Saturday, April 18, 2009

lots of random . . .

Brace yourselves folks . . .it's been a while!

Life has been constant at our home these weeks . . .the other day I had to go to my "sent" folder of my email to double check some info, and over the course of a week, I think there were maybe 10 sent emails. Considering a while back that could easily have been ONE afternoon, that kind of puts things in perspective! : )

So here's some of our latest!

Ava headed off to Michigan to spend the next week+ with Grandpa and Grandma Bahr. Every time I connect my daughter sounds like she's having a blast. I was a little relieved when my mom did tell me she was making a concentrated effort to have Ava play on her own too . . .her life is quite different when she comes home! But it's fun for me to know she's having so much fun . . .even if it does seem like a long time.

I shed mommy tears . . .but have to be honest saying that I have loved being able to get out for walks every day so far for pretty much the first time since these girls have been born and the pure simplicity of just me and the babies. It's fun to be able to soak them in some.

I often smile thinking that the same things that I miss so much about our little tornado when she's gone will probably have me exhausted within a day of her being back home. Isn't mommyhood grand!

Here's Ava and Grandma at the airport waiting to leave - doesn't she look SO sad to go?! ; )
For part of Ava's "Easter Basket," Barb made these little chick cupcakes for Ava. She thought they were pretty cute and I must agree!

Here's Ava trying one out!

Since she was little, Ava has been obsessed with putting either her drink or some object that she's eating in the little cupholder of her high chair. She'll often rotate what item is so priviledged to use that spot during a meal. It makes me laugh.

Easter sunday was a crazy whirlwind at our house. Ryan went to the sunrise service with Ava and I came a little later with the girls. So needless to say, I don't have a picture of all three of the girls in their easter sweetness. We'll have to do a "pretend" shot some day. But here is one snapshot of the twins all ready to go . . .another glimpse at my life? My sister had to take it as I quickly rushed around getting ready myself before we headed out the door. Otherwise, this picture might not have happened either! : )
Olivia (left) and Kate (right)

The girls got individual bible story books as a baby gift from some friends of ours. I was telling Ava that Kate and Olivia had their own bibles now. Ava promptly took them from my hands and went and put one on each of the girls' laps. If you tried to removed them, she got quite upset. So here's Kate starting her devotion habits early in life.

Monkey see, Monkey do.

My high school friend Jill sent two adorable blankets that she made herself as a baby gift this past week - they are so sweet! Not only do I love them, though, but Ava thought she needed them too. So all three girls are putting them to great use - thanks Jill!!

And here's Olivia and Daddy having some bonding time.

Until the next time! : )


Haley said...

I love hearing how your life is going Amber! I've been thinking a lot about you. That update was precious!

Amy Cherise said...

I love how the four of you can get some good down time now!! I miss playing with Ava! I love you so much. hugs from atlanta. xoxo

Jessica said...

Always good to read an update from you Amber! I think about you often too and pray you are doing well!

Anonymous said...

thanks for your update Amber. you are doing great!!! glad you could get outside this week. your girls are so precious. Ava is taking her role as a big sister very seriously (early Bible devotions). =) too cute!!! hugs, teresa c.

Minders said...

Agreeed, I love to hear updates on you and the girls! It was great to see you out and about on Easter! Love you!

Katie said...

I am sooo glad that things are going great. The girls look so cute. I would like to come and see them again. Let me know when!!!

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

It's great to hear from you, dear Amber!! Praying for you today!