Saturday, February 27, 2010

Family Time

The weather was so nice today that we thought that we would go for a walk to one of the parks close to our house. We did not actually make it to the park because Ava was getting a little bit hungry and did not care to sit in the stroller and wait for us to get home to eat, so we turned around early. It was so nice just to get outside and breathe some fresh air. It made us all a little anxious for summer.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


This Valentine's Day was a bit different than usual, but so much more special. Usually, Joel and I go on a date for Valentine's Day, but this year we have a little baby, so going out is a bit more difficult. Joel brought home a dozen roses and cooked an amazing meal for his two lucky girls (I was the only girl that ate it, but Ava enjoyed looking at it). I love when Joel cooks because one - I do not have to cook, and two - because he is an amazing cook. His meals always turn out fabulous. This was Ava's first Valentine's Day too which made it even more special, and Joel got her the cutest card. Ava got her dad some chocolates that he really enjoyed. I would not have wanted to spend Valentine's Day any other way.

Here are just a few new pictures of Ava. We sure do love having her in our family.

Too Cute!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Trying to Catch a Smile

Ava is just starting to smile at people. Catching one of her quick smiles is pretty much impossible. She hates the sound the camera makes when it takes a picture, so whenever I pull out the camera she instantly puts on a scowl as you can see in this picture.

However...every once in awhile I catch the tail end of one of her big grins. She is so much fun. Here are a few of my half-smile pictures.