Saturday, December 6, 2008

Just a few for Rick and Barb Barb!

Rick and Barb Barb (Chris's aunt and uncle) sent Ava an ADORABLE outfit for her Birthday! If you know Ava at all you know that she is a girly, girl that LOVES to dress up. So, this princess/fairy outfit was the perfect, pretty, pink explosion for her Halloween Costume!
Here are a few from the fair and Halloween that I thought you guys would like!

She was dancing around from the minute we left the house...the "hangy downy thingys" would twirl around so beautifully that she could of danced for hours!

It was so sweet...we took two strollers to wheel the girls around in...Chris took one and I took the other. Until the girls had pleaded enough, we finally just through them both into one stroller and let them snuggle each other all over the SC State Fair. They loved it! They even looked like they could of possibly been twins. Obviously, not identical!

Do you think she liked the merry-go-around? Ummmm, probably more than she likes Chris and I! She hugged and smiled the whole ride...TWICE!

Daddies and their girls! This was to sweet of a moment not to get a picture!

This princess loves climbing trees...with alittle help!

Thank you Rick and Barb Barb!!!!
We love you and miss you!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Chrismas Pictures 2008

Our newest addition, Molly, is absolutely ADORABLE! Ava could not love her more if she tried. She calls her "Mollys". Here are some of the things she does to show her devotion to her...
she puts molly's make-up on every morning with her "tend" make-up,
she hugs her repeatedly throughout the day
(Illustration in above photo),
she climbs in her kennel and says, "come here Mollys...I hold you" while patting the spot next to her,
she ask, "where is Mollys?" anytime we are gone from the house, as if she is checking in on a mommy.
The list could go on forever...
It is so sweet to see the love a child can have for another being...I want to forever guard and protect that feeling for her! Though, deep down I know only God's love can remain that pure and faithful. However, He has blessed us with the job of trying to model that love through Him. Our prayer as parents is that we can work faithfully on that daily. Challenges, struggles and all...

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Avadoll" turns TWO!!!!

Our little princess, Ava, turned TWO this weekend! So, we decided to have a small family party to celebrate! Turns out, I had tons of fun making pink and white food! Soooo, girlie girl it was...
Also, her party fell on the same day as a USC home game so we decided that we should make it a game party too! Soooo, boyish it was too...that meant...48 pink and white cupcakes, lots of pink and white yogurt covered pretzels, sugar cookies with pink "A's" and white pooka dots, chilli, cornbread, bbq...and lots of family later...we had a BLAST!!! Some kids even got to stay up till 10 o'clock! Here is a look into our weekend JOY!!!

I can't believe that she is TWO! It hurts to think how fast this journey went...everyone tells you, but you don't understand it until it happens to you. I treasure these moments now more then ever!

Okay, I could have never of guessed what a hit the slinkies would be. They were actually in the gift bags...but all the kiddi-poos needed their own toy so we busted them out early. Even the adults were playing with slinkies! I think I saw my brother John trying to steal Ava's as he left. John you should know better!

Cooper and Henry were so cute in their overalls. They were game ready! Go Gamecocks!

Ava loves her "BIRTHDAY PRINCESS" hat! Who wouldn't if you looked that cute in it!

Some family shots...

These two people make my heart ache...

Birthday Bliss...

Ava was in cupcake heaven...she actually had three cupcakes....I mean it was her birthday. We just figure it was like a really awesome breakfast, lunch and dinner! Okay, this is not the best picture of me, but you have to see how she eats cupcakes...face first into the icing! I love it!!!!

OVERJOYED...that would be what I call Ava's reaction to every gift!

Henry approved all of the toys for safety!
This ones Good!

This would be the "cupcake heaven" that I was referring to!!!!

And this would be the pink and white Girlie part I was talking about!

Can you tell how these two got such a cutie....I neither!
Just kidding they make an ADORABLE family....esp when Sam is in the photo!

Henry and Cooper....They make a great USC fan club!!!

The newly cousin Sarah and Jim LaBlanc! They are so sweet together! I am thrilled to be so close to these two! And Jim's red hair makes him fit right in!

More cupcake heaven anyone...yes, please!!!!!

Harriet Huiet, or "Cupid" as we call her, with precious Cooper! Cupid helped set Chris and I up. Her master plan, along with the help of my mother, was what ultimatly brought God's plan for Chris and I together! Mom's are really impressive when God is on their side!

Paulie and Harriet making a Cooper sandwich!

Is he not the sweetest thing in the world! This five year old was a trooper! He helped open presents, entertained babies, cheered on the Gamecocks and still lookes this ADORABLE at 9:45! IMPRESSIVE cousin SAM!!!! Auntie Nana did not look this good at 9:45!

I can't believe I was in this many photos...

My cousin Sarah and I. Yes they were three Sarah's at the party! And all Sarah T' less.
This would be Sarah Traynum, otherwise known as, Cooper's mom! Sorry Sarah, that is just how it is when you have cuties like Cooper!

And this would be Sarah Todd, the sister-in law, not to be confused with Sarah Todd, my cousin who is marrying Jim. This Sarah is better known as Sha Sha or Schnarie or Sam and Henry's mom. Again, Sarah that is just how it goes when you have those cuties!!! Also, we call this our Wimberly pose (it is all in the "cocking of the chin" and the " impression of the smile")....Wimbo, how did we do? I say it looks better when you do it! Although, we are some Hot Moms!

Mom's and their babies! How sweet!

WAIT...this is Ashley and MY baby! Oh well, she could pass for being Ashley's! How beautiful are these two redheads!!!!
Cooper and Steven cheering on the Gamecocks!

Along with all of the men! This would be the boyish part of the party I was talking about!!!

Ava loves her some Auntie Ruthie! Thanks for your help Ruth Anne!

Sam and Ava had their own dance party during game breaks! It was HILLARIOUS!!!! Sam is workin' it, don't you think!!! Those are some serious moves. I know for a fact that Andrew taught him this move in particular!!!!

The Sistas'...My brothers married the tall and the short of this bunch...we just needed a few more Todd boys to finish this family off. However, we are blessed to feel like we got the whole family as a package deal!

Ava has nothin' but love for Cooper!!! She gives him kisses all the time!

What a wonderful night! We are so blessed to have a big family to share in our joy. We look forward to the years of more celebrating!!!