9.04.2012

Ella Turned 9

(warning....picture overload)



Ella turned 9 and the Tigers played.  50% on the day ain't bad, right?  Ella's birthday was amazing but the game could have ended on a better note.  Oh, well.  We don't love the Tiger because they are good.  We love them because they are ours!  At least we have basketball.  And...if we can't win the game we might as well win the tailgate!
We started the morning with a Lego Friends birthday present extravaganza. She is totally obsessed and I think its precious.  She built a huge house and worked on a vet shop with her Daddy all morning.  After lunch we headed to Memphis to tailgate before the first game.  And tailgate we did.  We had a wonderful time with all our friends and children.  Birthday cake, BBQ, chips and dip.  Believe it or not it's just exactly how Ella wanted to spend her special day.



 
It was as hot as blue blazes and I worried that Lucy was going to wilt.  Thanks to a smart-thinking Daddy, we had a TV and the Wii stored in the truck for this very reason.  I think all the kids were thankful for an air-conditioned reprieve from the heat.



If the scorching heat wasn't enough, a massive storm found its way to the Liberty Bowl Stadium.  Most of our group hunkered down below the bleachers, but Erik and I grabbed Lucy and ran.  Thankfully we didn't even feel a drop and even had time to pick Jack up from the sitter's before the bottom dropped out!



Thank you Rebecca for being the life saver this past Saturday and Jack had a blast harassing your kitten Buttercup!

Happy Birthday sweet baby girl.  I can't believe you are nine years old.  When you read this one day I want you to know how incredibly proud I am of you.  You are the most loving, caring and brave little girl I know.  Your heart is the size of Texas and your compassion for those in need is inspiring.  I love you Ella and I am so honored to be your mother.


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10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday from New Hampshire, Ella! I am eating a couple, I mean three or four, well, maybe 10, OK, a BAG of Hershey's kisses in honor of your birthday! :)

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  2. Happy birthday sweet Ella . It's amazing how you look so much like your mother

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  3. Happy Birthday Ella, You are such a Beautiful 9 year old, (sorry Mom but she looks older than 9) I am happy that you all got to have a great day celebrating Ella's Birthday, I have to say I am speaking for myself but I LOVE picture overload. I get to see how much fun you are all having which makes me happy that you all finally are getting to have good times that you all deserve. Jack looks alike like Lucy in the photo of them together, love his smile.

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  4. Happy Birthday Ella! You are such a bright little star in this world!

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  5. What a beautiful young lady--Miss Ella. Happy Birthday. She looks like her daddy!

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  6. Happy Birthday Ella! I hope you have a wonderful day, it is well deserved for being such a great sister. You are a very strong, beautiful and compassionate young lady. God has a very special plan for you!

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLA!!! I HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL DAY & HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!! You are a great kid Ella. I know if my kids met you, they would want to be your friends for sure!!! Your whole family is so great and I am blessed to be able to call your mom my friend.God Bless You Ella and God Bless Your Whole Family!! xo

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  8. Happy Birthday to Ella. Glad she had a great birthday and was able to have fun! Know you are so proud of her and happy to be together as a family to celebrate.

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  9. Wow Ella has grown so much and really becoming such a pretty young lady! You guys all look so good! Love the smiles! Still keeping you and yours in my prayers and thoughts.

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