Ella's first birthday celebration yesterday included all the elements necessary for a successful party. A gorgeous birthday girl, great setting, party goers from all age groups, and all excited about sharing the fun, great food, champagne and thrilling present openings. The exciting announcement by Erin of her wedding date for next year (April) added to the drama.
Ella loved all her new designer head gear which looked a treat with her first grown up girl's Oobi dress from Ros & Pete at Sandy Beach.
It would not have been the thrilling party it was without A. & O. who contributed age and experience to the present unwrapping, a running commentary on all proceedings and appreciative consumption of the great birthday cakes on offer after our brunch. Little A. did a couple of renditions of his famous version of Frere Jacques with Papa.
After everyone had gone home Ella changed into her new birthday tracksuit (thank you Maxie) and "kicked back" for a while on the couch with fluffy dog.