6.21.2008

Ladybug Invitations


These are the invitations I made for Ava Grace's birthday party. The wings open and inside is the actual invitation. The only thing that I'm not thrilled with is the antennas. I used wire and they are a little bit heavy for the card stock. Anywhooo...pretty cute. I still have to address the envelopes, but other than that, I can check these off my list!

6.18.2008

Ava's Play Date

Today, Whitney and William (15 months) came over to hang out with Ava Grace and me. Whitney and I had a great time talking and laughing at the kids, but I don't think that Ava understood the premise behind a play date. She and William played--by themselves! Every once in a while, they would play together, but it was mostly Ava Grace crawling over to William to take HIS toy. They were really sweet, though. And I think that Ava appreciated the company.

"Can we PLEASE get in the pool?"

6.10.2008

Ava Grace is 10 months old!

Look at our growing girl! Wow! 10 months old (in just a couple of days). It is hard to believe. Sometimes I think back to the days before Ava Grace. It is hard to remember what I spent my time doing. Now, my days are filled with lots of ACTIVITY! I wouldn't have it any other way. I am really enjoying staying home with her this summer. We are having a blast. She is absolutely in to everything and going nonstop. I don't even need to work out--I am chasing her everywhere. I am gradually preparing for her birthday. I am getting so excited. Graham and I went into a cute baby shop last week to have her custom birthday cap made and monogrammed. The lady asked Graham if he was ready for the party. He said, "Yeah, it's just a birthday party!" She and I both replied in unison, "It's not just a party, it's an event!" I know I am being way too dramatic about the whole birthday, but I am just really excited about my baby's big day. It is also sort of bittersweet.