Friday, April 6, 2012

Ava's One Year Bday Pics!

Ava is ONE!

Hi all!! It's been a while since I have posted once again..... But I am happy to say Ava is ONE now!! She celebrated her First Birthday this past weekend and had such a blast!! She is growing up way too fast! She walks, talks, blows kisses, waves, climbs up slides, stands up in chairs, pretty much you name it and she does it! She is a pistol! Really reminds me of a great man of which is her Great Grandpa Herman! It's no joke, she takes after him in so many ways! He is def watching over us and God has blessed us in so many ways!
The past few months have been so busy and crazy with lots of different things going on in our lives, but I know everything happens for a reason and whether its good, bad, or indifferent, there is going to be so much better to come! I am def thankful for my baby girl she is the center of my life! Josh even knows he takes second place now LOL! Not really we have a great family and Love each other unconditionally!
I will keep this blog short and sweet and try and add pics, the blogger wasn't uploading pics so I may have to do a separate one to show so Birthday pics!

Dear Grandpa,
Its been a year now, Ava officially turned 1 this past Sunday. She is growing fast! I swear she is a spitting image of you! She is very determined, independent, and hard headed. Ok, so maybe a lil like me but I get it from you as well. She LOVEs her dandilion flowers almost as much or more than you did! She loves picking them tho, not just watching them grow up in the yard. She is very inquisitive and is always trying to figure out all kinds of things. You would def be proud of Gods creation of your Great Granddaughter! I know you are watching over us and her every day and watching her grow! She blows kisses your way now that she has figured out how to blow kisses! And she even adds the muah! :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My, My does time fly!

Hi all! I am getting lost in time and getting behind on blogging. Ava is growing so fast! Since the last post of which she was just turning 7 months old after celebrating her First Halloween Ava has done so much!! In November 2011, Ava was 7 months old and she got to experience many first all in a short time! Mommy and Ava took a mini vacation to go to Clearwater, Florida to see Uncle John and Aunt Jolynn! Two of Mommy's closet friends! Ava got to experience being in airports, flying in airplanes, being on the beach, being on the ocean and seeing dolphins jump out of the water while we were cruising along in the boat, Ribfest and her first country concert with the Jane Deere Girls and Trace Atkins, and everything else exciting with Florida!! Ava loved it and John and Jolynn loved her!!
The week after getting back from Florida it was Turkey Time already! Ava got to celebrate her First Thanksgiving with Mommy, Daddy, and Grandma! Ava wanted to eat lots of turkey but unfortunately couldn't chew it yet... Oh well, she will be diving in next year!
Then December rolls around and Ava turns 8 months old! She is growing fast! Ava celebrated her daddy's birthday in December by giving him lots of love and then Christmas was here before we knew it! Ava's First Christmas!! I have a few pics below of how pretty she looked! She is my lil princess for sure!
Now it's January and Ava is 9 months old already! Man does time fly! less than 3 months to her First Birthday!!! We had her 9 month check up the other day and Ava is tall and skinny! She weighed in at 19 lbs 9 oz and 29 in long. She is now standing by herself without hanging on for moments at a time and trying to go for that first step! She does walk behind her push toys and I tell you it is so darn funny watching her! She climbs up and walks around the table and loves dancing to music. She also has figured out how to sing into her little elmo microphone so she sings her songs to us. She is going to grow up with lots of talent and maybe even be a singer! :) Ava also crawls around exploring every nook and cranny of the house, of course she has to see what all she is not supposed to get in to. She is starting to love talking and says momma, dada, nite nite, bye bye (and waves), and says uh oh!! I love that one!
All and all, Ava is definitely growing like a flower and has a very cute personality! She is going to be a definite one of a kind! She loves laughing and being silly. I have put a few pics on here from the past few months, I will try and post just a bunch of pics here soon!
Ava says hi to everyone as she's sitting in my lap as I type!

Look momma!! I'm a big girl!
Mommy and her sweet baby Ava!
My little Princess getting ready to celebrate her First Christmas December 24, 2011. We went to Aunt Sarah's house and opened presents and then went to Christmas Eve Service at our Lutheran Church. Ava did excellent through the whole service!
Ava's first Christmas outfit! Christmas 2011.
On we go with the next few months!!