Back in September, Ava had a birthday!! I really should post more often. We invited a gaggle of kids and whoever else they wanted to bring along to the local park where I reserved a shelter. It takes a village to throw a party, as it turns. I put my parents, my sister and her husband, and my husband to work entertaining kids and setting up and serving pie.
Ava is a sweet, sentimental girl who cares at least as much about getting a card in the mail as a gift. She loves her family, including cousins and grandparents, fiercely. Last week she ran to her bedroom and wept because she couldn't stand to say goodbye to Grandma D on skype. Ava has a soft spot in her heart for all things tiny. She tries her hardest to be obedient, especially at kindergarten where she carries a big water bottle to and from school in her backpack so it doesn't make her desk look messy.