Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Snapshot {Avery's Birthday....a little late.}

Ni Hao Yall

Yes, I am posting about my sweet Avery's birthday A WHOLE WEEK LATE!!!

For shame, for shame!

But until Faith's wedding has occurred, I am blaming all my tardy posts on the fact that I am pretty much absorbed with the planning of said wedding and have way too many details to keep track of.....

This little stinker turned five last Sunday, March 27th!

She was so very excited about this day.

She was ready to embrace this birthday with her full heart!

Last year when we celebrated her fourth birthday, she had been home with us for only two months.
She was still in a fog....
She was very reserved, shy, and confused.
She was probably wondering why & how her life had been turned upside down in a matter of one day.
She was still wrapping her head around the idea that she had a new family, a new home, a new language, a new 'everything'!
I know she was trying to figure 'it' all out.

Poor baby.

Yet, here we are....a whole year later.
And, this precious child has given us her heart.
Loves us fiercely.
Without reserve.
Whole heartily!

A miracle indeed!

A whole year later....
And, Avery is lovin' this birthday thang!

From enjoying a singing birthday card ~

To opening some presents ~

To blowing out the candles on her birthday cake ~

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!!!

This momma loves you like crazy!!!


  1. Awh what a sweet post! Happy 5th Birthday Miss Avery! (:

  2. Our little stinker have a birthday around the same time. Happy Birthday sweet girl, she is a treasure!

  3. Happy Birthday Avery. May the Lord continue to bless & keep you in His loving care.

  4. Looks like the face of a little girl who knows she is loved and cherished! Happy birthday sweet girl!

  5. So cute and getting so big! Can't wait to actually meet her! See yall soon!

  6. Happy Birthday Avery!!
    We need to get our girls together...please let me know when life slows down a bit for you!

  7. Happy Birthday Avery! You are sooo loved!

  8. Happy 5th, Avery!! You've come so far, little girl! And WOW - you got some pretty cool Birthay gifts! Can we come over and play?