Oh my heart! This is seriously one of my favourite photos of all time. Wasn't it just yesterday???
Okay, okay, on to the present. First, here is Maya expressing her excitement over a surprise that she had actually kept from Ava.
Bob and I took Ava out to dinner Thursday night, just the three of us. You would've thought we had given her a million dollars. She was so happy and thanked us at least twenty-seven times.
Ava, like Austin before her, is a huge fan of Meerkat Manor. When we went to the zoo a couple of weeks ago, she was very disappointed that the meerkats were no where to be found. So a couple of meerkat gifts has made up for that, I think.
It was a very cold day, so we had this going all day. It's the first time we have ever had a real fire on Ava's birthday.
Emma did her magic and made Ava's requested strawberry cake. She used this recipe, which was delicious.
Happy 9th Birthday, precious girl! You are beautiful and spunky and smart and loving, and we love celebrating you!!! xo