Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Celebrating 2...

It's been a hectic few days in our house.  Hectic, but lots of fun!  

To celebrate Ella's second birthday we hosted a party for her friends and family, opened her  many presents, ate cake and spent a day at the aquarium.

Ella has loved seeing everyone, being sung to and opening her (many) presents.  She's a very lucky girl.  Saturday started with her opening her present from Granny - her first dolls pram which she absolutely loves...




This year, I delegated the most important job - the cake - to someone who had more time, skill and expertise than me.  I'm glad I did... 'Mr Tumble' was the brief and that's what we got...  


Ella's great grandparents couldn't be at the party this year. Ian's Grandad baked Ella a delicious chocolate cake which came accompanied by a lovely note...



We had a lovely afternoon with the house packed full of the chatter and laughter of our family and friends.  It was especially lovely to have all the people that we have met since  Ella was born, join us to celebrate her special day.  Amazing people and families we may never have met if she didn't have Down's Syndrome.

Sunday was spent at my mums and (even though it was a day early) we opened all her presents. She had a fab time with all the wrapping paper and playing with her lovely new things...




The plan for Monday, her actual birthday, was to visit Chester Zoo and see the animals (especially the brand new baby Elephant born over the weekend). However, as we got out of the car into the November drizzle and freezing cold wind, we decided very quickly that a day in the elements was not for us.... So we chose the aquarium instead.  And Ella had a ball.  She loved the fish,  refused to go in her buggy the whole way round and either crawled or walked.  Stroking the sting ray and splashing in the tank was a particular high point...











Here's to another year of fun Ella Bean.  Happy Birthday xx








2 comments:

  1. Sorry I missed your birthday Ella. Glad you had a fabulous time. It's Natty's in a couple of days too :)

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