Following Gray family protocols, food is always first...
...then it's time for presents!
When Ellie needed a little help reading her birthday cards, cousin Kaden to the rescue.
Kaden and Ellie share something special I will always remember about their birthdays. All children love their birthdays, but these two relish every moment. I can remember Kaden at that age just thoroughly enjoying his birthday, smiling from ear-to-ear the whole time, making it extra-fun for all of us. Ellie is just like that!
Ellie got so excited over her gifts!
The Whaley family...Mommy Emily, Daddy Zach, 5 1/2-year old brother Koda, and our sweet 8-year-old Ellie. Love them!
This girl has an exuberance about life that makes her so special! Everyone needs an Ellie in their lives...I'm so glad she's in ours!
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!
Ellie turns eight.