Two of her friend from Utah flew out to help make her birthday extra special!
We had a party and invited all the youth from our ward to come and help celebrate. Iliana and her friends did the decorating and picked the music, we bought a lot of food, had a friend lend us a Wii with Garage Band, and the fun began.
Apples to Apples (Ellie is wearing a pink Batman cape brought by Erin from Magic Mountain)
Brian, Annie and Iliana playing the Lying Game (Turns out almost everyone was really good at spinning a tale!)
16 Candles to blow out
Playing Garage Band
Tellestrations (Zoey's trying to be part of the fun)
Everyone stayed until about 11:30, ate tons of pizza and had a great time.
The next morning, Iliana and I got up at 5:00 am to drive her friends to the airport. After tears and sad goodbyes we went back to bed. We didn't have birthday pancakes until about 11:00 am.
That night we went out to dinner, then had more cake and opened presents.
Examining an awesome pendant from the LaMonts
Gift of clothes from the Bensons
What a bunch of great kids! I feel lucky to have each of them.