Saturday, February 25, 2012

Date Night

Yesterday David and I had our second date since Ava was born. It was nice to get out and spend some time with my hubby. We spent the evening at Jinbeh (a hibachi restaurant) and then went to a friends birthday party.

Ava and Nana. It's nice leaving Ava with Nana. I know that she is well taken care of.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


This week the weather has been so nice! I have been enjoying taking Ava on walks everyday this week.

We tried just the stroller without the carseat, but the sun was constantly hitting her in the face. So we went home and got the carseat and attached it so she wouldn't be blinded by the sun.

On our walks Ava always has a little bit of play time and a little bit of sleep time. This is her playing.

Pretty smile

This is her sleep time. 
She looks so peaceful. I love to watch her sleep.

Today when we went on our walk it had gotten much colder than it was earlier. So I bundled her up in the blanket. She looks so snug.

February Fun

In February we spent many days hanging at home. Here are some pictures to capture the fun that we had at home.

One of Ava's favorite past times sucking on her hands.

Sleepy girl. Waking up from nap time.

Ava loves this ball. She loves to hold it and shove it in her mouth! 

I love this outfit on her. It looks so adult.

Posing so sweet for the picture.

That is one beautiful smile!

Buddy had a bath and David gave him a hair cut. It took David 3 hours but it saved us $50!

Ava had her 3 month pictures on the 20th. This is her all dressed up and ready for the photo shoot.

Bath time. She really enjoys sucking on the washcloths. I have decided to not let her do that anymore though because she is drinking the bath water. Ew. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Valentine's Day

Our little party animal!

Most nights we are lucky if we can keep Ava up past 8! She definitely does not get this trait from her Mommy and Daddy. :)

David spoiled me this Valentine's Day with an amazing present. A nook! I have had so much fun playing with it and reading on it. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Round Rock

At the beginning of this month we went to Round Rock so David could speak at a Disciple Now. The huge perk of this was that it was for great friends of ours. And so I got to visit with Jules.

Getting ready for the trip.

Ava loves her Aunt Jules and Uncle Brandon!

Sunday lunch after the retreat was over.


January was a big month for Ava. She found her hands and began grabbing for things. She rolled over for her first time and became very proficient at it. She laughed for her first time at Uncle Bob. And she became a lot more smiley. She gives her best smiles when she first wakes up and when she is looking at herself in the mirror. It is crazy how fast kiddos change at this age. Here is the month in a synapsis with pictures as my guide.

David's parents got him a lawn mower and a blower for his Christmas and birthday presents. Needless to say he did a LOT of yard work!

What a beautiful sleeping baby girl!

Like father; like daughter

Aunt Jules visiting Ava during One Conference

So beautiful!

Looking at the toys above

Ava began rolling over at the beginning of this month. Here I found her on her tummy screaming because she had rolled over and she did not want to be on her belly. She has warmed up to being on her tummy and now that is the only place she will lay when you lie her on the ground. 
When she first acquired the skill of rolling over she did not know what to do with herself. The first time she rolled over she was in her bed going down for a nap. She rolled to her tummy and she started crying because she didn't know what to do with her head if she was lieing on her belly. She got to where she would roll over and over in her bed when I would lie her down for naps. She would literally toss and turn. :)

Ava playing on her gym.

She is about to outgrow the butterfly. Her 3 month pic. 

3 months!

One night Ava was very fussy and it was dinnertime. We set Ava in the high chair to see what she would do. She loved it. She gave the sweetest smiles and we were able to eat some of our dinner while she chilled in her high chair!

Look at those legs!!!

Hello Cutie Pie!!!

David and I went on our first date baby-less at the end of January and my mom came and watched Ava. We had a nice night out just the two of us.

David's grandmother and Aunt Jayne came to Plano for a doctor's visit and got to visit us. It was so great seeing them. And I know they loved seeing Ava.