On September 3rd Ella attended her very first friend sleep over! Her sweet friends Xochitl and Isali learned that Ella had never been to a sleepover and insisted that they have one for her! It was the cutest thing ever. The girls all hid and when we came in they all jumped out and yelled "surprise" and Xochitl and Isali ran over and gave Ella big hugs, definitely made this mama tear up! Ella had a blast. The girls had made cupcakes, they played limbo, duck duck goose, Dance Central on the XBox 360 (which was hysterical) dress up and they watched movies. I of course spent the night too because I would never subject Daci (Xochitl and Isali's mom) to a night of Ella alone. And I was right....guess who stayed up the latest? That's right, my Ella. Finally at 2AM I had to basically pin her to the air mattress and hold her still until she fell asleep, only for her to wake up at 8am with the rest of the girls! Ella had a blast and I did too!!!
Hmmm...I think she has an unfair height advantage for limbo!
How low can you go?
Duck Duck Goose - Ella's favorite game!
Running from Xochitl
Ella LOVED the pink hair!
Ella had a blast dressing up!
Xochitl and Ella
Yep, Hunter was there too. (poor kid that's what happens when your dad works nights...you get stuck at a girls sleepover!) The girls tortured him, it doesn't appear that he minded too much though : )
I am a mother to two incredible children. Hunter is 8 years old and Ella Grace is 6 years old. My children are my life, my true joy. My life was turned upside down when my daughter was born and surprised us all by having Down syndrome. Since her birth I have come from sorrow and a sense of loss to greater happiness than I ever imagined and I owe it all to The Amazing Ella Grace! Contact me anytime by email email@example.com
My face may be different,but my feelings the same.I laugh and I cryand take pride in my gains.I was sent here among you to teach and to loveas God in the heavenslooks down from above.To Him I'm no different,His love knows no bounds;It's those here among you, in cities and townsthat judge me by standardsthat man has imparted,but this family I've choosenwill help me get started.For I'm one of the children,so special so few,that came here to learnthe same lessons as you.That love is acceptance, it must come from the heart;we all have the same purpose,though not the same start.The Lord gave me lifeto live and embrace,and I'll do it as you do,but at my own pace.-Unknown