Saturday, May 24, 2008

Birthday Bash

Three years ago on May 20th I anxiously woke up, anticipating the birth of our sweet baby girl. I did not know what to expect, but I did know that God had a plan, and I looked forward to it. Little did I know exactly how much joy would be brought into my life after a few short hours.


There are not enough pages to describe the sweetness of our bundle of love named Avery. I only hope that I do not do anything to stifle her free spirit and bright mind.


Once again, we threw a 'pool party' in honor of her birthday, complete with a slip and slide lined with sprinklers. The theme was Strawberry Shortcake, which stemmed from one of her favorite books. Our dear friend, Dawn, was wonderfully creative and re-created the exact cake from Avery's book, thus thrilling the birthday girl!


We were glad to share fellowship with all who came, and missed those who were unable to attend.


Braden did not have a clue what was going on, but as usual was a great trooper along for the ride.
Avery topped the evening off with more fun and dinner with her friend Adalyn.


We decided to get Avery a big pool for her birthday, and I must say that it was the perfect gift. She has spent everyday in it and especially enjoys the afternoons when Daddy comes home and takes a dip with her. One of my favorite parts of the day is watching them play together. The water is still pretty cold for my liking, so Braden and I are better at supporting the fun from the sidelines.
I've also included the latest of Braden. He's all smiles for Daddy, so when I get one every now and then, I have to capture it on camera.

13 comments:

Roxy Wishum said...

What fun! The cake looks great, but that big pool REALLY makes me jealous.

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday to Avery! Maybe next year we won't have the papers and we will come down for the party!!! :) So glad everyone had a great time--I know that pool will make the summer so much more fun! We miss you!!

JSM said...

Yay, happy birthday Avery!!

Michelle said...

so i am the most horrible aunt ever.... all month long i kept thinking you can't forget, you can't forget and guess what i forgot.... please give my sweet avery a huge hug from aunt shell, and tell her i miss her very much. hope all is well i enjoy so much getting to catch up through reading your blog.. miss you all and will talk to you soon.

Sunny said...

Happy 3rd Birthday!!!! It looks like you guys had such a GREAT party! The cake is gorgeous!

Lerra said...

Happy birthday, Avery!! Those are great pics!

Shelley said...

Jamey,
That looks like soo much fun! Avery is so precious and I feel like I know her so well from all the blogs. I wish that I could just give her a big hug and wish her a happy birthday. It is amazing that it has been 3 years since our little ones were born. They are such a blessing.

I love the big pool. That looks very refreshing!!! I am sure ya'll will enjoy that for a long time. I'm glad she had such a great day!

Love,
Shelley

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

Happy Birthday Avery! She is growing up too fast! We miss ya'll.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

great pics. sorry we missed out. i want to come over and swim!!! ;)

Kara said...

Great party! The kids had so much fun and Jack mentioned later in the week that he wanted to go to Avery's house. And thanks for the extra cake. I think it was gone by that evening.

Brooke said...

Such a pretty cake! I can't belive how big she is getting! We miss ya'll in Huntsville!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

are you still ALIVE? i havent seen you in forever. i keep waiting for a new post about your trip!

Shelley said...

Hey James!!! Where are you at? Just wondering about you. Hope to hear from you soon.
Love ya,
Shelley