Avery’s birthday and birthday party were a smashing success! Thank you to everyone who helped make it so fun and wonderful not just for her, but for all of us!
The next group of pictures are courtesy of my dad! Thanks dad for taking such wonderful pictures and for being there for Avery’s 5th birthday party!
And just as her party was winding down and all the cake-filled, wound up children grabbed their balloons to go home, it started to rain. It was appropriate really. The end of the party, the end of the celebration of Avery’s birthday. The moving forward. The downer after every high. As I packed up all of our things in the truck, the rain trickled down my cheeks and face like random teardrops and, while I was sad that I was then forced to accept that Avery had turned 5 (as if I could have stopped it anyway), I was also content in knowing that she had a very, very happy birthday.