Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mother's Day

Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward him for the life of your young children.
Lamentations 2:19

Being a mom is such a privilege. It's the best of jobs. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be Ava's mommy. There is nothing as rewarding, full filling, exhilarating, or exhausting! Words can not express my love for this little girl. She is so precious. Everyday is a new entertaining adventure full of laughter.
We had such a special Mother's day this year. Ava got me a beautiful dress from Banana Republic that she was very proud of. As well as a card that plays music when you open it - her favorite. She has started a collection of music cards. She loves to have them all open at the same time - each playing a different song. We hit a little road block when her Daddy wouldn't let her take the cards in the car for the road trip!
Steven, Ava, and I went to the Tulsa Zoo for Mother's day. We all had a great time. It was the perfect way to spend the day. Below are a few pictures...

The Masters

Well my husbands life is complete now - he went to the Masters this year. Here are a few of the 500 pictures he took! Augusta is absolutely beautiful.

Magnolia Lane

Hogan Bridge

#12 "Golden Bell"

#10 "Camellia"

#18 "Holly"

The Goose

Trip to Cincinnati

Steven went to the Masters with Carter's daddy Bryson - So Ava and I flew to Cincinnati to visit our good friends Dee and Carter. We miss them so much and the kids (and the grown ups) had such a great time.

These are a few pictures from the Cincy Children's Museum. It was amazing - Ava had a ball. Her favorite part was the mock grocery store, we spent most of our time there. I kept thinking if only we had this at our house.

So proud of our Big Kid panties!!

We went to the Cincinnati Zoo. It was Ava's first trip to a zoo. It was so cute to watch her reactions to all of the different animals.

Is this not the cutest picture ever. Ava and Carter genuinely love each other so much. They walked everywhere holding hands. So cute!!!

Life doesn't get much better than this - Good friends and a big ice cream cone!

Desitin Disaster

Ava was sweetly playing in her room like she always does - but this time she was up to something else. As you can tell she went straight to the bathtub. FYI Desitin is no easy to get off!

Easter Sunday and Steven's Birthday

We celebrated Easter Sunday with Steven's family. Ava was very excited to see that the Easter Bunny also came to Mimi and Papaw's house. Yes the dog on the couch is pink. Steven's mom dyed her dog Charlie pink for Easter.

Ava with her cousins Mallory and Jaxson

Oh Mimi!!! She is so festive!

Little lady

Easter Egg Hunt

We had an Easter egg hunt at Peaches lake house with Ava's friends Scott and Josh. She loved hunting for eggs - and she was pretty good at it too!

I love to dress myself!


I don't even know what you say. Except that life with a toddler is always entertaining. She keeps us laughing thats for sure.

The Newest Member of Our Family!!

This is Isa - the newest member of our family. He is such a wonderful cat. Ava named him after the Isa the Iguana on Dora. He was a stray that wondered up to my dad's house. He is perfect - declawed, neutered, laid-back, and so loving. He fits perfectly into out family, and Ava just loves him and Kobe has learned to love him!

More TuTus!!

Ava always wants me to take her picture in her tutus on her "stage". Of course I am always happy to!

Mother's Day Out Valentines Party

Ava goes to Mother's Day Out at our Church on Tuesdays and Thursday. She loves it and has made so many great friends. They had a little Valentines party and decorated sugar cookies. It was so cute to be able to go and see all the kids interact with each other at school.

Admiring her finished project!

Razorback Basketball

Here is Ava all dressed and ready for a Razorback Basketball game. She is such a little sports fan - she loves all sporting events. Ava always has to know where "the pig" is.