El has the sweetest group of friends. She really does. Darling kids - we just love each one of them.
The party was a huge success and Ellie definitely felt special which is always the goal. :)
In fact, the whole family had a great time.
(Well - the four of us did. Kole was home with a sitter. Didn't I mention wanting to just relax at the party and enjoy my girl? Don't feel too sorry for him. He had a nice long, uninterrupted nap. I wasn't the only one who needed to re-charge from last week!)
And here's another simple thing I did to spotlight Ellie...
Remember the frame I painted to hold a few of my Christmas cards?
I thought it would be fun to use it to spotlight each of my kids (and Kenny too!) during their birthday months.
I just developed some fun 5x7 pictures of Ellie through the years to hang up and display. I can't get enough of the baby pictures. My baby is 8! Unbelievable.
Another quick, easy way to make my birthday girl feel special. She has loved her little spotlight!
And as for me, I am feeling much better! (Thanks for your sweet, encouraging words!) I know most moms can relate to the way I felt on Friday. Motherhood is not for the weak! Last week was the perfect storm but after a fun and restful weekend, I'm happy to say that we are back on track.
My little boyfriend even decided to chill out a bit. I think he knew his mommy needed a break!
I'm off to go over my schedule and to-do's for tomorrow! Which will include a little organizing and a little scrapbooking. And definitely a goal to exercise and eat better. Well. After I finish off Ellie's cake of course. I do teach my girls to never waste food...
p.s. This was Ellie's second party at Pump It Up. She had her 4th birthday party there too. I was just looking through these pictures this afternoon...
(Ellie - turning 4 at her Pump it Up party)
(Addison - almost 2)
My baby is growing up. And now I need a tissue.
Hope your week is off to a great start!