May 6, 2010

Happy Mother's Day! Found this and loved it!

A Newborn's Conversation with God
A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."

God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you.  And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."

Again the small child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"

God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"

God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."

"Who will protect me?"

God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

God said, "You will simply call her, "Mom."

February 23, 2010

I don't usually make posts like this but.................

Today I was on the popular friends site Facebook. As i was reading others status updated and postings I came across one of my friends ( and by friends i mean i know of her and we have been around each other twice) posts and she was ranting and raving about how she was so angry and upset with all of the republican people and how she was going to be deleting them off of her facebook page if she saw that they were posting things about bush and "miss me yet?" stuff and also about any other republican thing she saw... She later posted that she had deleted a few people and that she was letting people know she had about 5 she was watching and that they better watch out. Well needless to say that frustrated me because she was doing the very thing that she was so upset about and she always has. She is always posting things and wearing Democratic stuff and very expressive about her choice in politics and pro choice beliefs etc. She is very conservative bashing and I have never said anything to offend her. I support who i support and i join the groups i like and support. I never say anything about the things she chooses to believe in or groups she wants to join or bashing Bush and all other democrats! She is free to believe what she wants to believe and that is her choice! I may not support her in her beliefs but i don't see why that would make me hate her or get angry enough to never talk to her again!

Well she never deleted me all day even though i was probably one of the few that she was watching due to the fact that i have Bush pictures and joined groups in support of him! I have no idea why i was not deleted from her page at that point. As i looked down at other comments she wrote back to someone who said that they were tired of all the Bible Verses being posted on status' and she wrote i completely agree it is more annoying than you know!

Well needless to say as i spoke to Des about what i was reading we decided that we would save her the trouble of being annoyed and angry with us that we would just delete her instead. So without any reservations or conflict we both clicked DELETE. It was the best feeling ever!!!!

Through out dinner and the night i kept thinking back to the feeling of deleting her and still satisfied with my decision to delete her I began to think that if she chose not to delete me than maybe if i never changed my posts or added more bible verses maybe something would eventually get to her and she would have a change of heart and maybe i should not have deleted her! I have been toying with this for some time tonight. But i think i have reached my conclusion! She is staying deleted merly for the fact that i do not stand for someone bashing and saying that i am annoying for honoring my God and placing him first in my life! The only one who will NEVER leave me and has been with me through all of the tough and wonderful times in my life! The only one that i serve! The only one worth of my praise! The reason that people have free choice today and the reason that my former facebook friend is here! while i never have really minded nor had much to say about her ranting posts before is that she was never attaching my faith!!! And tonight she messed with the most important thing in my life and I can't stand for it!

We did not tell her we were deleting her nor did we say anything in response to her posts. We just decided to delete and move on! If she ever asks i will tell her. But until then i will be praying that she becomes less upset and angry and ask for God to find his way into her life! She is a sweet person and i would never have thought she would ever do something like this! But people surprise you! And there is really no room in my life for people like that. There is no sense in dwelling on the negative for one more minute! if she ever wanted to be friends again on facebook i will let her know that i will not stop posting bible verses and that she hurt my feelings but as fast as i got angry i forgave her as well! She has my forgiveness even though she may never ask or want it. God is much more gracious to me everyday!!!!

DO NOT MESS WITH MY GOD! There is NO ONE LIKE OUR GOD and he loves all of us! Even the ones who don't love him! Which is how we should be! it is a hard task in life but we are not here to judge only love!

this is far from my normal posts about my wonderful daughter but there it is!

February 18, 2010

San Antonio Rodeo grounds and Ava's first petting zoo!

On Monday Des me and Ava all went to the San Antonio rodeo with some of our wonderful friends. Adam, Lindsey and Kael! We all had a blast! The kiddo's loved the animals and we all had fun catching up! We took the kids to see the petting zoo. They were too young to feed the animals but we fed them and they loved playing and petting the animals! Ava was laughing so much! We saw tons of animals... Pigs, lamas, goats, donkeys, baby goats, ducks, and baby deer!

We stopped on the way in a checked out some cows! I did not get many pictures because there were no cameras allowed! but i had to sneak one picture in!

We had a wonderful day with the Harvey's! Can't wait to see them again! Ava has such a fun time with Kael!

On the way home ava was having a blast in the car!


February 5, 2010

Little of this, Little of that!

Just had a few pictures to post!!! 
Here is ava's new favorite thing to do!!!

She likes to shut the doors all over the house! It is the first thing she does in the mornings!
Then she tries to open them! She is almost tall enough to open them! 

Just thought this picture was so cute of her on her tippy toes!


The other night she was sleeping next to me on the couch and she just looked so cute i had to take a few pictures!!!


She is also starting to get a look on her face when she knows she is in trouble! 


1 Year Doctors visit

Ava had her one year doctor visit on the 25th of January! Wow I am behind on my blog! Bad mommy!!!


We actually switched doctors this last visit due to the main reason that i wanted to get her into a lady doctor for when she is older and since we plan on being here for a while i wanted her doctor to have been with her for as long as possible! I just feel like she will get to know us and everything about Ava and it will just be much easier and a more comfortable situation. She will know what i expect and want information wise and we won't have to go through a transition when she is older and needs to see a lady doctor. Also one other small reason that we changed is that the doctor that she was seeing seemed to be very rushed and after he left the room the last time we were there i realized that he did not even check her mouth. I know that is a small thing but she is getting a lot of teeth and i feel that it is important for him to look and tell me what i need to do!

Moving on to her one year appointment...

We met with doctor A and She is a wonderful doctor! She was very patient with us while ava explored the room and dug through my bag for a snack and did her normal talking over everyone! She was very nice!

She said that ava is looking very good and healthy!

Weight: 22 Lbs (she did not gain any weight in the last three months)
Hight: 30'' (she grew and inch in the last three months)
She is walking like she is 18 months old. Not a new walkers at all!
She got all of her shots and the flu shot She was not a happy camper lets just say! This is the first time that it took her longer than me picking her up to calm down after the shots! She is very much aware of what is going on and does not like it. (who would?)

She asked if she could find some of her body parts?
Yes she can; Ava can find her nose, ears, eyes, teeth, hair (not really a body part but you get it), her toes, and her belly button! She can also find mommy's nose, mommy's eyes, mommy's ears, and mommy's toes! She is so cute!!!

She is saying a few words... PRETTY is her main word, and DUCK, DOG, YEA, MORE!

Just a little update from her doctors appointment!

January 24, 2010

One Year ago today...

One year ago today we brought our baby girl home for the first time! It may be weird to talk about three days after she was born but i was thinking today of the many things that were first for us!

We had spent three days in the hospital due to my C-Section and Ava having mild jaundice. So there were many things that they helped me out with... Such as me getting around, Feedings, and all the helping me with the little things that i was unable to do because my c-section was a tad rough on me. I did not move very well after that. I spent most of the three days hunched over when i was walking! But it was mainly due to the fact that it was a full day not moving!

So needless to say my thoughts about the day we took her home lead me to think about the many first with our baby girl!!!

Before we left the hospital that day we dressed our ava in a cute little outfit for the first time. It was the first of many cute outfits she would wear through out her first year!!! But I spent a week deciding what i wanted our little girl to come home from the hospital in!

We left the hospital and with both of our phones broken we needed to pick up some new ones so that we could be begin our communication with the world again!!! So we went straight from the hospital to the T- Mobile store to get some new phones. So our first car ride with our little girl was longer than i had hoped! We were ready to get home.

After we got our phones we headed home! My mom who was staying with us for the next two weeks was with us had spent the time that we were in the hospital making us food for the next month! It was awesome and so wonderful to have due to the fact that i would not lift more than Ava for the next month. Once we got home we relaxed and i tried to find out how i was going to cope for the next few weeks while i was recovering. I also was working out a feeding schedule. That is probably the most nerve racking thing for a new mom. Maybe not so much with the second child but with the first child i was worried that i was not giving her enough food or that i was giving her too much. eventually i figured it out! That is one big thing that stood out as being harder than i thought was feeding and schedules!

She was a great sleeper so that part was not an adjustment for me! When we got back to the house we settled in and spent the first two hours or so admiring our beautiful gift from God! She is such a wonderful blessing and we could not believe that she is the one God chose for us! She could not be more perfect!

Once we were settled in my wonderful mother started cooking dinner for all of us! We had a wonderful dinner and ava slept through the whole thing! When she woke up we decided it was time for her fist bath!

She was not a fan i must say!!!

She eventually calmed down! She had no idea that a year later baths would be her most favorite thing to do!!


After her bath I dressed her in her first sleeper and we held her and loved on her and I fed her then we put her to bed!

She slept 6 hours the first night home!! it was wonderful! She has always been great at sleeping! We are so blessed!! Ava loves her sleep time!!!

I think i just stayed up and stared at our little angel most of the night! Having her here was so amazing and just stayed up thinking about the many days,weeks, months and years to come!!! One year today we are so proud of all that our little girl is doing! She is such a strong smart little girl!!!

We have her 1 year appointment tomorrow!!! i will write with the update from that tomorrow!!! Today we are thanking God for our first wonderful year with our little girl Ava and we look forward to many more years full of firsts!

January 22, 2010

Ava's Birthday Party!

Ava had her birthday party today! We had it over at my parents house! It was so much fun! one of my brothers came here from waco for her party! It was such a special day for our little girl!

We had a duck party... It turned out to be so cute!

Her duck cake was adorable!

Her Smash cake looked just like her big cake!!! HEB is the best!!!

Everytime Ava saw a duck she would say DUUUUUCKKK!!! so you know that happened a lot throughout the night!

We also made duck punch... well blue punch! it turned out to be very good! we were not sure when we were making it! But it was cute and yummy!!

Ava's boyfriend who is 7 days older than her came to her party! We love him and his family! they are so special to us! Ava kept trying to give him hugs and he was not having them! it was too cute!!! she just kept trying!!!

They are so cute together... they played most of the first part of the night!

Ava tried to help daddy fix the door...

she wanted to put on backyardagains!! her favorite show!

We opened all of her wonderful presents! Ava got so many wonderful things!!!

After we ate our burgers and had some time to chat we sang happy birthday to ava and gave her the smash cake to let her have a little fun!!! She was unsure at first but by the end she was having a blast!!!