The one who made us parents!
Well, she turned NINE last week. OMG.
We used to spend afternoons on the porch swing while Mommy relaxed from the work day and obsessively took photos of every moment.
Now we spend afternoons on playdates or doing homework, talking, cheer practice and doing big girl things with a few pics snuck in here and there. She's growing up!
When I look at her in these pics I see exactly who she is today. Fun, animated and always ready to have a good time! She's basically magical :)
Sleepover mad-libs and birthday girl question game :)
Party favor jars complete with sleeping masks, buff keychains, emoji pez dispensers and rainbow pens for mad their mad-libs!
Her birthday girl sash...per her request :)
Then the girls went to play around downstairs and get their party on!
Polaroid picture with #glampfest :)
I really wanted to go down to have fun with the girls but Mike made me give them some space! So...I just made a few appearances while they played and I partied with the boys (+Olli) upstairs :)
The girls played, ate some more and finished their pillowcases...
We took the party to the church basement for some pizza and karaoke!!
Rocking out with Sylvia to Purple Rain :)
We wrapped up the evening with a movie. Of all the movies to watch, they chose Labyrinth! This was actually a full circle moment for Mike and I. The reason I own Labyrinth is because he forgot about MOTHERS DAY. Not just any mothers day. My first mothers day with Ella. He tried to play it off and ran to the store in a panic and grabbed whatever he saw first...which is how I ended up with chapstick, candy and Labyrinth for my first mothers day. It didn't go over well ;)