Sharing a few pics from El’s 9th birthday party today! I need to get them posted before I blink and it’s time to throw her another party. Ellie loves ice skating so we thought it would be fun to have an ice skating party. I was all for it because #1 – the people at the ice skating rink have the whole thing organized so there is little work for mom and #2 – her birthday is in January. This would make it feel like a real winter birthday! Something we don’t experience much around here. It all sounded great until we woke up the morning of the party. Kenny and I were like “what were we thinking!? Are we seriously taking 15 3rd graders ice skating!?” “Do you even know how to ice skate?” “No.” “Do you?” “No.” “What were we thinking!?” We had visions of party guests leaving with broken arms and legs for party favors. Minor moment of panic. :) But I’m happy to say that aside from a few trips and falls, everyone left in one piece and had a great time. Especially my 9 year old ice princess.
The rink was a little crowded since it was a Saturday. It was 75 degrees and beautiful outside so it seemed funny that so many people were bundling up and going indoors for ice skating. I guess we weren’t the only ones who wanted to “feel” winter. El had a great time skating with her friends. They are a darling group of kids and I loved seeing them having so much fun together.
Then our party guy (who was darling with El) picked her up and skated her around the rink several times while everyone cheered. It was so dang cute. She had her arms outstretched and was grinning ear to ear and later said that was her favorite part of the day. That and when they played Lose My Breath by Beyonce – requested by the birthday girl of course.
10 thoughts on “El the ice princess”
So sweet! Ok, 75 degrees??? I’m moving to CA…the schools here are running two hours late because of icy roads this morning and the high temps later this week won’t get above 0*….hurry up spring!
Have a great rest if the week Erin!
Sounds like such a special birthday to remember and sounds like my kind of winter!
“Broken arms and legs for Party Favors.” That made me laugh out loud!! Loved the part when that guy skated with El in his arms. She must have really felt special. She looked so cute!
She is a girl after my own heart. I wish I could pull off sweats to go ice skating! :)
Have a great week,
Beyonce….LOL that cracked me up and now I can’t get that song out of my head. What a great party! Kenny is such a good sport!!! What a great party and I am so glad no one hurt themselves you all had such a wonderful time!!! YAY for Ellie!
What a great party! I love the giant birthday cake and that the party guy swept her off her feet on the rink. It will be a birthday to remember.
Erin! So fun! What a great party. Just a few weeks ago, we took our kids ice skating for the first time, and I can relate to all the thoughts and feelings, from what have we done? to…watch for us in 2014! haha. So much fun. Your baby girl is growing up! I remember when she was born! miss you! which is ridiculous b/c we live so close!
Thanks everyone! :)
HOW FUN!!! Wish we could’ve been there for that one! I am sure she was in Heaven! That is a great party, love it!
What a great party!
It’s so cute that you try to make each BD-selebrating uniq! I love it! I wish you more great ideas!
Aljonushka from faraway Belarus