Saturday, October 1, 2016

Pink Dance Party!

Elise asked very persistently for a "pink dance party" for her birthday.  She has been waiting {not} so patiently for this day to come!  It's so hard to believe my girl is THREE! She is such a treasure to us, to me.  She was my easiest delivery, our strongest willed child and the most girly little princess!

Elise is kind and compassionate.  She is feisty and opinionated.  She is vibrant and expressive. She will talk constantly if you give her the opportunity {and sometimes even when you don't}. She loves to sing and dance and play with dolls. She likes to snuggle on the couch and run errands to Target or Trader Joe's.  She likes to help, but also likes her own way.  She can be so sassy and then be so sweet.  We often say that this is Elise's world and we are just living in it :)  And that's a fairly true statement.

Elise loves to take care of Caleb. Sometimes it works out great for both of them and most of the time Caleb ends up crying because she squeezes a little too tight or tells him "NO" a little too loud.  Elise loves Benjamin and admires him so.  She and Andrew enjoy/tolerate one another.  They fight the most between all the kids.  Yet, Andrew is a safe place for her and he loves her well.

Elise is still a daddy's girl through and through.  It's been so sweet to have her develop a desire to spend time with me lately, though.  She loves to wear makeup and dress up.  Elise wears a ballerina dress most days and rarely wears pants these days. Her currents goals are to go to school and take a dance class -- she asks for both daily. 

Elise lights up our days.  She is a treasure and a delight.  She is so different than the boys and I say that a lot, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  She is who she is and it is fabulous! Even on hard days and tantrums and meltdowns and when she is absolutely inconsolable, she is our girl and she is such a gift to our family.

Here are some pictures from her party!!!!

Elise was a little scared/dramatic about the candles. 

friends + cake!

Elise's favorites!

Me and my girl and her girl.



Dancing to "Let it go"!

Such a {short} fun dance party! All these kiddos has some great moves!

Pink decorations and pink presents. 
The very pink cookie cake Elise requested.
Snacks and treats! and pink.
Opening presents was a slow and thoughtful process for Ellie!

AND here are some random pictures of our sweet girl! Everyday is a fantastic adventure with Elise!

1 comment:

mama cindy said...

Such a sweet thing! Happy Birthday Elise!!!