Happy Birthday to Avery!

  Today is Avery’s 5th Birthday!  {and my 32nd Birthday, but Shhh! lets just celebrate hers…..}

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  Sweet Peanut,

  I love your special “Avery Accent” that makes you say things like “Birfday POW-ty” instead of Birthday Party, or “Bow-bies” instead of Barbies.

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I love that you are Sunshine or Storm clouds, and nothing in between, and have been that way since birth!

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I love that you already pray for your future husband and dream about your Wedding Day!Avery 6

  That you talk about someday when you learn to cook, or to take photos like Mommy, or to have a blog.

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I want to be a good example to you of what a wife and mother looks like, because I see you watching my every move.Avery 7  You light up our home with your silly faces and sweet giggles!

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  You were the best birthday present this Momma could’ve ask for on her 27th birthday!

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Keep shining for Jesus, Peanut!  You are a Child of the King, and a Princess for sure.

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   Life is hard, you will find that out soon enough. 

For now, you just keep dancing like no one is watching, and enjoy every moment to the fullest.  

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Happy Birthday, Avery! 

5 years old is so BIG!!!!!! 

All my love,

~Mommy  xoxoxo

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Avery’s “Birthday Pouty”

    Today’s post is all about Avery’s Birthday Party! Or Birthday Pouty as she calls it in her cute little 4-year-old talk.

  The theme was inspired by some darling plates I found at Aldi’s for a dollar:

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  WATERMELON!

  In going with the theme, we made Watermelon Cupcakes (recipe coming tomorrow) and Watermelon Lemonade!!!!  Both delicious!

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My family brought in lots of yummy appetizers to share for Sunday Night Snack Supper.

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  We had a special guest come over, and she got to join the party fun too!  🙂

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Mrs. Baker from The Better Baker! What a blessing to get to meet her and spend some time with her.  She fit right in! 🙂

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Party time!

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Watermelon Salt Water Taffy

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  Sweet Destiny, wrapped Avery’s gift up in a GIANT leaf from a tree out front! Clever!

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  Avery’s birthday celebration with family was a few days after her birthday.  She got to open her 3 presents from us, and a few Papa & Drea left, on her official day.  These next few photos, are from that day.

  Close your eyes for a big surprise……

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“Me too, Momma?”

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A Jeep for your dolls to ride in! Thanks, Papa & Drea!

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Pax thinks it’s for him to ride in…..

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Avery can’t bear to watch!

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  What a blessing to have family and friends nearby to celebrate with!

Happy Birthday, sweet 4-year-old!

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