Ellie didn't get a special breakfast, since it would have been to hard to fix and serve before Robbie left, so she picked crepes for her birthday dinner.
Ralph and Judy came by at just the right time to join us, even more fun.
Ellie asked for, and got, a lot of new clothes. And a fashion design coloring book.
And...a pink iPod shuffle, loaded with a playlist of her favorites
She's growing up way too fast.
I couldn't see eating birthday cake after crepes, so we stuck a candle in a leftover cupcake for our special Marsh-family-tradition version of happy birthday. If you're not familiar with this tradition, be grateful. It's pretty much a contest to see who can be most off-key and off-tune.
At eight, Ellie:
- loves music, cute clothes, shoes & accessories, just like a teenager
- luckily still plays with Barbies, dolls and dress-ups
- goes to ballet twice a week
- turned down an invitation to play on a soccer team
- has beautiful handwriting
- won't eat five fruits and veggies at all, let alone every day—she'll eat bananas, raw carrots, potatoes and (sometimes) watermelon
- is usually the peacemaker in sibling squabbles
- wants to get her ears pierced
- still loves playing the piano, and practices without complaining
- does her homework quickly and well
- thinks of ways to serve others
- tells me that she misses Jesus
- makes us very, very happy
Ellie, we love you!