An Increasing Vocabulary

Ava has been a jibber jabber for awhile now but rarely does she say actual words! Lately she seems to be picking words up left and right! Her newest collection includes ball, da baby, there she is (from peek-a-boo of course!) That 2nd birthday is fast approaching. Where did the time go?! She continues to amaze me every day. Growing, changing, and learning! Can't wait to see what we learn in the next month before the big 2!


Where's Ava?

Ava is a professional peek-a-boo-er!
She loves it! It is her favorite game and she loves to say there she is!

Get your strut your on!

It's time for the annual Sam Houston Smokie Strut! This year we had 2 strutin' their stuff! They did such a great job. Caitlin ran 17 laps and Isabel ran 16 laps!


The theme of Isabel's Kindergarten program was the ABC's the kids were SO cute! They did they a great job singing and dancing!


Easter or something of the sort

Easter weekend was an adventure to say the least! My mom and Dan plus Christopher and Caroline came to visit and all went well with their time here. Then Ava Max came down with a 103 degree fever...which led to a doctors office visit... Which led to this test and that test and so on... Which ended with her and I both in tears!
Michael's parents came the Thursday before (because the girls were out Friday) We ventured up to the outlets and did a little shopping. By Saturday morning Isabel had the fever and was not feeling well at all. She missed the church egg hunt. It was sad.... Poor girl! Caitlin, Ava, Memaw and I went searching for eggs. The girls had a ball and Ava was so cute picking up eggs! Easter morning I woke up sick Isabel was sick and so no Easter dresses on Easter. It took Sundays after that for us to all be well and ready! We managed to get the girls in their cute dresses and even managed to take a few snap shots! By Tuesday Caitlin had strep! What a weekend!!


So I think I missed a few months?!

Wow! Did I really miss a whole year? YIKES! Makes me sad to think this time last year Ava Max wasn't even a year old! Can that be right? So Bryant family highlights for 2009... Hmm lets see....
This is where the little swirly goes round and round...
Ava Max hit all those big milestones like crawling, walking, getting her first tooth.
We spent her first birthday at the beach in West Palm Beach, Florida! She hated the sand and the ocean... She really wasn't too sure about the pool either!
Michael and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary (is that right?) We dropped the girls off in Colorado for a week with Grandma and Grandpa (It was a first for us to leave without our kids, and it was hard) We spent a week in Marco Island.... Oh how I miss it there!
We made the annual summer trip to Oklahoma!
Caitlin turned 7 in June and started 2nd grade (crazy I know!) She has really enjoyed her teacher and class this year. She has made a best friend and it is amazing to see her blossom!
Isabel started the big K and turned 6 in December! We got Miss Ellis again and we were thrilled! Isabel has already decided she is going to marry a boy in her class... and I thought Caitlin would be the boy crazy one!
Halloween was wet and muddy! Caitlin was a monarch butterfly, Isabel was a black kitty, and Ava Max was a monkey... They were SO cute!
Christmas... Disneyland!! We spent Christmas in Orlando with part of my family! AMAZING! Michael and I were able to take just the "big" girls the first day we went and it was SO much FUN! They opened and closed the park! What troopers they were. Taking Ava Max on It's a Small World was the highlight I think... She never moved or blinked! What great memories we have from last year!