Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hello August!

I'm having a hard time believing that it's already August - where did the summer go? I hate to admit it, but as fall comes closer, I do love the thought of cool nights, warm sweaters, apple orchards and bonfires. AND, new clothes for Ava! (I might have an Ava-clothing-obsession...!)

Exciting news...the top teeth have made an appearance! All 4 of the top teeth are visible under the gums, but only the top left (looking at Ava) has poked through. Way to make us wait for 13+ months, Ava, and then pop all of them out at once. I just can't wait until she can bite (food, that is...not people or dogs) and chew!

Last Sunday, we had potato sausage and sauerkraut for dinner. Ava's first experience with sauerkraut was priceless! The look on her face was indescribable - and even after that, she still ate it! The only thing she spits out on a regular basis (she always tries it, so I give her credit) is tomatoes. We picked our first tomatoes from our garden yesterday, and even though I gave her a yellow one (thinking it wasn't as obvious as the red one), she still spit it out. I didn't particularly like tomatoes when I was little, so maybe this is something she'll grow in to.

We're still working on the sunglasses. She let me put them on her for all of 30 seconds and off they came! The second picture is my favorite - she looks so "Hollywood" or something!

We're also trying to be better about getting her to wear hats. I remembered that she had this cute little hat, and now her head is finally big enough to fit into it. And personally, I love the saying ("my mom rocks" - yeah, that's right! But, I didn't buy it for her, it was a gift!)

What do you think? Forward facing or backward facing? :)

Ava and I had a great day on Friday - we were out running errands by 9am, and then we were able to spend the rest of the day playing and napping. We went for a nice walk, and ended up at the school down the block from us. There's the main playground, and then a smaller playground tucked on the side. I thought it would be fun to try out the smaller playground (there weren't any other kids around), but right as we were wheeling up to it, a ton of little kids came running out of the school in their swimsuits. Water balloon fight! Let's just say it was hard for me to keep Ava's attention on the experience of going down the slide when there was so much activity!

Yesterday we took her to MickeyD's for her first Happy Meal - she barely ate anything since there were so many kids there. And a really cute little boy she kept flirting with. Oy, we are going to have our hands full!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

That's funny about the tomatoes... I really don't care for them and Dylan can't get enough of them. I love the sunglasses! We have the same issue with Dylan- on and off, on and off. Same with hats. Oh well- they make for cute photos!