Your 5th birthday - you were so sweet and understanding as Mommy and Daddy tried to juggle your baby brother Ryan's arrival and hospitalization with some kind of normal life at home. We did manage to have a birthday party for you, and I think you felt good about it all, but man was it hard to be fully present here with you, knowing your brother was in the NICU alone. You quickly became my biggest helper once he came home - always eager to help feed him, or change his diaper. You started kindergarten that month too!
Birthday #6 - you had a Hannah Montana party:)
7 - you had a Rock Band party with your sweet friends.
Last year you headed to the pool with your friends - so fun!
This year you will go skating on Sat with 2 close friends. We had the family party on Sun to celebrate all of the Aug birthdays.
Ella-Kathryn, I cannot believe you are 9! You are becoming such a lovely young lady. You continue to be the encourager in our family - always cheering everyone else on! You are usually of great help to me, and do very well with your studies. You love to read, and still enjoy playing with your dolls. But you also love music and movies, and of course your friends.
Happy birthday sweet girl!