Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving with Mamaw and Papaw

AC's first Thanksgiving was so much fun! Mamaw and Papaw came down and their visit was great. Ava Claire mastered saying "papaw".....and Papaw loved it. However, Mamaw waited patiently for Mamaw and this little turkey never said it. So now...everytime we say Mamaw----she says "papaw" and laughs!! She is a turkey!
We will be practicing Mamaw for sure.

She ate a good Thanksgiving meal. She LOVED the sweet potatoes and peas (of course). She is still a good eater...so we thought she would enjoy a big meal!

She is starting to get so much more personality and she is trying to say so many words. Ac's new words are "baw baw" aka bottle and bubble. She really studies our mouths and tries to copy what we do. It is so precious...it's like you can see her mind working.

We went and saw Santa....and like we predicted, AC was scared! Mamaw handed her to him and almost instantly she started screaming. She was like "what in the world??!" It took her a little while to calm down, but she finally did. However, she was a little mad at Mamaw afterwards. But she got over it rather quickly. I'll upload some pics tomorrow....I left them at school.

Just wanted to give y'all a quick update of Ava Claire's First Thanksgiving!!! She's growing too fast! Can you believe she's going to be 1 in about 3 weeks???! That is just too crazy!

Monday, November 16, 2009

11 month update

Can you believe it's been 11 months? We are so amazed at how fast this little angel is growing! I cannot believe she's going to be 1 soon! I made her 1 year old birthday appt today (the day after her birthday--Happy Birthday AC with a few shots and a finger prick!) and just couldn't believe it was almost here!
Just wanted to update you on what she is doing now...she has officially taken her "first steps"....a few of us got in a debate today on what it means to be 'walking' or 'taking steps',etc. Well, AC's steps are about 3 in a row and very controlled movements (most of the time). Other times she just tries to take off and lunges waaaaay too forward and crashes quickly! We are wondering if she will be walking by her 1st birthday!?? I'm just happy because I wanted her to be standing by Christmas for her photos....so I'm thinking she can do that (and hopefully not knock the tree over! ha) We shall see.
She is saying lots of words too! The cutest one right now is baby and baba (bottle). I can ask her if she wants a bottle and she just starts going "mmmmm baba mmm bab baba". It's really funny! And she is ALL about her DADDY right now!!! It's daddy this, daddy that, daddy baby, etc. She hasn't said moma much here lately....but that's ok....cause daddy is LOVING it!
She is by far the most precious thing we could ever ask for in our lives. It's kind of crazy how much she means to us! If only you could just go to wal-mart and pick some more out just like her...we'd have a house full!
We hope to see y'all soon! Come visit us anytime!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ava Claire or a seal??!


Check out those moves! Future soccer player??!

GrandDad and GrandMom came to see me!


Ava Claire had such a fun time with her GrandDad and GrandMom this weekend. They got her a pony!!! (well not a real one yet...but I'm sure that will be soon! ha) They got her a Radio Flyer horse....it is soooo cute! Ava Claire just laughed at it and loves messing with its ears (they krinkle and make noise!) and she's all about some noise! Check out her and her horse!! too cute!


Picking weeds and taking them to GrandMom....I take that after my GrandDad Raines!!


Having fun in the park!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy BIrthday Uncle B!!

We hope you had a great birthday Uncle B!
We'll see you soon!
We love you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday MaMaw!!!


We hope you had a great birthday Mamaw!!
We love you!
We wish we could be there with you!
Love, Ava Claire

Ava Claire 11 months old!!!


Can you believe she is 11 months old???! That's just crazy!!

Ready for the Rain!! (hurricane Ida)

Eating mac-n-cheese and making a mess!

Going shopping!!

Little JailBird!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The day after...


She slept so well last night (despite the time change)...she still woke up at her normal time. We were so happy! We are hoping that happens again tonight. She had so much fun yesterday that she wanted to wear her pink tiger outfit today....so she wore it when we went shopping this morning. She looked precious and had a fun day!
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Get these wings off me!!!!