While spying on her on the video monitor, have caught her rocking on all fours.
Has been getting up 1-2 times a night to eat.
Only eats formula. Is indifferent to food, so it mostly falls straight out of her mouth.
Alec has her eating out of his hand...pun intended.
Adore this shot of Alec admiring her in the mirror.
She went to her first birthday party.
They all stayed like this for about 5 seconds. Then it turned more into this.
Once all the parents captured their little ones, we looked around to find Ava and her friend Cru still sitting there.
They sat like this for a good 30 minutes!
Has started her unofficial pre-nursery class during Sunday School.
I love to capture moments of Ava when she is smiling and dressed in her cute outfits. But this one truely is Ava at any given moment. Playing with something other than a toy, bald head, soiled bib, plain onesie, with a slightly inquisitive look.
Last weekend I ranjogged putted through the Georgetown Half Marathon.
Melanie and I deep in conversation before she left me in the dust!
(Don't you love the guy behind us blowing his nose? Gross!)
Hallelujah, the finish line!
I was trying to break 2 hours...but a long line at the porta-potties half way through put me at 2:04.
Thoughts running through my head? "I will NEVER do this again!"
That is until the next time someone asks me to run a half marathon. Then I forget all the pain and training that goes into it, and think that it might actually be fun...kinda like when you decide to get pregnant...again.
As a mother at times I feel as if life is a never ending reel of demands, wants, needs, tantrums and tears. But mixed in with all those demands, we are blessed with precious moments that reminds us of our eternal role as mothers and gives us the strength to forge ahead.
Alec had a complete and utter meltdown over a lost balloon. I was a flustered, sweaty mess and on the brink of a meltdown myself. And then this happened...
As we strolled through the mall, these two shared the stroller, hugs, kisses and giggles for a good 30 minutes.
Just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!
I'd say for the most part, our entry room is finished.
Here is what it looked like BEFORE with the previous owners.
It sat empty for almost the entire first year before I was brave enough to tackle the huge white built-ins.
I was utterly terrified and intimidated by them.
I started off with a simple idea. Books wrapped in paper.
I love this idea for many reasons. It is unique, cheap (only cost me $30 and 3 hours to wrap every book that I own), and if I get sick of the color scheme down the road, it will be quick and cheap to change.
Pink is clearly my accent color.
I spy with my very own eye...
Ava and I were hanging out in the room, trying to decide what to use to fill the last cubby.
I realized that she matched perfectly! I couldn't resist.
My rug. Scott thinks that it is "butt ugly".
I promised him that once then entire room was put together that it would grow on him and that he would hardly notice it.
I'm not in love with this wall, but it will work for now.
Again the BEFORE.
And the AFTER. It has been dubbed the girl's room. I believe it only fair for Ava and I to have a girl's room, after all, Scott and Alec have an entire man cave filled with posters of Braveheart and Batman.