Monday, June 1, 2009

Day at the Beach

Ava and I went to the beach Saturday with some friends for "Girls Day Out". Ava's best friend Katana was with us. Everyone had a great time, especially the little girls. They had a blast playing in the sand. Neither one cared for the water though.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Such a big girl

I believe we are very close to the point of being able to start potty training. For the past couple of weeks, Ava has been telling us as soon as she poopoo's. Last night, she walked up to the edge of the couch looked at me and said "Mama I poopoo". Then she proceeded to squat and do her business. Once finished, she looked at me again, and said "Mama poopoo" and she ran to her room, and waited for me to come change her diaper.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My little Red Sox Fan

I'm training her early!...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter, Toenails, and Counting

Happy Belated Easter everyone! We had a very exciting Easter weekend. Saturday we went to Granny P & Papa Mike's. We played, ate, and hunted Easter eggs. It was the first time we had the entire family together since Christmas so it was a great time! Sunday, we went to church with Granny P then we came back to Papa & Nana Smith's house for a great lunch followed by playing in the yard. Ava had a blast their too (she didn't want to leave).

I painted Ava's toenails for the first time. I think it is so adorable! She saw me painting mine in the bathroom, so she sat down beside me and stretched out her legs. I struggled a little to keep her hands off until they dried, but she did very well I think.

Ava is learning what "cheese" means. I've been working on it with her, and now almost everytime I say "cheese", she gives me a big ol' cheesy grin. It is adorable!

Now for the biggest news. Ava can now count to FIVE! We aren't really sure where she learned this as we hadn't started working on counting with her yet, and neither have her teachers at "school". The only thing we can figure is between her cartoons and being around cousin Hunter counting, she picked up on it. Our girl is very intelligent! We are so proud of her.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Break

Ava is on Spring Break this week. Yes you read that correctly, my 16 month old is on Spring Break. Weird, right? Ava's daycare runs the same schedule as the public school here, so she gets all of the school holidays off. Yesterday, she spent the day with Granny P and Papa Mike. As you can see from the pictures, she had a wonderful day! She is spending today, tomorrow, and Thursday with Daddy, Nana, and Papa Smith. Friday she will be back with Granny P. She will be so spoiled by the end of this week. [As if she isn't enough, already!]

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Playtime with Hunter & Maya

We visited Papa Mike & Granny P's house over the weekend. But it wasn't just our normal visit with the Grand's. We also got to see Nana, Hunter, Uncle Michael, and Maya. Uncle Brad was in town too, but we didn't get to see him. In Hunter's words, he was "Gobble Gobble Boom", (a.k.a Turkey Hunting). Ava, Hunter, and Maya had so much fun together. It had been too long since we had seen any of them!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ava's 1st Beach Trip

We took Ava to the beach for her first time this weekend, and it was a blast! She absolutely loved it. She had so much fun running on the beach and digging in the sand. She came in covered from head to toe with sand both days. We also took her to the arcade. She wasn't really big enough to play any of the games, but Mama and Daddy played a few and got her a prize. She had fun running around the arcade and being the ticket holder. All in all, it was a very fun and successful first trip!

Monday, March 9, 2009

1st Haircut

Well, we finally broke down and got Ava's haircut. She did as well as could be expected for her age. She was a little squirmy, naturally, but once Connie handed her the spray bottle and clips to play with she was fine. She looks like a different little girl now, so grown up.

Ava and I also went to a wedding this weekend. Melissa, a friend of mine from high school, got married Saturday. It was such a sweet ceremony, and Melissa was absolutely gorgeous.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Just Pictures