It's total brain trickery to think that Ellie is eight years old. EIGHT! I cherish my sweet daughter so much, and wanted to give her a unique experience for her birthday this year. I hope it's something that she remembers forever!
We had a mini-birthday party at the NWA Naturals game in the Nickelodeon Suite. It was super cool - Ellie even got a foul ball (which she later got autographed)!
Then, we went off to St. Louis for her birthday weekend celebration. First night we of course had to have Ted Drewes frozen custard. Since Ellie and I are Cubs fans, we had to get our ice cream in Cubs caps.
The next day (yesterday) was her actual birthday and Mere and I treated her to a princess day at the spa at the Four Seasons St. Louis. She loved the mani/pedi, and even taught the nail tech there that it was cool to have your ring finger painted a 2nd color.
Here's our yummy lunch at Cielo (at St. Louis Four Seasons). Croque Monsieur, Gnocchi Pomodorissimo, Bourbon Rice Pudding, and my iced tea with tea iced cubes.
On the rooftop of the Four Seasons we had a pretty cool pool and a pretty cool view.
Then we hopped on a helicopter to see the city from above. It was both our first time on a helicopter (and we were both secretly a little scared, but we didn't tell each other until after we landed).
We lived! Haha! It was so fun and exhilarating!
Here's a little video from the helicopter: (at the 40th second, you can see Mere on the ground behind our black car - she was watching intently!)
On Sunday (today) we watched the Cubs play the cards. Oh how we love our Cubbies!
Talk to you soon,
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