Sunday, June 21, 2009

Elise's Birthday

My sweet niece Elise celebrated her Golden Birthday last Tuesday ~ 17 years old on the 17th of June.  I'm so happy we were able to spend time with her -- I love her more than I can put into words and am extremely proud of the person she has become.  She's also GREAT with Ella and Zoe and they think she is, quite simply, 'The Best'.
I agree.

Ella had a ball at the party.  She was enthralled by all the birthday activities and enjoyed being Elise's 'assistant'.
She helped unwrap Elise's gifts.

She sang 'Happy Birthday' to Elise with everyone,
and then again by herself.

She helped Elise blow out the candles.

And she gave Elise lots of birthday hugs.

But if you couldn't find Ella right next to Elise,
she was on Grampa Lindy's lap.

Zoe, however, wasn't feeling that great (high fever and tummy ache), so she spent all of the evening either in Grama Dianne's arms
(with big cousin Jack close by) . . . 

 . . .  or in Grampa Lindy's arms.

And even though she felt pretty punky, she still had the energy to give Grampa a cuddle and a kiss.

Here's to a FANTASTIC year, Elise!!
Keep reaching for those stars.
Love you,

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