She is also getting really good at grabbing things and holding on!! She especially likes Mommy's hair!
January 25 - We're pregnant! We found out on this day that I was indeed pregnant - after all, THREE home pregnancy tests wouldn't lie would they?
February 12 - We saw Ava's little heart beat for the very first time. Unfortunately, the u/s machine in the dr's office was broken and couldn't print pictures so we did not get a picture of her little heart. We were also told that there were possibly two heart beats floating around in there. (Unfortunately, I have no corresponding picture for February.)
April 18 - Zach turns 24!!
August 25 - I celebrated my "golden" birthday - 25 on the 25th!
September 19 - Happy birthday, Ava!!!!
October 26 - Ava is baptized!!
December 25 - Our first Christmas with a baby!
Thank you Lord for an incredibly blessed 2008! None of this would have been possible without You. We can't wait to see what You have waiting for us in 2009!
Ava chilling on Christmas Eve morning
After leaving we headed home and went to my grandma's for the Christmas Eve celebration there. One of my favorite traditions from Christmas Eve is that we always have a birthday cake and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. Each of the little kids always gets their own candle to burn out and I look forward to Ava having a candle to blow out in the future! She was good for most of the evening until she just got so downright tired she threw a hissy fit. She's a very curious girl and is always concerned she just might miss something! She finally calmed down and slept on my mom the rest of the night. We ventured to Midnight Mass and she slept soundly in her carseat like an angel the entire time! That was the best she's ever behaved in church!
Sleeping during Midnight Mass - she's pulling blankets over her face alot these days
Not so happy when she got home from Midnight Mass
We woke up Christmas morning and had Christmas at our house! Santa was very good to Ava (as were Mommy and Daddy)! She really shouldn't need too many toys for a while! After we had our Christmas we headed over to my parent's house to have our Christmas with them before the rest of the family showed up for Christmas lunch. Ava didn't show much interest in any of her gifts except for one my parents got her. They got her this little doll that giggles and Ava just stared at that thing for a minute and then started laughing at it. She liked that a baby finally "talked" back to her! She had another "scared" episode yesterday and finally fell asleep on my parent's bed with the help of a bottle. I sure hope we outgrow this stage soon!
Merry Christmas! Waking up on Christmas morning
Is it time to open presents yet?!
Mommy and Ava by the tree
Daddy and Ava by the tree
Ava with all of her presents
Ava checking out her loot
We had a wonderful holiday - we hope you did too!
Things I Love about Ava @ this age: