Ellyse decided this Fin Fun Mermaid tail was all she wanted for her birthday this year. It came super early and she was able to use it most of the summer. She's wanted this thing for a few years now. She LOVED it!
Ellyse turned 11 in July. She has definitely perfected more of her persuasion skills as my mom ended up taking her out shopping a few different times for her birthday celebration, plus my mom got her this pillow. Whoops! I guess..well, c'mon who's fooled by that wrapping job?
The birthday girl used her power of persuasion to get me to make her pancakes in the morning of her big day. ;) I was happy to oblige to this one.
Her biggest win of the newly perfected power of persausion was almost...ALMOST getting a friend birthday party on an odd birthday year. See, the rule in our house is it starts at age 5 and then goes every even year after that for friend parties. Allie just had her 8th friend birthday party and I guess I was still in the party planning mode and started to plan Ellyse's friend party. I even bought party favors at Ellyse's partial insistence before it finally occurred to me that she was turning 11 instead of 12. So, in the interim, she had told a few friends about this party. When I finally came to my senses, we had to disappoint some people. However, I told Ellyse that she could invite a few friends to the splash pad for a play date that day; all the guests ended up bringing gifts anyway. Plus we had cupcakes so pretty much... I got taken. Who knew I would be outwitted by an 11 year old. Well, that's pretty much another no brainer.
Happy birthday to our pretty darn cute and sweet little conniver.
I had some nice entertainment though...
My mom had already entertained the crap out of Ellyse for her birthday, Carson left for the MTC that day so, it ended up being the Wood side that came out for cake and ice cream that night. It was really nice and cozy.
Isn't that a cute frame that YouTube decided to use as an intro to this video?
The Wood's have purchased about 2,497 swimming pools for the girls in the past and that one right there has definitely been the most used. There were a few days they stayed out in that thing and only came in for food when they had to.
Seems like a pretty special day for a pretty special girl! Love you bunches Lesee Lou!