Sunday, November 30, 2008


WOW!!! What a whirlwind this last week has been. The weekend before Thanksgiving was spent up in Boise, ID with my mom's family. My cousin just got home from his mission, so the whole family came up to spend an early Thanksgiving with him. We goth ome last Sunday late in the evening. Then we headed to Rhett's paren't house on Tuesday for the rest of the week. It's Sunday evening now... and we just got home! We had a blast doing everything, but it's great to be home. Here's a bunch of pictures from this past week....
All bundled up ready to go cut down a Christmas tree!!
ok, ok.... I know what you're thinking.... why is she all bundles up like it's 10 below outside and Dad is in a t-shirt? That's because Dad is insane and it was really FREEZING!!!
Uncle Leslie trying to decide how to go about cutting down Misty's favorite tree....
All worn out from the days activities.... notice she still has Dad's popcicle stick in her hand.
Finally, back at home. Rhett thought it would be so funny to let her "have" a Mountain Dew.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

8 months old!!!

Ava is now 8 months old!! Can you believe it?! Time sure does fly fast. Here's just a little info about her:

She just recently learned to crawl forward. She has had the backward motion down for quite some time now.

Her hair doesn't always stand straight up anymore. It's thick enough that is actually lays down.

Last week at the Dr. office she weighed 16lbs 5oz.

She still takes medicine for her reflux. Which, isn't really getting any better yet. Orange spit up is just my favorite thing.

She LOVES it when you pick her up in the morning or after a nap. She gives great big hugs every time.

She loves her bathtime and has become a pro at splashing.

She is getting much better at being set down since she can move now.

She would much rather eat her vegetables than fruits. Weird I know... but hey, we'll go with it!

She only has to go into the Dr. about 1-2 times per month now rather than every week. THANK HEAVEN!!

She is the joy in her Mom's and Dad's day.

She is a Grandpa's girl! She would much rather have Grandpa Brad than anyone else.

Here's the proof that she really did find forward. Sorry it's kinds dark, our hallway doesn't have the best lighting. And just ignore the fact that Rhett sounds like a woman in the background. he he he...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Quite the little helper

So today Ava decided that she would oh so helpful and helped me unpack my Mary Kay boxes that were in my office. I had her in there with me while I was working. Apparently the little stage that I blogged about earlier today is already over! She decided to pull almost ALL the packing peanuts out of the boxes. She thought she'd eat a few. Evidently they taste good. Luckily they are made of potatoes so they aren't harmful. The peanuts were EVERYWHERE!! Not to mention all the other stuff she pulled out. He he.... oh well I guess.

She Found Forward!!

Ava finally figured out how to go forward! Hallelujah! Luckily she isn't really getting into much.... YET. So it's a great stage at the moment. I don't have to rescue her from getting "stuck" anymore and I'm not having to rescue all of the stuff from her. Can't she just stay like this forever???

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kissy kissy...

Ava recently discovered that she can pucker her lips up (kissy face) and make a smacking noise. She does it all the time. It's probably one of the funniest things you've ever seen because when she does it, it's all slow and dramatic. She looks like an old lady without any teeth. Sorry the first pic is so blurry... I was at the store and took it with my camera phone.

Happy Birthday Rhett!!

We had a huge surprise party for Rhett on Saturday. It was his 29th birthday. I know... most people would do a big party for their 30th b-day, but he was FREAKING OUT about turning 29, so I figured why not rub it in a little more? We had a blast! All of his family and friends were there. It was a packed house, but a good time. Here's a couple of pics. We (me, my parents, his parents, and his brother & sister-in-law) got him a Nintendo Wii. Hence the cake....

This was taken just after he realized what the cake meant. He was super excited!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's official.... She's mobile!!

We are in some serious trouble! Ava has figured out that she can move. EEEEEKKK!!! However, she only has the reverse gear right now. It's pretty funny. She crawls her way backward until she gets to where she wants to be. She hasn't quite got it all the way figured out so she'll go backward until she runs into something. Then she just gets mad because she can't figure out how to get away from whatever it is she's run into. Hopefully she'll get that forward gear down soon.... then I won't have to go rescue her everytime she's running into something.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

1st Halloween!

As promised here are pics of Ava on Halloween. She was a super cute little witch with a broomstick and all. See those hot tights?? Oh yeah..... I dyed those all by myself. :)
Hannah Montana (Shaelynn), Witch (Ava), Freddy Krueger (Brayden).
Notice... Ava hasn't noticed the freaky thing next to her, so everything's ok.

And there it is.... officially freaked out by the obscenely large daggers.

Dad's got me so I'll stop crying, but no way am I taking my eye off that freak!

(Corinne, Rylee, Shaelynn, Rhett, Ava, Brayden) Gotta stop partying to have a bottle. Yes... those are horns on my head.

Pumpkin Patch!

A couple weeks ago we took Ava for her first trip to a pumpkin patch. She had a blast, but seemed to be more interested in the sticks on the ground then the pumpkins! She got to sit on the John Deere tractor with Dad.