Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ruth Ella's Birthday

Sunday, September 9......

Ruth Ella turned 3!!!!!!!!!


Since she and William have birthdays just a day apart Ruth Ella had been anxiously awaiting her "big" day. So, when she woke up Sunday morning she was ready to celebrate. The only problem was that we had decided to wait and decorate for her party while she would be taking a nap....after church!?! Well, she didn't understand and that morning while getting ready she ask me "did I miss my birthday"? I reassured her no, that we would have it after her nap. She then said "oh, I thought it had already happened". Love that sweet little girl! In hindsight we should have decorated the night before, and let her awake to her 'big' day. On to her day.......



Ruth Ella at breakfast, with her first present of the day a pink elephant with hearts. She loved it! She is way to smart because the first things she ask her Daddy when she saw it was "did you get this at Cracker Barrel"? And we did! Before she woke we went and picked up her favorite breakfast, Panera chocolate chip bagels. Then it was off to church and the church fellowship lunch. Once home it was nap for the little girls and decorating for everyone else. We had 2 hours to pull together a birthday "fit for Ruthie".


It was hard to hit on just one main theme for Miss Ruth Ella....


Our outdoors, farm loving.....


Animal enthusiast....


All G-I-R-L who thinks everything in should be PINK, even animals ;)


So, her theme was farm animals.....


And Pink Piggy sugar cookies, these were her favorite thing!


We had cupcakes with pink frosting, pink shimmer sprinkles, with animal toppers.


On the table we had peppermint and spearmint candies. Ruth Ella loves these candies, she holds them in her mouth for a minute or two then...Crunch, Crunch, Crunch-Gone!




Ruthie walked around and around taking in all the sights of "her" birthday!





Our Sweet Girl


The birthday menu...

*Baked Mac & Cheese
*Tossed Salad
with loads of fixins
*Rolls

Truly a little girls meal



This was after Ruth Ella opened her presents, she was given this little car seat for her baby doll. Her baby doll joined our family at Christmas, Ruth Ella named her Baby Angel. She goes everywhere with us, she has been to Canada, flown with us to San Antonio, attends church weekly, and anything in between...so she was in need of her our car seat. Rebekah made Baby Angel some clothes from Ruth Ella's birthday, and made them matching dresses. I think what Ruth Ella loves most about Baby Angel is that she sucks her thumb, just like Ruth Ella :)



3 candles.....


And a lot of blowing....


It was a very Happy Birthday for Ruth Ella!!!

Ruth Ella is such a "little lady", she keeps us on her toes with her adult like conversations. She is a "girlie girl" who doesn't mind getting dirty. She is quick to say please and thank you, and so thoughtful. We can't wait to see what this year holds for her, we thank the Lord daily for this little treasure named Ruth Ella Katherine!


Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Psalm 36:10

13 comments:

Laura said...

What a sweet little girl! Her hair has gotten so long and pretty. Happy Birthday to Ruth Ella!

A Heart of Praise said...

Looks like a sweet party for a cute little girl! :) Happy birthday!

mommyx12 said...

Yay. Happy Birthday Ruth Ella. You are growing so fast.

Abby said...

So,so cute!!

Lynda said...

You all are so very creative with your treats and decorations! I love that you invite us to your parties but feel a bit guilty that I didn't bring a present. However, it was a very joyful time!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to sweet little Ruth Ella. You all need to do a party-planning book. Those cookies were adorable!

Victoria

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

Such a sweet party. Love all that pink too. The pictures of her by her presents are our favorites. Happy Birthday to Ruth Ella and William ( I send a comment on Williams party but I don't think it went through) We are entering a big birthday time too in the next few months. How is your October looking so far? We wanted to see if you all could come over in a few weeks. Hope to see you soon!!! Missy

JennyH said...

She is such a doll! Hard to believe she is 3 years already!

Theresa said...

Can you adopt me before March 7th, please?

Happy Birthday Ruth Ella.

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Oh what a fun birthday. I love the piggie cookies. I need to bookmark that for a later party. Ruth Ella's hair is so long and lovely! She is adorable. Little girls are so much fun!

The Mayo Family said...

Wow! Three! How can it be?!?
Happy Be-lated Birthday to you!
Ruth-Ella looks as thou you had a special party & a yummy pink one :)
May your year ahead be blessed as you grow and learn more everyday!
Your blessed with a special family~
Hugs~
The Mayo's

JoshB said...

That is sooo Sweet! How fun! :)

Salinn said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Ruth Ella! I LOVED your pig cookies. Three is such a FUN age. Your parties always look like so much fun.~ Salinn's mom Nikki