Thursday, September 13, 2007

It's a Wonderful Life

After several months of literary constipation, I am back. I have a million things to say, which makes it even harder to write! I am afraid that once I start writing, I won't be able to stop. Or maybe I won't be able to start. Consequently, you are getting small talk. Nothing of great significance here. I'm saving the important stuff for a rainy day.

Justin, Laura, and Ava enjoyed a few days of R & R in Bellaire, Michigan, over the Labor Day holiday. For those of you unfamiliar with Michigan, Bellaire is located on the second joint of the ring finger (think MITTEN). Justin's paternal grandparents, whom I LOVE, arranged for a family reunion of sorts. Everyone had a great time, and it certainly didn't hurt that Justin's cabin was about 50 feet from "The Brewery". Walking distance, if you get my drift. Thank goodness. Why does beer taste better when you are at the lake?

Ava is looking good, isn't she? She is changing every day. She's a long, lean, groovin' machine. I have to get a video of her rocking out to her CDs. It's as if the music just takes over and she loses control! She does everything at full throttle. Even her temper tantrums. I cannot begin to tell you how satisfying it is to watch Justin deal with Ava as she throws herself to the floor and proceeds to do "The Worm" better than a drunken bridegroom. Hee hee.

Last, but certainly not least, Ava stood up all by herself and took one step! Only one, and she hasn't attempted to actually walk since, but you have to start somewhere, right?


Nancy said...

Yay! Ava is growing up so FAST!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for the new photos.

camille said...

I'm so glad to see you are back! I noticed your blog was changing (it looks fantastic, by the way) and am glad that we've heard from you! Ava is looking great!

Katie said...

Oh Kim, she is simply stunning! All the kids are getting so big all of a sudden :)
Its great to 'see' you back and thanks for sharing those precious photos.

Every minute counts.... said...

I love the pictures of Ava. She has grown so much and she looks older!
Your new style of blogg is really cool too! Glad to see that you have come back to blogging...I missed you!!!


Tara said...

Glad you are back! We've missed you. Ava is Beautiful!!! Thanks for posting the new photos.

Amy said...

Geez, she is growing up so fast! It feels like a blur. Now tell us, how have YOU been lately?

Lisa R said...

HI!!!! Ave is looking great her eyes are fantastic!!!!! I can not believe how Fat Tatum is compared to all these kids.....I love all the pics looks like a great vacation

Whitney said...

Ava is so cute. Congrats on the Step, Yippie!

Julie said...


I would like to introduce myself. I am Noah's mom, Julie. Ava is absolutely beautiful.

Laura said...

Just beautiful!