Ella’s birthday was Monday, April 2nd. We decided to have her birthday party Easter weekend so that my sister and her fam could make it. We went with an Easter theme. I had been searching on pinterest for a few things to make for her party, but they needed to be easy because I am not crafty at all! Here are some pictures from her birthday – there was no smash cake because of the broken arm. I was so sad when I realized that she wouldn’t be able to have that. Several people suggested wrapping it in a trash bag, but I didn’t want her first birthday pictures with a trash bag on her arm, so we went without. I mentioned to Tommy that we may be doing a smash cake once the cast is off. The cake was not quite what I had in mind – I had emailed the bakery a picture of what I was thinking and when I went to pick it up there was a big bunny on the cake. I almost died! I had specifically said that even though it was an Easter themed birthday party, I didn’t want some bunny cake. I quickly did some doctoring of the cake to get that bunny off and it was fine. We had a great time celebrating Ella and loved having our family and friends over. She received tons of great gifts and has been having a blast playing with all her new toys. So thankful for our sweet girl and what a blessing she has been to our family! I can’t imagine life without her. She and Owen adore each other and can’t get enough of each other.
Some one year stats – weighs 22 lbs, 31 inches long. Eats most everything that is given to her. Started walking a month ago (had been walking about 85% of the time and then when she broke her arm March 15th it put the walking at 100%), loves playing outside with bubbles, chalk, swinging and chasing Owen and Sampson. She loves Owen’s toys as well – is content with super heroes or her baby doll. She is definitely very vocal – talks a lot – her vocabulary that we can understand includes mama, dada, pup pup (puppy), kitty kitty, ball, book, baby, hi, bye bye, uh oh, bunny and milk.