Week in Review (in Pictures!)

Happy Wednesday!
Well, as promised, here they are (for the Grandparents) the latest pictures of Ava...
We got to Iowa last Wednesday night and Ava was immediately scooped up by her Grandma and Grandpa.
She's started opening her mouth like this when we go in for a kiss! I love it.  
I showed you my big purchase for the week a few days ago, but needless to say, Ava was "all smiles" whenever we put her on her new activity mat.  She especially loves the little hanging monkey and elephant.  She grins and even giggles looking at them!
Grandpa is always game for a walk around the house or the yard!  This girl does not spend much time being put down when we're in Iowa :) 
The big reason we made the trek down however, was so that Ava could get some time with Aunt Stacie, who was home for a visit.  What a great time they had together :) 
Ava loves her aunt Stacie!!
One request from both of my sisters was to be present for one of Ava's baths :) 
How many sisters does it take to bathe a baby??  Apparently all 3!
Guess who loves her bath every time now??
Yep, that's right.  Ava likes to be clean :) 
I'm not sure what I love more in this picture.  The wet, slicked back hair?  The curious expression on her face? Or the massive double chin she has going on???  That's a hard one.  I think I'll pick all three!
All dressed up in the new outfit aunt Stacie brought her from North Carolina.  It has shells all over it, how fitting :) 
Maybe she's going to smile, or maybe she's going to scream?  You never can tell with that look on her face...
We walked around downtown after dinner, then stopped at Cup of Joe's to sit outside for a coffee.  And yes, the outfit had a matching hat!
Oh, I love my little Pagey :) And I want to eat her up when she furrows that little brow!
Ava loved snuggling with her Uncle Dave too.
It was such a gorgeous summer night, complete with a perfect sunset, and we kept trying to adjust her hat, which was way too big and floppy! 
It was really to fun to be home again, all three of us girls.  You can imagine that my parents were thrilled about that :)
Here's another shot of that grin and double chin :) Even Ava was getting amused by all the fuss over her new hat!
Yesterday we made a trip to the student health center at UNI, to visit my Mom for lunch. 
Ava decided that she would rather stand with Aunt Stacie, than sit and watch us eat lunch.  
And why not?  Especially when she looks so cute in those pants from her Grandma Texas!

Ok seriously, can you stand this?? Thank you to aunt Melissa again, for the ridiculously cute hairbows that keep gracing Ava's head :) I LOVE this one! Poor Ava has no chance of going without one, now that we have MANY to choose from!!
She is one stylish little girl in her stroller! And one tired little girl too. I think we might have our first official cold today...major bummer. She has been coughing and sneezing alot this afternoon, but we are home now and able to have a quiet night with Daddy.  We've got VBS at our church the rest of the week, so hopefully we can all get a good night's sleep tonight and feel better in the morning.

Here's hoping, right??  


Jesse and Stacie said...

3 things (in bullets, like a true scientist would)...

1)I will make a note to never again eat from dishware "cleaned" in the Ferguson kitchen sink :)
2)My wife looks smokin' in all these pictures!
3)All the Ferguson daughters are looking cute (like a male model)!


Jesse and Stacie said...

Because science is always expanding...

4)Can Ava visit soon?

Faith said...

Love the bath time pics...her and that hooded towel are so cute! I'm loving the big polka dot bow too! Hope she feels better soon =)

MELISSA said...

what a doll!
love the big floppy hat and big bow!

Erin said...

love the grin and double chin! Super Cute! Also love the sleeping pictures! She is a doll!

Ryan, Karis and Julia said...

Steph, I love the double cute!

all up in each others bizness said...

a wonderful play by play of your time home....beautiful Ava and u can't help but smile about all the awesome people she has loving on her! What a lucky little girl!

ps. double chins aren't the worst thing in the wolrd Ava!

Rebecca Jo said...

She is just getting more & more adorable! Those eyes are so BIG & expressive... just beautiful!

Look at all the people who love this baby!

Toni :O) said...

Precious, precious, precious! You are so blessed with such a cutie pie. I love checking in on this stylish doll baby!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness!!!! SO CUTE I CAN'T STAND IT!!! She is a DOLL! Steph- she is just amazing and so pretty!!! I just want to hug her!