Friday, October 21, 2011

Angel and a Pumpkin


Ava's daddy *finally* got home from work late last night. Whew! I feel so much better now that the second half of this parenting team is back home! As hard as it was those few days between the diagnosis and his return home, I am just so very thankful that he wasn't halfway around the world when that call came in! This time last year, he was serving our country in Kosovo.

We are enjoying spending time with Daddy and friends, and I am looking forward to being able to have some family time and time to do some things that have been on the back burner for a few weeks. I still need to dye/paint my curtains, and Race for the Cure is tomorrow. And I get to start looking through stone yards and picking my granite now that it has finally cooled off enough to go out there!

We went to the pumpkin patch today. It was a new one that we hadn't tried. I wasn't too impressed with it, but we did have fun and got to spend some time with Ava's BFF "B" and her mommy (and my dear friend) Amanda. Amanda also keeps a friend's daughter "L" while she works, so we had three babies, two moms, and one dad. We were a montly crew, to be sure! HA!

Whew I look bad! But it was too cute of Ava not to share!

Sweetum's Girl! Love those teeth!

She LOVES that paci!

Diggin' for toys!

When Ava wants your attention (which is often) she will climb into your lap, then "sprawl out" and look up at you, just like this! She is just too adorable not to give her what she wants...I have a feeling she is going to be a SPOILED angel!

This girl LOVES her dada!

She will act like she wants me and then turn away at the last minute and just laugh! Little stinker!

She wasn't too sure about the giant pumpkins...

...but she did love the flower!

This is the best family shot we could is hard for any toddler to sit still for a picture, but for a busy little angel, I think it is even more of a challenge!

Only has eyes for daddy...

...and smiles for mommy!

She was trying to jump off of the pumpkin in this one...ha!

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NLT).