Let's chronicle her 10th birthday party, shall we? Here's Cousin Madi. She and Ellie call each other BFC's. (Best Friend Cousins) And... Staci drove all the way from Houston to Monroe (6ish hours) Wednesday night to drop her off so she could be here for Ellie's party, then turned right around and drove right back.
Here we have Madi well protected with her sunscreen!
And naturally, we felt like a crown was fitting. We added 10 candles made from washi tape.
Did you see how much I've grown too? Look at that cake above... Ellie and her daddy made it! Ellie said she youtubed how to make a multi layer cake and wanted to make her own. Remember I'm the psycho mom who does a Bohemian Style Show for my 6 year old?! haha. I like a gorgeous cake, perfect decorations, and pull out all the stops to create a theme of all themes.
( At some point, I am going to do a few posts on strengths finder 2.0 which has become quite an obsession for me. All that I was talking about above, with my needing to have things "perfect:" at parties is a by product of my strength of #maximizer. Ellie's fifth strength is #command. It is a leadership strength, and can tend to have a bit of a bossy streak until it matures. I know, I know... that is shocking to so many of you who know her. (I wish I could add a laugh face emoji here!) )
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