ava's black eye!

Allison's mom is in the hospital so i kept Bleeze for a bit today.  He and anna had so much fun playing house!  Here is a cute pic of them!  
Ok... Ava has fallen rather climbed i guess out of her high chair 3 times!  1 time ems came and the other time we knew how to deal with it.  I strap the child in and I mean so tight i'm afraid it will hurt her.  She is hudini (sp?).  She got out and as i turned around she was falling.  This all happened mon.  I saw her face and freaked!!!  I took her to the dr. immediately and was just crying in the waiting room.  My goodness i felt horrible about it!  Here are some pics of the after effects.  I took these today!  My poor baby!  She is fine though but her eye looks horrible!!! I hope you all have a great new years eve!!!  Please be careful!  We are headed to chris and dorsey's to play wii!  LOL!!!  we are totally obsessed!  I will be home though around 9:30 and i'm hoping to stay awake to see the new year.  I'm not sure i'll be able to!  HEHEHE!  Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Christmas Eve!!  We even snuck a shot of santa!
On Christmas Eve we usually do Christmas with  my grandparents.  Next year it will be christmas night with my parents a brother so we'll combine it!  YAY!  Anna got a tea set and Ava LOVED it.  I couldn't believe she liked it! This was before presents were opened. Anna got to open hers from aunt millie.
Ok. this skips a little ahead to christmas night.  I always am in charge of the festivities and cooking.  I cooked from 11:00 - 6:00.  It was worth it though!  It was yummmmO! My parents, anna, aunt mo and uncle b! Ok, back to Christmas morn!  Anna got the color wonder paint set and made MANY masterpieces!!! THey really are beautiful! Here was the BIG present.  The playhouse.  I love this thing!  I could live in it!!!
Even daddy has a cup of tea! Friday we had Christmas with Jon's parents and his brother chris, and sis in law dorsey and their kids.  Molly Blair got a dress up set that she brought for her and anna~ they were SO cute!!!  Oh, and mine and jon and chris and dorsey's presents from jons parents were AWESOME!!!!   We got a wii!!!!!  Wiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!  I am so very sore!
Our princesses were dining in royalty!  LOL!
Here is the ward clan!  5 grandchildren in 3 years from 2 sons!  We work fast! Here is the Cox side of the family.  We go to my dad's parents in the lower part of sc for the weekend after christmas.  We have the family reunion on the sunday after christmas!  So this is my large side of the fam! And here are my cousins (minus jon and brian at the top and morgan beside me:))   So we had a fantastic Christmas!!!  2 nights before christmas i was listening to Delila (sp?) and she and this woman were talking about the real meaning of Christmas.  It was so awesome and then she played Mary did you Know and i cried and cried while drinking my hot chocolate beside the Christmas tree.  It was such a sweet time spent with God.  Jon was outside and i had all the lights off except the christmas lights.  It was an awakening to my hectic life!  Anyways....i hope you all had a great Christmas too!  

man, i'm behind!

So the Ward's lives have been needless to say....mmm busy!  I haven't blogged in so long and i have so many pics and events that happened that i don't know that i can remember them all.  I've got to get better about this!!!  So, here it goes.  The first pictures are of us at the carriage rides in Ft. Inn.  My previous blog tells our incident! LOL!
Here is anna before our accident!
And here are the Ward's.  This was our Christmas card picture this year.  LOL!  This is always a fun experience!  Doesn't Ava look like she is done!
After the Simpsonville Christmas Parade we went with Grammie and Pappy to Tony's Pizza.  Here are my mom and anna waiting patiently and coloring. hhehehehe!
I mean really!  Can ava even see?!?!
It was soooooo cold we had to bundle tight! Even us the parents are enjoying the parade.  We even got on the tribune times website. hehehe! Anna was VERY excited! I will post Christmas week on the next post.


so hectic.

hello hello!  This is going to have to be rather quick.  I have just a little bit while waiting on jon to get ready for us to run by lowe's and then to our small group gathering at the haff's.  Anyways...hmmmm...i  really don't know where i have left off but here are some highlights.  The biggest thing is that we went on the carriage ride in ft. inn last night.  I hurried and made a meat loaf (which was VERy yummy)  so we could get on the road b/f it got too late.  We got the rides and Santa was there!!!  Anna was so thrilled and of course Ava looked at him like "if you touch me!"  LOL!!!  ANyways... we got on the carriage and wanted to go on the inn circle ride but there was a line so we went on the main street.  We were enjoying our ride and looking at all the lights and having fun learning about our horse Ben.  It was so nice!  The weather was GREAT!!!  SO we were headed back on the carriage and i hear tires squealing.  Yep.  We got hit.  A chevy TRUCK hit the back of the carriage HARD!  Anna was thrown in the floor board and i almost had a heart attack!!!  We had to sit there until the police and carriage people inspected the carriage and gave us the clear.  Then the police had to get our names.  What an ordeal!?!?!  I just thank GOd that it wasn't any worse!  We could (anna especially) have been seriously hurt!  God had his hand on us!  we got back home and jon's cousin justin, and his girlfriend courtney stayed with the girls while they slept for me and jon to go to a friend surprise b-day get together at Brixx.  So much fun!!!

So, today i dropped my girls with jon's mom for their nap and headed to Target.  I just love it there except they take a lot of my moolah!   Too many cute things!  We got anna a pink and white polka dot wilson tee ball glove and a pink ball and couple of months ago and she LOVES it when jon plays ball with her in the yard.  I had to hold myself back today b/c they also have a pink bat bag, a matching pink and white dot bat, and black cleats with pink trim.  OK!  How cute is that!?!?  But i held myself back and opted for some hello kitty stocking stuffers and a large SOFT bat and ball for her to practice with!  We are going to only be able to play with it a certain times b/c i know ava's head would become the ball.  I'm really excited about this christmas!  Anna has just put so much magic in this season!  Her eyes light up at everything!  I can't wait until Christmas morning when she sees that santa brought her a pretty playhouse!!!!  Oh, the tears will be flowing!  God has given us this awesome time of year and i'm so glad my family is able to just enjoy it.   Well, i need to get our games together and our white elephant gifts to take to the party tonight.  I will hopefully post some pics this weekend.  Oh, and i have to keep anna and ava occupied christmas eve for like 3 hours.  Does anyone have any ideas?!?!?!


christmas shopping

Hello again!  Yesterday I went Christmas shopping (helping Santa).  I haven't really done any shopping because all of our gifts have come from The Glazing Pot.  We actually went last night to do hand prints (for the 5 millionth time).  When we put the plate on the table Ava who is only 1 year old automatically spreads her little tiny hand and puts it on the table.  She knows exactly what to do!!!  LOL!!  Anyways, i went to walmart.   I really wanted to go to the new one on Pelham because it is SOOOOO nice but i had to go to the christian bookstore which is right beside the walmart on woodruff.  Ok, I have become a MAJOR germaphobe.  Maybe thanks to allison,  hehehe!  That walmart was like a germ pool.  ewwww!  I sanatized like a million times while in there.  There are soooo many sicknesses going around that i don't want them, especially the stomach bug.  Anyways, the trip was VERY successful!  My sitter and friend from childhood Jessica (jessa as my girls call her) came and saved the day and let me go while she stayed with them!  It was nice.  Santa is bringing a playhouse for outside but i also got the fisher price cool school computer thingy?  I hope anna likes it!  And ava is getting that rocking zebra thing.  I searched prices from EVERYWHERE and walmart is the best by FAR!!  Kmart was the most expensive by $20!!!  Anyways, they are getting a few more little things but the playhouse is the biggy!!I'm hopefully going to finish and start wrapping.  I have Bible Study tonight so I have to catch up on reading the excellent wife.  Oh my!  Have a wonderful festive day!   oh, i forgot to tell a short funny story!  Yesterday anna wouldn't go to sleep for her nap.  She did stay in her room though.  When i went to get her to go to the glazing pot i went in her room and she was standing there with 4 pairs on pajama pants on and 4 pajama shirts on!  And she was going to keep putting more on!!!!  I don't know how she got that many on her little body!  Nevertheless, I couldn't keep my composure and busted out into laughter!!!  Just another reason to be a mommy!  LOL!!!


happy holidays!

So our lives have been rather festive i guess you could say!  This week we have embraced december.  hehehe!  we decorated ginger bread houses, hosted a party, and went to the Greenville Christmas Parade.  Tomorrow we are off to the Simpsonville parade so i'm sure more pics will be posted tomorrow.  We went with the Bagwells to the parade tonight and had sooooo much fun!!!  we met them and ate at subway and tried to get a spot to atleast see the parade.  Well, the kids saw the parade on top of shoulders!  LOL!!  Me and allison had fun talking but it sure was cold!  After the parade me, jon, and the girls went through the Hyatt and took pics of the tree outside and we strolled throught the Festival of Trees.  I just LOVE it there!!!  My grandmother used to do a tree when she was alive and i am thinking of starting the tradition back next year.  We shall see.  We had a lot of fun going out.  I told Anna that after Mommy and Daddy got married we went to the Hyatt and had a BIG party.  She asked me if everyone sang happy birthday to us!  LOL!!! so cute!  her are some pics of our fun festive week....
HAHAHAHA!!  I looked like jon did about 10 mins earlier b/c anna was on my shoulders.  We are going to have to have adjustments. LOL!!
and we were freezing but enjoying!!!
Eli was telling them a story to keep them occupied while waiting.
They were VERY in to it!!
And allison is now telling them a story as well.  LOL!!
Eating at subway.
The finished gingerbread house!
Chic Affair girls Our gathering Fun with my girl! We are working.
hope you enjoy this holiday season as much as we do !!!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Mom's 50th surprise Party!

Here are some pics of my mom's surprise party.  THis has been in the planning stage for it seemed forever.  I got in touch with 2 of her best friends from high school and they came!  It was so awesome!  My mom was sooooo surprised!   It was a very successful event!
Here is the cake i made.  She got 2 cakes this year!  LOL!
Here is anna and genevieve.  Todd and Vickie and the kids dropped by to say happy birthday!!!  Man, they are growing up!
The birthday girl and her friend Connie, Rhonda, and Donna ok, they laughed hysterically ALL night!
prettiness!!! me and my brother brian the snack table waiting for the birthday girl!
it was a fun time!!  Happy birthday mom!