The birthday party was great! All the girls were very well behaved! They ran around the yard, jumped on the trampoline, played soccer, played on the hammock and played tag. Interesting party! Cool that the kids played those "old school" party games! We had a balloon guy that came; he made amazing stuff! The kids were pretty amazed at his works of art! I ordered a ton of Chick-Fil-a! I thought I ordered too many nuggets and strips! We only had 3 left out of 98! Crazy! Hungry girls! After supper we had her super cute cake! And then it was movie, popcorn and veg out on the couch time!
The next morning I made chocolate chip pancakes with strawberries! The kids loved them! Everyone cleared out by 9am! The house had minimal clean up! Yay! Ava and I were preparing to go to a Girl Scout event. I realized Ava didn't seem herself; I felt her head and she was on fire! She had a temp of 104!?! She ended up having a horrible case of strep throat! :(
She had both sets of grandparents here so she got a lot of TLC! Her party was a hit even with the sickness!!!
She got lots of Monster High Dolls, art supplies, clothes, money and a fun gift card! She got an American Girl Doll from GiGi and Poppy. Grandma and Grandpa got her the Guiness Book of World Records and a puzzle. Sarah-Tate and Griffin got her Monster High Stuff. Mom and dad got her clothes, Bike, legos and art stuff. :)
Cute party favors!
Amazing Balloon Horse
All the girls stuff
Pretty Birthday Girl and awesome cake
Things to remember about Ava at 8.......
You love to read! She get lost in books! You read a whole book driving home from Grandma and Grandpa's house! You love all books! You are into science or animals!
You still wear tank tops all the time! Along with leggings and skirts. You really hate shorts. You love flip flops.
You are an amazing artist. You take art lessons each week; your work is incredible! You are also into Zumba and AcroJax.
You have one of the biggest hearts ever! You love taking care of your siblings. They drive you crazy but you look out for them all the time. It is sweet how you always think of them when you get a surprise or treat. You want to make sure they get one too!
You love nature walks, riding your bike and going to the beach. You love swimming and miss it so much during the winter.
You love banana bread, muffins, pepperoni, spicy jack cheese, poptarts(only healthy ones), strawberries, dried mango, freeze dried fruit, fruit leather, pies, ice cream, nitrate free hotdogs, milkway, lasagna, spaghetti, orange chicken, sesame chicken, broccoli, roasted brussel sprouts, roasted asapragus, oatmeal, raw broccoli, chicken and dumplings, grilled salmon, shrimp, pretzel bread, annie's bunnies, macaroni and cheese, fried eggs, bacon, bars, cantalope, watermelon, berries, sushi and almond butter! I am sure there are many more favs but I cannot think of them right now!
We love you Ava! We love your passion and look forward to the next year and all the great things you do!