Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ellie!

The other night, Ellie asked if we could have some "fondue." I told her I would have to check and see if we had all the chocolate and supplies. Then she said, "No, mom. I want fun-do, like watch a movie or play some games. Can we have some?" This is why I love, Ellie. This sums her up to the core. She is full of fun, laughs, and loves. Her favorite phrase is "Guess what, mom? I love you!" She loves to be silly, and is a great friend. She walks up and down the stairs at school saying "Hi, Pia! Hi Charles!" The only problem is then they say, "That's not my name!" But, she doesn't care. She is just a friendly girl! We are so lucky to have her in our family. It would feel so empty and boring without her. And that is why, on this day, we celebrate you, Ellie!

Ellie celebrated her 4th birthday on Saturday. We had a great time, hanging out in Stuttgart with our friends, the Jacksons and the Grovers.

The best part about Stuttgart was hanging out on the military base (Stewart Grover's stationed there), and going bowling with all the friends!

Lake Shore, UT meets Stuttgart!

We made sure to drink lots of root beer and eat Pizza Hut pizza that we can't get in Switzerland.

Ellie loved her "Mama Bluey" from Grandma Kelli.

Always cheered up by her buddy, Danny!

Our princess couldn't go without a crown cake (except it got a little smashed on the way to school). She was pretty sad after school when I picked her up. I asked her why she was so sad and she said she didn't get any of her cake. I thought maybe this was another custom I didn't know about-only the other kids get cake? Then I asked her if they offered her some, and she said yes, but she told them she didn't want any. Hmmmmm, let the games begin about stating one thing and meaning another!

We love you, Ellie! Happy Birthday!


JP said...

Happy Birthday Miss Ellie! Looks like fun, and i love the crown cake, even if it got smashed - and I think its funny she didn't get any cake. I love that you got another picture of her and Danny kissing!

jessi said...

What a fun post and precious tribute to Ellie! So fun about the "fun-do" and about you guys going to Stuttgart. My brother and his little family just moved there in August and I think we ate our Pizza and grilled steaks last month during our visit there in the same spot that Ellie is drinking root beer in that picture!

Switzerland Holds the Key to My Heart! said...

My goodness!! Wasn't Ellie kissing Danny on his birthday last I checked?! You go Miss Ellie!!! ;) Stop growing up so fast though! Miss you and happy birthday!!!!!!!! Hope it was a great day for you my friend!

I definitely agree, as does the whole family (especially Dad :) ) life would be much too boring without Ellie! Her pure and genuine spirit is so wonderful. We love Ellie!! Happy Birthday!!

We love Madison and Charlie too :) they are no where NEAR forgotten!

Tony, Rachel, Siena & Emeri said...

Mmmm. Rootbeer and Pizza Hut! You lucky girl! And a kiss, what more could she want. :)

Celeste said...

Yipee, Ellie! Happy Birthday, we love you!

Things' Mommy said...

It was SO fun to catch up the other day! It's been way too long. Your kids are so big and adorable!! I can't believe it! Ellie was a BABY when I saw her last. Now she and Riley (who was a baby then, too) are hilarious little kids who think they own the place! I love it! Happy belated birthday Ellie!

Roxanne said...

Hey Kent, Remeber me? Charie told me she discovered you on facebook and that you had a blog. I am loving it.
You have such a cute family! You are the opposite of us we have two boys about the same age of your girls and then a girl who is almost 8 months old.
You scored with your wife (hi Emily)Kent, she looks really cool, and is very pretty.
It looks like you are having an amazing fun!
Hope you don't mind me popping in....come visit our blog anytime.

Jenn Foutz said...

Emily and Kent, you have such a cute family! Your Swiss adventures are awesome too. I have a New Year's card for your family but need your new address. I tried an old e-mail address of Kent's, but he must not use it any longer. Can you let me know your address and I'll pop this in the mail. All my best, Jenn Foutz