With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Happy Birthday, Ella Grace!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ella Grace!

My little weekday friend just had her 4th birthday and to celebrate, Abbey and I took her to the the mall this morning, to Build-A-Bear Workshop so she could make a special bear to love.
  After choosing her bear body, Ella headed to the fluff machine.  Using a foot pedal, she pumped until her bear was stuffed just right.  Then she picked out a heart and helped insert it into her bear just before sewing closed.  Finally, off to the computer to prepare the birth certificate for "Princess Bear".
How did we guess that Ella would choose a pink Bear with pretty bows and a shirt with a big heart...
cause she is all girly-girl!
enjoying a banana in the food court watching the morning crowd stroll by.
Sitting a spell waiting for the stores to open.  Yup, we're early birds.

18 comments:

marie said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday trip! What a fun time it must have been for her (and you and Abbey as well)! Ella's pink bear is very sweet!
When Charlotte's "Nana" visited from England she took Charlotte to Build-a-Bear ~ Charlotte chose to "build" a Rudolph. He's her favorite companion these days!

Happy Birthday to Ella!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Oh she is so sweet. I love that store also. Never thought of going with someone else and taking photos. What a wonderful idea and post.
Lovely .

Regina said...

How wonderful. Happy Birthday dear Ella.
A blessed New Year to you my friend and to your family.
xoxo

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a sweet post...HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLA!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Mildred said...

What a wonderful birthday for Ella! She is adorable and Princess Bear looks very loved.

Snap said...

Happy Birthday Ella! What a fun time! A girl can never have too many teddy bears.

Valerie said...

I took my boys to build a bear one year after Santa left them each a gift certificate to find a new friend- two of them chose monkey's and one chose a frog! We still have those critters too!

I have always had a soft spot for teddy bears myself!
Happy Thursday (can't believe it is already!)

d~ said...

So sweet, birthday shopping with your grand-daughter, building memories...What could be cuter than a 4 year old with her pink bear and grand-mom!

NanaDiana said...

She is just beautiful,Lorraine. What a blessing..and her little Pink Bear is perfect! Hugs-Diana

Cindy said...

How adorable! I've never been to one of those build-a-bear shops but I love the idea.

Traci said...

What a little cutie! Love the pink bear too!

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday to Ella Grace. My gdau's middle name is Grace too, after my mom.

Beth said...

What a little darling! And what a nice expedition for both of you. I'm glad she loves her little pink bear!

Laurie said...

Ella Grace is just precious, and what a thoughtful shopping trip you gave her! I have a grandniece named Ella and she now has a new baby sister named Nora ~ I just love those names.

Ann said...

Ella is a little doll. I bet she is a lot of fun to have around. Happy Birthday to her. She sure built one cute bear. I think I would have chose pink too :)

Janice said...

A lovely little post there. Happy Birthday to Ella and her lovely new Bear. She is fortunate to have you to look after her.

Julie said...

Such a cutie she is. Love build a bear and the pink bear!

Life In a Little House said...

a Very Happy Birthday to your little friend she is a Sweetheart ~Beautiful pictures Love Heather

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