Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Avery Turns Five!

Our baby is now a big girl! Avery turned five on August 3rd while we were visiting family in WA. Zachary got up super early to make her cinnamon rolls for her birthday breakfast. I was very impressed with his thoughtfulness and Avery LOVED the fruits of his early morning labor.

Avery got her ears pierced! She was amazingly brave as the girl at Claire's did one ear at a time. Avery barely flinched! She chose some darling little studs (the same that cousin Nia chose when she got her ears pierced on her 5th birthday) that sparkle just right!

We found a Lego store at the Washington Town Square in OR. We didn't even know those existed! Owen and Justis were in heaven after all that time in the earring store.

Avery loves sour gummy worms so her cake was surrounded by them. She had such a great day! Here she is with Justis, Nia, and Owen.

I can't believe my baby is five! I took time in the morning before all the hustle and bustle of the day started to snuggle her in bed and tell her all about the day she was born. I can still feel the softness of her cheeks and the smell of her long, fluffy dark hair. Happy birthday, Princess, you sure are a good girl!


  1. Happy birthday, Avery. I can't believe you'll be going to school in a couple of weeks. You're getting so old and grown up. Looks like you had a great day in WA with your cousins. I am, however, a little concerned about Owen wearing a princess crown!

  2. Happy Birthday Avery!!

    It was so great to see you guys at the pool! What a surprise it was!! Here I was admiring "some ladies" swimsuit. Thinking it was modest and ADORABLE! Turns out it was YOU!!! So where did you getthe beautifuly modest swimsuit?? I think I want one!


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