Monday, October 29, 2012

Daddy's Hat

Ava either really likes hats or really doesn't like her Daddy in them because every time she sees him in one she feels the need to try to take it off his head. And then she plays with it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Love Bug Birthday

I call Ava my love bug, so we went with a lady bug theme for her party. Or as it shall be remembered as the invasion of the lady bug! I worked really hard on making all of these construction paper lady bugs so I wanted to show off my hard work! :)

If you look really closely all of these pictures have a little lady bug on them.

Andrew was SO cute. Waiting to dig into one of these cupcakes!

Our family of 3. 
Crazy that it's only been a year since we've been able to say that.

Pretty birthday girl!

These girls are too cute!

The girls were fascinated with the balloons.

Ready for some cupcakes!

And then I remembered, OH NO a bib!!! I quickly took the cupcake away from her to preserve her cute dress and we presumed cupcake consuming after she had her bib in place. Whoops! :)

Ava was really unsure of this cupcake business. She ate some of the icing, but when I tried to give her some cake she wailed!

We had to corral her over to the presents. We had her attention for a moment but for the rest of the gifts it was tough keeping her involved. :)

I gave her the hanger so she would maybe be preoccupied in hopes that she'd stay by the presents. (This is what I do in stores when we are out shopping to try to keep her from being fussy.)

As you can plainly see, I have given up and am opening gifts without her. :)

The lady bug was a hit. All the kiddos loved it. Thank you to Ben and Matt who were very inventive in their gift giving.

Andrew was very excited about his favor!

Baby Hugs.
Could this be any more precious???
(Other than the fact that I'm spotting them in the background :) )

Ava's party was a blast! So thankful for everyone who drove into Plano to celebrate! It was such a blessing to us to have all of you with us. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

One Year Old!

My baby has turned one! Cannot believe it was a year ago that I held her in my arms for the first time. She has been such a joy in our lives. I thank God every day for the gift that she is.

Ava is such a hoot. She loves to play chase. I tell her "I'm gonna get you" and she laughs and crawls away anticipating me to wrap her up in my arms and toss her into the air. This is definitely my favorite thing to play with her. She also loves to be tickled. And she is just a joyful and playful little girl. I think she has a lot of her Daddy's personality. I say this because she is very easy going, out going, and silly. Which is exactly like her Daddy.

Today was a great day. We spent the morning at home playing. In the afternoon we went to lunch then to the pumpkin patch. We had trouble getting good pictures this afternoon. The shadows were really bad and Ava was being stingy with her sweet smiles. 

She was fascinated by the straw. I was pleasantly surprised that none of it tried to go into her mouth though. :)

More straw.

After the pumpkin patch we went home played and Ava napped. It was a great day! I am so thankful for this girl. We always have so much fun together.

Monday, October 15, 2012


The other morning Ava peed through her night time diaper. So tonight David bought her the next size up to see if it works better for her. She was really into the box!

She crawled onto the box without David or I being aware. She was so happy up there. We had to tear her away to get ready for bed. 

My Girl is ALL Girl

Ava likes to play with the shoes in my closet in the mornings when I'm getting ready. Yesterday she wanted to dress up for church and wear heels!

Deciding which shoe to wear!

Trying them on.

Me and my girl getting ready.

Sunday night hanging at home. 
Could she be any cuter???