Saturday, January 31, 2009
Happy Birthday Ellie!
Ellie will turn 4 years old next Wednesday. We celebrated today with a Chinese theme. Josie-Tatum had more fun than Ellie decorating the house with Chinese New Year things. At the party, we had Ni-Hao Kai Lan puppets, foam dragons, and lanterns. There were 10 kids, all 6 years and younger. They seemed to have a great time.
Grandma Bennett made the birthday cake, of course. Since there is no merchandise yet available for Kai Lan, Grandma found a Soyna Lee that she put on the cake. Grandma is so talented, she made flower designs on the cake that matched the napkins I found at Windy City.
In Other News
Ellie took several steps tonight, without her walker!! The steps were slow and uneasy, but they were also unassisted. Her legs are still weak, but we're seeing progress. I hope it won't be long before I can post a video of her walking across the room. Here she is standing unassisted.