Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from the Gulliver girls! (And their Mommy and Daddy too!)

Ava's 1 year picture

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We had a great Christmas and enjoyed spending time with all of our family this past week. Santa sure did spoil the girls this year and so did their grandparents and aunts and uncles! As for New Years, we are just staying home for New Years Eve and then are leaving the next day for Boyne Mountain for the weekend with my side of the family. I'm sure I will have lots of pictures after the weekend! I will post more Christmas pictures also once I have downloaded them at home. Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Catching up!

Me and my sweet husband!

I loved the bathroom and enjoyed several long soaks in the tub!

The most comfortable bed ever!!

Sorry it has been awhile since my last post. A lot of things are going on right now, especially with the holiday season quickly approaching!

I realized that I never posted what I got Aaron for his birthday back in November. Well, I surprised Aaron with a night away at the JW Marriott hotel downtown. He was pretty surprised and I had a bag of our stuff packed, the kids were staying with Dad and Julie for the night and our cousin, Amy, was taking care of Maya while we had a night away to ourselves. We had a great time just getting to spend time together. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub and got room service while we watched a movie. It was so much fun! As you can see above, I have posted some of the pictures from our stay.

Bugs, bugs everywhere! Everyone in our household was struck in some way by a nasty stomach virus in the past 2 weeks. Yuck! Kylie and Ava were both sick for about a week and a half and then Aaron and I caught it as well. Now that everyone has recovered from the stomach bug, I am feeling pretty lousy and have just come down with a nasty head cold. What a bad time to be sick right before the holidays. Hopefully the girls or Aaron will not catch this!

Just a quick update for now. More to come later!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Ava Grace!

At her 1st birthday party in her new seat from Grandma and Grandpa John

Our little reader!
6 months old

5 months old-Easter

1st Christmas with her big sister

Ultrasound picture-July 30th, 2007 (She was born exactly 4 months later to the day!)
Happy 1st birthday to our sweet Ava Grace. Mommy, Daddy and Kylie want to wish you the happiest of birthdays! It is so hard to believe that you are already 1 year old and it is amazing how fast this year has gone by. It has been such a joy to watch you discover this big world around you and to see you experience so many of your first things, such as crawling, your first tooth, first smile, etc. Those are priceless moments that we will always treasure. We love you so much baby girl!
Mommy, Daddy and Kylie
Ava had her first birthday on November 30th. I am a little late posting as I had to catch up on a lot of work these past couple of days after having a nice Thanksgiving weekend. Ava's birthday party was on Saturday and it was a lot of fun, so much fun that Ava fell asleep in her high chair eating her dinner at 6:00 p.m. that night! Poor thing was partied out! It was a great party with our family and friends and Ava was very lucky and got a lot of wonderful toys and adorable clothes.
At her 1 year check-up with the doctor, here are Ava's stats:
Weight: 20 lbs., 10 ounces (50 percentile)
Height: 28 inches (25 percentile-she is a short little peanut!)
Head: 97 percentile!! (The doctor says that big heads means big brains!) :)
Overall she is doing perfect and the doctor and nurse couldn't get over how well behaved and beautiful she was. She survived her 4 shots although Mommy had a hard time with them. Aaron and I are so lucky to have two beautiful little girls and can't wait to celebrate many, many more birthdays with them!