Friday, December 26, 2008

Ava's 1st Christmas!!!

So, here is how our Christmas started. Poor Ava had a cold for her 1st Christmas and her eye was gooped shut. However, we cleaned her up and she was fine for the rest of the day. I was surprised at how into Christmas she was.
I thought for sure she would be more interested in the boxes than the toys, but she LOVED all of her gifts. She got more toys then she'll know what to do with! Thanks to everyone who made it so special for us.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

1st experience with snow...

So, as promised... here are some pics from our 2nd Santa party.... yes the one where Santa was the devil according to Ava & Shaelynn.

Here's pics of Ava's 1st experiences in the snow. Dad thought it would be great if she made a snow angel.... obviously she did NOT feel the same way.

Don't ask about the BIRGHT ORANGE vest....

Monday, December 22, 2008

9 months old!!

I know it's a few days late, but Ava is now 9 months old!! CRAZY!! She is so active and fun. Here are a few bits of info about her.

She is 26 inches tall and 16 lbs, which puts her in the whopping 9% for height & weight. She is in the 11% for her head. She may be tiny, but at least she's porportionate...right?

Her reflux is getting TONS better!! Thank heaven!

She has been pulling herself up to furniture for about a month now & is starting to scoot along the edge of things.

She is quite the little walker... with help of course.

She can say "mama" & "baba" and definately knows what they mean!

She NEVER stops jabbering very loudly. We are in trouble!

She has started to dance everytime she hears music come on. Thank heaven she got her Mom's beat and not her Dad's!! (he has none.)

Her favorite show is Backyardigans.

She is still Grandpa's girl.

She thinks Aunt Heidi is about the funniest person on the planet. All Heidi has to do is look at her and she busts a gut. I'll get it on video sometime... it's hysterical.

She had her first encounter with Santa this last week. Here's a couple pics. We went to 2 seperate Santa parties. Here's pics from the first party. I will get pics up from the 2nd one. She didn't like him near as much the 2nd time. The first time she just sat there and stared at him.... Sorry the pics are kinds blurry.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ava's newest trick....

Things are going good for us. Just staying busy working and getting ready for Christmas. Almost done! Here's a fun little video for ya...

Monday, December 8, 2008


Here's a couple random pictures from this week.
Ava riding the rocking horse at Grandma & Grandpa's for the first time!
Ava fell asleep in her high chair for the first time. I had just gotten her out of her crib after she had been screaming forever because she didn't want to take a nap. Apparently 2 minutes in the high chair will do it every time. :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

1st Time Decorating The Tree!!

Ava had a blast helping us put up the Christmas tree last night. Well, I guess I should say she had a blast taking it down as we put it up! She was taking the ornaments off about as quick as I was putting them on. Here's a few pics.

Don't worry... the ornaments are plastic.

Ava found a pumpkin bucket that evidently didn't get put away after Halloween and decided to wear it as a hat. I know it's not a Christmas pic, but I thought it was cute anyway.