Monday, January 9, 2017

Ella's 8th Birthday

Ella turned 8 on January 6! I can not believe I have an 8 year old! And what an amazing 8 year old she is! She is the most caring, kind, sweet, loving, affectionate, thoughtful kid there is. She hardly ever complains and help me with her little sisters. She and Layla are best friends, yes they still fight like sisters, but they love each other so much and enjoy everything even more when they share it with each other. And she loves carrying Lydia around and helping her and she dotes on Loralei and loves to sit and hold her. She just has the sweetest heart. 

And as an extra birthday surprise, it SNOWED! Yes, Texas snow, but still snow! 

 Friday was her birthday and we went to Chuck E. Cheese, played all the games, ate pizza and cotton candy. Then we went shopping for her birthday party and home to go to her friend's house for a sleepover. They share a birthday so she was excited to get to spend the night with her friend.

Saturday Trey took Ella and Layla to see Moanna. Ella wanted to have lunch at Gloria's so after the movie we enjoyed a delicious lunch. For her birthday she wanted her best friend to spend the night. I let Layla pick a friend too so she wouldn't annoy the big girls as much.

They decorated a shirt with puff paint and markers to sleep in at night with their matching pajama pants I got them.

 My little artist loves to draw.

 Once the shirts were done we watched a movies, and ate pizza.
 Cake time! My sweet girl asked for a funfetti cake, so I baked her one. Not the prettiest cake, but it was yummy and it was just what she asked for.

And what sleepover would be complete without pie in the face?

Poor Ava got pied twice!

And everyone got pied, but Layla.

 Yep, she didn't want to be left out! Yep, she got pied!

 Finally time to wind down and play Minecraft on her new Wii U.

We finished off our birthday weekend with a shopping trip to Justice, thanks for the gift card Mom! We completed all of the birthday activities that Ella wanted and had such a great weekend! 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


We had the best Christmas this year. Trey and I woke up at 7 a.m. waiting on the girls and we started to hear them at 7:30. Ella and Layla came running down the stairs to see what Santa brought. 

 Ella was first. In their stockings they all got fingernail polish, candy, coloring books, and quick dry paint sticks.

 Santa brought the big girls a Wii U, Lydia got a Peppa pig, and Loralei got a bouncer.

 Quick picture before everything is messy!
 And go...

My little reader lover the Dork Diaries series.

They all got new jackets for Colorado this Summer.

They all got shopkins pillows.

And of course we all had to have Legos. They are Lego obsessed.

After we got everything cleaned up it was time to get ready, cook a few things for lunch and wait on everyone to come over.

All the grand kids.

 And then it was present time again.
 More Legos, yay!!!

After everyone left we  cleaned up again and enjoyed playing with all of our new gifts. They love the Wii U, I am so glad we got it. And Lydia got a Peppa Pig house and car that she is obsessed with. It was such a great day. Nothing makes me happier than making my kids happy!