This girls is transforming before my eyes! I swear this girl does something new everyday!! Our newest "tricks" are waving bye bye and clapping. I must say my girl is very smart...when the music comes on, she stops everything and starts clapping. It is SO funny to watch her. She is also cruising and standing unassisted for several seconds at a time. It will not be long and this girl will be walking. This cannot be possible. She is only 8 1/2 months old!!!
Ava also LOVES to go to the sitters house! She loves her yaya and gets so happy when she is going. She has such a great time being one of the big girls finally and getting to ride in the wagon! So sweet to see these precious friends.
It also seems like overnight Ava's hair started growing like crazy! I have to tell you that these soft little curls just beg for me to touch them!!! They can be tamed but man can this girl have some WILD hair! It just fits her personality perfectly :)
Speaking of personality....this girl has more than enough for all of us combined. She is loud and has a lot to say. She talks from the minute she wakes up to the minute she goes to bed! Some of her favorites are: dada, mama, nana, yaya and then she is a master of giberish! The best part is to listen to her change the tone of her voice as she talks to you...she really is telling quite a story!
I kid about her growing up too fast but I have to say she is SO much fun. I really wonder what I did before her. It is also really making me slow down and just be. I want to enjoy and cherish every second I have with this precious girl. I know one day very soon she will think she is too big to sit in my lap or to lay down and nap with mommy. As much as I want her to stay little, I am so excited about the little person she is becoming. I am striving daily to be the mommy God intended me to be for her. I am learning so much from her about how to really love unconditionally. I look at her and wonder how its possible to love more than i love her. At church on mothers day, the pastor spoke about Hannah and the love she had for her child. She prayed and pleaded with God for a child much as I feel I did after we lost our sweet Ian. After much prayer God blessed her with a son whom she then gave to the Lord. I don't know that I could give up my precious girl. I am praying daily that Ava will always be in God's will for her life and if that means one day she leaves to fulfill His plan for her, that I will have the strength to let her go. But...until then, I am going to love this sweet girl with my whole heart and make sure she knows that she has a mommy and daddy that love her so much.
Sorry to get heavy for a minute---now for some pics of my pumpkin!
I am going to try and do better about posting....I promise. I know I say this everytime but I promise I will!!