Ava Grace had a GREAT birthday!! She celebrated with 3 parties!! She had a party at school, with Mommy and Daddy, and another BIG party with all of her family and friends.
The party at school was really cute. Her teacher Miss Heather painted her a T-shirt with a "1" on it. She also had her mother make Ava Grace a super cute cake. It was a pink turtle with a multi-colored shell. Ava Grace cried at first because she knew we were about to leave her at daycare. So, she just sat in my lap and tore into the hot pink head of the turtle cake!! SHE LOVED IT!!
The party with Mommy and Daddy was fun too!! I made her some cupcakes and she loved it. After dinner she ate her cupcake and got it EVERYWHERE!! Then we opened presents and she played with her new toys.
The BIG birthday bash was this past Sunday, September 7th. Almost every one came that I invited!! It was so much fun!! Ava Grace did not really know what to think about having so many people at the house. So it took a long time for her to warm up to the idea. We had a total of 17 kids there!! 7 kids under the age of 1!!! She got lots of really nice presents... that I am still putting together and hanging up!! But I am not complaining. We are so fortunate to have such great friends and family to celebrate occaisons with. Here is a picture of Ava Grace after she played in her cake... she was clapping for herself!!
Thank you to everyone for coming and for helping make this such a special birthday!!