Five? How Can That Be?

My baby girl turned five years old last week. In a way it seems  both like she was just born and that she’s been a part of our lives forever all at the same time. I remember taking her home from the hospital, when the nurses handed her to me, thinking “I can’t believe they just let people walk out with these things!” It was surreal to think she was mine for the rest of my life, and just like that I was in charge of another human being.

Ava is busy and full of life these days. She is sweet and loves people, a total extrovert. She thrives on interaction with others and has a great time playing, laughing, and acting silly. She has a sense of humor similar to mine in that she loves words and plays on words. Plus, she is great at imitating accents. Sounds like an auditory learner to me…

For Ava’s birthday, she was able to have a family party and a day with a couple of friends. My parents and nephew came to visit, so she got to have cake, singing, etc. with them. She loved having Tutu visit. Girl loves her Tutu. I think she likes because Tutu will sleep in her bed with her because Ava hates sleeping in her room alone. The day after her birthday, I took her and a couple of friends to get these kid’s mani/pedi/hairdo’s. It was so funny to see her there with her feet in the water. She and her friends had a ball. The salon is for kids, so they had “Max and Ruby” on tv while they were getting all gussied (sp?)up. It was a big day for everyone.

I haven’t done any pictures for her fifth birthday, but I hope to get some in this weekend. In the meantime…

Ava insisted that she have a surprise party. I think the concept of “surprise party” was lost on her, because she told us that she wanted one, then told us what to do. She said when she wasn’t in the room we were supposed to hide in different places (she specified that) then she’d come in and we’d yell “surprise!”. So, that’s what we did. This one I took right after we jumped out at her.

Ah, nothing warms my heart like a girl with a microscope. Ava got this one for her birthday. She’d been asking for one for months.

The girls had a ball getting their nails done.

Plus, getting a cute hairstyle and lots of glitter is never a bad thing either!

Ava is such special little girl with a sweet, tender heart. It’s a joy to be her mom. I love you, baby girl!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lauren Cristina Vitrano-Wilson
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 04:27:18

    So great to see pictures of her getting soooo big! I have to update my mental image of her. 🙂 Happy Birthday Ava!

    p.s. her “surprise” aprty reminds em of my nephew Y=Turner. when we was little we were playing Hide and Go Seek. I’d say, “Where’s Turner?” and he’d pop out and say “Here I am!”…considering I thought it was safer to play the game this way, I didn’t try too hard to correct his way of playing.

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  2. Rashawn
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 15:24:08

    Happy Birthday Ava! I hate missing the BIG party. Ava is a sweet, soft spoken, good hearted child. What I am confused about is the “sense of humor” like her mom,? Hmmm. Love to see pictures of my family. Thank you for making the week special for everyone.

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  3. Janet Hill
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 01:49:35

    It was great being with the family for Ava’s birthday. Believe me Ava doesn’t love TuTU anymore than TuTU loves Ava. I even wonder, ” is it right to love a person so much.” My heart just gets real softened at the thought of her. Like I’m crying now. To watch her and her little friends get nails etc. done was as much fun for me as for the little girls. I could go on and on but this is not my blog.

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  4. asmalltowndad
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 17:17:16

    HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY AVA! You’re growing up so fast and I can’t wait to see you and your brother.

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  5. sarah
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 18:24:16

    I kept meaning to comment on this and then I would have to hurry off the computer…. it doesn’t even seem like she should be FIVE!!!!!!! That is big time. What a sweetie pie, Celie wanted to look at these pictures over and over (and over and over). Her party looks and sounded like a blast! Her hair is too cute. What a special day!

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