Tuesday, September 21, 2010

One year.

'You are so precious to me,
sweet as can be, baby of mine.'
 ~ Dumbo

Dear Ava,

My sweet girl, it is so hard to believe that one year ago today you graced the world with your beautiful blues eyes and dirty blonde hair.  Your birth was a whirlwind and went so quickly, who knew that the year to follow would be to. The moment I heard your sweet voice, I knew my world was perfect.  You were perfect.  I watched you sleep on my chest, as there was no other place you wanted to be, You were so tiny, your breath so soft and sweet. You were mine, as I was yours.

As each day has passed, I am amazed at how beautiful you are. Your personality and smile light up the room & my heart.   You are soo smart & stubborn & independent.  I love how your eyes light up when your Daddy comes home & how he has to hug you before doing anything else.  I love the way you giggle at Zoe when she does silly things. You have such a wonderful giggle.  You aren't walking just yet, but if you get a hold of someones hand, you will walk up a storm.  You and your sister are two peas in a pod.  I hope that you two grow to be best friends.  You talk alot, but your favorite thing to do is mimic people when the laugh.  You are laughter fills my heart with joy. 

Every night before I lay you in your bed, I look at you sleeping on my chest, not soo tiny anymore, but your breath still so soft and sweet.  I remember back to the night you were born and I smile.  I smile at you and I thank God for giving me you.  You are mine, as I am yours.

Happy 1st Birthday Ava!


Saturday, September 11, 2010


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them"  John F. Kennedy

Friday, September 10, 2010

top 5 things I love

  1. I love how Zoe starts to studder when she gets is excited about a story she's dying to tell me.
  2. I love how Ava opens her mouth SUPER wide with excitment when she sees someone/something she loves.
  3. I love how my husbands eye lashes are long enough to touch his glasses when he blinks.
  4. I love having coffee dates with my 4 year and making plans for future dates.
  5. I love how cupcakes/cakes smell.