Friday, May 8, 2009

Ava is 3!

Yesterday was my baby girl's birthday. She is three-years-old! I can hardly believe it! Where did the time go? It wasn't that long ago that I was just figuring out life with two kids (it only took me about six months). Now she's sleeping in a big girl bed, wearing underwear, taking dance, learning to write, talking non-stop and filling our lives with joy. I love the passion she has for life, although sometimes she can be quite passionate about things like not eating her breakfast or purposefully irritating her brother. She is the sweetest girl, the first to comfort a sad friend or share what she has with Drew. Last night when she was opening presents, she let him open the purple ones for her, because that's his favorite color!

Yesterday we celebrated with a pancake breakfast (a birthday tradition at our house) and a trip to Incredible John's for lunch. I've heard Incredible John's is like Chuck E. Cheese, but cleaner and a little more expensive. Of course I've never brought my kids to either place before now, I was convinced they were too germy! But the food is good and it was practically empty on a Thursday for lunch. The kids had fun picking what pizza to eat from the buffet then playing lots of games and Ava even went on the mini roller coaster. Last night was Drew's spring sing at school (pictures to follow) so we had a late dinner and then Ava opened her presents. We got her a puppy that you have to take care of and she loves it, she even slept with him last night.

Today she is bringing cupcakes into her class and then she has a big ballerina party on Saturday. Should be fun, if I can get everything ready in time.






6 comments:

Kate said...

gahhhhh looooveeee!!!! that's it, that's all.

Drew and Ava's Grandma said...

Ava looks so happy. What a great way to celebrate. I loved the decorations at your house. You're such good parents!

CABean03 said...

Happy Birthday Ava! I couldn't believe it when Myles turned 3 last month. Sounds like you have had fantastic celebration so far and lots of fun to enjoy this weekend!

Izabell said...

happy birthday Ava!!!!

Leslie said...

why does your daughter have the best posture in the world? can she come over to help me sit straighter?

happy birthday, perfect girl!

The Portas said...

What a sweetie, letting her big brother open her presents with her. Happy birthday, Ava!! I'm glad you had such a fun day to celebrate number 3!!