Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ella and Ella's First Birthday Party!

Ellalyn and her best friend Ella were born about 2 weeks apart from each other. It has been so fun watching these girls grow over the past year, and Lillian and I thought it would be only fitting for them to share their first Birthday party. This past Saturday we held the party and it was a blast! Lillian made a delicious lunch and we had vanilla bean cheesecake for desert.
Our brother-in-law, Justin, has been here for a few weeks doing a rotation for Med school. It was so fun to have him at the party with us and it has been fun to have him here in general. We are hoping that he will do his residency out here so we can see the Smith family on a regular basis.
Ellalyn got a lot of great gifts for her birthday, she got a really cute baby doll and lots of books. I have to add that I was really impressed with Justin's gift. He got Ellalyn some adorable PJ's. Ariane, you have taught your husband well.
Here are all the kids at the party. Krissy (2nd from left) is about 3 months younger then Ellalyn and Ella, and Joel (far right) is about 8 months younger then the girls.
Here is a picture of Lillian and I with our Ellas.
My favorite part of the whole party was the cake eating! Lillian made each girl their very own yellow cake with chocolate frosting (I tried some and they were delicious!) and we laid down some vinyl on the floor and just let the girls go to town. They loved it!!


Thanks to everyone who came to the party and thanks especially to Lillian for all the hard work she put into everything!!

9 comments:

Theresa said...

i really like your background. Ahhh the ellas are so cute. I love the pics you got of ellalyn eating the cake you can see her pretty face so well in those. I didn't know Justin was in town,..at first I did a double take thinking,..wait was this kerstin's post or ariane's,... but then i read on,..and sure enough it was justin with ella on his lap. :) anyway,..where's the picture of the cute pj's I want to see them!

Lillian said...

Thanks for sharing your special day with us! And sheesh, you didn't give yourself enough credit so I'll do it for you. YOU did the hardest part by making that cheesecake! Good job, Kerstin! It was amazing, thanks so much. Seriously my favorite dessert.

BDN said...

MAN!! This is so cool! Reminds me of Landon's first birthday party pictures!!!

Happy Birthday Ellas!! :)

Ellsworth Family said...

Sounds like a fun birthday, I wish I could have seen her dig into her cake!! Also, I wish I could have partaken of some of your vanilla bean cheesecake, I still dream about it...It was soooo delicious!!!

The Watts said...

Sooooo fun and cute....Ellalyn really has some features of Landon that I can see in a few of these pictures, maybe I am just really remembering Landon's 1st Birthday, who knows at any rate she is adorable

shayla said...

haha. those cake pictures are too funny!

Our Family said...

Aw, its looks like fun! Ella looks a lot like Landon when he was little. How fun to do it with friends:)

The Watts said...

Love your new layout by the way!

Stacey Lewis said...

Your kids are so cute, Kerstin! I want some! (of my own of course, I'm not suggesting that I would kidnap any of your offspring).