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
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
And thus the hashtag lives on... #sodamncute
|yay yogurt & sweet potatoes|
|cannot handle the cuteness with these shorts! she looks so retro|
|doing a little evening read. daddy called her kevin bacon b/c of the tank & jeans.|
It's been a minute and it's now 1:45a.m. Oops. Guess I'll move to the bed now. One more peek in at the babe, soundly sleeping. Heavy breathing, darn allergies. Brush teeth. Remove bra. Bed. Zzzzzzzzz
Alarm. Snooze. x's 3. UP. Shower, get as ready as can be before baby wakes up. Diaper, clothes, nose -wipe tears!! Bottle, out the door! And so the cycle repeats itself.
psssssstt.... i wouldn't change any of this for the world. God sure has blessed me & I am ever so thankful.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Little miss has now reached her 9 month mark. With it comes a few stumbling forward steps to mama, and a tooth that doesn't quite seem to know if it wants to come to the party or just be fashionably later. Her locks are getting thicker, showing off a lovely, golden blonde color and those eyes, oh those eyes! A gorgeous blue/brown/hazel color. Everyone tells me - er reminds me - that Ava looks just like her daddy, but I'll take those eyes and hair. I once thought that those little fingers and toes were mine, but I am mistaken. They are her daddy's, to which he told her, "sorry kid." What's so fun about those little toes is that Ava sits in her little bumbo chair, with the tray on top, and lets me feed her snacks while I not only file her toenails evenly, but polish them as well. Top coat and all. I am not exaggerating, she actually lets me do this. Hey, she's got to learn early! I just use Essie, Butter London or OPI polishes b/c they are all safe and "three free" polishes. No sense in buying those little piggy polishes when I have almost every color known to woman in my stash. I let her pick them out, she knows where they are, too. This week, she picked out Essie's Splash of Grenadine. It's darling!
|Coco in the back...|
|Ava in the front!|