The Arace Children

A blog for the smallest members of our family.

All Fours

I can officially get on my hands and knees myself. Yes, Mommy is shaking in her boots.

Me and Mommy bonding over soccer

Baby Swing

It was the first chilly day I've experienced, but that didn't stop me from trying out a swing at my friend Olivia's house!

Weeeee! (I look thrilled, don't I? How would you look if you had a 2 year old and a 4 year old trying to "push" you in a swing?)

Sitting Up Myself

Look! No Hands!! Yes, I can officially sit up without propping myself up with my hands.

Don't my brother and I look adorable? Mommy ended up throwing the camera down during this photoshoot because Enzo decided to eject me off his lap once his 15 seconds of camera time were up. He said, "I pushed baby Ava off of me because I was interested in the silk worm." (a purple squishy toy about 2 feet away). Because I am such a light weight, I went flying through the air and Mommy tossed the camera to catch me before I ended up on one of the bookshelves. Yikes!

Off My Mat

... to get my brother's toys.

Already getting into things I shouldn't. ;)

Busy Day

After apple picking we rushed to soccer practice. Mommy has a hard time deciding which is more adorable, Enzo's soccer moves or my sideline shananegans...

Apple Picking Fall 2013

Today, I went apple picking for the very first time. My big brother Enzo showed me the ropes (and lots and lots of apples). He picked the smallest ones he could find just for me. I'm not so sure what the big deal is about apple picking and Mommy thinks you can see it on my face in most of the photos.

There is not much I can do with an apple since I have no teeth yet, but that didn't stop me from trying!

Ava Monthly - 5 Months

Lately, I really like scooting around on the floor and can get away from my designated blanket area all on my own (and pretty quickly too!). I went for a weigh-in today and sadly, I only gained 6 ounces in 6 weeks and dropped from the 15th % to the 2nd % (12 lbs 1 ounce), so my doctor said I could start cereal a little early. I grew almost another inch in the 6 weeks and the doctor said I am ahead of all of my milestones. She thinks I burn too many calories because I am such an overachiever and do hours of tummy time per day, not just the 20 minutes suggested for my age. I like to babble a lot and say Ma Ma. 

 

Ava Monthly Outtakes

 

Baby Wash