This was the last day of VBS for the children! It was so joyful to see them all singing songs praising our Savior Jesus!!
As they were singing my friend noticed that Emma was having a hard time.
It was all too much for her... the noise, the crowd, the movements... She was starting to cry as she stood in front of the crowd. She was wiping her brow- it was warm and overwhelming. I was able to get her off stage and have her sit on my lap for the rest of the program. She calmed down and then chose to join her group again as they went back to the classroom.
After VBS we came home for lunch and Ava saw her balloon bouquet!
I don't think Ava knows what a birthday is- she had a quizzical look on her face each time I mentioned it! She would appropriately smile and then give me a look as if to say- "what on earth are you talking about"!
She gave out suckers to her class for her b-day!
In the afternoon we went to "build a bear"! The children have never been there- they were thrilled to get their own stuffed animal and an outfit!
We are so blessed to have this precious girl in our family!
My heart cannot believe that she is 6 yrs old! Oh how I wish she would have been home for years by now instead of only 2.5 months.
They were all so happy with the final results!!
And yes, we had Sarah pick last so there were no duplicates!
Feeling so thankful for these 6 blessings!
In the evening we had dinner and gifts!
It was just the right amount for Ava! She did well and it was not overwhelming for her!
Such a sweet child!
The other older children had previous commitments such as a wedding, US open, living in another state, etc!
She was so excited to open her gifts!
All the children gathered round her!
Johnny noticed that some of the kids had... well... feelings... while Ava opened gifts...
Why, you ask? Maybe because this boy could not stand... anyone... ever having a birthday... for about 8 years... oh ya... he's come a long way!
Happy Birthday Sweet Ava!
Thank YOU, Jesus!