Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wow, long overdue

I just looked down and I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted. No excuses, just tried to enjoy the warm weather last week and now we're stuck back in the cold. Boo.

We had Ava's party a week ago Saturday, and thankfully it wasn't as dramatic as we expected it to be. I complained earlier about having to invite my extended family, and because it's high time for spring break, no one outside of our immediate family was able to attend. We grilled, had some cold beverages, and the wee one was the center of attention, as always. We had 20 people and I don't know if I could have handled more than that.

Elmo is the man of the hour, and my best friend did an awesome job on his cake. The cupcakes I made were barely edible and not picture worthy so it's a good thing that I didn't try and make the cake.

Ava getting a first look at her ballons. You will notice that one of the big balloons had a 3 on it, obviously the party store messed up and gave us one set that belonged to someone else, but everyone joked that the 3 and the 2 were a celebration of my 32nd birthday. My family really knows how to melt a gals heart.

The birthday girl getting ready to blow out her candles, and blow them out she did!

Getting a first look at her new kitchen set, I think it's pretty obvious this one was a hit.

Addison helping to get all of the "stuff" organized. Too bad it lasted all of about 2.2 seconds.

Ava's first real boo boo. She tried getting on the treadmill after my nephew turned it on, obviously it didn't work out so well for her. Lucky for me it didn't phase her.

This is possibly the happiest thing that happened that day. It literally took this many people to get our old TV down because of it being up so high and the fact that the damn thing weighs about 300 pounds. This is the TV that came with the house when we bought it and has been broken since before Christmas. We ordered another one to replace this one and mama is very happy to have her living room back.

And lastly the biggest hit as far as Ava goes. It's hard to see her because my friends kids were sort of in the way, but the squeals are definately Ava's.

Happy Tax day!


Sara said...

Ava is too precious! She is getting so big! Aren't the bubble machine's the greatest!!

Connie said...

It looks like Ava had a great b-day & party :) She is adorable & that video is the cutest thing w/her squealing for the bubbles :)

Wendy said... did a great job on her cake. I am so glad to hear that everyone had such a nice time!! We still are deciding between Dora, Elmo, and My friends Tigger and Pooh. She loves them all:)

Anonymous said...

She's so sweet. My son would love that kitchen, so I know she must be in heaven with it.

Is there a new little ticker up there on the top?? Hmmm?


thank you for sharing...what a doll! EVERY GIRL needs a kitchen set. K still plays with her old one at my mom's house! Good you hear from you!

Chas said...

What a fun day! I still need to post about Lila's birthday party as well...thanks for reminding me :).

Nellie said...

So cute! The cake is great. I wish I was that talented! Ellie would LOVE that elmo bubble blower... I might have to find her something like that!

Jaimie said...

I love the cake! I can't imagine all that red frosting. I can bake any kind of cake in the world (almost) but I can't decorate a cake to save my life!

I went to your myspace page and that video is wonderful! How sweet. I am such an idiot when it comes to figuring that stuff out. I don't know what I was thinking, but I started a page the week before I started back to work and I barely have anything done. I keep trying to get a slide show going and I can't figure the darn thing out. Can you help me??