Our Ella-bella-tu-tu was born four years ago today.
One hour old. Who would have guessed back then, she'd bless our lives in such a big way?
(photo by Tracie Ruffner)
All day, Ella has been telling everyone she sees, "Today's my birthday and I'm four!" She even called Lynn to tell him. I almost didn't tell her it was today, because our family party is Saturday and her friends party isn't until next Friday (due to spring break). I couldn't stand it though. She's been great. Grandpa McMurphy is in town, so we went to Toys R Us and he bought her the Precious Places Swan Palace she's been begging for since Christmas. After lunch, I told her she could have a treat. She chose Red Mango (we love Red Mango!). Of course she ordered the pink (pomegranate) yogurt with white chocolate chips and ate just about the entire thing! We went for a walk (she rode her bike) and we stopped at the park. The entire time she kept telling me as she climbed up and down everything, "It's okay Momma, I'm old enough now!" Last week she informed Lynn and me, "One more growing and I'll be really big. See look!" She stands stiff as a board with her hands on her head. She's growing up way too fast for me.
Happy birthday, sweet girl. We love you.