Monday, June 30, 2014

Hi my name is...

Big girl.  I'm over bottles.  I don't even really like milk.  I really like yogurt though so I'm getting my needed vitamins.  But ya,  I'm a big girl.  Mama put all my bottles away.  And I think I saw a single tear...

12 months - too soon!

Two teeth and daycare under her belt. Our little miss had a big year!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Birthday, Little One

We celebrated Little Miss Ava's first surrounded by family and a few friends. Of course the decor was shabby chic! Had a blast. But Ava's not really into sweets so the smash cake wasn't really her thing. I should've gone with my gut and covered it with cheerios - that would've peaked her interest! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daddy and Ava

It's great to be home at the same time after work.  I get the mail while Ava walks around the driveway.   This time daddy came out and walked around with her. Be still my heart.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Another countdown is on.

What's this one for, you ask? Oh just for little miss turning 1! Oh goodness. It's already been 11mo and she's almost 1. Wrapping my head around having a one year old is not the easiest thing to do. I look back at this week a year ago and I was scrambling to get everything done before Ava's arrival. Last minute touches to the house,  making sure her room was all set, my bag was packed and trying to stay calm for all of it. And now look. A beautiful baby girl, walking around the house, happy as can be.  We are beyond blessed.  We are past happy. We are totally enamored with this girl.  Hearing Don tell me that she was his everything melted my heart.  I look at that little face and rub my fingers on her cheek that's as smooth as silk and thank God for trusting me to care for her. What could I have done to deserve something so perfect?  She's mine. Ours. For now our little family is complete. (I have some serious puppy fever though.  Working on that...)  Not a day goes by that we thank God for our life. Ahh...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

because I'm still fancy

Wearing pink makes me happy. and it makes A happy too.  So we took selfies.

pink top, kohl's. skinnies, forever 21+, nude flats, burlington

A moment of panic...

A girlfriend of mine came over to go through all of Ava's clothes & the hand-me-downs that were given to us, for her little one due in May.  Ava was being very helpful pulling all of the clothes out, sharing cheerios and ransacking the room. So when daddy came home, I left her in his care.  He was in the living room, with some fishing on tv, and Ava was entertaining herself. At one point I even came into the room and asked if she was being a good girl.  Of course she was!  Well, a while later, I heard a snore, and after that, I noticed it had gotten pretty quiet out there.  Normally there's some banging around, but nothing.  Mind you, I am in the front bedroom, separated by a wall or two, and talking with my friend, awww'ing and separating clothes.  I decided to go peek out there, and when I did, I found daddy asleep.  Coco was sleeping on the love seat.  Not alarmed.  Ava was not on the floor.  I asked Don, "where's the baby?" He opened his eyes, sat up with a strange look on is face, as if to say I was crazy.  I did a lap around the room, b/c sometimes Ava will sit on the other side of the loveseat and look outside.  No baby.  Not  hiding behind the dining room table. Not in the kitchen. Panic slowly decides to show. I went to her bedroom.  Nothing. Not in the bathroom, either.  I came out and Don calmly told me to get my camera.  Sigh. Panic can go back to where it came from.  I was expecting to find her asleep in my closet, where she goes to play sometimes when we're in the bedroom.  Nope, she found a new bed. Up comes the cuteness.  I almost threw up.
 I've wanted another puppy, but kinda wanted it to be a boy.  I guess I'll settle.  When she woke up, she looked around like "where the heck am I?" I was watching her from the sofa, folding her laundry and gently called to her.
And thus the hashtag lives on... #sodamncute

(sorry mama)