Ava’s 2nd Birthday Party – Houston Texas Photography

Ava’s 2nd Birthday Party – Houston Texas Photography

On October 11, 2007 in Houston, Texas, Kristen and I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl; Ava Golden.  The last two years have been incredible.  Well, the first 12-18 months are "exciting" but actually just a lot of work taking care of an unresponsive human.  Now, Ava has developed into a running, jumping, playing, laughing, joking, singing, waking up in the middle of the night begging for apple juice buddle of joy!

As a kid, I thought all those birthday parties "just happened."  Ya right!  They are a ton of work.  My wife did most of the creative work and I played handyman/garbage collector.  The Dora the Explorer themed celebration was complete with turkey burger sliders, chips and queso, Capri Sun, fruit trays, cookies, cakes, balloons, a pinata and a crayola themed bounce house.


I don't think i've ever seen Ava so happy!  I think all those involved (Paw Paw, VG Ma, Pa Pa, Mi Mi, Aunt Pat, Uncle David, Aunt Deborah, Mommy and Daddy) all deserve a pat on the back for bringing this special day to reality.

Ava, we love you very much a wish you many MANY more wonderful birthdays in the future.

Enjoy the pictures:

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I think she is a natural!

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Pinata time!

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OK...ya'll are a little weak.  Come back in a few years.  We need to call in the terminator...this is taking to long.

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Ahh...much better!

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I didn't teach her this...

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She absolutely LOVED her play kitchen.  As you will see over the next few images, she basically shrugged off all the other gifts and never got more than an arms length away from the kitchen.

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Comments (9)

  • Emily Reply

    OH WOW!! She looked so happy. You guys are the best parents. Kristen you did an amazing job getting it all ready. What a fun day for her!!

    October 12, 2009 at 11:21 pm
  • WhimsiGal Reply

    Ahh, what a fun time (I love parties). Happy birthday Ava!

    October 13, 2009 at 2:59 am
  • Chicago Wedding Photographer-Jay Crihfield Reply

    Wow looks like an awesome party! I love that cupcake pinata too, the shots of the older boy demolishing that thing are priceless!

    October 13, 2009 at 12:10 pm
  • Mark Reply

    Aww! Happy birthday to Ava! She looks so happy! :) Her cake looks wild! Did Kristen make the it?

    October 15, 2009 at 5:23 pm
  • Charlotte Geary Reply

    Aw, she’s gorgeous! She looks like she loved her party!

    October 16, 2009 at 3:52 am
  • Steve Z - Boulder Family Portaits Reply

    Great shots! When I shoot children’s pictures I love to shoot them in the home as well, they are so much more natural when they are in their own environment. Great work.

    October 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm
  • Michael McNett - Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer Reply

    The Dora cake is awesome, looks like she liked it too

    October 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm
  • T Hill Reply

    I love the images of the little ones birthday. She is such a little model! The images of her at the tree are great.

    October 28, 2009 at 5:41 pm
  • Adam Cavanagh Reply

    Really cute. Love it

    December 25, 2009 at 4:16 am

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