Friday, August 20, 2010

20 months old

Time is going by so quickly.... we are enjoying everyday with this sweet baby girl!
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She's a dancing machine!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's football time in Tennessee...


AC is ready for football season to start!! I wonder if she will trade in that orange cheerleading outfit for a black and red one??? I'm thinking daddy would rather pay out-of-state tuition than her cross over to a Bulldog!! ha We shall see....

AC at the farm (Matt's parents' house)


We started our Bristol trip off at Matt's parents' house in Rogersville. AC got to pet the horses and loved it! She wasn't a huge fan of being on the horse....but liked feeding them. She was too funny! Here are a few pics...






Thursday, August 12, 2010

Owen and Lily Kate came to visit!

We had such a fun time with Jenica and her two kiddos (Owen and Lily Kate). It was the first time for me to see Owen and LK in person and they are even more precious in real life! She has two amazing kiddos! (She's pretty great too!) Jenica and I taught together our first year of teaching!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The things she does....

She is doing so many new things! Especially talking....these last few months have been crazy! It seems like she is learning 20 words a day...I call her my little parrot! Because anything you say...she tries to say it too! So here are the days where mommy has to make sure she says things she wants AC to say.....

She's into everything! She thinks she always has to "help". She was especially helpful at Target today when she carried the mop we were going to buy all thru the store. She held onto it and was dragging it behind her.... it was cute! (Glad it was early morning because it wasn't crowded at all or I wouldn't have let her do that!!!)

She's very brave...always trying new things.... and thinking of odd things to do. She loves to watch the men mow our yard each week....there are about 4 people that come- one mows, one weed-eats, one cuts bushes, and the other one blows all of the grass up....she will go from window to window watching them! It is great entertainment on Friday mornings!! (She even scooted the ottoman to the window so she could see better!)

She gives the sweetest little hugs....and pats you on the back. Oh my- it just melts your heart!

She will not call my mom Mamaw (as planned)...she calls her Juju. I will say "let's call mamaw and she will point to mom's picture and say "no- Juju".... she definitely has a mind of her own!

She is getting a little bit too brave at the pool...she will jump in and not worry. Bad thing is...when she goes under, she just holds her breathe and doesn't try to get back up...so we are glad summer is coming to an end...by next summer she will be old enough to understand some "pool rules" better.

She loves "tookies" aka cookies. My mom started this....thanks mom! When we were in Bristol, she had some of her first "cookies" and now every day she will look at me with those sweet little eyes, turn that head sideways, and say "tookie?".....how can I say no to that???? Soooooo she gets a cookie usually! (I do get the plain, low sugar things and she doesn't even care! thank goodness!)

She is excited about starting to "school". We enrolled her in a toddler program....she just goes two half days a week (I guess like a mother's day out)...but she will have to actually sit at circle time, look at books, eat her packed lunch, etc. It's a structured day to try and get them more ready for preschool...I think once she gets used to it she will love it! We went on our tour and she instantly played in the rooms! I hope she will get used to it quickly....I can't imagine her "first day"...... I now know how the parents of the kiddos in my class used to feel....

I could go on and on...but she's waking up from her very late nap! SO I better go get her up or she will never sleep tonight!!! Speaking of, she is back on schedule and doing great in the new house. Too bad we're heading to Bristol next week.....just in time to get her off schedule again! hahah

Well thanks for reading! I'll get some more pics soon!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

19 months old

This is one of my recent favorite pictures of Ava Claire...I just think she looks so precious in front of the rose bushes! (which she loves to help me "clean")

Tire Swing Update


She love, love, lovesss the tire swing now! She was a little afraid of it at first...but tonight she got right on the tire and was swinging herself. She would put her little tummy on the tire and pick up her little feet and swing...all by herself! It was precious! She didn't want to come inside....she kept going back to the tire to swing more! This is going to be a great thing for her.... :)

Playground Fun


AC loves to go to the playground and play....this night was extremely fun because she was "posing" for some pictures. Matt had her trying to do some "glamour shot" poses and it was halarious!!!! She even laughed at herself! Here are just a few of that funny night....






Matt's Parents came to visit!!!

Matt's parents came to visit this weekend since it was our wedding anniversary and we wanted to go to a baby-free dinner! They played with AC and Matt and I got to have some time for ourselves. Everybody had fun! They even enjoyed the tire swing!!



We enjoyed the baby-free dinners...but we sure did miss our little turkey!! We'd much rather just have her with us at dinner...just an occasional night away!! :)

Mommy's Baby!!!

It's hard to believe that Ava Claire is 19 months old!!! She is the sweetest little girl...

Georgia Aquarium Trip

We took AC to the aquarium the other day and she absolutely LOVED it! She just kept saying "wooooah!" when she would see the fish. She liked the smaller fish better than the large ones...which surprised me. I thought she's be all about the whale sharks! Her favorite fish was the "lion fish"...he was a funny looking guy! Here's his pic:

Here are a few more pics from the day.... she had so much fun! I'm sure we'll be going back soon....