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Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ella Bella

Our sweet girl turned three yesterday.  We kept it simple and only invited a few close friends over for dinner.


With Joni’s help, I made this birthday banner for the special birthday girl.


I made bruschetta using our home grown tomatoes and basil.  It was divine! We had fajitas for supper, but I was too busy stuffing my face to take any pictures of that.


I found a party supply store that was going out of business last year.  They were selling everything at 75% off.  I loaded up on the princess theme, because, well, Ella Bella is a little princess.



Since it was a really special occasion, I pulled out my fine crystal mason jars.


Kris and Frank are the kid’s godparents.  We love them and are so thankful for them.  All the girls wore tiaras.  Frank was a good sport and donned the knight’s attire.


After dinner, the kids had a go at the piñata.


I love the look on Kris’ face.  We are kind of lucky that somebody didn’t get hit.



In the end, it was Tom that broke the crown.


I love the look on Ella’s face as we sing happy birthday to her.  She was adorable!!!


Trying to get the perfect picture, I usually have two or more takes of the candle blowing out bit.  I got this the first time and it was perfect.


Watching a YouTube video, I learned how to frost cupcakes and it was so much fun.  It was so easy that I don’t think I will ever buy cupcakes again.  I scanned some art from the table centerpiece and used Stampin Up’s My Digital Studio software to make the cupcake toppers.  If you look closely inside the heart, you will notice Ella’s name and the number 3.


Ella got her first charm bracelet from Joni.  The charm was a tiara.  Perfect!



Both Ella and Aleck love the leapfrog from Nana.




Ella’s big gift from Tom and I was a new dollhouse.  I’m not sure who likes it more, Mommy or Ella.  Really.  I’m not sure.  I love that thing!

Thank you, Lord, for my sweet children.  They bring me more joy in my life than I could have ever even imagined. 

1 comment:

Autum said...

Your cupcakes look great! Wow she is getting big:)