Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ava's early days

I wanted to post some pictures of Ava over the last year before I had the blog. These were just a few that I found that were cute. It is hard to believe how much she has changed. She was so tiny only 5 pounds when we brought her home and now she is almost 18 pounds! We have so many pictures of her sleeping because the first month of her life that is all she did. I guess since she was so early she wasn't suppose to even be awake yet.

2 days old at the hospital
Our 2nd night in the hospital First few days being home sitting Ava in the sunlight
She used to sleep anywhere. Now she only sleeps in her bed.

Ava getting ready to attend her shower. Since she came 5 weeks early she was the guest of honor and not me and Chris.

Random pictures

Looking cute in some new birthday clothes
Daddy and his mini-me

New outfit from Aunt Adrienne and purse from Deana ( her cell phone is in the purse)

This was Ava's first ride in her new carseat facing forward. She didn't really know what to think but she liked it.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Birthday pictures

Here are some pictures from the birthday party finally. Sorry they are not in order I put them in wrong and couldn't get them to move so oh well. Thanks to Morrelle who did a great job taking pictures. The day was a huge success and we are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. Ava got so many neat presents and is having a blast with all her new toys and clothes.

Not a great picture but I was trying to show her ladybug dress

After bath with Nana
Okay maybe black icing was not a great idea

Jennifer and Aiden, Erica and Ella, Kora and Kate

Family shot
Sure grandpa I'll put it in my hair

Daddy did a great job helping Ava open up all her presents

The table

Aunt Lindsey did an awesome job with the ladybug cake
I actually made the cookies for all of you who thought I couldn't cook
It is hard to believe that Ava's first year has gone by so fast. It has been a very bitter sweet time for me because I love her getting older and doing more stuff but I am so sad that she isn't a baby anymore. NO I don't want another baby I just don't want my baby growing up so fast. Thank you to everyone who came to the party. It was truely an amazing day and Ava loved it!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Car Show

It has been awhile since my last post but things have been super busy and there really hasn't been much going on. Ava is close to walking but not there yet. She finally got 2 teeth on top, but she won't show them off so we haven't got any pictures yet. I have been busy getting ready for her big birthday bash and trying NOT to think about how fast the first year of her life has gone by. I cannot believe that she is almost 1. It makes me so sad to think about it and how it has flown by. I will probably be a big mess on her birthday so be prepared.

On a lighter note Saturday we went to the World Congress Center for the Car Show. Not really my thing but Chris really enjoyed it and we got to spend time with Nana and Grandpa and Memaw and Papa Don so that was fun. This was probably one of the first times we have taken Ava somewhere that was really crowded with people, but she loved it. She is such a people watcher and people love to watch her. We had a lot of fun and it was a great way to spend a cold Saturday.

Grandpa bought Ava these glasses that lit up!!
Nana bought Ava a Night Rider T-Shirt because the car looks like Daddy's

Ava is not real Crazy about the big Geico Gekko

Family shot
Ava is going to love going off with Nana and Grandpa because they always buy her cool stuff that Mommy and Daddy don't. Can we say SPOILED!!