Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Bathtime Fun


Mark and I went up to Gurnee Mills yesterday for a day of shopping for the kiddos. We like to get clothes on sale for the next year. We found some good deals but unfortunately not as many as we would have liked. I think we will try again later in January. We found a lot for Ava but not quite as much for Jack.
But Mark and I had a great time together. Ava was really good.
Thanks to Becky for watching Jack for us!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hope you all had a great Christmas. We sure did. Our kids must have been really good this year cuz Santa was sure generous to them! We had a busy but great day with the Goodman's and the Plankenhorn's here at our house.
Jack crashed early!
Merry Christmas to you all!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Growin girl...

Ava lost her umbilical cord today!! When we saw it had fallen off Jack was so excited. He said: "Yeah Ava- go Ava go! I love you baby!" I hope he is this encouraging and proud of her as they get older!! So far he is being such a loving big brother!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas with the Mahan's

Ava was quite popular yesterday at the Mahan family Christmas!!

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We celebrated Christmas with Grandma & Grandpa Mahan yesterday and had a wonderful time. We were talking to my dad about the pictures that I posted on our birthday and he had the idea to recreate it now. Oh what a laugh!! We had a blast. Love you Dad!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bits & Pieces of Ava...

Ava's Scrapbook...

Thought I would share what I have done so far for Ava's scrapbook. I started digital scrapbooking for her about 6 months ago. It's much easier than traditional scrapbooking. I also like it because if I mess up I can just redo it.
I love the picture of mark holding her- he just looks so proud!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sick baby...:(

Poor little Ava was sick today. She had some nasty green snots and boogies all day! And she does not like having her nose suctioned! She pretty much slept all day today- even through a feeding!
It was a perfect time to do some newborn pics though since she was so sleepy. Sleeping pics are the best for newborns I think. Doesn't she look so sweet!? She is starting to fill out a bit more. She is eating quite a bit more now. About 3 ounces every 3 hours. She is a really good eater! I pump bottles for her instead of nursing because she likes to eat quickly and it seemed like she just couldn't get it fast enough when she nursed. I also like knowing how much she is getting.
I am feeling more comfortable with my little baby girl. I am getting to know her more and more each day and can interpret her cries easier.
I am so in love with her! She truly is a dream come true for me. I feel so blessed to have my little family complete!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


I walked into her room to find this...he was telling her,"the big one is Daddy and the smaller one is Mommy" How cute is that!

It's hard work being a BIG Brother!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Adorable Ava...and her Amazing BIG Brother!

Oh my word-I'm in love!
They were having a "slumber party"!
Coming home from the hospital all bundled was very cold that day!

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