The Arace Children

A blog for the smallest members of our family.

We might have to call it..

Ava is officially walking at 8 months! She was holding on to the TV stand and just walked across the living room to the couch (about 6 feet). We skyped with Yaya and Hinckpa moments later and she did it 6 more times! We'll work on a video when Daddy gets home. She's been talking 3 or 4 steps for the past two weeks and 6 or so steps for the last two days, but I think 6 feet makes it official.

She also put two words together this morning for the first time. "Where dada?" while looking around for him. Unstoppable!

Ava stood up - in the middle of the floor - herself

She was just sitting in the middle of the floor playing nicely and then suddenly she was standing. I was rubbing my eyes in disbelief. 

8 Months Old and Adorable!

 

Two Top Teeth

I was super cranky when we were visiting family in the Berkshires and New York over the holidays and here is why...

Two top middle teeth at once! 

Ava's First Cold

Ava decided to get her first cold during a snow storm. After a visit to a local branch of her doctor's office we ended up at the hospital for some tests. Luckily, everything came back okay and she was back to normal in a couple of days. 

All the doctors and nurses at the hospital thought she was adorable. Cutest patient ever!

Ava Monthly - 7 Months

This month I surprised everyone and started pulling myself up to standing and I use everything to hold on to to get where I want to go. (Enzo didn't do this until he was at least 10 months old - Ha!) I like to play with everything and put anything I can get my hands on in my mouth. I didn't gain as much weight this month because I have been moving non stop but I did grow a little (13lbs 7 ounces and 25.25" long). 

Stuart Weitzman Baby Shoes

My first fancy shoes!

My feet are so tiny, they're newborn size, but you know what they say... if the shoe fits! 

Ava's first trip to the aquarium

Today, I went to see some fish with Nonna and Nonno after visiting with my new baby cousin Gino. My big brother Enzo showed me around because he's been coming here for years.

What an exciting day!

Great Grandma Dee Dee Visits

GGDD came for Thanksgiving with Yaya and stayed for a bit. Here she is giving me a nice snack!

 

Officially Standing and Cruising

It's only been a short time since I've been officially crawling, but I decided that I like to pull myself up to standing and cruise around a lot more. 

Mommy thinks I was showing off because Great Grandma Dee Dee was here.

Thanks for the pillow pets Great Grandma!