This is Ella on her real birthday. She wanted a Belle cake, so I got her a small one from the store. Here she's posing with the cake and her balloons and gifts . . .
Grace was stealing the show with her newest word, "Cheeeeeese!" She tried to get into all the pictures saying, "cheeeese" with that ridiculously cute face. Ella, of course, looks thrilled.
The cake was better than she makes it look.
This is the Belle cake that I made Ella for her birthday with the whole family the night before Thanksgiving. The doll is a bath toy. Unfortunately, she fell apart a little on the ride to Pebble Beach to the house where my family was staying for the holiday. Fortunately, it was in the back, so we just patched her up :)