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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

All About Estella

Today, Estella Dru turns 5 years old today. It seems like only yesterday we were racing down 1-40 trying to make it to the hospital, lights flashing and Matt driving about 100 mph. Luckily, we made it, but just barely. Five years later, and nothing much has changed. This little girl definitely keeps us on our toes, always in a hurry and always surprising us. Estella Dru Slaughter gets more beautiful every single day, and even though everyone seems to think she looks like her mommy, I know I could never aspire to such beauty. I love that girl.

Let me apologize ahead of time for the barrage of pictures I'm about to post. We have already had a very full day.

It began with a good morning/happy birthday kiss from the Jeb Man.

Next, she found star shaped donuts (her name means 'star'), a big balloon, roller skates, a pixie cake, crown, and birthday outfit (that I would have NEVER picked out for her in a MILLION years under normal circumstances!!!).

Then she was off to try out her skates, still in pj's.

Jeb attacked her several times, but she managed to keep from crashing.

After skating, she got all gorgeous in her new outfit and crown.

We waited around until the doorbell rang with a delivery from NWA Florist, compliments of Daddy.

Then we set off to the mall where she and her sister had their nails done. Again, I was not involved in the choosing of the colors.

Afterwards, the birthday girl chose Taco Bell, and we ate in the mall food court.

We are still planning a little party sometime next week, so hopefully the festivities will be continued then. Tonight, we are taking them bowling and to the restaurant of her choice--I have a feeling it will be Rockin' Chicken, but I've already started praying against it. I hope my sweet girl has the best day ever. I swear, it feels like we JUST took her in for her one year pictures. Where does the time go?


Steph said...

How fun, looks like she has already had a great and fun day!! Tell her Happy Birthday for me!!!

The Young Family said...

I remember you being pregnant with her at our wedding!!! She is a beautiful little girl! Tell her Happy Birthday from Ava. I would love to get to see you guys sometime soon!