Thursday, October 24, 2013

Grams & Ellington Celebrate Birthdays!

A couple of weeks ago my side of the family got together to celebrate my Mom's birthday (the big 6-0! shhh!!) and Ellington's birthday.  We started off with lunch at The Veranda.  This almost went terribly wrong because it was homecoming weekend but I called ahead and luckily wasn't too bad.  But it was definitely busy.  This was my Mom's part of the birthday celebration!

Cutie pie parents :)

Ellington is at a fun stage.  Her drawings actually look like what she says it is!  Ha!

This gal (thankfully) napped for part of the time we were there.  Otherwise it could have been disastrous!

Bryant, LeAnna, and Reagan hadn't seen Finley since the fair.  Needless to say, she has changed a bit since then!!

This party was extremely low key and unlike parties in the past (as far as the amount of time & money that was spent).  We used a birthday banner that I bought for E's first birthday and blew up balloons that we already had.  Simple simple.  It was lovely.

And as if that wasn't enough, I did something I thought I would never do!  We went to Wal-Mart, looked through the cake book, and let Ellington choose whatever cake she wanted!!!  Not only was it muuuch cheaper than the usual route, Ellington loved being able to look at all of her options and pick one!  And honestly?  The cake was tastier than any of the more expensive, cute ones we have had in the past.  I cannot believe that cake has FOUR candles!  Time is flying.

Big smiles for Grams!

Sweet sweet Emerson

Present time!  A 4 year old's dream! :)

After presents Ellington and Emerson jumped in the jumper that we bought used for a steal!

I LOVE these two!  We don't all get together often but when we do, it's like we haven't missed a day!

Grams, Pop, and Pappaw had to go back to Philadelphia pretty quickly but Bryant, LeAnna, Reagan, and Emerson stayed all afternoon.  We had the BEST time.  Finley napped, Ellington and Emerson played HARD, and the adults sat on the back porch and talked.  We wrapped the day up with pizza at our new favorite place before they headed back to Ridgeland.

Grams & Pop got Ellington an American Girl Bitty Baby with matching pjs for them both.  SOOO cute!

What a fun birthday day!

1 comment:

  1. Who knew we had such squinty eyes?!

    Great post!