I am soo behind on posting. One thing I plan to do in 2010 is be better about documenting the life of our little Ava and our entire family adventures. I need to just pick up from where I left off and bring this blog to current date...so I can just take it day by day...or week by week.
Well, having said that...here goes!
Here are some of Ava's summer fun!
A couple pool pictures (i think my camera died here, so all I have is like 2 pictures, haha). This is our neighborhood pool
Then her new friend, Billy the goat
We also had some fun visiting in TN with Aunt Mona
Ava was a little scared of the water shooting up. She didnt really go into it like all of the other kids. She mainly stayed where it felt 'safe' for her. Where the water was low...
Then she decided to climb the lion. Dont worry mom...we were RIGHT there...
And we cannot forget Ava's cousin..SADIE! Look how tiny she is here!!
Sadie chasing her...so funny
Ok....last video for today. I know I post alot of videos...but I just cant help myself. I dont always get alot of good ones, b/c it seems like every time i pull out the video camera these days...Ava stops what she's doing and just wants to stare at me. So when I do capture something, i want to show it.
Ava has been at a church dayschool this past school year for 3 days a week. Her last day was in May, and alot of the moms brought in their camera to get some pictures. It was kind of sad b/c her teachers were GREAT! They had a very 'difficult' eater on their hands...so I love the way they worked with her and really took care of her. Ava loved going to school and she will start at a different church this summer.
I just couldnt resist posting this one...even though its super long. She is SO cute after naps and this time was no different. (well, except for the fact that she'd been in bed for 2 hrs and didnt sleep a wink). She likes to play keep-away and run from you when you do come and get her. This is when mom was here and we both went in. I hate that i forgot that dang 'ocean' on (her noise machine). It's quite annoying...so you'll have to try and tune it out. :-)
Ava is now 15 months...almost 16, and I'm finally getting around to posting her birthday pictures. There is no order to this blog whatsoever. haha. I am REALLY going to get better at this...promise.
We had the camera out ALOT when Ava first started taking her first steps. It was cute..but it was also very challenging, b/c i had to wait till Jason was around. Filming and trying to catch her when she fell was pretty much impossible. Here we were one night and Ava was taking some of her first 'confident' steps. This was taken on Feb 9th. Right before her 1st bday.
I was going through some pictures to post for the blog (since i'm being reminded by EVERYONE on this planet that the blog needs updating)...and i found this video. This is when Ava was 11 months...and barely walking...just holding on to things. But gosh...she was starting to really talk, as you'll see. Too cute not to share.
Ava loves to get on our bed and bury herself underneath our pillows. She loves getting behind them and standing up at the headboard. Like this....
It was right before bath time, and after getting her out of there once, we let her go back there....in her birthday suit!! BIG mistake....!
I thought...'Surely no harm in that'. haha...cant be too sure. #1 rule that we learned, never let a naked baby run all over your pillows. Yes...what ever you're thinking she did....you're right!!
She is in mid-damage mode here if you look closely. Hahaha
Yes, Ava...we forgive you...again!
literally one of the best gifts we recd. We had to go out and find another one to have and switch out whenever we washed one of them, or went on trips, etc. She is sooo attached to it...such a security blanket. It's kinda cute huh? It's like she never puts it down...as you'll see in these pics.
Some of our friends came over and played a while. Ava really enjoyed it. But as much as she wanted to get her hands on Hagan, she's still not letting go of Piggy. lol
Ava is just like every other baby...loves to make a mess! Everytime I have laundry on the couch...she has to get into it. Her favorite thing is taking each item one by one, and flinging them on the floor. This time, though, she took it a step further and took her own pants off. It was pretty funny, i'm not gonna lie. How could you be mad at this?? :-)
Why couldnt you have taken me with you? Maybe it's b/c mommy wouldve had a cow... ya think???
It was so fun having Ruth over here. Ava really loved having her to play with. I know that they'll be good buddies when Ruth gets back, just like they have always been.
After taking Ruth to the airport, we headed over to Ikea in ATL to pick up a few things. This fruit hat was not on the list, but Ava liked it so much, we decided to let her wear it throughout the store. We got a kick out of it...so did everyone else.
It has been freezing here lately...which is very unusual! But i'm loving it! I want it to feel like winter in the winter time...i dont want 70 degree weather in the winter months! If you were to add a few inches of snow....i would be 100% fine with it...and even truly excited!