Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Party!!!

Ava's party was so much fun.  I just can't get over how well it went and how blessed she was to have so many people come and to receive so many great gifts.  She enjoyed every minute!!  So here is the overload of pictures I have been promising.

 I can't believe I forgot to take a picture once the cupcakes were uncovered and the cake pops were put out.  We worked so hard on those.  I did take a picture of a few cake pops the next day.  They are towards the bottom of the post.

 Here she is in her adorable Minnie outfit.  I ordered the dress off of etsy (love that site) and the ears were compliments of my good friend Joanie.  She did an awesome job on them.

 About twenty minutes into the party we had to swap out the tights and shoes for black leggings.  The kid HATES anything on her feet.
 My cousins son Kyler.
 Our nephew Ryan.
 He turns four this halloween.
 Present time!!!!  Thanks to Aunt Katie for taking over camera duties.

 Thanks Kyler for helping to pick up all the trash and helping to open gifts once Ava lost interest ;)

 Ava quickly put Daddy on toy freeing duty.  Seriously no more twisty's all zip ties and screws these days.
 I think at this point she was probably thinking alright already give me my pony.


 As you can tell she found her ears and removed them.  Ava also doesn't like anything on her head.  We are working on the hat issue now so it's easier once it's colder.

 Nathan joined the crew.  Nathan is Aaron's cousin Alan's son.
 Nana keeping the kids entertained.  Now that woman is a pro when it comes to kids.

 Her tricycle from Poppie who insisted on going out months ago to find the right one.  Thanks Pop, she loves her "bike".
 Nathan on the scooter from Ava's Grammy (Aaron's Mom). 

 Ryan and Ava found the horn, so if anyone feel asleep during present time, these two were sure to wake them.

 Then Ava decided to sing into it.  Silly girl!

 My cousin Juli who was awesome and helped out so much.
 Poppie!!!!!!!!! enough said :)
 She loved it when everyone sang.  Priceless reaction.

 Ava and her buddy (Uncle) Doug.

 Our friend Mandy's youngest son Alex.  She told us she was pregnant with him when she came to see us at the hospital with Ava.

 Juli and Katie helping to get the kitchen stocked with her new toys.
 An Ava self portrait from the next morning.
 The Mickey Mouse cake pops which turned out to be really yummy.
 The cake monster on the prowl.
 Ava=1 Cake Pop=0

Well, I FINALLY got them uploaded.  I can't believe that today marks a week since the party.  We are already headed too fast towards her third birthday.  Here's to another year of memories to come.  We love you Ava Rose.  You make our lives fuller and our days brighter.