We went home after breakfast and they joined us later so that KT could open her gifts from Mimi and Grumpy here at the house. She loved her boots (cowgirl boots!) and then we walked outside to show her the big surprise! She loved it and her reaction was very satisfying! This is HER house - she even loved the flowers on the porch and the glass beads and sparkles in the gravel.
|Showing the house to her daddy|
John fried our first turkey, we invested in a turkey fryer this year (the electric variety) and I have to say I'm sold! It was the best turkey I can remember...we will definitely do that again. And it only took one hour to do a 13 pound turkey.
I wish we had a bit better weather - it was sunny but the wind was a bit too much to enjoy the pavilion. We eventually gave up and adjourned inside. It was so good to see Ella and her little sister, Addie, who has grown so much already!
Ella opened her birthday gift and Christmas gifts from us, with an assist by KT (who has totally learned how to rip into presents.) Here are a few more pictures from our wonderful day!
|KT got some great cookware for her kitchen from Uncle Bobby and Aunt Andrea|
|KT's helping Ella open her birthday gift|
|Aunt Katie and niece, Addie|
|Ella and KT in the little house.|
|"You've got mail!" The house came with it's own little mailbox. The princess chair was a gift from the Florida Aunties!|