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!
Still wearing your newborn clothes.
You loved your bouncy seat!
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.
|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 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!