Miss Ava Turns Four

Wow. I guess it’s time to get back on track. We’re trying to get into the school groove here at our house. This is our first school experience, so we’re working through the logistics. In the mean time, I’ll catch you up on what the last few weeks were about at my house.

 My parents came in town for Ava’s 4th birthday, and Ava had more a birthday week than a birthday. We had a small family thing for her with just Ash and my parents (well, Binh and I were there, too!). She got a new baby doll I had bought for her after Christmas for half price and actually managed to keep without caving and giving it to her early. It came with a stroller, high chair, and pack-n-play and the baby “talks” when you put her in those things, etc. Right now, I have the baby off and she still likes to play with it. My parents gave Ava a big girl bicycle. She was excited, but it’s been so stinkin’ hot we haven’t really been out during the day. It’s also monsoon season here in Alabama so every afternoon it pours rain- not conducive to bike riding. Ava also got a “new” big girl bed and her room redone. I say “new” bed because the bed itself is not new. We had a convertible crib that we actually converted. I think we’re one of the few that have used their convertible crib for all three stages, crib, toddler bed, and full size bed. It looks really nice, though. We painted a wall of her room purple and did pink and purple decor with some princesses thrown in, of course.

On the Wednesday of her actual birthday, we went to church for a planned indoor play event. Our church has two indoor playgrounds with all the tubes, slides, etc. I think I mentioned it before. Anyway, we took a Barbie cake to share with all her friends and she thought it was the best thing ever. We did it that way because all her friends have moved away, and dance class is out for the summer so we aren’t really in contact with those folks. She had a great time, though and that cake fed so many people I was glad we had 25 friends to share it with.

So, though it’s late, here are a few shots of my Ava from her birthday.



Binh enjoyed the party as much as anyone. He helped make quick work of the mini-cupcakes.

Here’s Ava on her new bike. It was hot as Hades this day, so she has a sun grin, but she was a good sport.

More updates to come later!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christina
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 15:29:38

    Love the Jessie hat! It will also come in handy 60+ years from now when she joins one of those Red Hat societies. LOL

    Happy Belated Birthday Ava!


  2. metaphase
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 17:43:13

    Tee-hee! I guess I should have explained about the Jesse hat; some people may not know. She is on a Toy Story (2, actually) kick ever since a neighbor gave us the old VHS. We haven’t seen the new one, or the first one! She loves Jesse, though. You can see her in the background of the picture of Binh holding her Jesse.


  3. 1beautifulmess
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 02:30:24

    I soooooo wish we could’ve been there! Let us know in advance next year and we will try to make it happen! Iz misses her Ava! 🙂 You sure do have an adorable girl on your hands!


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