Fancy Ava Birthday - Oooh la la!

We had a Fancy Nancy birthday party for Ava this weekend.  I worked really hard to put this party together, and I was really excited that all of the little girls had so much fun.  I spent a lot of time looking at other people's ideas ; I am not very original, but I am a great copycat! 

Fancy girls - Ava and Haven

Ava and Jennifer

Even Elle got fancy

When the girls arrived, they decorated fancy tiaras

Snack time - we made ham and cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in fancy shapes, fruit kabobs, and pretzels coated in chocolate and sprinkles.

After snacks the girls got to dress up in boas, tutus, glasses, and jewelry.  They LOVED this part and they were sooo cute!  I seriously lost sleep over the fact that I did not get a group picture :(

Even Sam got in on the action :)

After dressing up the girls got to have their makeup done and fingernails painted.  Thanks so much to my mom, Jennifer, and Erica for helping me out!

James had just put on some music, and I walked in the room and all of the girls were dancing.  This was not part of my plan, but they were adorable. 

Cake and ice cream - the girls got to eat their ice cream in fancy glasses and made parfaits with sprinkles, m&m's chocolate chips and marshmallows

This party was everything that Ava loved, and I loved planning it for her!!  I owe a big thank you to Ann, Momma, Erica, Andrea, and Jennifer.  I seriously put them all to work as soon as they came over, and they were so willing to help.  I could never have pulled it off with out all of them.

Happy Birthday Ava

Happy Birthday to our Ava!

We love you so much!  You have made our lives better in every way.  I thank God every day that he trusted me to take care of such a special girl. 

4 years ago - right before we left for the hospital

And after a very long night...

Ava Margaret Piraino
5 pounds 1 ounce
Born at 4:49 am
(Love at first sight)

Mommy, Daddy, and Sam