Sunday, October 09, 2011

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Our darling Ella turned 8 today. She looks older. Over the holidays her body seems to have begun a bit of a stretch, such lovely long lean limbs, nut brown from our holiday. She is a very elegant and gracious child, measured moves, quite poised really.




Brunch, of her choosing, with nan and pa included poached pears with vanilla yoghurt, fruit smoothies, corn fritters with bacon, slow roasted tomatoes and a "sunny" egg on top. Family in the afternoon too, for a chocolate on chocolate affair.


Of all the things in my life of which I'm proud, being allowed the absolute privilege of mothering this beautiful girl, gives me the most joy.

6 comments:

Jo said...

such a happy day... happy birthday to your ella!

Christie said...

Happy Birthday Ella, she is so very you, but I'm sure you here that alot!

Sarah said...

What lovely photos, sweet words and beautiful girls...

Karoline said...

Dear Ella, Happy Birthday! What a delicious looking cake. Hope you got loads of presents. Karoline xxx

manda said...

i know the feeling :-) my big girl turned 13 on the 9th too!

Sandy said...

Happy birthday Ella! What a lovely girl you are. Hope you had a wonderful day! The popsicles did look very scrumptious.