Monday, April 18, 2011

Ava is 5!

Ava turned 5 on April 7th and had a few friends to a pool party at a local hotel. It was an owl theme if you can't tell by the cake. The cake is made from rice crispy treats and then covered with frosting, oreo cookies, and mini m&m's for the eyes.Ava got a "Happy Birthday" banner too! It was hard to get a good picture with all the sunlight coming in through the window!The hotel let us have their breakfast area for the evening and it worked out perfectly for all of our family and friends.Here are my first attempt at Owl Pops! They were a lot of fun (and work) to make, but they turned out so cute and are very yummy! Here's Ava, Mommy, and Kale swimming before the party began. Kale was stuck to me and didn't let go nearly the entire time. Ava loves to swim and had a ball with all of her friends!

Here's Kale playing on the luggage cart!
Ava got so many nice gifts and has her spring and summer wardrobe taken care of!
Here's Ava and two of her friends listening as she reads her birthday card!'s the whole gang! It was a great party and Ava even thanked me the next day! She did tell me on our walk Sunday that she felt older!

Ava's 5 year highlights!
Loves to write her letters and numbers

Knows her alphabet, upper and lower and can count well past 100

Loves to do math, can add in her head and likes to do addition problems

Can read simple books

Still loves to play with her dolls

Has learned how to blow bubbles with bubble gum

Can snap her fingers

Ties her shoes

Wears size 6 clothes and size 12 to 13 shoes

Good eater

Sleeps well in her bed

Likes going to pre-school 3 days a week

We still call her Chicky and Ava Girl

Her favorite color is pink

Loves flip flops, lipgloss, and doing her own hair

Has a sassy attitude, but can be sweet as can be!

Loves to make cards with Mommy

Very creative and getting into drawing

Loves playing with her brother, Kale and even fights with him

We are so glad that we got to celebrate Ava's birthday as we lost our Ethan right before he turned 5! It is such a joy to watch our kids grow up! This fall she will start kindergarten and is very excited!