I had a cute winter-y outfit all laid out for her to wear but she told me that she wanted to wear sweats and could she please since it was after all, her birthday. How do you argue with that? I'm just glad she didn't (in typical Ellie fashion) ask to wear her pajamas. :)
After skating a while the party leader gathered the birthday group.
And everyone sang to El.
While El skated with her friends, Addie and I made our best attempt to stay on two feet.
Yes. The Olympics are in both of our futures.
I'm too old and Addie's too young, but together we make the perfect combo.
You guys think I'm kidding but I'm not.
Winter Olympics 2014 - Russia. Watch for us.
After skating it was time for pizza of course.
Then El got to decorate her cake.
And then we all sang to her and showered her with love. She told me it was her best birthday yet and her huge smile throughout the party confirmed it.
Age nine is off to a great start. :)