Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Our little ladybug is having a fabulous Halloween week! Some highlights have been winning third prize in the Holyoke Canoe Club's costume contest on Friday night and eating 3 (yes, 3!) cupcakes at Sara and Dan's party yesterday. Mommy will take her to an afternoon potluck party on Halloween day and then we'll do a little trick or treating later on with Mumsie.

Sunday's party and Halloween Parade

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ava's birthday weekend

Ava's 1st birthday was really special. Poppy and GiGi came from Baltimore, and Aunt Lisa and Uncle Philip came from Florida. They spent the whole weekend with Ava and she absolutely loved it. Jeanne and Amy and Joanie came from New Paltz and Grammy Jo and Granddad drove from Vermont for the big celebration. Red and Jean came as well, and the party was on! It was a lovely day and Ava is a lucky girl to have so many people in her life who love her.

Ava checking out her birthday cake.

Playing with GiGi

Serving up some play food to Aunt Lisa in the toy kitchen.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Birthday, Ava!

Hard to believe, but our little girl is one today. The year has flown. Mommy took Ava to the park today, then to the Cup and Top for coffee (for Mommy) and a little birthday cookie for Ava. Now that her Mum is home we're off for a little celebration dinner in town. Ava's birthday celebration will be on Saturday with some of our family coming in from out of town. So, wooo hooo, she gets to celebrate all week!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ava and Mr. Dog

Katie and Kath and Emma gave Mr. Dog to Ava when she was only a few months old. Within a short time Mr. Dog became Ava's "must have" for napping. He soon graduated to going pretty much everywhere with her - no matter what Ava is doing, Mr. Dog is always within reach. He is with her for every nap, every car ride and every stroller ride. She carries him everywhere and if her arms are full, well she just carries him in her mouth (clever girl!). She is grief-stricken when he goes into the wash and has an absolute party when he makes it from the dryer back into her arms again. God help us if we ever lose him. Whenever we go anywhere, we have to do a Mr. Dog check before our departure.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Brooklyn Rocks!

Our weekend in Brooklyn was great! Ava had a fabulous time trying out all the playgrounds, eating in restaurants, playing in the park, and lots and lots of people and dog watching. Our girl loves the action!

Thanks for the t-shirt, Auntie Steph!

Monday, October 01, 2007