Monday, June 30, 2008


I took some pictures of my niece Olivia today for my sister. This is just one of several that I took and of course this one is my absolute favorite of the bunch. She is such an adorable little girl. I cannot believe she is 6 months old already!

Friday, June 27, 2008

2 Girls & 1 Owie!

Tonight Ava is having her cousin Alyssa sleep over again this week. Alyssa stayed with us on Monday and Tuesday this week already. When my brother, sister-in-law, and Alyssa stopped by this evening, I felt bad that Alyssa's brothers were camping this weekend with my Dad and his wife, and Alyssa was left behind. So, I offered for Alyssa to stay all night again tonight, which she had already asked if she could the minute she walked in the door. It gives Ava someone to play with and the girls are almost always good for me. So tonight Alyssa had an owie on her finger from biting at some skin that had tore around her cuticle and it was bleeding. Nothing major that a Dora band aid and a kiss can't fix. So, of course Ava saw that Alyssa was getting one of her Dora band aids and even though Ava has no fresh "owies", we did find an old owie on her finger and put a Dora band aid and a kiss on that. So the girls were both happy and peace reigns in the house once again. :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I am a bit disappointed to say, that the effects of the medicine for my Mom's Alzheimer's has been short lived. She did really well for about a week, and then the medicine just seems to have stopped, and she has started to decline it seems even more rapidly while on this medicine. It felt like we had some hope, and to just kind of have it all fade away is sometimes more than I can take. I know there is no cure yet for Alzheimer's, but I was hoping with all I had, we would be able to slow this dreadful disease down and maybe, just maybe even see a bit of longer lasting improvement. Most days I have a lot of faith, but today my faith is being tested. Today, I am sad, angry, frustrated, and defeated. Tomorrow though, I will dust myself off, pick up my bruised and battered spirit and carry on, having hope and faith that a cure will be found one day soon for Alzheimer's.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Uh Ava?!?!

Uh Ava I think this weeks "fashion statement" might just make the "fashion DON'T" list. This ensemble would definitely make one say "what was she thinking???" Though it does seem some celebrities go for the extreme and the off the maybe just maybe you have a little bit of celebrity in you already! Of course with the way we always take pictures of you, you might just feel like you are being chased by the paparazzi already! Haha Even though this is definitely a fashion "don't", you definitely did make me laugh! :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ava & Olivia

Ava absolutely loves her baby cousin Olivia. And I am pretty sure the feeling is quite mutual on Olivia's part when it comes to Ava. Ava can be onery towards most people from time to time, but she is always very sweet and gentle with Olivia! :) When Olivia was born I was a bit worried that Ava might be a little jealous of Olivia since Ava and my sister are quite close. However my sister still dotes on Ava just like before and I think that really has made a huge difference in how things might have been had Ava felt kind of pushed to the side. :)