Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Latest News

These pics aren't brand new, but they are so Ava, I had to share.
Whew! Things have been just crazy chaotic around here. I have taken to leaving myself voicemails, writing notes, and setting two alarm clocks just to minimally function. My Christmas tree STILL looks like a lonely green stick in the corner of the living room. No time to decorate this year. My Christmas baking consists of a bag of bonbons I purchased at the dollar store. I haven't even had time to return phone calls. *sorry, Linda* Pathetic, isn't it? Best of all, I had to report for jury duty this morning. Thank goodness the defense attorney used one of his peremptory challenges to get rid of me. As stressed out as I am these days, his client, who was charged with domestic assault, would have been killing time in the county jail.

On a lighter note, Ava is doing so much better. The visiting nurse has been, um, visiting every day, which is such a help for Laura. Ava still is refusing most foods by mouth, but her color is great and her spirits are high. It does my heart good to hear her laugh! I'm wondering if all these extra calories are giving her more energy. She even seems to be talking more. Today she said "Bompa", bye-bye, and luv ya. She has started hugging her stuffed toys. Also, instead of just passively enjoying her television shows she seems to really get into them now. She laughed out loud at something that Moe, the Doodlebop, did on today's episode.

I believe that your prayers and good wishes are healing our sweet little Ava. Thank you all so much for your concern and great advice. It means so much to us to have all this kindness and compassion bestowed upon us. Ava has a long way to go, for sure, but she has a great mom and dad and lots of friends and family to help make things bearable.
I love Ava so much. She's all I want for Christmas~

Happy 2nd Birthday, Ava!


nichole said...

I'm so happy to hear she has her spirit back - that really is the best Christmas gift.

Nancy said...

I bet she will only improve from here. You did the right thing!

Julie said...

I am glad she is doing well. Merry Christmas.

Kerry said...

Yeah! I am so glad things are working out. I have been waiting to see how she has been doing :) Merry Christmas!

Every minute counts.... said...

I am so happy that she is doing well and getting back to herself. You are right...what better Christmas present?!
Happy Birthday Ava!!


Nicole said...

I am so happy to hear that Ava is doing better. You and your family have definitely been on my mind. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!

Teresa & Shawn said...

Your last comment made me cry. You are the best grandmother (other than my own and my mom, of course!!). I am glad to hear that sweet Ava is doing better. She will get there in her own time.


Melina's Mommy said...

I am so glad things are going better. Those pictures are beautiful. Ava is a little sweetheart. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Late Birthday Ava!!

Danielle, Danny, Melina & Alyssa

Katie said...

Oh i am so glad to hear Ava is feeling so much better! :)
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Oh and of course, A big happy Birthday Miss Ava!!!

Tara said...

I love the pictures of her - she is so so sweet! I'm glad she seems to be getting back to herself and she has some color back. I hope it only gets better from here. Give her an extra big hug from me.
Thinking of you thru the holidays.

Lisa R said...

Glad ashe is home good and two you have a beautiful family!!! Merry Christmas