Ava's First Birthday!
November 18, 2013Best Monday ever! I was so happy for Ava all day in anticipation for that evening that I think it helped her be in a good mood too. I really need to have a better attitude on Mondays...
She helped me make soup for dinner and soft pretzels for her party that night...all before her morning nap! Basically, she tore apart every cupboard and drawer while I cooked but she was happy so that's all that mattered. And we listened to Disney music the whole time which definitely helped!
Ava LOVES to be outside. This car was a present from Devin's parents. We put it together Sunday night so she could play in it on her birthday and she loves it! She couldn't ride past the play ground without wanting to go down and get dirty.
Holland came to celebrate with us along with Leighton and Kelsey, who came later. It was cute to see all the little girls eating their treats together :) We had a soft pretzel "bar" and cupcakes and juice.
|Thank you Aimee and Nicole for the adorable owl dress!!|
We didn't go crazy giving her presents since she probably won't remember, we're limited on space in our apartment, and Christmas is just around the corner.... But there were a few things we knew she'd really like:
That bow in her hair is also a gift from the Dennings - so sweet. She looks like such a big girl with it!
[I have yet to get really sad and weepy about Ava getting older. I love her more as she gets older - she is so fun! So, I guess I would be really sad if she was my last baby because they are just so precious, but I can't help but be excited to watch Ava grow up.]
Now all she needs to do is walk and I think we may officially have a toddler on our hands!!