Wednesday, September 29, 2010

four years

On September 14, 2006, my life changed forever.
I've had four years with the sweetest little girl in the whole world. 

It took us almost 2 years to get pregnant with Avery, but she was well worth the wait. 
I guess that's why celebrating Avery's birthday is so special for David and me too...

I can't believe how quickly four years has flown by.

On September 14, 2010, Avery woke up to a sugary surprise.
Later that morning, we headed off to preschool where she was greeted by this adorable sign at the front door of her classroom...
She celebrated by sharing donut holes and juice with all her little friends.

After school, we headed to my mom and dad's house for another sweet surprise.
And presents!
Aren't those little mice the cutest things ever?
David accused me of being more excited about them than Avery was, but I beg to differ.

For dinner that night, I made Hamburger Helper (actually it was homemade Taco Mac'n'cheese, but we won't tell Avery), corn, and cupcakes: Avery's requested Birthday meal.

Typically, Avery sticks to a very strict diet-o-beige. If it's not beige, she won't eat it.
Unless it is made of sugar... and then she'll inhale it.
I'm blaming our kiddos picky eating habits on David...'Cause it makes me feel better.

But honestly, I have to agree that most beige foods are seriously yummy.
french fries...pasta...corn...mashed potatoes...ramen noodles...rice...bread...
She might be on to something there...

After our meal, Avery opened more presents - one of which was particularly special to her: the coveted and highly sought-after PILLOW PET.
And not just any Pillow Pet...the MAGICAL Unicorn Pillow Pet.
My brother and sister-in-law earned some serious points with Avery for that gift.
She went nuts when she opened it.

Side note: I'm seriously considering writing a formal letter of complaint to the Sprout Channel people for permanently ingraining the Pillow Pet commercial into Avery's brain.
It's on all. the. time.
Consequently, we sing it all. the. time.
And by "we", I mean everyone in our house.
Even Charlie says, "Pee Pet. A goggie".
Translation: "Pillow Pet. A Doggie".

The song is out-of-control contagious.
It's a pillow. It's a pet.
It's the most annoying commercial ever.

Ahhh... commercialism. God bless the U.S.A.

We wrapped the day up with hugs and kisses and sweet dreams on her new Pillow Pet.
It was a special birthday for a special kiddo.


Tiffany said...

Okay, I am seriously dying over here. Cracking up because my Avery is obsessed with the pillow pets because of that darn commercial that totally gets in my head too. It makes me crazy and every. single. time. it comes on she says, "Mommy, I really want the unicorn pillow pet." Yep, of course, the unicorn is the solid choice. Then my Tyson adds that he wants the dog one. Yes, our kids could in fact be the best of friends. Why don't you live in Cincinnati? Or at least Ohio??? : )

Barbee said...

I love the Calico Critters. Meg got bunches for her 5th birthday and Bobby and I even built a doll house for them. I really think I bought them more for me than for her. I love them! I must admit I sometimes arrange (aka play with) them when she is at school. I think the little mice are my favorite.

Oh, and I bought a pillow pet today:)

Colored With Memories said...

happy birthday to avery!

i love the shot of her giggling next to her folded hands! so sweet.

enjoy the year of has been one of my most favorites. jade is just three now and i can't wait for her to be four! isn't that awful?


Rebecca said...

Happy birthday Avery! Gosh her curls are adorable!!!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Happy Birthday Avery!

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