In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Monday, August 30, 2010


First there was lunch for all the guests. We had salads and croissant sandwiches, chips and beverages. Ellie had fruit and veggies.

Then it was time to put her party dress on. The kids waited with anticipation, especially Hunter he just loves his cousin Ellie

" Come to me Ellie" Hunter thinks Ellie should walk but she is not quite there yet.

Mommy helps her to walk over to Hunter

Ellie takes a stop to look at some balloons

Then Hunter gives her a big birthday hug, now lets open presents

She did pretty good with all her gifts

her other cousins are on the left, I think they want to help

Ellie liked Elmo in the box...not so much when he started moving all over the floor laughing

grandma and grandpa bought her a car too! Auntie Mary wanted to know if Hunter and Ellie would be getting real cars for their 16th birthday

The cake for the guests were cupcakes under lots of icing

Ellie had her own cake

She really enjoyed the icing

she found a little bit of cake under all that icing

Time to clean up...and lets see if after all that sugar you will take a nap.
Happy Birthday Ellie.


Mildred said...

Hard to believe she is one already. She has always been so pretty and petite. Cute photos, especially of Ellie enjoying the cake!

A. Joy said...

Michael and Karla are so blessed to have that precious,adorable little one! Happy Birthday Ellie! I can't believe she is one already. The photo of Hunter and Ellie hugging is the cutest!!!!