Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Day At the Beach!

Yesterday my friend Elaine and I took a day trip to the beach. It was a beautiful day and I couldn't resist a few pictures! We stopped on the way in Kinston at Neuse Sport Shop, a family tradition of mine, and got these WONDERFUL floppy hats! I love love love my floppy hat! An added bonus to the hat is the little turquoise accents that happen to match my shoes!! It really takes so little to please me doesn't it?!?! Anyway here are a few pictures of my beautiful friend Elaine and my awesome floppy hat that matches my shoes!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cute Kid of the Day Award Goes to.....

My sweet little nephew at the softball game the other night. He was the most darling little subject around and I couldn't resist a few pictures of the little guy! Enjoy!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Our First Smile Caught on Camera!

Ava's favorite spot in the house is the changing table! Don't have any idea why but she loves it. In fact a couple of days ago she was fussy unless she was on it so we picked up the changing pad and moved it into the living room and left her on it. Daddy was on diaper duty the other day and ran for the camera and got her smiling on camera finally....we have been trying to catch one for a while and haven't been near the camera when it happens. She smiled very early on though, mostly in her sleep but in the last few weeks she would smile AT you! It's so cute I wanted to share!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Like Mother like.....Brother?!?!

My previous post was about how much our little girl looked like me. The two pictures are almost identical...the pose, the eyes, nose, they even have both of their little tongues poking out. But my husband looked at the back of the picture and the date on the back is July 1988!! So the picture is of my then 4-5 month old little brother!! I couldn't believe it! So my little one, while she still looks like me and her daddy a bit, mostly resembles her Uncle Ashley!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Like Mother Like Daughter!

Ok so everyone always says how much our little one looks like her daddy. And that she does. She has his nose, his little cheeks, and she is a master at the "serious look." I was looking at her the other day and realized that she may look a little like me. So, my mom said that I needed to find my baby pictures and I would be amazed at the resemblance between my sweet Ava and myself as a baby. I found this picture of me and it was taken July 1982 so I had to be a week old baby or so because I was born July 26....then I went through Ava's pictures and came across one that was SHOCKING! I can't believe how much she looks like me...I FINALLY see it! We even posed the same!! I was so excited and when I showed them to Gabriel he was amazed at how much we looked alike.
It is so amazing to have her here and discover all these new things every day. I thought she looked JUST like her daddy, and at times she still does, but I am glad to know that I had a little something to do with her too!

Me!! July 1982_____________________________Ava Rose June 2010