Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Enjoying Life…

Hello everyone! That title is exactly our life right now. We are enjoying life thoroughly! As you can see she looks wonderful and healthy too!


Ava’s so full of energy that her weight has gone down. Not a good thing. It is very difficult to keep a blossoming little girl still especially one that was very sick this time last year. Dates that go by trigger memories. I must brag a little as her last major abdominal surgery was on June 4, 2009. To look back on her and see how sick she was and look at her today, you would never know it was the same child! She is just growing and learning SO much. We ran into a teacher from Emeline’s school the other day and she asked if this was, “Thee Ava?” I smiled with great pride for her. She has come a long way :0)

Her fingernail IS growing back nicely. Thanks for all the prayers. Her doctor was very pleased. I am so relieved. The white you see is her new nail.


Once again we were given the opportunity to team up with CSN stores. We will be getting Ava another great item through them. Please check out this online store with lots of great values. Ava uses her Dora chair daily! They have beautiful bathroom vanities that you must see!

Here are some pictures of the girls this last Sunday. They were great sports. They got into it telling me the locations they wanted to go. I have such a hard time photographing them all together. Ava is at the age where she wants to give me those really odd looking smiles. Bless her little heart! It is a battle to get all three girls looking at me and smiling!


This is called “Cobble Stone Alley” here in Burlington. It is a tourist attraction right along with “Snake Alley.” It is a beautiful place to take pictures.




This picture was taken on our famous, “Snake Alley”.



This is one of my favorites of Emeline and Ava.



You can see how great Ava is growing. She is talking now so well. Her favorite things to say…. “No way." and “I not Mommy.” If you ask her where she is going she replies, “I not going nowhere.” She cracks me up.



I caught her “typical” look! Here it is!


We go to the park everyday. She has so much catching up to do….yes I carry wipes at all times :) This is her way of swinging. I ask if her button hurts her and she says, “No mama!” I worry because I don’t want it coming out unexpectedly….that would not be good, considering the hole can close in as little as five minutes. Yep all realities but we are here to have fun not worry!



AND her new outdoor toy she uses all the time at Grandpa and Grandma D’s house…


Yes friends we are enjoying Life. What a beautiful thing! Stop today and thank God for all you have. This time on earth is so short. Tell the ones you love that you love and appreciate them. None of us are assured of tomorrow. I’ve come to realize that when things happen in my life that don’t make sense, and I don’t understand why, it’s because God has taken control. Thanks for your continued love and support.



Liz and Shane said...

WOW! I can't believe how much she has changed. So glad you are all doing well and enjoying life. We are too!

Timothy and Jenny said...

Ava is growing up so fast and she so beautiful!! It is so amazing how God has healed her and she is doing so well, it is great to look at her and know that she is enjoying life to the fullest and is so happy. Love the pictures of your girls they are so beautiful.