Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy First Birthday!

This past year has really snuck by me. It's REALLY hard to believe that it's been an entire year since we brought our beautiful girl home to a half packed apartment-getting ready to move to NY! She has grown so fast and is truly the sweetest person I know. We are so lucky to have been blessed with such a happy, content little soul. Heavenly Father knew that we needed her and exactly when to send her to our family.

We had a great birthday day on Saturday. We started the day opening presents because the brothers couldn't wait a second longer. In the afternoon we had some friends over for cake and ice cream. Ella wouldn't get messy at all! After dinner we sat out on the driveway and watched the parade for Hartwick Field Days and ended the evening with fireworks. My favorite thing about parades here is the fact that there are no floats (sp?). The "royalty" ride on top of the fire trucks. Super cool! My other favorite was watching all the old cars in the parade "burn rubber." We have tire tracks all over the road in front of our house. Gotta love small towns.


Jared and Stephenie said...

Happy Birthday Ella! Wish we were there to celebrate it with you!

Heidi said...

Has it been a year? I remember that day very well. It broke my heart when you guys moved :( Wish we lived closer so we could meet Miss Ella. She is a beauty!

Mormishmom said...

Happy Birthday, Ella! You are a cutie pants! I remember coming like 2 days before you were moving! Time goes too fast!