Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A different Mother's Day: Ella's 3rd Birthday

What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than to celebrate the birth of the girl who finally made me a mother. There is been no better gift than this child that we prayed for desired for for so long. I do not know where the last three years have gone, but they have indeed been the most fulfilling of the almost 31 years I have been alive. She is my mini-me, my first, my companion when I am lonely during the day.

 The decorations

 The (strawberry) Ballerina Cupcakes

 Jacob all dressed up for the special occassion...although he was way more interested in playing with my brother's blackberry. Typical male.

 Eagerly awaiting to open her gifts

 Pretty Audrey

 Waiting to release her 3 balloons

 I love this picture


 Some hugs with the birthday girl

Three balloons were released in Ella's honor. We sent them to heaven to God to tell him thank you for the three amazing years He has given us so far with this beautiful little girl.

There was a time when I did not know if we would ever be able to have children. And look now. Three blessings in three years. We have done nothing to deserve these special gifts. They have blessed us way more than we could ever bless them. And although the days are long, the years have gone by in the blink of an eye. She has become a little lady this past year. I am constantly amazed at her maturity, her love, and her zest for life. God has great plans for our sweet Ella!


Jessica said...

LOVe it!! So.very.true. Happy Birthday, Ella!

Wanting What I Have said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! You are so precious!

Confessions said...

Happy Happy birthday, Ella!! What a sweet post of thanksgiving and celebration!

Natalie Catherine of TheBusyBudgetingMama.com said...

i LOVE the balloons!! what a sweet idea to send them to God! you are too cute.. seriously..what a fun mama!

Lauren said...

Happy birthday Ella!

Beautiful pictures:)

Simple Life Journey said...

Beautiful post! What blessings our babies are!

Kendra said...

Happy Birthday Ella!! What a beautiful party!

Haven and Home said...

Such a sweet post!

Sandy said...

What beautiful pictures! I just found your blog thru your comment on my daughter's blog (NewEveryAM), & have really enjoyed "getting to know you" this evening. Precious family!