Saturday, November 29, 2008

Turkey Turkey Turkey...or Chicken?

Our Thanksgiving started off with Page, Amber, and I getting up to run the Dallas Turkey Trot.  We ran 3 miles in downtown Dallas that morning, along with 34,000 other people (I walked some).  It was incredibly crowded, but lots of fun.  We decided that next time we are just going to do our own Turkey Trot and avoid the crowd!

After our run, we went to Grandmama and Papa's for Thanksgiving dinner.  It was really good! At Grandmama's house we have chicken instead of Turkey.  This is becuase when she was growing up she says she was poor and turkeys brought more money, so they sold their turkeys and ate the chickens.  I think Bobby and Micah both thought we were eating turkey.  We also had pork loin, and I think I heard that we are having boiled shrimp and dove or quail for Christmas.  

We were able to spend some time with Lane and Page and their kids.  This is a picture of Ava and Maddie watching TV at Uncle Jake's and Auntie Am's house. 
I was a bad parent and didn't take any pictures of Ava's first Thanksgiving!  This is a picture of her the day we got home.  She was tired out!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Rockin' and Rollin'

Ava has really started to talk!  She will lay on the floor or sit in her swing and just carry on a conversation with herself.  She also "sings".  At least I think that is what she is doing.  Her favorite song right now is the ABC's.  Whenever I start to sing it, she just smiles and starts laughing and talking and singing.  The only problem is that when I get the camera out she stops because she is focused on the camera!  I've got a video though that shows her singing along a little.  Ava also rolled over from her tummy to her back for the first time today!  Very exciting.  She's been busy all day just "rocking, and rolling, and what-not."  Anyone know what movie that line is from??

Friday, November 14, 2008

More Pictures

Buster and April took some pictures of Ava a couple of weeks ago, also.  Here are a few of my favorites!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


We had some pictures taken of Ava at three months in the same outfit my dad had his 3 month pictures taken in.  There are also some of her in her tutu.  Go to, click on "View Your Gallery" then under galleries click on Ava. 

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ava's TuTu

At the Aggie game this weekend, we saw a little girl with a rhinestone shirt and a maroon tutu.  I decided to make one for Ava.  I thought it turned out pretty cute, but she's a little young for it still.  She loved wearing it because she could put the tulle in her mouth.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

3 Months Old

Yesterday Ava was 3 months old.  It is hard to believe it's only been three months!  We went to the doctor today and found out that she has eczema.  Hopefully that is the extent of her allergy gene inheritance.  We went just so the doctor could look at her skin, so he didn't weigh or measure her, so I have no idea how much she weighs!  Here are her 3 month pictures that I took.  It was bedtime when I took these and you can tell she's pretty sleepy.