It seems impossible to believe, but Ella has turned seven!
The decision on a party theme went something like this:
"Ella, What do you want to do for your birthday? Do you want to have a party at home or somewhere else?" (Fully expecting her to say Chuck E Cheese, I laughed when I heard her reply).
"Well, I guess we could have it at Maggie's house." She innocently said this like she was helping me by allowing Maggie's mom to throw the party. As if we could rent their house for the birthday. Not a bad money making scheme if you are willing to drive yourself to insanity.
"Okay, well, we can just have it at home. What kind of party do you want?"
"Ummm, how about princesses?"
Groan. Four years of princesses means I'm out of creative princessy ideas. "How about something else this year?"
"Okay, how about a movie party and we just watch movies the whole time?" Ella has a little bit of a TV obsession. Just a *little* one.
"How about you just show up and I'll plan the party?"
"Okay. Make sure I have a cake and pinata."
So we did a tea party and had all the girls bring their favorite dolls. Then read "The Best Loved Doll" since I was the planner and I have a *little* book obsession. It's an oldie but a goodie and if you have a little girl who hasn't heard the story you should just be ashamed of yourself.
Ella suddenly looks the part of a seven year old. Her adult teeth have grown in and she had her ears pierced as a birthday present. This was a huge step for her as she has vowed never to pierce her ears because "that hurts". Her little sister goaded her so much that she relented and is quite happy with the result. Happy Birthday, big girl!