Sunday, September 12, 2010

Elena's 11th Birthday!

My baby girl is 11! I still can't believe how grown up she has gotten. She had a great birthday, even though it was on the second day of school. She really wanted snickerdoodles brought into her class for a treat so I had to bake 5 dozen cookies that morning. We went to lunch at In-N-Out, then I took her back to school.
Max and Aidan picked out some jewelry for her for her birthday. Aidan was so proud that he picked out this purple necklace all on his own. Max got her some earrings she really wanted.
Grandma and Poppa Josh got her a keyboard so she can start piano lessons! She was so shocked and excited. She loves having it in her room and plays on it everyday.
The only thing she really wanted for her birthday was a cruiser. Lemuel and I found the perfect one while in Venice Beach on our anniversary. The bike shop broke it down for us so we could fit it into our little Honda and we hid it under a sleeping bag in the garage for over a month! She was so shocked!
It's a beautiful color if I do say so myself! She loves it and is so glad to not have to ride Max's anymore.
We finished off the night with strawberry cheesecake with our friends the Both's. She said, "that was the best birthday ever!" I still can't believe that she only has one more year until she is in young women's. My baby girl is growing up way too fast! I'm so proud of you and the young lady you are becoming! You will forever be mi amorcito! Happy Birthday!


Karen C. Holt said...

Thanks for posting the birthday pictures! What a great bike! And what a lovely lady! I used to have a turquoise bike when I was Laney's age!

Angie said...

She is such a cutie! LOVE the new bike!

Anonymous said...

WHAT??!! 11 years old! I can't believe it! Please tell her Aunty Kris thinks she's so beautiful and is so envious of her sweet ride! ;-) I too LOVE the color! Just today I was wishing that we still lived oh so close to eachother! I miss you all! Carl graduates from the Police Academy Friday and I so wish you guys could be here! Love ya heaps!!