Thursday, April 24, 2008

When it was warm...

A few days ago (when it was warm) Ava and I went on a walk. Ava got to ride in her new wagon that she got for her birthday. She absolutely loved it! She was so content to sit there the whole time we were out walking (over an hour)!! She loved her sunglasses and I was so surprised that she kept them on. I couldn't help but laugh at her as we were walking down the street. She thought she was so cool!

I wanted Ava to see what she looked like with sunglasses so I sat her in front of a mirror...she got a kick out of herslef!

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Big ONE!

Time flies! Ava turned one on Sunday. I can't believe how fast this last year has gone. I can clearly remember sitting on our couch holding my newborn baby! Ava is getting to be such a big girl. Ava loves books, stuffed animals, LiTTLE People, her kitty and "lamby" blanky, drinking water, talking, Signing Time, dancing, and just about everything that a little girl could like! Ava has been learning sign and is in a sign language class and she is doing so good! I love to know her thoughts! My favorite sign she does is water because when she signs it she says, "Wa-we" She has such a sweet/crazy personality. We love her so much. What in the world did we do with our time before we had her???

On Saturday we celebrated Ava's birthday with family at our place. It was a lot fun and Ava was SOOO hyper!!
Ava's famous DIRTY LOOK!!

Ava opening her presents! She got lots of fun toys and very cute outfits.

Lots of family was there to celebrate Ava's big ONE!

Ava LOVED her cake! She started sharing with everyone too!

And this is my favorite picture! She was so pleased with herself!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ava's New Love

Ava has hated her walker toy so much in the past that she would cry when she looked at it. In fact until today she has hated it. When Christian got home from work today Ava started showing interest in it. She just decided that it is really fun to walk around with it. It is really funny to watch her because she seems too little to be walking around. She turns one on Sunday and so it is normal for babies her age to do this but it just cracks me up to watch her! This is just a short clip of her doing it. I love her undone pony tail and when she says "whoa" after she falls!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Fun-filled weekend

We had such a great weekend in Zion National Park! The weather was perfect and Zion is so beautiful! We went with Christian sister, Erin, and her family and we had a lot of fun with them. Her son, Kyle, kept us VERY entertained! He is such a sweet boy and says the cutest things. The babies were such troopers and already love camping...which is perfect because Ava will be doing a lot of camping this summer!

The park was packed this weekend! The shuttles were always full and a lot of people had to park outside of the park and walk in. We were lucky to get a campground...and a nice one with that!! I absolutley love hiking in Zion NP. I want to hike some more! On the way home I asked Christian if there was anywhere we could stop and hike. That idea went out the window pretty quick...we were both really tired and Ava was ready to go home. I am dying to go hiking again though! Here are some pictures of our fun weekend!

Ava and I leaving camp for a day of hiking!

Ava loved hiking!! She slept most of the time but she was a happy baby when she was awake!

Erin and I with the babies aboard!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Zion National Park

We are leaving for a fun weekend at Zion National Park! I am so excited to finally be in 80 degree weather. It will be so nice to see Ava's chunky little arms and legs! I can't wait to wear shorts and sandals!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

One Year Pictures

I know I have already posted TWICE today but I just got Ava's pictures done at Kiddie Kandids and they are really cute. Kiddie Kandids is so expensive but the pictures are always so cute. I love their backgrounds and props too. I also love that you get your pictures within 5 minutes! Ava is growing up so fast and she is just so beautiful to me! I love her more and more each day!!

Favorite Treat to Eat

I have a new favorite treat....Frozen Grapes!! Purple grapes to be exact. This is the yummiest thing ever! Until or if I ever get sick of frozen grapes our freezer will always be stocked with a bag of purple grapes!


I couldn't help myself!! I put Ava's hair in curlers and it turned out so darn cute! She is so wiggly so the only way I could get curlers in her hair was to lay her down on my bed with a bottle and go at it!!

I love the picture of her on her hands and knees giving me "the look". She is constantly crawling around with this look on her face and I think it is so funny. Anyway, I think she looks adorable with curls!!