It was my cousin's daughter's birthday recently and she had a tea party. Ella was so happy there (once the other girls cleared out, that is). It's always so interesting for me to see how shy she is when there are a number of people around her. She is really a completely different little girl from when she is with the few people she is really close to... as are most kids, I'm sure. She just loved that tea party so much that her little spunky personality came out despite there still being people there after a little while. She makes me smile inside and out!
At the end of the party, when almost all of the girls had gone...
I was chatting with someone and quickly grabbed my camera when I saw this. She had brought this babydoll to the table and was having a delightful little party of her own. It just doesn't get much sweeter than that. (Excuse the overexposure, I wanted to snap quickly before she did something else!)
Here is my princess on the way to the party:
Here are all of the girls together (birthday girl Isabella in baby pink looking down - center, my niece Elexa without a hat on the left, & my cousin's granddaughter is the beautiful baby girl in the front):