Happy Birthday, Ava Nicole!

Happy Birthday Ava! Ava would be three years old today. Wow. Where does the time go?  We spent the day very busy, doing many various activities. Josh got a tatoo on his bicep with three Roman numeral letter V's. Each representing 5-5-05, Ava's birthday. I'll have to post a pic once it looks nice and not all red and sore. He actually felt a little bit of pain while the tattoo was being done which is nice (in an odd way). He has enough feeling in this area to feel pain. Yaaay!  I went out with a girlfriend this morning and all three of our boys behaved. This always makes for a more enjoyable time. We did a little shopping for our mothers for Mother's Day. When Noah and Zoe arrived home from school, we all packed up and headed over to G & G's house for cake and ice cream and a loud rendition of "Happy Birthday." We then went to the cemetary and let off lots of pink ballons with the kids yelling "hi Ava!" as they floated away. My nephew Ezekiel wanted to know if Ava was going to be coming to eat cake with the rest of us. Oh how I wish...  We then headed off to Chuck E. Cheese.  I sometimes wonder why we started the Chuck E Cheese tradition b/c that place is a madhouse! Trying to keep track of all your kids and making sure nobody steals your purse is not my idea of a good time. The kids sure did enjoy themselves. My brother-in-law Jason was saying that Chuck E., along with Satan, is going to be at the gates of hell with welcoming the unsaved. We were all getting a kick out of this sick sarcasm.  It got continually worse as the night progressed. As we were getting ready to leave and all of us getting our hand numbers checked, Josh and Jason were singing hymns and adding Chuck E to them. We were all nearly crying the the employees were looking at us like we were nuts. Oh well, we had a good time.

We'll have pictures to post soon of the events.

We miss you Ava Nicole. We hope you're loving heaven and can't wait to be with you again soon! 

Posted on May 5, 2008 .