We went to Minneapolis Institute of Arts in March. I think it was Rock your Garden or something like that. They had a stage where you could goof around and take pictures. Love this pic of the girls with our good friends - Amelia, Nora, Isabel, Elizabeth and Ella. We had a really good time.
Ella turned 9. Wow. Here she is opening her present from Aunt Pam, Uncle Jim and Grace and Madeline. Ella LOVES Frozen and has learned all the songs in English and some in Chinese and Spanish. Multi Talented. But it drives Elizabeth nuts when Ella starts singing Let it Go in all the different languages. :-)
Ella loves Saturday Dance with Ms Amy at a local park. I think she is aging out though. Ms Amy only teaches up to a certain age so we may be done there. Ella is not interested continuing if its not with Ms Amy. So, I'll keep an eye on the listings in the Fall to see what the options are. But she will continue with her skating lessons and may even decide to be in the annual show this time. That would be fun to watch.
This year I didn't do a party for Ella. I have been so busy and I just didn't have the energy. But, the girls and I celebrated as a family. We went to Barbie's Dream House at the Mall of America. It really is an explosion of pink. We had alot of fun and there really is alot to see. It is very well run.
Don't the girls look good on these shoe chairs?
Ella and Barbie.
Ella chose the American Girl Cafe for her Birthday Dinner. They let you borrow a doll to sit with you and that is what Ella did. I did tell the girls I would go on one ride with them and they made sure we did.
The girls were waiting to go back on the ride from hell. LOL They loved it but it was a spinning speed demon. At one point I had my eyes closed and my hands in prayer asking the Blessed Virgin Mary to end my torment. I think that added to the girls' fun. We had a great time and we all were exhausted when we finally left MOA
Happy Birthday Miss Ella. Love you forever and won't ever stop.