On her actual birthday, December 26th, we had a family party at our house. Just some dinner and ice cream cake...and a stomach bug for me! I wasn't feeling myself all day but it didn't fully hit me til all our family was already here. So please excuse how I look and focus on my pretty pretty princess!
|again, we're terrible with family photos!|
|Ice Cream Cake!|
|Ava's Smash Cake|
|Maxx getting in on the cake smash action|
Then we had her big first birthday party a few weekends later. We rented a local fire house's banquet hall and, although it was a lot of work, it turned out excellent! I had some little elves help with the setup the night before which was the best and I thank them so much!
A few shots of the setup...
|play area for the kiddies|
|yummy and gorgeous cake!|
Unfortunately, Ava wasn't feeling so hot so she was like this most of the time...
But she did rally after a little nap and some food and she played with her friends!
|playing in the bounce house|
|Ava's BFF beautiful Brielle|
|crazy cousins hamming it up in the photo booth|
|Ava loves Aunt Sarah|