It was a fun filled birthday weekend for Avery. Friday started us off with a swim at the pool with mommy, trick or treating in Wedgewood, and then a Halloween party at "aunty" Leann's house in the evening. Saturday was a little more low key, since it was raining, but we did get to pick daddy up from the airport, as he returned from his annual hunting trip. Sunday, of course was the BIG day! Daddy and Avery got some time together in the morning at the park so mommy could prepare for the big party. After a little "rest" our friends all joined us to celebrate turning 2! Avery had lots of fun and now actually knows how old she is. I think she started to get it as the day went on that this day was about her (aren't they all?). She was very protective of her cupcakes and gifts. She wanted to play with each gift as she opened it. The big hits were, a cell phone from Aunt Alissa, lots of fun play food for her new kitchen from Uncle JT, Aunt Jessica and the cousins, and a new backpack for school (she hasn't wanted to take it off) from the Jones. She wasn't quite sure about everyone singing to her, but thought blowing out the candle was fun, and of course consuming all that frosting and cake was the best part. After the party, we rushed over to the Jones's to do some trick or treating and have some delicious homemade soup. Avery had lots of fun, and has definitely figured out the whole trick or treat thing. She kept saying, "let's go to next one mommy" and she would run to the next door and try to knock on the door. Our little golfer buddy, Bennett was getting the hang of it too. Our cute little cow, Maeve, was perfectly happy enjoying the sites and all the other fun things to play with (flower pots, water fountains). All in all, it was a very successful and fun day and weekend. Can't wait to do it all again next year! I just hope it doesn't come so fast next time!
We swing on the big girl swing now that we're 2.
Protecting her cupcakes.
Mmmmm, chocolate frosting.
Bennett was a good helper.
"Come on friends!"
Waiting patiently for their loot.