Later that same night, we had our family over to celebrate Avery's birthday separately. This way we could eat dinner, relax, and just visit while the cousins played. Craig and my dad grilled out hamburgers for everyone and we had an ice cream sandwich torte for dessert! (Along with leftover teapot cake, of course!)
Avery got so many nice things from her family. Lots of clothes and a train set (which she loves!) from Grandma and Grandpa, a swimming box (swimsuit, towel, coverup, goggles, and money for swimming lessons!) from Nona and Pop, a couple of DVDs, a wooden decorate a cupcake set (so awesome!), and a new bike from Mommy and Daddy. She is too grown up for her tricycle now and really has needed a bike for a while. We found her a blue and yellow bike since those are her two favorite colors and she is so great on it! Of course it still has the training wheels on, but I don't doubt she will be a quick learner and will have that thing figured out early on. Happy Birthday big girl! We love you Avery!