Five years ago today, my husband and I welcomed our very first child. A healthy 8lbs. 8oz. beautiful little girl named Ella. Words truly can not express the amount of love and pure joy I have as her mother. On this day each year, I get overwhelmed with emotions remebering every minute of this day she came into our lives. I love watching the video we took at the hospital of us introducing our daughter to our family and friends and the videos of many of her first experiences such as bathtime, rolling over and starting solids. So, as with every birthday, I will be shedding tears of joy over her videos again tonight.
I absolutely love thorwing birthday parties, especially now having two children. For Ella’s first birthday we had a “cupcake” theme. Her second birthday was Minnie Mouse and for her third birthday we took a vacation and our friends and family met us for a BBQ and beach day. Last year we celebrated with a “beach bash” and this year marking her big five, Ella had a “backyard campout!” Here is a look at her party from this weekend.
Party Favor Boxes: Polka Dot Market
Glitter Pink Gumballs: Polka Dot Market
Dry Branches: Ikea
Camper’s Crunch Mix: Golden Grahms, Chocolate Chips, Mini Marshmallows
Pizza: Fresh Brothers
Crafts: Summer God’s Eye craft