Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to you, Cha-Cha-Cha

Cha-Cha-Cha!  Eloise is 4 today.  What a sweet little lady you are becoming, our little Miss Elo-Squeeze.

Tonight during dinner, while Eloise was messing around on the bench not eating, I turned on some music.  On the first chord, Eloise shoots up from says "Can I be excused?"  And she went to dance.

She danced and danced and danced until we carried her upstairs (she made it clear she preferred dancing to sleeping) for bed.  The girl moves to the music.  She's got it buried deep in her soul.  And it's really no surprise to us.  During our (very many) ultrasounds with her, our doctor would say "she's break-dancing in there.  I've never seen a baby move so much."  That's no lie.  That's what happened and she hasn't stopped since.

So to help her celebrate, we threw a dance party with John Henry on the guitar and Eloise leading the congo line.  And we all had fun.
















It was old school simple and it was fun.  And then we took a family photo to document us all on this special day.


Happy Birthday, sweet Eloise!  I can't imagine my life without you here!

10 comments:

Dorry said...

Happy belated Birthday to Eloise! What a fun party! I love the Little Mermaid cake. And Em - what an AWESOME family photo! Look at all those gorgeous smiles. Makes me smile myself. :)

Brooke Koroknay said...

WOW! Looks like you know how to throw a par-tay! Glad everyone had so much fun....and I absolutely love the family photo!

Chris and Brooke said...

Looks like fun. Happy Birthday to Eloise.

Molly said...

Elo looks more like you every day! I wish I had been there to dance party with all the kids, but we'll have to save that for another day. Hap HAP HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Paul, Lauren, Witt, and Nash said...

So fun!! Happy birthday to Eloise. We do the "cha cha cha" too. great pics and I too love the family pic. You guys are gorgey.:)

Alex and Emily said...

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!

Jimmy said...

Happy Birthday, Eloise! Love You, Grandad

Tessa said...

Family picture is awesome!!! All smiles, must have been a pretty special party. Eloise is getting to be so grown up and looks more and more like her mommy. Well done!

babyschneider said...

SO ADORABLE, Emily!! All of you guys are! :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET ELOISE! I am amazed at how big she is now, and love that she continues to be so radiant and active. What fabulous photos - especially the last one of the four of you. How on earth do you pick which photos to put up around your house when you have such a plethora of darling photos?!

Ayala said...

Cutest family EVER!!