Sunday, February 1, 2009


Every six weeks or so Ava visits Dr. Lederman, a pediatric chiropractor in Irving. We enjoy some time with Brandon and Sarah, and usually end up window-dreaming at North Park Mall. Last Saturday we headed up to Dallas for a whirlwind weekend. After a quick adjustment, some vitamin shopping, and breakfast at La Madeline Ava and Aunt Sarah are ready to go!

Ava amuses herself while Daddy tries on shirts.

We always see tons of kiddos sliding on this structure outside of Williams-Sonoma. Usually we just admire the ducks and turtles in the little pond and move on, but this time Ava was brave enough to try it out.

Fast forward seven days. This Saturday the weather was BEAUTIFUL, so we joined the Broaddus family for a picnic lunch at Poage Park in Woodway. Josh and I quickly learned that if you take a toddler to the park for lunch she won't be too concerned with the food. After about two bites of her sandwich Ava was ready to play.

Static from the slide gave Ava crazy hair. Without thinking I kissed her at the bottom of one of the slides, it was quite shocking!

my sunshine

rocking on the frog

swinging with Daddy

swinging with Courtney and Patrick

Baba and Pops kept Ava on Friday night so Josh and I could clean house. Ava's room was in desperate need of a "big girl" makeover. All of the cutesy stuff that wasn't necessary was packed away. She can actually play in her room now...which I guess is kind of the point. Here's the new and improved nursery:

The dollhouse finally found a spot that makes sense!

the new baby doll niche in the nursery

a Beene Beene quilt and changing table/dresser

Ava's crib and wall decor

Completing the 360 view of her room. The left doorway leads to her bathroom and our study-turned-playroom. The right doorway goes into the hallway.

When I was preggo with Ava she would do gymnastics anytime I ate pineapples, so it became her nickname. This little cookie cutter hangs over the entrance to her nursery.

The slew of little ones at FBC Mertens being dedicated on Sunday. There were 6 in all! We definitely had the Ava James-est one.

Although it looks like we're all zoned out, we're actually listening to Ray dedicate the kiddos. Well, Ava might be plotting the quickest route to the nursery.

Mommy wasn't feeling 100% so we didn't get as many pictures of this special day as we wanted. There were so many sweet family members and friends at church to encourage our little family. Thanks to everyone who came. We love all of you! And here is one last sweet shot of Ava and Aunt Jaryn.


Claire's World said...

Ava is so cute! I love her room!! So grown up! I'm interested in hearing more about the chiropractor that Ava sees...

The Broaddus Family said...

glad everything went well yesterday for her dedication! sorry to hear you didn't feel too well... i didn't either yesterday! thanks for letting us come to the park with ya'll, it was fun!

Lindsay said...

Her room is so precious!