Sunday, October 4, 2009

Daddy's Home!!!

Richard is finally home!!!! His flight's welcome home ceremony was last Monday night (9/28). It was SO amazing. It was so cool to be there with all the excited families and friends, and I can't even begin to describe how it felt to finally see Richard run out in formation. It was an emotional reunion and such a relief to see him and touch him face to face. Now that he's been home almost a week, I can't believe he was gone a year! In some ways it feels like he never left.Ava has adjusted quite well to her daddy being home. She was a little wary for a couple days and would look to me for reassurance when he would hold her or something but now she's totally good with him. It is so awesome to watch them interact - reading books, playing with her toys, petting the pups, etc. Richard is such a good dad. Seeing him with her makes me fall in love with him all over again.Anyway, Ava is still not quite walking on her own but she is pretty speedy walking along furniture. She lets go every now and then and stands on her own for a few seconds before sitting down.Let's see, what else... oh yeah, Ava is a great little eater. She eats anything and everything I put on her highchair tray. She's good at the chewing motion, mashing up food, even though her two little teeth are no help. hehe :) Well, that's all for now. I'll update again soon!