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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

What an amazing year!!
Not only did we gain an new addition,
but our happy family became complete.
We are blessed beyond our wildest dreams!













Oh and SNOW makes us happy too!
Happy New Year to you & yours!!

Love to all.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Me

My mom recently gave me these photos of myself as a baby.  
I can't get over how much they look like little Norah!


 What do you think?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Birthday Fun

Here we have it, little chick turned 4.
It was a fun day packed full of all the 
things Ava loves, family, friends, 
playing, eating sweets, the day couldn't 
of been more perfect.



























Love our little four year old!!
This is going to be a great year.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bitter Sweet

We just rolled over midnight so,
Today is Ava’s birthday.

I couldn’t be more thankful that I have Ava.

She is my heart.

She fills my days with laughter
She challenges me on a daily basis.
She surprises me constantly.

Ava has the best heart and 9 times out of
10 the very best intentions.

 She loves, she loves HUGE.
I adore watching her with all the wonderful
people in our life. She embraces them
with such strong pure love.

She IS happy, she is what happiness looks like.
Not every single second of course,
but so much of the time.

This evening we decided to sleep Norah in
her little portable crib in Ava’s room
since Bob & Barbie are staying with us for
a few day.

We let Norah settle in and go to sleep first.
When it was time to sneak Ava in I carried
her into her bed, the little crib situated
right next to her head.

The look on Ava’s face when she saw our
sweet little sleeping baby was over the top
pure joy. She leaned real close to me and
said “Mom, she is just so sweet!” Ava looked
thrilled.
I tucked Ava in and headed out the door,
looking back to see Ava just staring at her
baby sister, completely taken by the love
she has for her, it was the cutest thing.

So today was my last day of Ava being 3,
she tells me she won’t remember being 3,
that she has already forgotten most of it.
I really hope that is not true.

If it is true and she forgets all the details of
this last year together I suppose that is ok.

I think she know just how much she means to
us, details or not. That love we have for her
has become such a strong part of who she is
that no matter what she remembers or forgets
she will always know that she IS our heart.

I don’t know what I ever did to deserve such
and amazing little girl to hold my hand through
life, to make me laugh and love fiercely each day.

But today I am a little sad, because that little girl
isn’t as little anymore.

Four years old, bitter sweet, but mostly
overwhelmingly BEAUTIFUL.