Saturday, October 25, 2008

Five


Somehow in the flurry of activity around our Tofino trip, I forgot to post a little bit about Ella's birthday. It was pretty special for her to celebrate in a little cottage by the ocean, but of course this special girl deserves some extra recognition. She actually had several celebrations, including meeting up with the Friesens in Canmore the week before and a tea party with friends (and cupcakes) here after we got back from the coast.

I've already eulogized this dear heart many times this year (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, last year's birthday post and the year before with little-kid pics from previous birthdays), but thought I'd collect a few recent photos and a video with a quick look back and a couple of clips from around her b-day:


So cool to see how she's grown, and always in motion...bouncing, dancing, running. Oh, the energy:



Happy birthday, beloved daughter.

ella-spark

9 comments:

Tannis said...

That old footage is hilarious. So familiar but also feels like ages ago.

Heather said...

Aw... that video had me in tears. Watching kids grow up is completely priceless - which is still completely understated. I love it. Happy birthday Ella Pearl!

Jeremy said...

Glad you liked it! It's so amazing to be able to go "back in time" and see how kids have grown...but how impossible it is to project a kid into the future to see what they might become.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beautiful Ella. What an enthralling collection of snippets of her. Larry & I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures & video. It was pretty special to be able to celebrate with her this year. Love u, Pearl

Kaili said...

Wow, I was in tears too! So special! The kids are SO lucky to have those great videos you create for them!

Jeremy said...

So glad you could watch them from afar, Pearl. Hope your "trip" is going well.

Jeremy said...

Thanks for the note, Kaili -- your computer must be working again!

Elizabeth said...

I didn't expect that video to make my eyes well up! Thanks Jer, well done.

Jeremy said...

So interesting that when you do eventually meet these kids, you'll feel like you kinda know them already.