oh ava carmel stop growing! i am starting to dread my children's birthdays these days. . . not because i don't want to plan birthday parties, oh heavens no, but because these happy days are just zooming by at lightning speed. i want to hang on to these moments forever.
but despite my wishes, ava's birthday did come, and so we celebrated with a proper tea party (it's been the plan for oh, about nine months. . .)
she spent hours with me the saturday before the party, shopping for all the food & supplies. on our way home from the last stop i said, "wow ava! i'm sorry that took so long!" to which she replied, "oh i don't care! i love shopping!"
< < ava carmel picked out several little tea cups & plates from a thrift store. i literally spent about $2 more than i would have, buying (cute) paper plates & cups. and now i have tea sets on hand for 10 guests! you should totally stop by for tea! the place mats were papers we found at a scrapbooking store > >
< < beginning the party with a paper doll craft. they are at the age where they probably would have been perfectly content doing this for the entire party! > >
< < a mysterious letter appeared at the door leading the girls on a wild goose chase to find a basket full of marshmallow treats. always a hit, these wild goose chases. > >
< < happy birthday to my littlest girl. how i love you! > >
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