Thursday, May 26, 2011

I have always said Jack is a great big brother, but I knew there would come a time of annoyance at a little sister. So it makes me laugh kind of to hear now, "No, Ava. No, Ava." Or "Stop, Ava. You're bo'ering me!" (bothering) "Mommy, she's getting into my...." Well, I was enjoying babyhood. Here comes the toddler phase. She is starting to have opinions that are different than ours. She doesn't really like hearing, "No, Ava" in a stern voice. It breaks her heart. The drama is kind of funny.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The 3rd tooth is here! On top. I kept hearing grinding and thought, "How is she grinding her two bottom teeth together?" Well what do you know? There's a third one now!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Things

Here are some videos of Ava doing some new things.

Ava has always been a pretty content baby and pretty happy, but she has not been much of a laugher. She doesn't really like to be tickled (Jack loved it). But she was really getting a kick out of Jack ripping up boxes and paper the other day. I tried to rip the paper, but she would just look at me. But when Jack did it she would giggle with glee.

Ava just started clapping the other day.

This isn't the first video of Ava crawling, but she hasn't been crawling very long and already has a pretty good hang of it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ava started clicking her tongue a few days ago, and today she pulled herself up in her crib. And not long after, she clapped. So many things all at once!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ava crawled! Yesterday was the official day of actually getting 2 knees on the floor and moving. We got it on video so it is documented. She certainly gets around even though she's not crawling regularly. She even pulls herself to almost stand sometimes. Scary! And now I'm going to have to pay more attention.

She is learning how to kiss. It's so cute! I love how she leans forward with her mouth open. Also, sometimes she tips her head down so you can kiss her forehead. She loves to be kissed and with cheeks like that, who could resist? Sorry - I'm just one of those moms today thinking her kids are the greatest in the world! Oh and....I'm right!

Jack's been so loving lately, and even though he can be a tough kid to parent sometimes, he has my heart. He really is still the best big brother. I heard him talking to the kids outside yesterday through the open window. Ava started whining a little bit, and he said, "Oh just a minute, I have to go talk to Ava. I'll be back in a minute to talk to you again." And then, "Ava, are you okay? I'm right here." AWWWW!!! It's those moments that I want to take a picture and never forget them. And that's what this blog is for.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mothers Day to me!

Lots of good things come on Mother's Day! Matt always takes good care of me! It was nice to be with our moms for lunch. We had Ava's baby dedication yesterday as well, and that made it special. I'm thankful God allowed me to be a mom to my two little ones. It is an honor and privilege to be with them every day.

First time Ava sat up in bed

Not long after that...

First time in the tub...not too happy.