Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday, Ava!

Ava Grace
October 27, 2007

Precious little've grown so fast. You've completed our family. Your hugs and smooches, your tiny red curls, your giggles and signs and words all just delight your Mommy, Daddy, and Big Sissy.

Happy 2nd Birthday, dear, sweet Ava...we love you so much.

The cake I made. Ava has been very interested in giraffes lately.

Blueberries: the breakfast of birthday girls.

"Yup: everything's covered. My work here is done."
(Notice that the fork she was previously holding is nowhere to be seen.
I'm pretty sure it's on the floor.)

I can't believe how big they're getting.

Tom's best friend needed us to help care for their baby girl on Ava's birthday. Little did
they know, they were giving Ava the best gift of all. Ava LOVES babies.
Here, both girls are cuddling baby C., much to C.'s chagrin.
What's funny is that this photo looks exactly like a shot I took of Liesl and
Ava close to Liesl's 2nd birthday, as seen in this post from two years ago.
(Except there's an extra kid in this new picture.)

Still not quite clear on the candle concept.

Ava had a little, ahem, "help" opening her gifts.

The giraffes from Grammie and Papa were the hit of the show

Family enjoying gifts and each other

Uncle Tom and Alex, my 12 year-old nephew, welding in the garage at Ava's party.
(Isn't welding a common activity at a 2 year-old's birthday party?)