Friday, March 28, 2008

a fabulous day for a fabulous girl

It's great to be 8! Happy Birthday Isabel!

We've begun the day with some fun. We opened the gift from Grandma & Grandpa Mac that they sent. What a beautiful outfit!

For quite a while now, Isabel has been looking forward to getting her ears pierced. We had to wait until she was 8. I think it is an appropriate age--she's a little young lady now and it is very cute and pretty. She was so excited! She could hardly wait until Claire's opened up at 10:00am this morning. I found that I too was excited and had to make sure I didn't speed to get there. Isabel was really brave. It hurt a bit but she was all fine in just a minute or two, and now she's so happy and can't stop looking at her ears in the mirror. I'm so happy for her! We bought her a few pairs of dainty and elegant earring for future use. I'm all about "age appropriate" activities, clothing and now earrings. What we got are definitely appropriate.
(earlobe before)
(here we go!)
(earlobe after)
(I LOVE it!)
Then, as a surprise to Isabel, I took her and got her a manicure. She is a little lady today. She feels pretty and it shows. That's a nice feeling...isn't it!

Tonight, she's going with the family and a couple of close friends to Chuck E Cheese's (it wouldn't be an Ellertson-kid-birthday without a trip there)! We look forward to that too. What a day. And she even still has her baptism to look forward to.

It really is great to be 8!!
(Remember, you can click on any of the pictures to get a closer look)


decoratinggal said...

What a brave and beautiful girl! Happy birthday, Isabelle

The Serr Family said...

Happy Birthday Isabel!! What a special and fun day.

Janint said...

Congratulations Isabel! You look so happy and very pretty! Sara, Shane took my Sarah to Claire's when she was like 5 or 6 and since then she wears earrings! I got mine pierced just after I was born. A cultural thing I guess, but I don't remember the pain :)

The Mac's said...

Happy Birthday Isabel! You look beautiful with your new earrings:) Can't wait to see you in a few days!!!

cindylou said...

WOW! What a fun birthday! Your earrings are gorgeous, Isabel!! Looks like you were pretty brave! Happy Eighth Birthday! I'm looking forward to seeing your baptism pictures!

Our babies are growing up, Sara! Soon they'll all be dating (each other)! hee hee!!

ann michele said...

awwwwwww i didn't even notice at church! i'll have to look harder next next week (after conference)....very cool! can't wait until the baptism!! i didn't even realize she is in Britton's class & they are the same age.....very cool! happy birthday isabel!

Erin said...

We have told Ellie she has to be 8 to get her ears pierced too. I look forward to a similar birthday outing on her 8th birthday. Isabel is such a cutie, and I can't wait to have her in activity days. We'll see her on Wed!

Kami said...

I have to say I'm a bit jealous of the pampering the daughter thing. How fun are you!! It looks like a great Mother/Daughter memory. I'm glad you had a fun Easter too.

RBennett said...

Wow! Isabelle is so pretty, I'm glad she had such a great day, it always feels good to get your nails done!

Todd and Lisa said...

That is great! I remember when my mom did my ears but it was more like the Parent Trap scene! I wish I had taken pictures of Christen when she got hers done.