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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Day

Our baby girl isn't such a baby anymore. She turned two at 8:45 this morning. (We toasted, of course, as is tradition, but we didn't manage to get a photo of that. Our hands were otherwise occupied.)

Just after Ava woke up this morning, we gathered for early morning birthday present opening. She was pretty excited to see the gift Daddy had made for her.

Grammie and Grandad Renfro were here to help us celebrate and they showed up with two big sets of fun. I have a feeling we'll be playing dress-up for days and days and days in our house.

A couple hours later, we kicked off a celebration of this exciting event at a nearby park. We hosted a ladybug picnic for some family friends and some of Ava's school friends. We were so glad so many sweet people were able to join us for some playground time and lunch. After the kiddos got all played out, we ate lunch and then cupcakes and ice cream.

Ava was a pro at blowing out her candle and loved having everyone sing happy birthday to her.

Judging by her frosting-smeared face, she also loved her cupcake.

Happy birthday, dear sweet girl. Your mommy and daddy love you so.


Jenny said...

Great cupcakes Sally and I love how Ava looks like a little ladybug in her red and black. Happy Birthday to Ava, she'll always be your baby :)

Carrie said...

Looks like a great day and I love Matt's shirt in the first picture! Happy Birthday Ava!