Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Eliza Grace

We celebrated Eliza's 5th birthday surrounded by great family and wonderful friends.

We had balloons courtesy of Aunt Bonnie:

We had great cakes thanks to the wonderful efforts and talents of Adriana, Matthew, Peter and Dana:

We had beautiful views:

We had some really great food:

We had plenty of dinos:

New friendships were forged:

Young love blossomed:

Notice the death grip Eliza has on Otto :)

We had lots of arts and crafts:

There was a T-Rex Pinata and one brave soul (thank you James) who agreed to hold it on a stick so 30 kids could swing a bat at it:

We made sure everyone got lots of candy:

There was mayhem at the ceremonial blowing-out-of-the-candles:

(notice the "step away from my cake" face)

(Adriana does not need another upper body work out for a while)

We all ate the cakes:

Maybe too much cake:

And did I mention the very generous gifts:

But the most important part of the celebration was the people:

Thank you for helping to celebrate another year in the life of one amazing little girl.


Laraf123 said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Eliza! What a wonderful party with so many people who love you. I'm very, very happy for you--may all your dreams come true this year!

Megan said...

What a fun birthday party that looks like! Happy Birthday Eliza! (You are one brave mommy to have that many kiddos too by the way!)

Did you make it to 100 nights sleeping through the night????

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Eliza - I promise there's a Future Farmers of America T-shirt or something coming in the mail :) The party looks like it turned out great!

Amy, John, Sam, and Frank said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Eliza Grace!!! My Sam turns 5 this year too. Wow! I can't believe have fast our micropreemies are growin' up!

BusyLizzyMom said...

Happy Birthday Eliza.
ELizabeth would have gone crazy over the dino theme. Another cool girl who loves dinos.

TherExtras said...

Otto is very cute! James is a hero!

What a lovely celebration! Thank you so much for sharing photos!

Makes me feel happy just to see the photos - a worthy celebration for such an important anniversary.


Amanda K said...

Happy Birthday Eliza! I would totally have a dino party, too. Way to go :)