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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Avery's First Birthday!

My baby is ONE! So hard to believe one year ago on July 2, I was in the hospital eagerly awaiting the arrival of our daughter. At 8:43 PM, after 12 hours of labor and 1 1/2 hours of pushing, Avery Patricia entered the world and Alex and I were absolutely beside ourselves with wonder and love.
Fast forward one year later and that little 7lb 7oz bundle and grown into such a funny and precocious little girl with an unforgettable! So what to do but throw an over-the-top birthday luau bash for our over-the-top baby!
At Aviara park about a mile from our home in Carlsbad, we set up our luau-themed party and invited about 70 of our friends and family. After a little double-booking mistake made by the city, my AMAZING husband with his cousin and godmother of Avery, Jessalyn and her  friends visiting from Utah, and my mom, we transformed the park into a Hawaiian paradise...sort of, haha!
Fun, food and drinks were had by all. What an amazing day, we are so grateful to all our friends and family that helped us celebrate. What a lucky little girl.
Enjoy the pictures!

Luau at the park

Avery's timeline

Cake for the birthday girl! 
(carrot cake with homemade icing)

Cake pops and rice krispie balls for the guests

So many gifts!!

I'm ONE!
Ready for cake!

She loved it! Yum!

We have a toddler! Oh my!

Fun in the sun

Birthday outfit :)

Playing with her buddy Brayden

2 wonderful sets of great-grandparents, what a lucky girl!
Godmother Jessalyn came all the way from Utah!

Auntie Lauren and Uncle (and godfather!) Corey with the birthday girl

Yaya Sol and silly-faced Avery

Enough said :)

Helping mama open all her gifts!

Wearing a new dress and playing with 
her own cell phone! Uh oh
To everyone who helped make the day possible and unforgettable!

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