Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two years old!

Ava Grace Gulliver, born 11/30/2007
Kylie meeting her baby sister for the first time-a moment I will never forget...
Two years later...Ava's birthday party, 11/28/2009
The big two year old-what a ham!
She sure loves the camera!

Our sweet Ava Grace is two years old! It is so amazing how fast time flies. I feel like we were just announcing to the world that Ava had finally entered the world and here I am talking about her 2nd birthday! What a sweet girl she is and it has been so much fun to watch her learn more things everyday. I must admit that she has a bit of a fiery streak in her that she shows when she doesn't get her way! She is talking more and more everyday and absolutely adores her big sister, Kylie. Kylie loves to read Ava books and play pretend with her little sister and yes, she loves to boss her little sister around too. But hey, what are big sisters for, right Tia? :) Just kidding! (Tia is what the girls call my sister, Noelle.) We had a fun party for Ava this past Saturday and had a quiet celebration with her at home just the four of us on Monday, her actual birthday. It made me sad to realize that this is most likely my last "baby" and it was hard for Mommy to put her one year old to sleep on Sunday knowing that she would have a two year old the next morning. Why do kids grow up so fast?
I have much to update on but need to get dinner ready. Happy birthday Ava!! We love you so much!!
Mommy, Daddy and Kylie

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Can it be?!?!

Kylie at 1 day old-so precious
My sweet girl-again 1 day old
Kylie-almost 6 in this picture!
Kylie-the big sister
Mommy and Kylie right after she was born-what a miracle

That Kylie is SIX years old now? It is so hard for me to believe that Kylie had her 6th birthday yesterday! Aaron and I took her (and Ava) out to dinner at Applebee's to celebrate last night and Kylie immediately informed our server that it was her birthday. Such a change from two years ago when she was hiding behind me when the servers came out to sing happy birthday to her! She was soaking up the attention she got last night! We then took her to Toys "R" Us after dinner and she got to pick out her birthday gift from Mommy and Daddy. She picked out a couple of Barbie items to go along with the Ken doll and Ken doll outfit that Ava (with help from Mommy!) had given her earlier that night.
I will add some pictures when I get home from training tonight of my big six year old! Happy birthday sweet girl! Daddy, Ava and Mommy love you SO much!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Walker!

My cousins, Amy and Justin-so excited that I can now call Justin my cousin!!!!

Showing off some dance moves at the reception

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Walker--July 11, 2009
Miss Kylie Jane

Amanda and I at the rehearsal dinner

Me and my BEAUTIFUL girls-they were the best flowergirls!!

Sweet sisters

Amy, myself, Adriane and Amanda at the rehearsal dinner-I feel a little left out at all these A names. :)
This past Saturday, my cousin, Amy, married the love of her life, Justin. They had a beautiful ceremony at Mayflower church where of course I bawled my eyes out the whole time. Then we had a fun time on the party bus in between the ceremony and reception with a stop to the Gerald R. Ford museum for picture taking.
The reception was held at Fredrick Meijer Gardens and was SO much fun!! I seriously lost two pounds by dancing all night long and I have never sweated that much in my life! Aaron, Kylie, Ava and I were so honored to be part of Amy and Justin's special day. They mean so much to us and we are so excited to welcome Justin into our family. We love you guys and wish you nothing but the best! It was also so wonderful to see all of the family that came in from out of town and Aaron and I want to give a big thank you to my parents as well as they helped out so much with Kylie and Ava over the weekend and taking or dropping them off when they needed to be somewhere. Thank you!
These are just some of many pictures but I wanted to give you a little preview of the pictures. Sorry I have been so bad at posting lately. With my new job, I am in training in Lansing for two weeks and I don't have too much time when I get home to do "computer" type stuff as anyone with two kiddos will tell you. :) So that is it for now. Hope to update again soon!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Great Wolf Lodge Pictures

Mommy and Ava

Andrew & Ava-ready to hit the pool!
Me and my beautiful girls!
Daddy and his darlings!
The magician at dinner and his special helper, Kylie!
As promised, here are some pictures from our trip to Great Wolf Lodge last week. I have more at home that I'll have to put on here but here are a few from my mother-in-law, Julie. I wish we were back up there again! We had so much fun!