Saturday afternoon Bob and I attended our great niece’s third birthday celebration. Elise’s birthday party was held at her maternal grandparents’ house from 2:00 pm through 8:00 pm. The party was well attended by family members, for the most part.
This is our great nephew, Kaleb. Kaleb is Elise’s cousin. When Kaleb and I hugged each other, I told him how tall he is getting. Kaleb’s response? “I am 9.” I guess being 9 years old means you are tall.
This is Elise, the birthday girl. When I took this picture, Elise’s mother (our niece) was holding her, and Elise was looking back at me. As soon as I took this picture, Elise became shy. She laid her head on her mom’s shoulder and looked away from me.
In this sequence of pictures, everyone sings “happy birthday” to Elise and then she blows out her candles. I love Elise’s expression, while everyone is singing happy birthday to her. She appears to be in awe that everyone is singing to her. Elise’s smile, after she successfully blows out the birthday candles, is a favorite picture as well.
It was a 2-hour drive for Bob and me to attend the party. Thankfully the weather cooperated, and we didn’t see any wintery precipitation during our drive there and back home. We arrived shortly before 2:00 pm and stayed for a couple hours.
Happy birthday Elise! Uncle Bob and I are happy that we were able to celebrate your birthday with you!