Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New teeth & new hair

Ava is standing up and holding on to things. Now that she has discovered this new skill, she wants to be upright all the time. Don't know how long my back and arms will hold out!
So I have finally entered the world of African American hairstyling!!!! I watched a few videos and gave it a try. This style is called coils. I just wet it and put some styling product in her hair. Then I sectioned it and twirled each part with my finger. Olivia says it looks like she has little caterpillars on her head! Ava was cooperative for most of the time, but by the end, I was crawling on the floor behind her trying to finish the back. Not something I would do every day, but it's fun to have hair options.

Ava's teeth are coming in quickly!!!! She now has two on the bottom, two front ones on top and a few more working their way thru.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ava's First Birthday

Ava turned a year old on May 3rd! I think she had a good time, although we couldn't get her to smile in the photos. We did a Yo Gabba Gabba theme since that's her favorite show. She enjoyed the cake, balloons and gifts.

These past four months have gone by in a blink and she has made such huge strides in her development. On her first birthday, we are reminded of how fortunate our family is to have Ava in our lives. Happy 1st Birthday Ava! We love you!!!!!!!