had a kareoke dance party, man my girls can bust a move!

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And, my favorite picture of the night, Aubrey might not be looking at the camera, and Ella may have pizza/cupcake mouth but I LOVE it! Ella is genuinely smiling and it’s me with my girls!

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I will try to get part 2 posted this afternoon. It will be Aubrey’s birthday day/birthday party day. And then MAYBE I can squeak out party break down, what we served, the favors, etc.

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