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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SemiWordless Wednesday

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Helping the guys build a wood box...

 Helping the dishes make it into the dishwasher...

Helping with the disposal of the box...

Helping teddy feel loved...

Such a SWEET little helper!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10 Months

Miss Ava is still growing and learning by leaps and is exhausting just trying to keep up with all of the new things that she does on a daily basis!

At 10 months Ava can:
-  walk while holding on to things (tables, couches, baby strollers, people).
- help take everything out of any cabinet.
-  eat regular food.  She absolutely positively refuses to eat baby food!
-  clap her hands when she is excited about something.
-  stand without holding on to anything.
-  hand something to you if you ask for it (even though she thinks you are supposed to give it right back).
-  still babble saying da-da, ga-ga, na-na, but still no ma-ma.
- interact with TV by laughing, smiling, and dancing when she enjoys what is on it.
-  kick off any socks or shoes placed on her feet with lightening fast speed.
-  feed herself a bottle and any food you put in reach of her hands.

Our little girl is growing too fast!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
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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.

Dinner list.
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!

Guilty Reading.
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!

Happy Monday ALL!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
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!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} have you ever been on tv?
haha nope... I have always tried to stay OUT of the spotlight :)
{two} what was the best movie you saw last year?
ummm my favorite was probably The Ugly Truth.  Such a cute movie!  Not the best movie I have ever watched, but it was a really cute, girly movie.

{three} do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
I H-A-T-E to feel like I am trapped in my bed so I definitely do NOT sleep with my sheets tucked in!  

{four} do you cut coupons?
No.  I have really thought about.  Even asked for advice from a friend about how to do it and what blogs to read to figure it all out, but I am just not disciplined enough to make myself do it :(

{five} do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No.  I think my mind is generally racing on too many other things that need to be done.

{six} what sauce do you dip your chicken nuggets in?
Honey mustard fo sho!

{seven} do you have any magazine subscriptions?
No, I read too many books to keep up with magazines too :)

{eight} when was the last time you wrote a letter on paper?
Gosh I do not even begin to know.  This is really sad... maybe I will write a letter tonight!

{nine} what’s your favorite fruit pie?

{ten} black olives or green olives?
I have LOVE for all olives!!!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

9 Months

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.
- takes a bath in the big tub!
- has five teeth, two on top and three on bottom.

8 months

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 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!

New Year, Football and Friends

Showing her support for UGA

New Year's Eve was a warm day, so we took Ava onto the back porch to play in the sunshine.  She really enjoyed toddling around in her stroller watching her Daddy out in the yard.

Then some of our most favorite people came over to watch the last UGA game of the season and to help ring in the New Year. 

Loves her Uncle T!

We enjoyed some delicious food, sad UGA football, fun people and firestarting fireworks.

Playing with Auntie Sue


A New Webb...

will arrive around August 11, 2011!  

Congratulations Marc and Cannon!  So excited to have a new little niece or nephew, but more excited for Ava to have a new playmate!!!

Christmas 2010

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.