10 months already.
Yes people, my little Ava is 10 months old today!!! Where has 10 months gone?? She is so precious, and growing WAY too fast...check back tomorrow for my update post on what she has learned to do from month 9 to month 10.
While reading through other blog posts for Miscellany Monday I happened upon a blogger who posted her plans for dinner for this entire week! Oh how I wish that I could be that woman. Not only did she already have dinner for an ENTIRE week planned out, she had really good dinners planned, restaurant style dinners. I am going to be honest and tell you right now that I am doing good to plan Tuesday's dinner Monday night much less having the entire week planned by Monday morning!
I have a guilty pleasure, and it is reading young adult books. Right now I have been introduced to a series called Uglies. It is addicting and I love it so there!
Friends ARE Family. Today on the way to eat lunch with his Dad, Tim informed me that anyone that is not blood related to you is not your family. I beg to differ! Some days I do not know what I would do without my family of friends!
Baby free time. I often find myself feeling guilty to let Ava go stay with someone so that I can have some me time, but this weekend, for the first time since November, I asked her Aunt G and Uncle T to babysit for a few hours. It was SO nice to be able to walk into a store and look. I was actually able walk around the strip mall in absolutely NO hurry. AND to top the afternoon off...I went home and laid on the couch and watched Sex and the City for TWO QUIET HOURS!!! Of course after five hours (seemed like two days) without my beautiful little girl I couldn't take it anymore, and I went to pick her up.
Loved baby. I have the MOST loved little girl in the world! I swear I have never seen so many people love a child. She has more Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Grandparents than any child I have ever known. I feel so blessed that I have surrounded myself with such wonderful people, and I hope that one day Ava understands how blessed she is. Most importantly I hope that I am able to extend to her the knowledge to not take these people who love her so dearly for granted.
Just had to share this picture because she is too cute! Have a happy Monday!
On Christmas Eve our baby girl was NINE months old! She is growing so fast that we can barely keep up with her. Everyday she has learned something new. It is so refreshing to watch her discover new things that we take for granted on a daily basis.
At nine months old Ava:
- crawls like a champ!
- pulls up and stands while holding on to something.
- eats regular food...and we have yet to find something that she does not like.
- puts said regular food in her mouth by herself. As a matter of fact EVERYTHING in reach goes straight to her mouth.
- talks with her hands.
- says "dada" "gaga" "baba".... just about anything but MAMA!
- HATES shoes, socks, anything placed on her feet.
Ava is now a crawler! She talks on a regular basis and even though we have no idea what she is babbling about we talk back like we do. She has definitely chosen Daddy as favorite for now. Actually she has chosen men in general as a favorite. She is beginning to eat table food. She has outgrown the sink as a bath tub:( She has also now experienced an ear infection...mom and dad were scared to death...why doesn't anyone tell you about what ear infections turn your child into???
Such a cutie! We are enjoying every single moment!
I know that I am far beyond late on posting anything to this blog, and I am not even going to apologize this time. I am just going to say that I will try to do better :)
You can't stay mad at me when I show you this cuteness ;)
So Christmas 2010 was our first Christmas as a family! Very exciting!!!
Ava enjoyed the BOWS on the presents and nothing else
That's right Ava really did not care about anything except the bows! By Christmas morning she had removed the bows from every single gift under the tree!!
I just realized how much she looks like her daddy in this picture!
Tim and I made the decision to not plan to do anything for Christmas day until after lunch time so that we could spend the morning as a family in a "no-rush" environment. I must say that I LOVE that we made that decision, and every single Christmas from now until forever will be exactly the same!
Ava didn't really take to opening gifts this year mainly because every time she pulled the paper she put it in her mouth and I pulled it out of her mouth. This process frustrated her a lot so she just decided to stop trying and stick to her beloved bows.