Monday, October 16, 2006
Happy Birthday, Ella Pearl
I think she was one day old in this photo. So tiny, and probably still in shock at being thrust into the outside world.
On her first birthday, she was still as interested in the wrapping paper and box as the toys inside; not really understanding the whole birthday thing, but getting excited about everything anyway.
Last year, she really did understand that it was her special day and she embraced the proceedings.
This morning, she was keenly aware that she was going to have princess-level privileges all day. We had pancakes for a treat and she opened her presents, all of which seemed to be a hit (mostly Lego, which she's stoked about right now, and this doll-snuggli thing in the photo). Happy birthday, Ella Pearl.
Update: A few photos from later in the day (and the next day when the party continued at Cozy Bay and at home with friends later) -- Ella opening presents and so happy listening to us sing to her.