Ella Kate Shafer celebrated her first birthday March 4, 2012.

She is the daughter of Matt and Kristin (Spratt) Shafer.

Her grandparents are Melissa and Dennis Spratt, Ottawa; and Bill and Regina Shafer, Longview, Texas.

Her great-grandparents are Bud and Dorothy Beeman, Englewood, Fla.; Cecil and Jewell Spratt, Ottawa; Ruth Flemister, Longview, Texas; and Vera Shafer, Bossier City, La.