Wednesday, July 7, 2010

So yea...Ava Grace is 2 now!! ;)

Her birthday was in February, but I wanted to share her big day. The child is an absolute NEMO fanatic. Do you know how hard it is to find NEMO party supplies these days? I did score some paper goods from ebay, but other than that, I was on my own. We didn't get to spend her first birthday with her, Her adoption party was a celebration of her 1st birthday and a welcome to the family party combined, even though she was over a year old. I just needed those 1st birthday pictures for her baby book, we weren't too far off..she was 14 months old. Hard to believe that she is already 2 and been with us for over a year time flies.

( we had a bubble machine, she loved it)
The party table

blowing her candles out, she didn't quite get it. :)

My sister and I stayed up all night making her cake
it was great together time..I loved it, she is still in FL
so it was nice to spend that time being creative together!

I don't normally like character clothes, but I wasn't going to deny my sweet pea a NEMO outfit for her special day. My intention was to applique it all, but time got away from me so I ended up painting it instead. I made her a hairbow, necklace, bracelet and shoes to match it and we were good to go..she loved it..and I love there ya go. ;)

It was a good day..lots of love shared, lots of tears shed..happy tears..Well, I can't go now without sharing the story..I was a bit teary all day, just kept pinching myself y'know? this is really my daughter, I am really throwing a 2nd birthday party for MY daughter..those kinds of things. I thought I had myself composed by the time we started to sing Happy Birthday. Terry was on one side of her and I was on the other and as we were singing, she reached out one hand to Terrys face and the other to mine, stroked our cheeks and said " MY MOMMY, MY DADDY" in the most loving little voice. well..I dont have to tell you that the tears started flowing, not just from Terry and I, but I looked up and everyone around us was crying. People that listened to my fears that she didn't really know that I was her mommy because for so long she called everyone she saw mommy. In that moment, all of the confusion was gone....Indeed, it was a very, very good day!! :)


Tonya said...

Awww, now I am crying!! Happy Birthday Ava Grace!

iveyc95 said...

Darn it Michelle! Your sweet little story got me a little teary eyed too! I'm so happy for you and your family. Happy Birthday Ava Grace,you're such a lucky girl. So glad I found your blog!