Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Avery June Turns 2

Avery June.
2 years old.
21 lbs. (7th percentile), 34 inches tall (50th percentile)
Lover of edamame, donuts, books, Peppa Pig, music, and being outside.
Strongly dislikes trying new foods, saying goodbye to people, and the doctor's/dentist's office. 

On Thursday (Avery's actual birthday), we met Cody for lunch in Houston and then picked up a couple of cupcakes from Sprinkles. That evening, all the grandparents came over to celebrate the birthday girl. It was such a sweet time and Avery loved being the center of attention (as usual). I made a little movie of Avery's 2nd year, so we all watched it together and teared up seeing how quickly she is growing up. Oh, and Avery also got her very first car that night...a yellow Mini Cooper. She is seriously the coolest kid on the block, cruising the sidewalks in her new ride.

Her big birthday party was on Saturday. Since Avery LOVES donuts (as you can see here), we did a donut themed party. There were dozens of donuts, a donut game, and even a donut craft for the little ones. Keeping with the traditions of last year, I made the decorations and Avery's birthday hat, and Cody made her donut cakes. Everything went so well and we all had a great time. I'm very grateful for all of our friends and family and the love they pour out on our daughter.

(A huge thank you to our friend Brendan, who took a TON of pictures throughout the party)

Avery, you are the sweetest, goofiest, smartest, sassiest, most beautiful little girl. You know exactly what you want, when you want it (and you're definitely not afraid to let us know). You like to ease into the mornings and stay up late. I'm pretty sure you'd stay up all night reading if we'd let you ("Re moy book! Re moy book!"). You love to cuddle and I hope that never changes. And don't even get me started on your dance moves...they are simply the best! You bring so much joy to our family and I'm so blessed to be your momma. I love you, Avery June. Happy Birthday!