Monday, April 22, 2013

Outer Banks Week

We had a nice week at Nags Head in the Outer Banks with family. The weather was still a little chilly but that did not stop the girls from putting on bathing suits and playing on the beach. We did puzzles, ate lots of good food (Duck Donuts!) and just enjoyed being together.

Flying Kites at Jockey's Ridge

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Visiting the Bodie Lighthouse

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Rescuing Turtles at the NC Aquarium in Manteo

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And of course it wouldn't be a vacation without Anna losing another tooth!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ava Giggles

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Heart of a 6 Year Old

I wrote this to put in Anna's "box of memories":

To Anna
From Mommy
April 9, 2013

You are 6 years old and you amaze me. You want to put others first and just today you asked me when you could go to Africa to tell people about Jesus.

So that we will always remember...

At your Kindergarten easter party one of mom’s shared about Jesus and told the parents that 11 kids in your class had prayed to ask Jesus into their hearts when she came in October. On the way home from the party I asked you if you had raised your hand to pray the prayer. You said, no mommy, you could only raise your hand if it was your first time praying the prayer. (you are a rule follower just like your momma :)).

Today as we were talking about Africa and telling others about Jesus I asked you about the time you asked Jesus into your heart. You told me it was one night in your bed by yourself after I left from tucking you in and you made the decision to pray and ask Jesus into your heart.

I pray as you grow older and storms may come your way that you will always seek Jesus and remember that He is in your heart to stay. God loves you so much and so do I, Anna Grace.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I can sit!

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Easter 2013

It was another fabulous Easter in Jacksonville, Florida with the family. The girls spent some time on the beach collecting shells and looking for sharks' teeth. They even braved the frigid ocean.

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Ava preferred not to touch the sand

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There were cousins and egg hunts and cute easter outfits.

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All the joys of a Ponte Vedra weekend!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ava: 7 Months

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The biggest change this past month has been eating. Ava loves her solid foods and gets super excited whenever she sees them. So far she has liked everything we have given her, especially gnawing on a banana or a Mum cracker. Can you tell she prefers sitting in the bumbo than the high chair?

We decided to let Maddie feed Ava tonight. Good idea? Cracker

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Ava has also moved to the bath seat which makes bath time a little more fun... especially with sisters!

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She's still working on sitting up and quite content to just lay on her back and chew on toys.