Saturday, June 4, 2011

happy 1st birthday, ava!

after coming home from the first birthday party on saturday, we rested for a bit before getting ready for the next one in honor of ava's 1st birthday. her party started at 6:30pm at the hoover lakehouse where we met up with a bunch of our college friends and our ever-growing clan of kids. i thought it was funny when maloney said that our kids are soon going to outnumber us at the football tailgates this upcoming season. possibly very true. here are some pics. the first one is of drew and heather holding their sweet birthday girl, ava...the atmosphere was beautiful as we stood on the back porch that overlooked the lake. thankfully, the night had cooled down some and we enjoyed watching the kids all play together both inside and out. we ate a variety of yummy food for dinner and then soon it was time for the birthday girl to dive into her first smash cake as we all sang happy birthday. if you couldn't already tell, her theme was "ladybugs" and all the decorations were so darn cute. here are some pics...lastly, i absolutely fell in love with the kids' take home goody bags which consisted of a miniature net used to catch bugs that was filled with ladybug stickers, toys, books, etc. the girls absolutely loved their stuff and of course i couldn't resist not taking a picture of it. overall, it was an awesome party spent with great friends. i love this chapter of our life as we watch everyone's families continue to grow and flourish. happy 1st birthday, ava!! we love you! xoxo