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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ava's Overnight Visit

Miss Ava came to stay overnight with Jimmy and Linda on Tuesday! I picked Ava and Angie up in the afternoon! Bless my daughter's heart for helping me with a plug in device that will allow me to use the camera I bought that is not compatible with my old laptop! A new laptop is on my the list! I have to have a good camera with my Etsy. My iPhone was doing a good job until it stopped loading my pix! Do you think it's hard to keep up with technology? Boy, I do!

So on to Ava's time with us! Barbie is turning 54 this year so my doll Annabelle planned a birthday party with presents and cake for the dolls .

Ava wanted to move the party out of the dollhouse, in fact, she moved Everything out of Annabelle's house ! Ava is 6 but is so careful with the Dolly's tiny things.




Party cakes, snack tray and a fancy Easter egg for the birthday party table.


You can see Barbie's birthday breakfast tray that she received for a gift plus shoes, a purse and some fancy jewelry. Ava brought me a Barbie, the one in the pink dress. It was a gift for me, so I will have a Barbie to play with when Ava comes for visits! Isn't that sweet?


This is the birthday Barbie doll! She looks pretty cool in her kitty outfit with new jewelry and her purse. Doesn't she look great for 54?


Play, play play!


The hostess Miss Annabelle with some of her Easter goodies and ready to serve at the birthday table.


You can see how much "stuff" has migrated out of Annabelle's home!




After she moved everything out and set up a garden area, we had to have MANY Easter egg hunts with tiny eggs!


Dolly lovers of all ages having a grand time playing dolls! Could Lady Linda ask for anything better?


Miss Ava taking a break and giving the dolls a hug. Jimmy decided we needed to go out for dinner at Heidi's....one of Ava's favorite restaurants. She loves the bread, vegetable soup and a nice big salad.
Of course, the gummy worm pudding dessert came home for later! Jimmy and Linda are beginning to feel like grandparents and are getting excited for little Otto to join us all in July.


The tent was one of the many items from Ava's home that moved over to Harlow Street! Tons of stuffed animals, blankets, books, and who knows what else! She talked old Jimmy into pitching the tent in his fish room! I had to sleep (sleep? ha ha ha) on the futon couch to keep her company during the night. She crashed! Of course, she was ready to bake cookies as soon as she was awake the next morning! What a JOY and BLESSING children can be! Thanks Miss Ava for letting Jimmy and Linda have tons of fun. See ya on Easter Sunday.



6 comments:

Jemma said...

Linda,

You must know, that I am truly smiling. Such a fun party for Barbie-wonder what her secret is for staying so young looking and fit?! I played today with my Maisy(she is 3) we played with Barbie and Ken-it was a good day!
Happy Easter!
Hugs!
Jemma

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Haa! Jemma beat me to it. I was going to say that I was smiling the entire time I read this! Well, now I've said it! This really made me smile!
Did you expect every little dollhouse piece to LEAVE the dollhouse? lol Kids always surprise us! Oh I bet Ava was in Heaven during this whole Grandma and Grandpa visit! And I bet you were exhausted when she left!
Love it! :)
Erica

Vee said...

Oh I am completely charmed by your grandgirlie arriving to find such sweet delights for a little girl's heart. I am not surprised that she wished to move things where she could really get "at them."

A blessed Easter to you and yours!

Storybook Woods said...

Well your home a dream for any little girl. Ava is such a sweetheart. I am so glad you got to have asleep over. It looks like it was lots of fun xox Clarice
ps. your package arrived yesterday but we are not opening it until next week, since the girls will be gone this weekend. Thank you xoxo

Linda said...

Well I bet she thinks you and Jim are the best ever. The tea at the hotel sounds wonderful.

Maureen said...

That sounds like the best kind of memory making party! I'm glad you had such a grand time, even if you did have to 'sleep' on a futon.