Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Zella Turns Four

Just three days after Christmas something shocking happened.  Miss Zella Lynne turned FOUR years old.  I'm not sure how that is possible! 

Zella has been a joy since the moment she was born.  She always has a smile on her face, is dancing, singing or humming at all times and brings a smile to everyone's face.

Zella finds happiness in the little things of life.  Her excitement for the little and big things she encounters is one of the things I love most about her.  Her excitement is contagious!

Wherever she goes people are drawn to her.  After you meet her you can't forget her....her big personality, her unusual name and her adorable glasses are a winning combination.

She LOVES books.  She spends hours each day looking at books and making up stories to go with the illustrations.  We spend a lot of time snuggling and reading books together.  She also loves playing Barbies, Smurfs, restaurant and dress up.

Zella makes a craft at least once a day.  She loves to color, draw and make necklaces.  My little firecracker also loves to dance and sing.  She is always ready to join in a dance party!

She is my early riser and always has been.  It is nice to have that special time with her before her sisters wake up. 

Zella started preschool this year, every Monday and Wednesday morning.  She is a very eager learner and absolutely adores school.  She talks a mile a minute when she gets home about all the fun things she gets to do.  Zel is so proud to be going to school like her big sister Madeline. 

She also started tumbling this year and loves it.  I can't wait to see her tumbling recital in the spring.  She is already asking me if it is recital time yet because she can't wait to be a on a stage.

I can't believe my little comedian is already four.  We are so thankful to have Zella in our family!!!

We celebrated her birthday twice.  Once in Britt with family who could come, and once in Milo.  She couldn't believe she got to have two parties.  Very exciting apparently.

Her party in Britt was a Smurf party.  She is so into the Smurfs right now and spends a lot of time playing with her Smurf house and figurines she got for her birthday. 

She picked her fav restaurant for lunch:  The Red Rooster

Aunt Karen brought a balloon to the restaurant.  It was a big hit!

Aunt KK, Cousins Lily and Grace at the birthday lunch.  Granny came too.

Excited about her Smurf mushroom house cake.

"Oh yeah, baby!"

Opening presents.

Sweet cousin Lily modeling a party hat.

Eating a tortilla chip in her NEW WAGON.
She told me in was a dream come true.  (The wagon, not the trip.)

The Smurf cake.  If you can't tell, it is supposed to be a Smurf
mushroom house.  She thought it was a Smurf house so I count it as a success.

Just in case  the house didn't turn out I had a backup.
The Smurfs are rings the kids got to take home.

Happy Birthday Zella!