Sunday, June 14, 2009

Turning Two

On June 2nd, our little Ella turned two! This summer has all ready been packed and crazy, so fitting in a time that worked for all family members to get together for a party was challenging, so we decided to have a party with just the three of us. And where else would we go, but Burger King! Anywhere that she could have "chicken and cries" (that's fries in Ella language) would make her happy as a clown. It was so fun to be there together, just us three, to celebrate. I savor the moments the three of us have together, because soon we'll be a party of four.

Waiting so patiently...

Still waiting, come on all ready!
Sweet sugar at last! Mmmm!!!

Then, the following Sunday we met at Nana and Papa Walker's house for family dinner, complete with mashed potatoes and gravy, one of Ella's favorite dishes. Dinner was followed by presents, running through the sprinklers, and of course, "Happy Birthday Cake!" Auntie Nee nee made the cake, confetti with a big, red Mickey head, since now all Ella does is eat, sleep, and watch/sing/think all things Disney these days.

I can't believe our little Peanut is two! It goes by so fast. I love our little family so much. What a blessing she has been in our lives. These last few months have been challenging for us, but taking time to enjoy the little things in life, especially together as a family, has really helped us grow together. We count our blessings every day, and thank our Heavenly Father for all he has blessed us with, especially our sweet little girl.


buddyandsarahaws said...

I cant believe she is 2!!! I love the picture of her "waiting" with her chin on the table. So cute!!!

Kjohnson said...

Sarah stole my comments. I also can not believe that she is 2! she is looking like such a big girl! about time you posted something. Keep it coming sister.

Bret said...

Hey 2 years old already! Happy B-day Ella.

Lisa said...

I wish i was two sometimes!! wink! time flys! she is darling

Hope all is well!

Missed you guys at our reception

devNnic said...

Happy Birthday Ella!

Burger King looked like fun! The pictures of Ella waiting were so adorable! And Lauren, you look so much like your mom in that picture!

How was the 4th up in RV? We really missed it and all of you!

Amy said...

How fun! Hayden turns 2 next week and I can't believe it! Congrats on number 2! That is so exciting!!