Thursday, December 31, 2009

Day 365 - THE END!

This little princess started her day at 4:00 a.m., and I believe she woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Instead of napping and getting happy, her day just continued to slide downhill and instead of celebrating the new year with friends, we had an intimate celebration with our family of 3. Part of having a child means doing what's best for them even when we might rather do something for ourselves. And that's ok. We were together and that's what matters.

Thank you so much to all of you who followed along with us this year. I have truly enjoyed doing this project and while I would love to continue it through 2010, my little subject avoids me and the camera like the plague! It's truly a challenge to get a good picture of her (and my non-Ava photos didn't seem to generate much interest). So, instead of making sure to get a picture a day, we will just continue to document important things and update our regular blog on a more regular basis. We hope you'll follow along with us there as well! (Adventures in Ava-Land)

Happy New Year! May 2010 be full of goodness and blessings for you and your family!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 364

I couldn't decide so you get 3! :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 363

With all her new toys, she found a good way to entertain herself by wearing her stocking on her head. Oh the things she comes up with!

I can't believe we only have two more days of the 365! I hope you have enjoyed looking at it each day as much as I have enjoyed doing it!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 362

A hard day of play in her jammies while home with Daddy today!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Day 361

Helping Momma cook dinner but it doesn't look like she cared for the recipe!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day 360

Watching some Mickey Mouse in her new chair!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Day 359

Absolutely in awe at all these new things that magically appeared at her house!! ♥ it!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day 358

Ava is loving all the present opening! She is more interested in ripping the paper than what is inside, but at least she's having fun!!

And just because I don't know if I've ever seen a White Christmas, you get two photos tonight!!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day 357

Zach's grandma records all the present hoopla at Christmas and Ava wanted to see the "bay-bee" on the camera!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 356

Ava playing on her computer on our way to our first round of Christmases!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 355

Someone found a new place to sit! Smart kid we have!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 354

Just having some Sunday night fun!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Day 353

We've had some busy elves at our house tonight! Can't wait for Christmas morning!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 352

Somebody was incredibly tired tonight after a long day - pajama and pizza party at school, playing, and dinner out with her friends. What a day! (Mommy hopes that this means she will sleep extra late tomorrow!) :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Day 351

Since I was off work today for the funeral, I was able to pick up Ava a little early and we stopped by Sonic on our way home for happy hour! I got Ava her own small Cherry Limeade and boy did she love it! And boy was she ticked when I took it away after she drank half of it!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 350

"Hey Mom! I'm eating a cookie!!"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 349

She may look just like her Daddy but she did get a few things from her Mama - one of them being her love of talking! ;)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Day 348

We went to the park to ride the holiday train and Ava was bundled up to go. She looks so excited, huh? (note the sarcasm) She did seem to have fun!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day 347

Ava's idea of helping me wrap presents was to try and open the boxes that they were in!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 346

I am probably biased, but isn't she beautiful?? I LOVE this picture!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Day 345

Is it just me or is she looking really different these days?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 344

Looooooove this face! She makes life so much fun!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 343

She's always way too busy to look at her Momma. I went to school today for a few minutes b/c Santa was there for pictures and I knew Ava wouldn't do so hot (and I was right). I tried to get a picture of her playing and she was too busy driving off. Imagine that!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 342

We are getting a special delivery tomorrow and my dad came to help Zach move the old out so we can make room. Stay tuned! Ava might be pretty shy when we go places but she's always pretty welcoming of company in her house.. guess it's because it's her territory!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 341

When all else fails, a sleepy picture works! I can't believe we are winding the 365 down to its last days!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day 340

WAHOO!!!!! She finally looked at me and posed for the camera!! This never happens!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Day 339

Is that not just adorable???

Friday, December 4, 2009

Day 338

So incredibly sassy!!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day 337

Look at all that hair she's finally getting! It's about time!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 336

This is one of my most favorite Christmas ornaments! A guest at our wedding has a mother who hand paints ornaments and this was our wedding gift! It was perfect since we got married at the end of November. You can't see it in this picture, but there are a ton of intricate little details on this and I cherish this so much!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 335

Today was Christmas picture day at school so Ava wore some Christmas clothes. She wasn't in the mood for a Christmas picture with her mom this morning!