My niece Ava is adopted. So every year, her adoption day is celebrated almost like a birthday… Well, my sister and brother-in-law actually got her on February 6, but she finally got to come on February 9, so she kind of has an adoption week celebration…
For those of you that have gone through the process of an international adoption, I’m sure you will be able to appreciate how Ava’s mom (my sister, Alison) remembers bringing her home:
“10 years ago today we flew home from Guatemala with this precious girl. The flight attendant was so kind and told us that she let the pilot know that he had a special passenger on this flight. When we entered American airspace he came on and congratulated Ava – because at that moment she became a citizen. The older she gets the more meaningful our adoption day celebrations become.”
Ryan and Alison with baby Ava and Ava’s foster mom in Guatemala when they picked her up.
This year, I thought, what better way to celebrate her special day than with a little adoption day surprise!
As soon as I saw this, I knew Ava would love it: Scratch & Sniff Scented Nail Art from SmitCo Gifts for Girls. The perfect gift for a 10-year-old girl, right?! Of course, I got this to help her celebrate her adoption day, but this would be perfect for a birthday, holiday, or just because…
The emoji theme of this nail art was cute, even the nail polish bottle lids were emojis—fun! And the polish actually smelled good… nice and mild and fruity. One of the best things about this set is that it is non-toxic and the nail polish peels right off when it’s dry. So if you make a mistake or if it’s just time for a new color, you can easily peel the polish off. Much better than using harsh nail polish remover! The polish dried very quickly and my niece was able to put a decorative sticker right over the polish right away… and then, on to putting candles on her cake…
It definitely wouldn’t be a party without pizza and cake! And of course, the kids just love any reason to get together… because for us, it’s all about family.
Even Derek realized it was a special celebration day and let Ava give him a hug! Of course, we know he loves his cousins, but trying to get a five-year-old boy to let his cousins give him a hug doesn’t happen on a regular basis… LOL.
*This post has been sponsored by SmitCo Gifts for Girls. Product review and opinions expressed in this post are mine alone. #ad #SmitCo