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Wishing you "Many Happy Stitches".

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Avery!

Hi Everyone!
Avery's big day was August 2nd and he is now
two years old.  Where has the time gone.  We
have all had so much fun with this little guy,
and his birthday celebration was no exception.
On Friday, Hollis and I took him to the Zoo.
He was so cute.  His reaction to the animals
was really funny.  Check out this picture.
And here he is in action ~
 He got a little mini birthday cupcake on Friday
since it was his birthday after all.   He blew out
the candle and we have no idea how he knew how
to do that.
Sheer joy.  Loves chocolate just like his Mama.
Saturday was his party day.
Mickey Mouse is his favorite character
right now.  He loves Bubble Guppies
too, but Mickey won out for the party.
Hollis has been planning for this day for
months.  She made so many cute things-
The main man, except for Avery, of course! 
Hollis said this was the best money she spent.
He has played and played with Mickey.
I dread the day when he pops or deflates.  I
hope I'm not there.
Mickey Mouse Ear party hats!
Mickey Mouse favor bags!
Peanut butter and jelly Mickey Mouse sandwiches.
 Chicken salad and pimento cheese Mickey Mouse
sandwiches for the adults.
Mickey Mouse cupcakes.
Avery's cupcake!
My son, Cameron, caught these great action
 Sheer happiness!
 More happiness!
 Sharing his cake with his little girlfriend Amelia!
 Avery being attacked by Mickey~
 Mickey loses the battle!
 He still loves Mickey!
Avery truly loves everyone and
we love him.
Happy Birthday Avery! 


  1. Thank you so much! He is a cutie - always so happy.

  2. This is a post that made my heart smile!

    1. That is so sweet Barbara. He makes my heart smile all the time.
      That is funny that you said that. It is what I plan to use on a baby sampler. Can you believe I have never done a birth sampler for Avery. Too busy making all kinds of other things for him. I need to get with it.

  3. Happy Birthday, Avery!! He is just adorable!!

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    1. Hi Kathy. Thank you so much. He's certainly a cutie!

  5. Oh it looks like a wonderful time was had. Love the picture at teh bottom x

    1. We did have a wonderful time Michelle. I love that picture too. Really shows his sweetness.

  6. I bet his party was a blast.
    He is really growing now!
    He looks like such a happy guy.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    The last pic is precious.

    1. The party was a blast. Just enough children to make it fun. They all got along so well, and the big Mickey was a hit with all of them. I love the last picture too. As I said before, it shows his sweetness.

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    1. Hi Cucki,
      Thank you so much. He is such a sweet little thing.

  8. happy birthday Avery! you are an angel baby! love those curls!!

    1. He is most definitely an angel baby. I love his curls so much. Believe it or not, I cut his a little every few weeks. It grows like a weed. Was so afraid to touch it, but because it is so curly my mistakes don't show. HaHa! Thanks Lori for your sweet comment.