From our family to yours . . .
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I don't know what it is, but somewhere in the past couple of months I feel as though I blinked . . .and Ava was this grown up little girl.
She's such a fun kid - incredibly thoughtful, too smart for her mom's liking at time and has a huge inclination to tease (wonder where she got that from?!?!). It's so fun to feel like she does more and more alongside me and to watch her independence grow.
Well who am I kidding.
That independence thing is fun MOST of the time. ; )
Despite the reason we were there, it was really special to get to be with my whole family in Michigan for my grandma's funeral. Ava LOVED the time with her cousins. Since Amy and her family can't make it home at Christmas, we took advantage and snapped a quick shot of mom and dad and all the grandkids.
Since my mom usually does gingerbread houses with all the grandkids, I was on the look out for something fun to do with Ava that didn't involve lots of work on my part. : ) I found this really fun gingerbread TREE kit. It's less intensive than the house (which was great for Ava's age) and really let Ava get pretty involved. It was the perfect size.
Have I mentioned Ava likes frosting? This is in case you've never noticed. I'm going to start sending all of Ava's uneaten cupcakes, cookies and cake to Ava's Grandma Prevo to eat (she only eats the frosting off and hands the rest to me EVERY time). I have a feeling Ava got her love for frosting pretty honestly.
Hey - it's only Christmas once a year. I let her go to town. : )
Putting decorations on her tree.
Posted by Amber at 1:16 PM
Waiting for Daddy to come home.
Getting in your sister's toys.
Making beautiful music on the noisy fireplace screen.
Posted by Amber at 12:47 PM
I figured when I got my Babycenter.com's weekly update for my 9 month and 3 week old babies, it was time to get some new photos up. : )
Sorry for the silent blog of late.
Many of you know but my grandma passed away the day before thanksgiving.
So between time spent in michigan and coming back and trying to catch up with the holidays, blogging has been the thing that went.
And truth be told, my heart wasn't in it and I was quite ok with that.
Thanks for the many sweet words, cards and hugs.
I miss Grandma. I'm so thankful she's home for christmas but I miss her. And I wasn't quite ready to write about it. One day I want to. And I will.
Today's catch up time.
Shortly after the twin's 9 month bday (Dec. 3rd), I tried to take some pictures.
At 9 months old these two little girls are all action and fun. I thought it would be more fun to just show the attempts.
(can you tell I got sentimental looking back?) : )
And so it begins to unravel.
For real mom? MORE?!?!
Can you tell me who is who?
Attempt #2. Surely with Daddy around to help it will be better?
Posted by Amber at 11:56 AM