Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Ava!

Happy Birthday to Aya! Mommy and Daddy can't believe that 2 years have flown by already. Ava's real birthday is tomorrow. I took off work two weeks ago to celebrate and what a day it will be tomorrow. It is suppose to reach 75 degrees! I am still not sure what we are going to do, it depends on how windy it is going to be, but we are going to have some fun for sure! Yesterday we celebrated her birthday with the family. The theme was "Signing Time". We had sign language cards as decoration, the Happy Birthday to you Video was playing in the background, and I even had the art teacher create a Hopkins the Frog on her cake. Ava looked so grown up in her flowery party dress and pink jeweled flats. Nana even did her hair for Ava... She looked beautiful! She did so good considering that she doesn't see everyone all that often. She could not wait to open her gifts and she said thank you to each person after we told her who the gift was from. She was really looking for them to tell them, not blindly saying thanks. She got tired around 4:00 and got a bad case of the giggles. Everyone who was still there had some much fun interacting with her and her giggles. After everyone left, it was time for nap time. After a quick nap, she was ready to head out to eat with Uncle Bubby, Aunt Felicia and Lisa, Aunt Fannie, Brian, GG, and Nana and Papa. We went to Senor Tequila's and Ava even got to wear the birthday sombrero. What a great party day. How is it possible my little baby will be 2 tomorrow?

Monday, January 30, 2012

22 1/2 months

I can't believe I have not written on here in over 2 months. Ava is getting so big. We are seeing glimpses of the "terrible twos" roll out every once in a while. She tells you what she wants and when she wants it. Girl is getting a little bossy. haha. "No Mommy, sit here." "No Mommy, I don't like that." It's amazing that just a year ago I had a baby just learning to walk that could only say about 5 words. Time is just flying by.

I am busy getting ideas together for Ava's 2nd birthday which is about 5 weeks away. I think we are going to have a Signing Time Theme... who would've thought. She still loves her signing videos and DVDs. But she is also getting interested in other videos. (thank goodness) She really likes the movies Rio and Lion King. In the morning, she really likes to watch Chuggington and Mickey Mouse Club.

Ava is still going to dance class on Tuesday nights and now it's even more fun to go because we get to see Aunt Fannie while we are there since she teaches upstairs at the same time. She is getting so good at all the dances and last week she even did the balance beam all by herself. I was amazed. My little baby is now a toddler. She runs, jumps, climbs, and dances all over the place. Oh, and I can't forget to mention that we are potty-trained now. Well... for the most part. Accidents still happen but they are usually around naptime. She is doing amazing. Pretty crazy how I cannot even remember what Matt and I did before her. Now we play babies, get our hair done, paint, play with magnets, dance, and play outside. We are definitely the cool parents right now lol. I am the luckiest girl alive. One precious angel and one amazing husband.