Monday, February 14, 2011

Birthday Girl

Ava is two today! She's such a wonderful addition to our family and keeps us laughing all the time. I cannot believe how much she has grown and changed over the last two years.
And even when she was a tiny munchkin she was making us laugh and keeping us on our toes.
Rusty has taken the day off today so that we could spend some special time with our big two year old. We're taking her to Cheesecake Factory for lunch and just going to do what ever she wants for the day. Cake tonight with her sisters and then presents of course. When it's one of the kids' birthdays we basically celebrate all week and we have been all weekend for her. Going to a huge bounce house place, pulling out all kinds of toys that a big two year old gets to play with and just making sure to have lots of fun.
She was up at midnight last night and between singing her the usual favorites of "Jesus Loves the Little Children" and "I Love You" songs, I sang her "Happy Birthday". It always fills my heart with joy when I get to sing that to my girls!
I remember putting these tiny feet on my belly the day she was born. It truly does not seem like it has been two years ago.
This kid is busy these days and we can't wait to see what's ahead. She definitely has a different personality than Hannah or Mallorie did so we never know quite what to expect. Her vocabulary has taken off and she is now speaking in short and broken sentences. She climbs on everything and shows no fear when it's playtime. She makes me nervous on a consistent basis.
And please remember that if you're ever around Ava, never try to steal her M&M's!! (or as she calls them, M-E-M's)

Her favorite show is Mickey Mouse, Dora and sometimes Max and Ruby. She'll eat blueberries like her life depends on it. She's finally in a 2T and a size 7-7 1/2 shoe! (I've been putting her in a 6, but had her measured the other day and it turns out I've been smooshing her toes! Mean Mommy!!) She colors all the time and enjoys playing with her baby dolls. My Ipod is her new favorite toy. I have downloaded several toddler learning apps onto my Ipod and she does a great job figuring them out. 

I'm just so proud of this little girl and thankful that she's ours! 


sbeudy said...

Sarah & Rusty,
She is so adorable. Tell her Happy Birthday for us!

AmyB said...

Happy Birthday, cute girl!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Miss Ava are such a cutie pie. Happy-a-Day from MiMi & Poppie. I love looking at your pictures. Can I have a M-E-M? I like yellow ones. Hugs & Kisses to the Brown family. Hi Hannah & Mallie. Love you bunches. MiMi & Poppie.