Saturday, April 23, 2011
Posted by Jen and Joel at 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Ava is finally starting to feel better, and we all have severe cabin fever, so we thought we better go for a little family hike today. It was a little windy, but it was still wonderful to be outside. Ava was not thrilled about being in the backpack. She would prefer to walk constantly, but some of the trail was a little too rocky. Ava was so excited to see and pick flowers. I think the flowers were probably the highlight of her adventure today.
Posted by Jen and Joel at 4:33 PM
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Being a mom is such an amazing experience. I always knew that I wanted to be a mom, but not nearly as much as I have enjoyed with Ava. She brightens my days, makes me constantly smile and laugh, and allows me to have a deeper respect for all mothers, including my own. It is so much fun, but hard at the same time. These last few days have been slightly difficult because Ava has been so sick. Before now, she has had the occasional running nose, but never a serious cold. She was put on antibiotics for the first time, and has thrown-up (mostly from choking on her cough) more than I thought possible for a little kid. I hate to see her struggle and not feel well, especially since it is still so hard for her to communicate how she is feeling. As much as I hate having her sick, I am grateful that I can be here for her. I love that she wants to cuddle with me and knows that I am always here for her. I hope that she always knows that, especially when she hits her teenage years. I am grateful that she feels comfort in my arms. I would hold her and rock her all day (and night) long if it meant she would feel better. She and her dad are my best blessings. Can't wait for our little princess to feel better soon.
Posted by Jen and Joel at 12:51 PM