Monday, May 27, 2013

Ava's Birthday Picnic

On Memorial Day three years ago (May 29th that year) we were bringing our sweet daughter home from the hospital. She was a beautiful healthy almost 9 pound baby (8 pounds 13 ounces). 

This weekend we celebrated her 3rd birthday with family and friends. 

Since I am 8 months pregnant, I promised myself (and my husband) I wouldn't go overboard with the party. I think I did a pretty good job keeping it simple and small. We just had it at a park and barbecued. My daughter wanted to have a "picnic" for her birthday so we went with the gingham theme. She had a wonderful time with her friends and we adults enjoyed relaxing in the sun and playing Bocce ball. Here are some pics...

Pink lemonade cupcakes and flower cookies... per the birthday girl's request...

Nana's famous potato salad...

Can't believe my baby is so big. 
She makes us laugh everyday and has such a silly personality. 
Thank you, Lord for the gift of our precious "big girl".