Sunday, December 30, 2012

Princess Castle

Ava was pretty excited about her castle.  She kept eyeballing Jon until he was done putting it together!  She learned to put the princesses on the spot where they talk.

Can't wait until you are done Dad

Let me help

Patiently waiting

She loves it!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Day

Our final stop was Grandpa and Grandma S's in Nebraska.

We had a very uneventful trip up which was wonderful. Avalyn did have some pack and play drama which made for a long night but after her nap the next day her spirits were good.

She was spoiled once again! Tricycle, books, clothes, baby dolls, and a new kitty to name a few.

We had a delicious lunch of prime rib, potatoes, and corn.

After a little more family time it was time to head home. So another Christmas in the books.  It was a wonderful blessed Christmas. It's too bad it goes so fast.

Milk and Cheerios..I'm good

New Kitty

Reading her "quiet book" with Uncle Rich

Jemma the Gift Card Princess.  She got 19!

Big Hugs for the Dada

Ava was more interested in the big lights than the ornaments


Are you my Dad?

Big kisses from Uncle Rich

Lunch time!

Patty Cake

Ava's got a full belly

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Eve

We headed to Grandma and Grandpa W's house for Christmas Eve. My mom made a big breakfast. Pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage, muffins, and eggs.

It was a lot of fun catching up with my sisters. Ava was so spoiled. A baby stroller, Minnie Mouse Boutique toys, a crawling baby doll, Doc McStuffins toys, talking book, and a handful of jammies and clothes.

Around lunch we headed up to NE. Our car was pretty much packed and we had another house to visit!

MMM Breakfast

Whats in here Aunt Chels?

Minnie Mouse Fashion

Minnie Mouse Boutique

The stroller was one of her favorites

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Eve Eve

We had family to visit and some traveling to do this holiday so we had Christmas at our house on Christmas Eve Eve.

Ava ripped some of the gifts but was still too young to really get into it. 

Stocking Stuffers

Tickle Time!

Grandma and Grandma Little People

Whats this big gift?

Disney Castle!

Pots and Pans

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Santa Baby

Silly Ava thinks it's so funny when you put the Santa hat on her! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sweet 16!

The big milestone this month is that you climb up on EVERYTHING. No foot rest, chair, couch, or table is safe. So much for the coffee table in front of the TV! You can also stomp your feet really fast, like you are running in place.

You are a big girl. At your 15 month appointment you were 32 ½ inches tall and 23lb 10oz. That’s the 80th Percentile in both!
These stacking columns are one of your favorite toys
Your current favorite word is “mama.” If you need something, “mama?” If you can’t figure something out, “mama?” If you want picked up, want to eat, want to play, etc. “Mama” for everything! It is very sweet. I’m constantly saying, “yes Ava?” I think dad is getting a little jealous.

Your current favorite toy is a butterfly that projects stars onto the ceiling. You won’t go to sleep without it that’s for sure. In fact, you demand that you hold it when we rock you at bedtime. You like pushing the button and watching the stars change from blue to red to green. You also like your toy wooden spatula and spoon that came with your play kitchen.

Oh my you have learned to scream when you are mad. Not a whiny or “kind of upset” scream, but a full blown ear piercing raging scream! Luckily, your tantrums are far and few between.

Watch me mom
You still love stacking things.  Sometimes when you eat you’ll stack your food, like cheese squares, cheerios, or carrots. I even saw you stacking Christmas gifts!

Your new favorite trick
 You love Cousin Gavi. Seeing you two together is so funny. He’ll chase you all around and then you’ll chase him back. Sometimes you chase each other crawling! The whole time you are laughing up a storm.

Fun things this month have been traveling out of town for Thanksgiving, going to play at Paradise Park, spending the night with Grandma and Grandpa, and having your best friends over for a Christmas Play Date.  You also got your first pair of real tennis shoes.
With climbing on furniture comes standing.  We are working on this!
Until next month!