Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Some things I want to remember:
-She loves reading books all day and will bring one to me and get in my lap to "read" it when I ask her to.
-She will "moo" and "cheep" with us at the cow and chick in one book.
-She is sitting and playing with her toys now. Her favorites are books, the jack-in-the-box, the ball popper and sillytown.
-She loves taking baths still. She will lay on her tummy and play with all her toys and will stay in it as long as I let her.
-She loves to go outside and will go to the back door and say "ow" when she wants to go out.
-She is the happiest baby to put to bed! I ask her if she wants to go night-night and she will either start walking down the hall or come to me to pick her up and take her. (She isn't so easy at other places.)
-She loves to eat. The other day she came and got me (She had her hand out and I knew she wanted me to go with her.) and took me to the pantry door. She started patting it and when I opened it she pointed and said "that". She wanted her Nilla wafers.
-She claps and says "yay" when you give her what she wants.
-She is constantly pointing at different things and saying "that!" I just tell her what things are and either give it to her or tell her she can't have it.
-She says "no" now when she doesn't like what you are doing and still listens really well when we tell her no.
-If she needs help with something she says "Ma, Mama" over and over until I come help her. I love it and think it's so funny.
-She still gives the sweetest kisses, but now we have to watch out or she'll bite down and it really hurts!
Everyday she is doing something new! She is growing and learning constantly, and I can tell now that she is really understanding what we are saying to her. We just can't get enough of her! I love you, Ava!
I never posted her 1 year pictures, so here are some of them:
Ava may be the most difficult baby take pictures of, and they turned out so good. She will not sit still or smile, and she wants to be held most of the time! Maybe she'll be ready to really smile for her next pictures. I say that everytime, though.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Her birthday and party were Saturday, March 27. We had the party at Grammy and Pawpaw's house. It was orange and pink "themed" and was so much fun. Ava was a little wary at first with all the people there, but by the end of it she was walking around and playing.
The outfit were gifts. The shirt was from Uncle Jake, Aunt Tasha, and Josh. The skirt was from Hope and Neil. She was so cute!
- She is 22 lbs. 10 oz. She is in the 75 percent but seems so skinny to me.
-She is getting better and better at eating by herself, and loves grilled cheese, french fries, green beans, pizza, pasta, and puffs.
-She is completely off the bottle and on the sippy. She drinks soy milk, though. Whole milk is too hard on her belly still, and she will not drink it.
-She loves taking baths, and plays the whole time. She always messes with the drain and lets water out.
-If everyone is laughing, she laughs. If everyone is clapping, she claps. I love it when she does this!
-She is really starting to dance and sing to music. Her "singing" voice is so sweet!
-She still has 4 teeth but has 4 more coming in now.
- She does not like shots, and starting squirming and fussing before the needle was poking her. She knew it was going to hurt!
-She likes to play "rough" and be tossed around.
-She loves it when I lay on the floor and pretend to fall asleep. She always comes to wake me up and roll around on me.
-She loves being outside.
-She is repeating things we say more and more. It makes us excited everytime!
I know we are going to have so much fun on the way to 2!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It's been too long since I've updated, and Ava has changed so much. She is talking more and more and now says Mama, Dada, dog, and Pawpaw on a regular basis. She can say hi and bye-bye but doesn't say those very often. She waves, gives fives, gives big hugs and kisses, and WALKS!! She started walking a couple of weeks ago right before she was 11 months old. It is so much fun to watch her walk around! She is walking all day and is usually carrying something in her hand. Clothes are her favorite thing to carry around, especially socks. She loves to play games with us and is such a fun baby. She loves peek-a-boo, getting under a laundry basket with Mama, banging on pots and pans, and letting Daddy and Pawpaw "get" her.
Ava will be 1 on March 27th, and I just can't believe it! This year has been the best of my life and has flown by too fast. Ava has changed, grown, and learned so much over this year! She is my greatest joy, and I know I couldn't love her anymore if I tried!
This is how I always find her when she gets up in the morning (usually at 9 or 10). We used this picture for Ava's birthday party invitations.
Here she is with her new "horsey" from Grammy and Pawpaw. She is such a loving baby and loves to cuddle it.
Granna and Pops came to visit and babysit Ava for a while one weekend. This is a picture Granna got.
This is another one that Granna got. Matt is one proud and happy Daddy!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This is the life!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Opening her first present from Mommy and Daddy.
She likes it!
Grammy loves her new grandkids ring from all of us. (It has all four of her grandkids' birthstones in it.)
Julie and Karen getting ready to open presents
Jackson playing football
He loves football and always wants to play. He's really good too!
Grammy and Landon having fun
Monday, November 16, 2009
It was really hard to get a picture of Ava looking at the camera with Jackson; she loves to watch him and thinks he is so funny!
Ava's getting some Grammy lovins' in Jonesboro.
Ava and her proud Daddy at his work!