Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ava's Birthday Party . . .

We had a GREAT time at the party today. About 25 people showed up (including a handful of toddlers, a nine year old and about 20 adults) and we enjoyed a party at the zoo.

The cake was great (even with Ryan's thumb print in it), I was told . . .


The two zoo employees were amazingly great with the kids and the adults (not the look on Joy's face when the snake gets busted out in the picture below (priceless)) . . .

We got an amazing amount of gifts that were all way too much (it boggles my mind how much people give to a three year old (smile)). The gift that brought the house down was a box of silk clothes from China that came from Uncle Patrick and Aunt Joyell . . .
We wrapped up the formal party and and then we walked (my family and Joy's family - for a while) around the zoo and Uncle Patrick dropped a couple of quarters so Ava could feed the animals in the petting zoo.
That Ava got to have her birthday party with all of her Aunts and Uncles was amazing. The rest of it was just, uh, icing on the cake.

Thanks to everyone that came to the party and helped make the day so very special!

2 comments:

Larraine said...

That's quite a cake! It sounds like it was a great party. Enjoy your darling girl because they grow up much too quickly.

BrandiK said...

Personally, I thought the Amelia Bedelia gift stole the show... but I guess you're entitle to your biases. ;) Thanks for letting us celebrate with miss Ava Grace!