Friday, April 29, 2011

Ava @ 2 Years

Ava Marie, you are 2 years old!

You are 33 inches tall and weigh 21 pounds! You wear mainly 2T shirts, dresses and pants the same size but they need to have an adjustable waist. You wear small diaper covers and infant (green edge) pre-folds. If you wear a disposable, you wear size 2, same as your baby sister! You are very petite for your age, especially in comparison to Aus at 2 years old. You talk a lot! You sing to yourself when you are bored or sleepy. You sing Jesus Loves Me, Deep and Wide and your ABC's. You refer to yourself as Sissy. When you run through the house your hair bounces uncontrollably. You like to keep it pushed to the side with your hand and when you shrug your shoulders it is the funniest thing.

Seems like just yesterday we were headed to the hospital and eagerly awaiting your arrival!
You were so tiny compared to your brothers, 7 pounds 1 ounce, 21 inches long!
That lip still melts our hearts!
Ready to come home!

1 month
Still wearing your newborn clothes.
2 months

You loved your bouncy seat!
3 months
Getting hugs and kisses from Aiden.

4 months
You have always loved your bath/shower. For the past few months you have been saying "I Shower?" Which we have turned into a game, and now you say "I-I-I-I-I-I-I show-errrrr"
5 months
Crawling for the first time.
6 months
This is one of my favorite pictures of you, you have always been so smiley!
In your highchair, still one of your favorite hangouts.
8 months
Swinging with Daddy, Aiden or Austen is always a great game!
9 months
You could "ham it up" for the camera at a young age!
10 months
You are very mobile, climbing, jumping, running and spinning have always come easy. You walked for the first time at around 11 months, possibly sooner but you didn't want us to know.
One of your many trips to the zoo, you always have a blast!
Posing in the buttercups at Nana's house, look at those dimples!

You are very girly, bracelets, necklaces and bows are a must for your wardrobe.
 11 months
You enjoy playing with your dolls, pushing them in a stroller and carrying a purse. You also know how to handle yourself with the boys, and have been known to steal a few tractors, trucks and guns from your brothers.
You are very helpful, you like to help cook, clean and give orders. You can empty the bottom rack of the dishwasher, you help with laundry and put up groceries.
1 year
Sharing your cupcakes at your 1st birthday!
16 months
You are a water bug, just like Austen!
18 months
You love food! You like to drink milk; cheese, bananas, grapes, triscuits, applesauce, and any type of bread are a few of your favorite foods.
You still sleep in your crib and sleep very well unless you have had caffeine. After telling your Bees (boys) "good night," we let you tell your family good night in a picture hanging above your crib. You tell everyone "night,night" individually, including yourself.
If you had your choice, you would survive on chocolate and cupcakes. You like to sit at the table and color when the boys do school. When you see numbers you call them all 38!
You are very loving and are a Daddy's girl. "Wuv you" (I love you) "Close that dur, kay?" (close the door, okay) and "what you say, Mom?" are some of our favorite sayings from you. Aiden was one of the first names you said and you called Austen "Bubba" for a few months. Now you call him Aus or Aussy. You tattle often and if we don't acknowledge you, you will continue to say the same thing repeatedly until we do!

You were almost potty trained before Addy was born, but have since regressed. Now you use the potty on your terms, and can tell me when you are ready for a diaper change. Hopefully we will make more progress in the next few weeks. You can put on your shirt and pants by yourself, and most of the time your shoes are on the right feet.

You are such a blessing, our first daughter has taught us so much. When we think about how gracious God has been to us, and the fact that he let us keep you, We are so thankful! At one time we didn't know if you would make it to two years and if you did, what kind of life you might have. You are a perfectly happy, healthy, beautiful little girl, with a very grateful family. Thank you for letting us be your Mommy and Daddy. We love you Ava Marie!

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