Wednesday, May 26, 2010

celebrate

Today we celebrated this little dolly's birthday.

Birthday's are such a joyous day yet I was kinda emotional about it. This usually occurred when we'd be sitting & chatting about our "favorite parts about Disneyland" and I'd try to change the subject and talk about how thrilled we were when she was born.
Thinking about that makes me teary. About how she changed our world--sending us on a whirlwind of parenting adventures and most importantly opening our eyes to a whole new love.

The birthday scene... where games were played, Collin made balloon hats for the kids & cupcakes consumed. Good times.

Happy Birthday to our little weester!

25 comments:

Tiffany said...

Awww Happy Birthday to your little gal. They grow so quickly. It makes me teary eyed just thinking about it.

LIly'sMummy said...

Happy Birthday to Avery!!
Love the little circus stand you had how cute is that!

mely said...

Happy birthady to Avery!
It's a great fun party

SuZeQ said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetie. LOVE that outfit!

dawn said...

What a super cute party! Our children are our treasures!

Jami Nato said...

that little food tent is the cutest. they grow up in a jiff...sadly!

Scrappy Girl said...

Happy Birthday to Avery! She is such a cutie. Love all the decos in the tree.

Aubrey said...

Looks like it was fabulous!
I'll tell you a secret. I may be all brave face and smiles on every birthday, but every birthday I cry. I cry for the year they will no longer be. And I cry because I know I should be excited for what they will grow to be. I cry because I am so proud of them, and of me, for surviving another year. And blooming.

Nancy W said...

Adorable! I just love home birthday parties!! I don't have kiddos myself but if I did I would so enjoy decorating for it :) Hugs to Avery from Texas!

Collin--Daddy said...

4 years old, can't believe it. Now we can finally get her that job at the Jin Hua Lan Tian Toy Factory.

Kelly said...

I still remember her party you posted from last year. She is a very luck little girl.

jeannie said...

What a cute party! You guys know how to live it up!
I just wanted to wish you well on your new little crumb snatcher that is on the way!

Veronica said...

Awww! Happy Birthday Little one!
Adorable party!

Anonymous said...

Sorry its late but say Happy Birthday to you little Avery! It looks like you had fun, I would of enjoyed it even though it wasn't my birthday!

Great work Collin & Lizzy, a day to remember.

Chloe said...

Looks like you guys throw one awesome party! Looks like Avery would have had a blast!!!

Hey love the layout you posted a few days back! It rocks!!!

Sarah Mullanix said...

awwww, so sweet!! Happy Bday Avery!

jodie said...

What an awesome party! Happy Birthday Avery!!

Renee Zwirek said...

Happy Birthday, Avery!!!!

masyitah said...

i love the way you took picture and the scenery too! looks like heaven... love it! adore u so much!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

happy birthday!
and i LOVE the pic of your lil girl with the lollipop and balloons in the background. so fun!

Jung A said...

your kids are so lucky...looks like you throw the best parties!

KeKe said...

I absolutely love the "off-kilter" way you take photographs. They are so much more interesting... especially for scrapping purposes! You are a huge inspiration!
--Kendra

http://kreatebykeke.blogspot.com/

krystina said...

Hi Lizzy. I just discovered your blog! I bought your latest book a month ago and I {LOVE} it! Thanks for all the fabulous ideas! I am loving your site too! You are fabulous! Congratulations on baby #3! I'm off to watch the funny Colin video I have been hearing about. Stop by my blog when you get a chance :) www.scrapbook-society.com

Emma said...

Happy Birthday! It was my birthday on Wednesday too, though I've clocked up just a few more years at 40! Looks like a great party too x

strawberry lemonade girl said...

Hi Lizzy! I was in your panel today at EVO (which was amazing and totally inspiring). Your little girl is so cute!!!

Can't wait to explore more!

Alix from Modern Kiddo