As a result, Ellie's birthday had us eating at Panda Express (her choice) on our way to the rodeo so Ellie could ride her first sheep. (Per Ellie's request we had to go out and find Ellie a "cowgirl shirt" in red or blue because it was Patriotic night.)
A few days later, on the 14th, we had Ellie's birthday party. It was her first friend birthday party and she was so excited. We had 6 friends confirmed as coming, but only 3 made it that day. We had lots of fun though. Ellie chose a "Trolls" birthday party, so we watched Trolls and had popcorn and capri suns. The girls took a break partway through the movie to make their own "hug-time bracelets," and I made Ellie the cake she wanted - a Baby Poppy cake.
Ellie then opened her gifts. Here is my favorite picture - the girls all in shock and excited when Ellie opened her new pearler beads from Aunt Julie.
Ellie also opened gifts a few weeks later with family at Gavin's party - we did one party where Ellie and Gavin are only a few weeks apart. And when the package from my parents arrived she opened her gift from them. My Dad made her an amazing and personalized jewelry/treasure box. The hilarious part is that two birthdays in a row - my girls loved the rock they sent!
I can't believe our big girl is seven already. She keeps talking about her baptism next year and it is blowing my mind how big she is getting. We sure love our giggly, gappy-toothed girl though!