We were ready to hit the road in our matching glasses.
Her first game was a 70, clearly a better bowler than her mama. And the bowling shoes were adorable, really.
I had to 'coach' Ella a bit on how this was a celebration, not a party where her friends bring her toys. I'm proud of how well she accepted that. But leave it to her two special guys, Nikko and James, to sneak her gifts as we were leaving.
|Well done, Nikko!!!|
What makes this even sweeter is the fact that James and his family are relocating in about two months to a college town south of us. (I haven't had the heart to break this news to Ella yet. To be honest, I'm scared I'm going to burst into tears. He's more than just a school bud as they live in our neighborhood, too.)
I left Ella just like this a few hours ago:
Thankfully, my mom is filling in the gaps a bit this week so I can work at my paying gig during all this Ella-centered fanfare!
Let the games continue - tomorrow a candy factory!!