Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Here is what I'm loving on this beautiful Wednesday! 

I am {LOVING} this Better Than {you know what} Cake! 

It is Fabulous!!! 

I am {LOVING} this amazing weather in Ramstein, Germany today! It has been in the 50s and 60s the past 2 weeks. 

I am {LOVING} the Easter outfit I bought for Ava Drew. It came in a couple of days ago and I can't wait to put it on her! 

Bryce and I are {LOVING} this workout we started about 3 weeks ago. We have both lost about 8 pounds so far! 

Of course I am {LOVING} this sweet thing, Ava Drew!! 

And as always, I am {LOVING} this hardcore handsome man!! 

Oh, How Pinteresting!

I am liking up with Michelle today at The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting!

I have tried LOTS of Pinterest recipes here lately. I have been really pleased with the things that I have made so far. Here are some of the ones I have tried...

Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Really good! Really cheesy but the sauce tones it down. 

Baked Shells with Sausage and Spinach
REALLY good! I have already made this twice. This would be great to make for a party or shower. 

Best Hamburger Ever (apparently). 
REALLY moist! The most moist burger I have ever had! It was so delicious! 

Avocado Lime Chicken Salad
Pretty good! Probably will make it again! 

Avocado and Bacon Grilled Cheese 
Fabulous!!! Absolutely LOVE!!! I have already made this twice! 

Better than {you know what} Cake. 
My new favorite cake ever!!!! Ah! I have made this twice. It hasn't gotten old yet and I hope it never does! 

Monday, March 19, 2012


Ava has this new thing where she likes to squeal. From the time she wakes up until the time she goes to sleeps, she is squealing!! Ha! Here is a video...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Trip to the Zoo

One of my good friends here in Germany asked if Ava and I would like to go to the Zoo. I took her up on the offer and we went. It was a beautiful, sunny day and it was a great day for the zoo. This was Ava's first trip to the zoo and I think she had a great time.  

Ava with the sheep. 

She loved the fish. 

Monkeys! Ava's got her green on for St. Patty's Day! 

Bella feeding the goats. 

This camel was eating the wood off of the building. 

I was cracking up when I saw that the zoo had COWS!!!! They must not see them everyday like we do in Texas! ha 

The cow was checking Ava out! haha 

Guinea pigs 

I am so glad that Ava was so good the whole time. She didn't make a sound the whole time. Can't wait till she is a little older and can really be excited about going to the zoo.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday is our Saturday

Bryce had off today so he went to Ava's doctors appointment with me. this morning at 9:30am. At Ava's 4 month well check up last month, the doctor said he wanted to see her again in a month for a weight check up. She is a tiny thing and the doctor wanted to make sure she is gaining weight.

If your wondering, she eats every 2 1/2-3 hours and eats rice cereal with breast milk before she goes to bed. So, she eats! She is just very active and I think that's why she is so small.

They weighed her at her appointment and she is 12 pounds 6 oz. At her last appointment, she was 11 pounds 14 oz. So she hasn't gained much weight. The doctor said to start feeding her twice a day with the rice cereal. Hopefully that will help.

Her stats from today:
Height: 25 inches {29%} 
Weight: 12 lb 16 oz {4%}
Head Circumference: 41cm {19%}

Waiting on the doctor...

Once her appointment was over, we dropped Bryce's car off to get his oil changed then we headed to the BX so he could donate some blood. Then we went to buy some of our favorite chocolate. This HAS to be the best chocolate I have EVER had! If you are interested, you can order it here

Best. Chocolate. Ever!!! 

We walked around the BX for awhile and picked up some bowls and paci's for Ava. We were starving so we went to eat at Chili's afterwards. Not a good idea when you are on a diet...speaking of.. I have lost 6 pounds since Bryce and I started our diet and work out 3 weeks ago! 5 more pounds to go!! 

Now we are home and its nap time!! 

Happy Wednesday! 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ava is 5 months old!

Ava Drew, you are 5 months old today!

 Is this for real? 

You are wearing 3 and 3-6 month clothes. 
You wear a size 2 diaper. 
I'm not sure your weight and height but you have an appointment on Wednesday so we will find out then. 

 You are a great sleeper. You usually sleep 10-12 hours. You go to bed between 7 and 8pm and sleep until 7:00am. We finally dropped your late night feeding. 

You take 2 short naps in the morning and a long nap in the afternoon. 

You nurse every 3 hours and we feed you rice cereal with breast milk before you go to bed. 

You now sleep in your OWN room! You love it. We both sleep so much better now. 

You randomly started sleeping on your back. Thank goodness. The thought of SIDS kept me up at night. 

You haven't had any teeth pop out yet but you always want to chew on things and your shirt is always wet from drooling. 

You randomly started sleeping on your back. Thank goodness. The thought of SIDS kept me up at night.  

You started laughing and it is the cutest thing! We try to get you to say "Momma" or "Dada" and you just stare at us and it looks like you are really thinking.  

We started you on rice cereal. The doctor suggested it since you are so tiny! You LOVE it!! You weren't too sure about it at first but after the second time we fed you, you were in love. Now, every time we eat something, you want to eat! When you see us eating, you try to grab our food and you smack your lips like you are hungry. 

You are the light of our lives!  You are so happy all the time and it brightens our day! 

 On your daddy's birthday, you rolled over from back to front for the first time. Now you are a rolling machine! I will lay you on your play mat and 5 minutes later, you are 5 feet away from it! 

We put you in your exersaucer this month and you like it for about 10 minutes then you have had enough. 

We are working on getting you to sit up but all you want to do is stand. You are really strong so I am hoping that you will be sitting up by next month. 

You love love love your feet and they are always in your mouth. We go through about 3 pairs of socks a day because they are always wet from you chewing on them. 

You love the bathroom. If you are upset, as soon as we take you to the bathroom, you are immediately happy. I put you in your bouncy chair in the bathroom with me when I am getting ready for the day and you love it. 

You are a little sassy thing. I am going to have my hands full with you, girl!! 

You are starting to become clingy and if someone else is holding you, you always make sure that I am in site. 

I can't believe you are almost a half of a year old!!! Where has the time gone? 

You are the sweetest little girl, Ava Drew and we love you more than you will ever know! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Bryce

Happy Birthday to my sweet husband today! He is 23 years old!! This morning, I woke up and surprised him with this cake and made him breakfast.

Then we went to Ramstein to pick up a night stand and drop Bryce off at PT (workout). Once he was done, we went home and ate lunch and then it was time for Bryce to go to work.

My neighbor made his cake. I thought she did a great job! My original plan was to just order a sheet cake from the commissary but just for a plain cake with "Happy Birthday" on it, it was going to cost $41. Ridiculous!! Then I remembered that my neighbor makes cakes. I gave her a call and she made this for me. She wasn't even going to make me pay her! Of course I gave her some money anyways. She is so sweet!!

Sr. Airman

Bryce promoted to Senior Airman on Saturday! His ceremony was this past weekend. Ava and I got to go watch him walk across the stage...along with maybe 2 other families there. Sad. There were at LEAST 25 that promoted, I would say. The room was full but filled with the promotee's  co-workers...not families. I don't understand.

Anyways. I am SO proud of Bryce! Since being in the military, he has really grown as a man and become an even more amazing husband and father!

Our little family! 

My two loves! 

There were people blowing horns the whole ceremony and this girl was wide eyed the whole time. It scared her at one point and she started crying and everyone around us said "aww". They felt so bad!