Here she is the night before her birthday, resting with the cat. She and Micah have agreed to take turns having the cat in their beds (which doesn't last too long, usually).
Sunday we had the grandmas and grandpas and Aunt Amber over for dinner, cake, and ice cream. She decided to have My Little Pony top the pink strawberry cake she'd picked out. It did make it look pretty cute. For her birthday dinner she decided on spaghetti (and meatballs, garlic bread, and salad).
She's great at posing for pictures.
Since our table seats 8 comfortably, we told the kids that Ella got to sit at the big table since it was her birthday and the other kids got the bar stools. They weren't thrilled with this, but were satisfied to learn they'd get a turn when they each had a birthday.