Monday, May 11, 2009

A Granddaughter's 4th Birthday ...

On this day four years ago, God blessed us with a precious little granddaughter. Her name is Avery Grace, and she is everything we always dreamed she would be ... and so much more.

In honor of Avery's birthday today, I created a slideshow for my family, but thought I would share it with you too, since many of you have come to know Avery through my stories and pictures here at "Southern Lagniappe."

Thank you, Lord, for blessing our lives with this little bundle of sunshine and joy named Avery Grace. Please watch over her and keep her safe from harm all the days of her life, and let her know how much she is loved. Amen.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow:


Anonymous said...


Oh my Janie! These are GORGEOUS photos of Avery. You did such a fantastic job capturing her; Love them all! My favorite is her on the John Deere! She is just the cutest - so girlie but a little tomboy peaking through!lol The garden photos especially with her bending to smell the flowers - love that one too! Watch out Anne Geddes, Janie's in town!!!lol What a great way to watch her grow which is happening way too quickly I'm sure! Have a great week - I'm off to get some things done; not usually home on Mondays so I'm a little mixed up this morning!lol Sincerely, Jeannette

Julie @ Sweet Chaos said...

Happy Birthday Avery Grace! What a sweet girl, I love her hair--I wish my husband would let me cut my girls' hair shorter just once, but he adores their long hair. Give that little one some extra squeezes, she's growing fast, you can tell how much she's changed from last summer in the pictures. Enjoy this age with her & write it all down!

Lisa said...

What a little doll! I know you are one proud Grandma! Happy Birthday Avery Grace!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Happy Birthday to a pretty little girl. Avery is so sweet and you did a beautiful job of photgraphing her.
Hope has a great day.

Beth at Aunties said...


She is so adorable and does looks like a fairy princess. Her precious pictures always makes me smile. She really will be a true beauty when she grows up.

Isn't it amazing the immediate and tremendous feelings these little ones evoke in our hearts from the second they are born?
I have enjoyed our four year olds!
They seem to learn at an exceeded rate and have so much empathy for those around them and are such a joy.
Happy Birthday beautiful sweet Avery Grace.

Unknown said...

Hi Janie,
Avery Grace is so cute and very photogentic! I like them is so hard to pick a favorite.

I know she will treasure this slideshow in the years to come!
:) Diane

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy Birthday Avery!!

Janie, she's beautiful!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I don't blame you for sharing the slideshow, your grandaughter is so precious! This is a wonderful keepsake as well!

Happy 4th Birthday, Avery Grace!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, she is absolutely precious beyond words! Oh, what a darling little girl, and I'm thrilled that you shared. Loved seeing this. Happy Birthday to Avery Grace (even though I'm late), and I hope the years to come will each be more wonderful for her!


Sheila :-)