Avery had her fourth birthday party this past Sunday, which was September7th. Not only is this my older brother's birthday, but it also the day we first got Avery! Two years ago toady, we saw her and help her for the very first time. I know this time is very bittersweet for her foster family who loved her SO much and we are forever indebted to them for the was they loved and spoiled our baby girl.
this video above shows the first very first time we actually saw Avery.
Here are some more pictures of that special day two years ago....
Here's our first glimpse of our sweet girl!
Here is Avery's entire foster family...grandson, foster mom along with foster brother, aunt & uncle. It was very special to be able to meet them all. We are so grateful to them...and Avery prays for her foster mom every single night. If I forget, she reminds me!
My poor baby...I was so glad to have her in my arms...but i know she was struggling.
Back to her birthday two years later!! She is such an intense, emotional girl! you can really see that in these pictures!!! She could hardly contain herself
She loves Disney princesses...so hence the cake!
She can't wait!
She was thrilled as we sang to her!
Then the intense blowing out of her candles. Very intense!!!
This girl doesn't half do anything...except cleaning up her room!
opening gifts with her Daddy!
She is in gymnastics and just LOVES leotards!
Her cousins & sister
Avery and all her "little" cousins! The bigger ones didn't want to be in the picture.
Happy birthday sweet girl! We are SO blessed to have you in our lives and get to parent you. We love you and you make our lives so full and fun!
Here is Avery talking about her birthday while playing with her new tea set from grandma!