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Birthday Shopping

We just came from shopping for Avery's first birthday party! I waited a bit too long to order her a birthday outfit (I had a great one picked out on Etsy) so I was really disappointed when I realized I wasn't going to be able to get it in time for her birthday.

My mom suggested Kid to Kid in Arlington and MAN do they have some good stuff! Lots of tutus and shirts. I had picked out this completely over the top, adorable pink frilly tutu dress and matching Happy Birthday hat (she looked like a cupcake, I swear) when they woman said, "We can custom make a tutu, shirt and bow for her birthday by Saturday, easily!" When I looked in their catalog, I found almost exactly the same outfit I had picked out on Etsy! I was so excited! The outfit at Kid to Kid was a little more expensive (I will not be spending this much on one of Avery's outfits for a long, long time) but she only turns one once, and I am keeping this outfit for her in a hope chest. I am not having an over the top birthday party, so I told myself I would go over the top with her outfit.

I can't wait to pick it up!

When I got home from work, as we were leaving to go shop, Avery had found a leaves on this branch in the backyard. I told you she likes to pick random things up. She just carried it around, waving it everywhere. It was pretty cute so I just had to take a picture!

"Mom, surisly. (Said with a teenager accent) Stop with the pictures already."

We went to Toys R Us to get some ideas for Christmas gifts as well. We passed by the Rockin' Elmo thing and that girl LOVES her some Elmo. The second I turned it on, she just danced and danced! She could point out Elmo on every aisle we went down! What is it with Elmo, anyway? I mean, I get it, but he is the most popular character on Sesame Street. Is it his voice? That he's red? Or that he refers to himself in the third person?

At Toys R Us, we just had to let her ride the fire engine with Bert and Ernie!

Well, at about 3 pm my allergies had me down for the count. I mean, all of the sudden, I was DYING! So, I took a Benadryl and it's time for bed!!



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