Friday, March 20, 2009

It's "Paw"rty Time!!

Our little girl is not so little anymore. She just celebrated her third birthday! Time goes by way too fast. It has been so much fun having, loving, and watching her become this sweet big girl. We can't wait to see her with her little sister in August.
That is right we get another beautiful little girl!

Here she is on her very first birthday, with her very proud (and tired) Daddy!

Here she is on her one year old birthday.
She just loved holding her cake and not eating it.

And, at her two years old birthday party.

So this year for her party we were so happy to be here in Utah and enjoy all our families company at her party. She loves to pretend she is a dog all the time, not sometimes, but all the time! So naturally we thought of a puppy party.
It was a blast and she looked so cute. (As did all the kids.)
So enjoy the photos!

That morning for her gift from Mom and Dad, she finally got to go to Build-A-Bear.

Our sweet little birthday puppy!

Everyone got to wear puppy ears and decorate their own dog collars and tags,

play in Elle's dog house,

and get a balloon animal from Elle's amazing balloon artist, Grandpa!

This is just one of my favorite pictures from the party. Elle's best friend, Chloe, loved eating the refreshments (that were served in dog bowls) like a real dog.
It was hilarious!

Elle blowing out her candles. She did it so delicately, one candle at a time.

Opening all her amazing gifts. She loves them all. Thank you all so much.

One BIG puppy family!
Thank you all for coming and sharing Elle's special day with us. It really meant a lot to have almost all the people we love there!

One little puppy family!

For those of you who don't know we are now living in Vernal for the next few months. Nate is working for his brother in law until he goes to Oklahoma for training. It has been so fun living with Lisa and Kimball. Elle is having a ball with her cousins Ashley and Ruby too!

So we did our little family birthday here.

Blowing out her candles, again. I think if we sang the Birthday song to her everyday she would be so happy!
Luckily, I have two of her grandma's on my voicemail singing to her. She loves listening to them.

Of course the best part, licking the frosting off the ends of the candles!
Happy Birthday our sweet little Elle, we love you to pieces!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

California Dreamin

I am finally posting our trip to California! We had such a great time going with Mike and Sandra and Chloe. We made stops at all our favorite places, Philly's Best (of course that was the first thing we did!) Disneyland, Sea World, the ocean, and dinner with great friends! There are so many fun pictures it was hard to limit them, so enjoy.

Lots of amazing cheese steaks and fries!
Can't you see how happy he is.

Our first bite of heaven!

First day at Disneyland!

Our second day at Disneyland. We left right at nine to get there when the park opened. It was pouring and Nate and I were soaked. So we get to the park and buy ponchos and ten minutes later it stops raining and is beautiful and warm the rest of the day.
Oh well, fun memory.

Elle looking adorable in the poncho she wore for ten minutes.

Family picture time

Because Elle is so cute, one of the Disneyland employees had her put on his hat and jacket for this picture. It was so funny and cute.

Elle and Chloe giving a thumbs up for the new Toy Story ride.

We surprised my best buddy Vikki with an invite to dinner. It was so fun to see her and her family. Thanks for coming on short notice and sharing a fun night and a yummy dinner. We love you all!

Another day at Disneyland. Elle got to meet so many characters but I couldn't put all those pictures on, so I had to choose her favorite, Woody, of course.

We never bought her Mickey ears when we lived in Cali, so she got her first set this trip and loved them. The only thing was you couldn't call them Minnie ears, they had to be Mickey. She is so funny like that.

Killer muscles Ellie Bellie!

She was finally tall enough to go on a real roller coaster! Afterwards, I asked her if she liked it and all she said was it made her hungry. She is so funny.
If you click on the picture you can see her with her Daddy holding her arms in the air.

Sea world!!

This was right after the Shark tunnel. So she is pretending to be scared of the shark teeth.

Our little polar bear!

She is so fearless! She loved touching the bat rays with Daddy.

The Ocean!!

Playing with Daddy in the water.

All the girls waiting to be splashed!


This was on the drive home after and super fun trip!