On Sunday, we had family and friends over to celebrate Ella Kate's first birthday. She hasn't felt very well since we got home, so she was alseep when it was time for her party. We didn't have the heart to wake her up. We had bought a really cool candle in China that when lit, opened into a lotus flower and played Happy Birthday. The theme of her birthday was ladybugs. Ladybugs are a good luck symbol in China for adoptions. We enjoyed a delicious ladybug cake, and Ella Kate wore a cute ladybug outfit we bought in China. We opened some great presents, and Ella woke up after everyone went home. She still was not feeling well this morning, so I took her to the doctor. She had double ear infections and is now on an antibiotic. She felt much better this afternoon, and we hope she can sleep better tonight.