Sep 12, 2006

Happy Birthday Dear Ava

Two years ago today, our sweet Ava Grace was born! It's so cliche to say this, but I can't believe how quickly she's grown from being a tiny baby to a little girl. The past two years have been the most fun, exhausting, joyful, selfless, happy, prayerful, thankful two years of my life. And we're just getting started. . .

This week, Ava has been saying, "Oh my gosh." We think she picked this up from a decorating show as the room was revealed. It could be worse, but still, it doesn't sound very nice coming out of her little two year old mouth. We have been redirecting her to say, "Oh my goodness" instead. A few nights ago during dinner, we repeatedly corrected her "Oh my goshes" to "Oh my goodness." After a few minutes, she announced. "I don't want to Oh my goodness. I want to Oh my Gosh!" She certainly has a mind of her own! Oh my Goodness! Needless to say, we're still working on it.

We've been so into the whole birthday thing lately that Ava has been singing "Hatty Burtday" to everyone and everything. In the past couple of days, she's sung happy birthday dear peanut butter, squeaky shoes, Abraham, and cantelope to name a few.

I love so many things about Ava, but mostly I love her spirit. She has something remarkable and hillarious to share with me everyday. I am blessed to be her mother.
Here are some pictures from Ava's ladybug birthday party:

Our little ladybug
Smiling for the camera Ava and mommy
Blowing out the candles


JENNY said...

Happy Birthday Ava!! We love you and pray for you, too. We can't wait to see you guys soon!

Summer, what a cute party! You have such a beautiful little girl. Love you guys!

Shelly said...

I love the pictures!! What a cute little "ladybug!" I sure love and miss that little girl! Happy Birthday to "A-ba" as we say at our house. Can't wait to see you soon! love you--

Kara Sheets said...

after seeing the pictures, i am even more bummed out that we missed the party of the year!
the cake looks great

Lauren said...


You probably don't remember me but your mom used to work with my mom, Cheryl Cunningham at Locust and Woodson. Ava is both precious and beautiful! You and Chad have done an incredible job the last two years.

Courtney said...

What a fun birthday party idea! You are always so creative. We are missing being around Ava as she turns two! Give her a "happy birthday" squeeze from us!

Hollie Reese said...

SHE IS ADORABLE. I think her and Riley have been out tanning!