Friday, November 7, 2008

It's A.........

...Girl!!!! We are so excited to announce that we are having a girl! So exciting. Ava is just thrilled about having a baby sister - you know she said if it was a boy he would have to stay at the hospital. It is very heartwarming hearing her talk about what all she is going to do with and teach her baby sister. For those of you with sister we all know every girl needs a sister! Sisters make the best friends.
I am now 23 weeks and go back to the doc in a few weeks for the glucose test. It's hard to believe that I am that far along....oh how time flies.
p.s. - we are open to name suggestions...

Halloween Festivities

Trick-or-Treating is sooo much fun!

Some of the neighborhood girls..we just love them!

Eating dinner with Natalie the dino and Dax the farmer

Halloween "WEEK" - yes I said week was very fun at our house. Well, everyday is Halloween for Ava because her favorite thing to do is dress up. In fact while I am writing this, she is currently taking a nap in her Tinkerbell costume! Anyways, Ava had four valid opportunities to wear her beloved Snow White costume. It is about in shreds now - every time she put it on for something else I was cutting strings off of it or wiping off something that she had dribbled on it - But hey we got our money's worth! She went to the Fall Carnival at the school Haley is student teaching at, a party at one of her dance classes, a party at her school, and then Halloween night itself.
We had such a great Halloween night - a bunch of our friends came over for dinner and then all the kids went trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. They were all sooo cute it watch. Ava was totally into it and literally ran from door to door. She had a ball!

Dancing With The Stars...too funny!

Well Dancing with the Stars is one of my favorite shows, but little did I know that Ava would turn out to be even more of a fan. This past week Steven and I noticed something Ava had been doing for several weeks now - every time the show comes on she goes and gets her big Cinderella doll that she calls her "girl" and they dance together. It is sooo funny and sooo cute to watch. Ava studies each dancer, watches their every move and tries to do the same moves with her girl. It is priceless to watch. And I must say Monday nights are easy around our house - Ava never fights getting a bath early so she can be ready to watch "her show"and then when it's over she is worn out and doesn't fight going to bed. It's great!

Happy Fall Yall

Ava's school had a traveling pumpkin patch come and visit a few weeks ago. I had never heard of a traveling patch, but it was pretty cute and the kiddos had a great time. They played around for a little while and then Ava took waaaaay to long to pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home.

Pumpkin Carving 101

Steven and Ava carved their first pumpkin together this Halloween. Ava was very intrigued by the whole process and was thoroughly disgusted by the inside of a pumpkin. It was a fun experience that of course had to be documented! She was very proud of their finished product.