Since Rob wanted to get a long bike ride in around ten, we opted for a birthday breakfast and let Ellie choose the where and what. Of course we ended up at Hagermann's for french toast.
Definitely a good idea to open presents first thing—I think we could have gotten away without planning anything else for the day, since she would have been content to play with her new things.
She got an MP3 player, some new shoes, a magnetic paper doll, Annie on DVD, a book and new ballet clothes.
Great-grandma Clayton joined us, and Grandpa Riley (behind the counter) was able to take a break while it was slow and eat with us.
I really tried to get ONE shot without a silly face, but silly and six just seem to go together.
and fountain fun, they all had a good time anyway.
While Rob was off logging around 70 miles with Shawn, I whipped up some cupcakes (which were unfortunately not photo-worthy) then we headed to the Murray City pool to hook up with the Stringhams. Ellie was very excited about the water slide, so it was a bit disappointing to find it out-of-order after we had paid and were already in the pool.
Thank you Stringhams for making Ellie feel like she got a party when she really didn't. :)
Melissa, I'll have to e-mail the rest of the photos to you—there are some cute ones of just you guys and Peter. Then when you blog it I can link to you again. :)
Coming later today (or maybe tomorrow), an interview with the birthday girl. We love you Ellie!