Ella turned 8 today, and it's hard for me to believe that this monkey hanging from the tree with her grandpa was such a tiny little thing not so long ago.
Now she's a rock climbing, Nancy Drew reading, adventure girl, always up for any kind of outdoor fun.
Ella's birthday has kind of gotten lost in the commotion of Elizabeth's arrival. She was supposed to have her birthday party this past Saturday night, but we had to postpone it. We've promised her something extra special to make up for the delay. Today she's getting to go out to a movie and dinner with B's dad, whose birthday is also today. It will be good for her to have some one-on-one time with him.
I hadn't bought her any presents yet, thinking I had this past week to prepare. So B and knittergran made emergency runs to stores last night to pick up a few things. Her main birthday presents are all of her new rock climbing gear, but they haven't come in yet. I didn't want her to not have anything to open on her birthday - her presents from my parents are in the mail, and since there's no mail delivery today . . .
So happiest of birthdays Ella-bella. You are the best 8-year-old I know!