Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Avery!

Avery's actual 3rd birthday, March 8th, started with waking her up with cinnamon rolls,singing and candles. This is a tradition we have carried on from my family. I will forever cherish the look of delight on her face when she realized we were singing to her, the cinnamon rolls were for her and it was HER birthday! So precious and I pray she feels that special every single day of the year, not only on her birthday.

Avery, you have brought so much joy to our lives over the last 3 years! We love you WAY BIG!

There is a funny story behind the way she holds up her 3 fingers. I was trying to teach her the "right" way of holding up 3 fingers, but Gabe kept showing her the "wrestling way". Gabe always tells her to say "3 backpoints", which she has done many times! I will keep working on teaching her the other way of holding up her 3 fingers. But for now, she likes being like Daddy and I'm more than okay with that!

We took the girls to Chick-fil-A for dinner to eat and play! Here is Avery enjoying her cake and ice cream on a break from playing.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Miss Him...

We're going to miss Gabe over the weekend! He is headed to St. Louis to watch the NCAA Wrestling Championship. It is a tradition that he, his Dad/Bro and the Gabels (a family they grew up with) have continued over the years. Gabe certainly deserves a fun filled guys weekend!

Muttie (Gabe's Mom) will be coming out here to have a girls weekend. We're excited!

We love you Gabe/Daddy! Have so much fun!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Princess Party

We had Avery's 3rd birthday party last weekend at Focus on the Family. Such a perfect place for her Princess Party! She has been looking forward to her Princess Party since before Christmas. It was a long wait, but she made it. For those of you who aren't familiar with Focus on the Family, in the Welcome Center, there is a kids area called Whit's End with so many fun activities! It's all based off of the series Adventures of Odyssey. There is a toddler room, airplane, slide, stage and dress up clothes, puppets, books, soda shoppe, and when kids get older they can even record their own Adventures of Odyssey radio show. It's just a wonderful place for kids to explore. We reserved a free party room, brought favors and cupcakes and the kids had a blast. She had many sweet little friends come to celebrate her 3rd birthday with her!

Unfortunately I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked, but she was blessed to have all of her grandparents at her party, Auntie Ash, and 12 little friends with their parents! Thank you for coming to celebrate our Avery Elizabeth with us!

Avery's sweet friend, Ashlyne. She is younger than Avery...poor Aves doesn't have much hope in the height area! :)

Ashlyne loving the frosting!

Ethney and Elim

Sophie got a lot of Grandma love at the party, she wasn't feeling very good.

Opening up her present from Grandma and Grandpa!

Sophie having fun bouncing on Yaya after the party!

Before the party, Avery was surprised with a new playhouse from Muttie and Pop Pop.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Avery!

Happy 3rd Birthday to our sweet Avery Elizabeth!
It's amazing to me that you are already 3!
You bring so much joy and happiness to our lives and
I love watching that personality of yours shine!

I can remember the day you were born like it was just yesterday.
I'm so thankful and blessed to be your Momma!
I love you sweet girl!