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Avery’s Birthday Part 2

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!

We went to the lake with some friends the day of her birthday.  It was rainy, but we had a blast!

The gift!

The first cake.

My parents got her a big box full of Zhu Zhu pet stuff.  She loves it!

The “birthday party” cake!  Delicious!

The birthday girl and her daddy at the pool party.  They are so cute!

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.


4 responses »

  1. SO sweet. I love the butterfly cake!

  2. Glad it went well! Love the tire swing picture with Anabel looking at the camera and the one of you with the balloons!

  3. I have an Avery that just had a birthday and got a trampoline!
    Love your pictures!!

  4. These are all WONDERFUL pictures (so much happiness!) but my favorite is the picture of you with the balloons. You spend so much time behind the camera that it’s really nice seeing you in such a whimsical way.

    Glad your girl felt loved and celebrated!


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