Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ava turns 5!!!

On February 3rd (her actual birthday) we had a family party after Ava came home from another girl's birthday party.
She opened all the gifts from us, the grandparents, and cousins... It was super exciting for Ava although her real party came the next day.
It was a Cinderella kind of day...

 Cinderella greeted Ava at the front door...
 And then she came in and had a coronation ceremony for Ava naming her a princess for the day and she placed a crown on her head and gave her a special wand.
 It was came with a certificate of authenticity.

 Afterwards she painted the faces of all the kids...
 That's the look of pure joy. It melts my heart.
 Olivia thought this was the most awesome day ever too.
 Ava blew out her princess cake candles and the kids chowed down. I say this because in reality I have never had a party where the entire cake and all the cupcakes were inhaled. This was a new day.
 Soon Cinderella was reading her story to the kids and singing (sounding just like the real Cinderella I am not even kidding).
 Gavin enjoyed the party too.

 After the party Cinderella had to go back to Disneyland so she gave Ava a big hug and drove away in her pumpkin carriage.
After the party Gavin 6 months and Tyler 1 year were demonstrating their size... Gavin used to get his handmedowns... I think we will be giving the handmedowns now.

Ava 5 year Checkup

Ava had her 5 year check up and is doing well. She's in the 90th percentile for height, weight, and BMI. She didn't have to get any shots and won't need any until she turns 11. All in all Ava is ready for kindergarten and let me just say- if she could go today she'd be there. She is so excited to go to the big kid school.

Stats: 49 pounds, 45 inches tall

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ava- Pre-Birthday

My Ava's turning 5 on Friday so we got a jump start on the celebration by going to B&N and getting her free kid's club cookie and a bunch of choose your own adventure books, Junie B. Jones Books, Magic Tree house books, and others I can't even remember. Now that the girls have fallen in love with chapter books I actually enjoy reading again. I was so burned out of reading picture books over and over. Dave's liking this too. We read a few chapter each night before bed and they are ready the next night asking for more. Liv's teacher said she is reading at a second grade level and Ava reads at a first grade level. I never liked to read as a kid so I am really happy they do. The TV is dying a slow death and reading is prevailing. I like to hear Olivia reading to Ava in their room or when Liv's at school Ava reads to the dogs. Awesome.