Monday, May 09, 2011
Happy Happy Birthday Ava Dear!
Ava's first birthday was a wonderful celebration of a wonderful girl. It was such a relief to focus on celebrating our incredible Miracle Baby (they have all been miracles in their own way) and just be happy. I "went overboard" on the desserts according to all, especially Zar, but you can't have too many treats when partying, right? Ava smashed a cupcake and clapped for herself, and then enjoyed a strawberry and some melon, much more up her alley. She's not a big candy fan. Crazy, I know. Her beautiful birthday cake was made by a friend in our ward, Tiffany. She dropped it off at our house on Saturday while I was at work--within minutes Zar called to say Ella had climbed on the counter and stabbed it repeatedly with a pen, and broke off the top of the "1" and consumed it. Sigh. A bunch of flowers on top hid the holes and it still amazing! Ava charmed in her gold tutu and headband and Ella disappeared into grandma's backyard with her buddies for a few hours and slept like a rock afterwards. Even the weather cooperated! It was a joy in every way, just like our Ava. Happy birthday sweet girl! We thank Heaven and our lucky stars for you every single day!