I wrote about Elle turning the big seventeen back HERE, but here's what happened on the actual big day.
Early morning traditional birthday breakfast:
Grace, true to awesome-birthday-celebrator form, decorated the car for the big day.
After school I got to take Elle on a special date for one of her birthday presents:
...which was also a little present for me...
Floating? A cake? You might ask.
But that's what we do every year. Elle was born on my sister's birthday so of course we had to adopt that grand tradition. (More details on that wacky thing we do back HERE....and I'm sure lots of other places on this blog too.)
Here they are way back when before we headed up to the canyon to float their cakes:
We thought for sure our pool would be filled by this time (a long work in progress in the back yard), but it wasn't, so our neighbors were nice enough to let us use theirs again.
Oh wait, never mind, that's when it was so dang hot all the candles melted...
Yes, we'll take the neighbor's pool while we can get it...
Before we ate that yummy thing (I'm trying not to eat sugar right now so it looks really mouthwatering to me at this very moment), we went out to dinner at Elle's favorite spot:
And came home to find that she had been asked to Homecoming not once, but twice that very night.
Some friends came over to celebrate the end of the day and eat the end of the cake...