8.18.2005

Ava Thursday: Ava's 5th Birthday Invitation



We thought it was appropriate for Ava herself to do the invitation to her own 5th birthday. Needless to say we didn't have to beg or plead her to do it. She drew this up in record time. "I'm done!"

Notice here that Ava is decked out in her party outfit, complete with high heels. She ain't kiddin' around when it comes to her birthday. I love how she drew the lit candle on the huge cake with all her presents around her.

Originally, Andrea was going to include this in her Flickr photoset of the party, but since I usually post Ava's drawings on The Ward-O-Matic, she didn't want to "steal my thunder." Plus, she forgot.

So here it is, finally posted for all of you to enjoy.

Check out Ava's drawing of the party, after it happened, HERE.

10 comments:

  1. man, I really am mad at myself for not remembering to include this on my blog and on the flickr photo set... oh, well. glad you posted it here, though. it was so much fun, making this invitation with her... just the whole process... and then the final act of her picking out the stamps, putting them on the envelopes and mailing them to all her buddies herself.

    now if I could just get her to help me with all the b-day party thank you notes.

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  2. You guys have one talented family! The invitation and party drawings are so sweet and those photographs are awesome! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. WHOA! THis is an awesome card! I love the fact that she got to design it herself. So, will there be an Ava designed Christmas card? Or perhaps a Jenkin's family collaboration Christmas card? This is a great one... and is now my desktop wallpaper.

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  4. its really kool that you guys love to help ava express herself through her art. alot of people just dont understand how important creativity is in ones life. also, love her invitation! if i was one of her little buddies, i would definately have to be at that party!! :)

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  5. That curl coming off of her head, just above her right hand, absolutely makes the drawing. This kid's got an eye.

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  6. i'm digg'n that border...nice effect!

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  7. Another cute drawing: this time on a greeting card! Love to see more of that!

    - Glen!

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  8. Wow, Ward, you have a completely photogenic family and home. The photos look like they were plucked out of a National Geographic zip code article! Happy belated B-day to Ava! She's a fantastic artist!

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  9. Wow, thanks Clio! I really appreciate that! Thanks for stopping by. And Jan, that border was cut out by Andrea, but Ava helped a bit, of course.

    And thanks for the comments everyone! Ava'll love it.

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