Saturday, October 15, 2011

Time to play catch up....

Hi all!! Check out the pics of Ava's first visit to the pumpkin patch and all the other fun times! Then check out the blog below and enjoy learning all the fun times that we have experienced and had with the sweet baby Ava in the past two months!

Hi all! I have got behind already with Ava's new firsts and beginings. So no it's time to back track a bit and play a little catch up! Ava is now 6 months old! She measured in length of 26 and 3/4 inches and is a whole 16lbs and 12oz! She is definitely bloomin like a flower!
September flew by so fast we missed it when we blinked! Ava started moving around in the walker and showing us what a strong personality she has! She has a bit of a temper you can say. We celebrated many birthdays along with my 30th and Ava's great grandma's 90th birthdays! We also enjoyed celebrating Ava's friend Cora's first birthday!! It was a blast!
Since September came and went like that and now that October is here and almost gone as well, I am a little more up to date! The leaves on the trees are turning colors and falling to the ground, it is a sign that Fall's beauty has begun! Ava loves being outdoors and enjoys looking at natures beauty. She is always looking at the trees and everything nature presents. She is my little outdoors girl! October 1st Ava was officially 6 months old!! Some of the new and exciting things Ava has tried and done now at 6 months is eating a lot of different foods, she especially loves sweets like frosting and whipped cream! (I wonder if that's cause I craved it most of my pregnancy and ate it now she wants it all the time.) Oh well, she is definitely sweet! Ava can walk around and push herself around in the walker. Ava can also sit herself up from the floor as well! She says dadadada and ma, and is starting to figure out the whole crawling thing!! She gets up on all 4's and then will move one knee and hand and throw herself forward. She's just gotta learn not to throw herself forward into something because she gets hurt then! She does know that she can get anywhere she wants by rolling! And of course she can always scream and yell and get picked up!
Today on October 15, 2011 we visited the pumpkin patch and corn maze in Missouri and Ava just loved all of the excitement and actvities! She played in the corn box, hay, went down the slides, and also on a hayride! So much fun!!
I hope you enjoyed all the pics from all the excitement from the first bit of fall and I promise to keep more up to date! I certainly don't want to miss any of Ava's exciting moments and I enjoy sharing them with all my friends and family!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Natalie Turns 1!

Hi all!! Here is a little more updates for the month of August! Mommy had foot surgery August 12, 2011, but that isn't keeping her down. We celebrated Natalie turning 1 on August 13th, 2011! It's such an exciting time and Milestone! Ava loves Natalie! It is especially funny, cause Ava gets mad that Natalie can walk and she can't. So when Natalie takes off somewhere, Ava's little temper comes out and she wants to get down and run!

Here is my little princess Ava! And then below are the two girls stylin and profilin in their fancy tutu's!

Natalie and Ava riding together on Natalie's litte scooter car! They were having a blast!

Here is mommy and aunt Sarah with baby Ava! Ava isn't even paying attention to the camera, the picture was more for me and Sarah! :)

Natalie and Ava playing with Natalie's new birthday toy!

The two girls have sooooooooooo much fun together it's priceless!!!

Soon Ava will be 5 months old! In just another 2 weeks at that! Oh my! Ava is a Bloomin!! More adventures to come!!

Busy.... Fun..... Exciting New Times in July!

Hi all! It has been a busy past month and Ava has "Bloomed" even more! I am updating pics from the month of July and will follow with the fun times from August so far! Ava got a mirror for her crib and she loves looking at herself! She knows she's pretty thats for sure!

In July Ava traveled for the first time and her first trip was to Iowa for the family reunion. Ava got to meet many of her cousins and she especially adored her cousin Erin! Now if we can talk Erin into moving down by us her and Ava could play all the time!

Ava also got to be part of the "Four Generations." She got to meet her Great Grandma and we got pics with Ava, Mommy, Grandma, and Great Grandma.

The following weekends from the family reunion we didn't stop! We kept on going! We went to the splash park! Ava got to see many of her friends that she will get to grow up with! Cora, Brey, Dexter, Natalie, Darin, Dusty, Addison.... We had all kinds of fun!

Here is Aunt Mandi and Brey.

Mommy and Ava....

Ava and Brey... Ava's like, dude what are you doing! LOL!

Ava also started eating real food after her 4 month check up! August 1st, yes Ava is growing fast! She is now 4 months, almost to 5! She really enjoyed helping feed herself, she knew exactly what to do with the spoon. Now does she truely like the food, that we are still unsure of. She eats occassionally, but sometimes just likes the concept of eating more than the actual food.

There will be more to come! Ava is definitely growing fast! She enjoys many things, she laughs, giggles and smiles. She is getting such a little personallity and developing much of her individuality! One good thing is she loves to cuddle with her Mommy!! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Water Baby Play Time!

Hi all! This summer has been off to a boom so far! We have been having so much fun and playing so hard! Ava had her first visit to the river today with Mommy, Aunt Sarah, Uncle Duane, and Darrin! And what a blast we had! Ava is definitely a water baby there is no doubt! We even got her an tube to float around in and she also enjoyed being in that and kickin her feet in the water.

Here is Mommy and Ava with Ava's first time in the river! And below is her sitting in her fancy little tube to float around in! It's also a princess tube! :) For my little princess!

Below is little Darrin with his huge stick that he found! Darrin is such the little outdoors man, he was catching tadpoles and searching for anything he could find. He definitely found a stick bigger than him!

Ahhhhh Baby Ava with Aunt Sarah sittin in the water and enjoying the sunshine and playing in the water, what more can you ask for on a great Saturday afternoon!

Below are some pics of Ava swimming like a big girl on her first river trip! She is going to be a river rat I believe, but of course Mom and Dad also love going to the river every summer and hanging out with friends and going on float trips so its a good thing our daughter follows in our footsteps!

After a long day and hard at play Ava crashed out and fell asleep! She says I am plum wore out!

Today was such a great day at the river and I am so glad that Ava enjoyed it as well as she did! So far half way into the summer we have been having so much fun and great times with friends and family! We can't wait to continue on and welcome Baby Ava to sooooo much more excitement and adventures! Keep posted with Bloomin with the Bowers, cause Ava is definitely Bloomin Like a Flower Day after Day, Weekend after Weekend! More Fun to come!

And off we go floating down the river till next time.........................................................

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Hi all and Happy 4th of July weekend celebration this past weekend! Momma and Ava are sitting at the computer currently updating the blog for all to see what an exciting past week we have had! So as I mention previously I believe, Ava is now rolling over! She typically goes from her back to her stomach and then gets mad when she gets stuck on her stomach. She has gone from her stomach to her back once, that was when she was REALLY mad! Ava is quite a little Firework I do have to say with one heck of a temper! Or maybe its just her being a girl! LOL! Below are a few pics that I was snagging while she was working on rolling over.

Ava has also become mommy's big little helper! She helped me do laundry the one evening! Gotta teach them young to do chores you know! :) Ava definitly loves helping mommy, probably because she gets more time with me since I am gone all day to work. Below is Ava chillin in the laundry basket!

Then we finally made it to the holiday weekend! We waited all last week for the three day weekend and all of the festivities! So Sunday we went and played! We started out by grilling hamburgers with Aunt Sarah and got to spend time with Miss Natalie (of which I dressed like in our little jean jumppers) and Darrin. We played hard and enjoyed the sunshine! After that we met up with everyone else and went to a picnic and firework show. There was lots of people and lots of activity of which kept Ava entertained. (Ava says I love all of this movement and many people to check out!) There was also great music to listen to! By dark the fireworks began to go off and Ava did not get scared one bit! She was actually mesmorized by all the flashing lights in the sky! She did fall asleep for a little while but woke up and started enjoying them again!

Here are a few pics from our 4th celebration!

After such an eventful weekend Ava spent Monday with Grandma (my mommy)! They went shopping and had such a blast! Grandma of course spoiled her which is what she is for!

Well Ava says it's time to go for now! She is getting mad so we have to go eat a bottle! She is one Firework I tell ya!! Look forward to more exciting summer weekends!