Thursday, July 25, 2013

Throwback Thursday

We just passed the one year anniversary of the passing of my wonderful step-dad Dan.  This past year has been difficult to say the least, and one year later we still miss him dearly and think of him every day.  Our lives have been changed in knowing him and in having to say good-bye much too soon.  We love and miss you. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

She lost it...

This past Tuesday Ava finally and I really do mean finally, lost her first tooth!  That's right I said her FIRST tooth.  I was hoping she would lose one over the summer, and also before her 8th birthday at that. We just got in under the wire with less than a month to go until she turns 8. 

There was a lot of wiggling going on and she was determined to get this tooth out on her own.  She would not let me pull it at all.  On Monday night, we spent literally a few hours wiggling it back and forth and this tooth was so loose.  Finally we called it a night and decided we would give it a go again on Tuesday.  Well Tuesday morning she wakes up and it came out all on it's own!  Talk about one excited little girl.  She was even more excited because she lost that tooth before her 5 year old cousin could lose a tooth of her own.  lol  Oh the drama that would have ensued had Olivia lost a tooth before her.  :)

Tuesday night she was so excited for the "tooth fairy" to make her arrival, she could barely sleep, and getting Ava to sleep was quite an event because she would lay there but just couldn't quite fall asleep.  All I know is the tooth fairy was getting quite tired waiting on her to fall asleep.  Thankfully the tooth fairy was able to sneak in, leave some money and grab the tooth without waking her up!  Whew!  

Now here we are a few days later and this kid has three other teeth that are a bit loose.  Not completely or extremely wiggly, but I am pretty sure they will be out in the next couple weeks.  We may have to start a soft foods diet with the lack of teeth she is going to have.  lol  Wonder what her 3rd grade photos are going to look like this year.  lol 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Popping In...

to say hello.  I've been pretty quiet in the blogging world lately.  Life has been busy.  This past week and next week, we have some down time before cheer leading practices start up for Ava.  She had her last game a week ago.

Ava's team had an awesome season for the games we were able to play, that didn't end up being rained out!  We had several of rained out games too.  We had one game (with our other softball team) that was a close game and they gave us a good run, but for the rest of the games, we dominated this year though and remained undefeated.  Our girls were definitely unstoppable this season and for as few practices as we were able to get in, it just amazes me how well they played together and how much better they got as the season progressed.  We were all a bit sad to see our season end though.  We are definitely looking forward to next season.  Fingers crossed these girls can stay together because they are only going to get better and better over time. 

These girls definitely meant business when they were up to bat or on the field.  

Giving every game all they had to give.  They also had awesome coaches this year too.  And we hope they have the same ones next year.  

I have dozens and dozens of photos to edit from this season and am about half way done is all.  I think Ava will have a scrapbook full of just softball photos from this season.  


Since we have two weeks in between her last softball game and the start of cheer leading practice we are trying to enjoy a little down time and relaxing around here.  We have been on the go a ton this summer with games. School officially starts back in 4 weeks for us.  :(  It makes me a bit sad to think we do not have a lot of time left and I know these next 4 weeks are going to be busy for us with practice, back to school shopping, and her 8th birthday coming up in August too.  My calendar is filling up with photo sessions too and that is keeping me quite busy as well.  I have a newborn session and another baseball team I am editing right now and then I need to finish up Ava's softball team photos.  

I hope your summer has been an enjoyable one so far!  We have definitely been enjoying ours quite a bit.  :)