Monday, May 25, 2009

Viva Ava!

Oh me, oh my, we are the proud parents of this most glorious and resilient little girl.

52 comments:

courtney rose said...

Oh my goodness gracious. Oh my. Oh me. I need some pie right now to go with this happiness I'm feeling so strongly for you and yours.

CONGRATS!!!

courtney rose said...

Just watched the video. She is GORGEOUS. With very tasty toes.

Again- CONGRATS! I can't wait to see that sweet Ava in your sweet arms.

Robin said...

she is beautiful!!! congratulations!!!!

Julie said...

Sniff, sniff. Too verklempt to comment....

Stacie said...

Beautiful! She is beautiful! And a toe-nibbler! Congratulations to you all!

coffeemom said...

OH my goodness!!! She's beautiful!!!! Congratulations!!! oh my congratulations!!!! What adventures you have ahead. I am thrilled for you!!
CELEBRATE!!
PACK!!!!!

Lov eM

Julia said...

Eeek, she's more beautiful that I remember.

And I'M FAMOUS NOW!

And congratulations.

And felicitations.

And all the happiness in the world.

Liz said...

Congratulations! She is adorable, love the toe munching!

Calmil2 said...

Goose Bumps!!!! So Sweet, congratulations, she's gorgeous.

Renee said...

Congratulations! We're also traveling on the 6th to pick up our son. See you in Addis!
Cheers!
Renee

Little Ethiopia(n) said...

I thought your court date was TOMORROW...so what a fabulous wonderful surprise blog to find! She is amazing...those eyes, those toes...wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.

I am just so happy! I love a surprise :-)

Little Ethiopia(n) said...

ps...those coffee drinkers will be putty in her hands... :-)

Claudia said...

Okay, that song, those pictures, those toes... I'm a sobbing mess right now. She's wonderfully delicious!

Ryane said...

Yay!! Happy, happy news! Congratulations!

stephanie said...

Mazel! Your Ava is divine!! Godspeed on your travels.

Ellen said...

Congratulations!!

Stacy said...

oh she's just so beautiful! Congratulations and happy packing!!!!

etc @ www.fierceandnerdy.com said...

Okay, I was crying by the end of that. I'm just so happy and excited for you guys and little Ava. Bon Voyage, and please throw up pics and blog about every single moment as soon as you get back -- though I know you'll be a little busy. :)

Ted and Lori said...

Incredible song, incredible girl, incredible family.

Jen said...

What a wonderful day! You have so much to celebrate. she is a beautiful baby girl and she has such cool parents. I can't wait to watch her story unfold. Get packing, and enjoy.

Amy Bottomly said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations!!!!

DAVs said...

YAY!!!! Super congrats.
I found your blog, because after a long, hard, impossible road through IF we are following in your footsteps (though if you see our blog, you'll see we're not talking about it yet).

And now, I am bawling.
I am so happy for you all!

Blog Shmog said...

Oh my gosh, what a beauty! Congratulations!!

SOUCYQ said...

YAY I am soooo happy for you and yours!!!!!!!

Tam said...

she is just beautiful. congratulations!!!!!!!!

Meredith said...

I couldn't be a happier Meredith right now. Best Memorial Day Ever! A thousand million congrats and hugs and yahoos and cupcakes :) AND June 6!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't that like tomorrow or something?

Jennifer said...

She is just gorgeous! Congratulations!

haze said...

Oh wow! Congratulations on passing court. Ava is absolutely adorable. I was hooked by her first picture and then the video of her sticking her toes in her mouth did me in.

Happy packing!!

The Albertsons said...

SHE. IS. AMAZING!!!
Cograts, mama :).
becca

Catrina said...

Congratulations!

missy said...

congrats. loved the video and the sweet song. she is a gorgeous little thing!

Neil, Amy, Hillary Ashton & Sophie Le said...

YIPEEE!!! Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and that precious baby girl :o)

Heather said...

Congratulations, I am so happy for all three of you! Safe travels!!

Danni and Tommy said...

Congratulations! So very happy for you three! Such a beautiful family. She is amazing.

Ladybugs appear said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you. She's just beautiful. Get ready for a fantastic trip.

Evelyn said...

This is such great news :) I am glad I stumbled on your blog today! Happy travels!

Alex said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations, Mama Ava!!! May your travels be wonderful.

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Wonderful news.

She is darling!!!!!

Blessings to all of you.

Lisa and Peter said...

What a lovely family! Congratulations!

Lisa

msl said...

Just saw this!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! And oh my gosh an adorable toe nibbler!! She's just gorgeous!!!

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

Awwww-CONGRATUBABYLATIONS!!!!!!

filoli said...

Frankly, I don't know how you have the strength, energy or desire to do anything but stare at Ava Lende's pictures and videos. Even writing this comment I would rather go back and watch your video again. Looking into that face - I am captivated...and YOU get to spend your life and love with this child! What a blessing!

Honestly, we have what 540,000 or so words in the English language and none seem adequate to describe or explain this joy and wonder that I feel for you and your divine family - this beginning, this journey, this life, this hope.

Mamma Dog, you can tell, can't you, just from the pictures and video what a bright and illuminating little person she is and will be forever and forever...

Why does June 6th feel so far away? Pack up and bring that little soul home - now!

Laura and Brad said...

Oh my goodness!! She is just precious! We look forward to meeting her (and you:)) soon in Ethiopia!
Congrats!!!
Laura

emily said...

Congratulations! Beautiful and some awesome toe sucking! Love, love it!!!

Jocelyn said...

She is beautiful, congratulations!!

Nikki said...

Congratulations! She is such a beauty!

Journey to Jaden said...

I am so excited for your family and that you will be holding her so soon!! Congratulations!!

marc bernardin said...

mazel tov!

And here, or so I'm told, is where it gets fun.

Sam said...

can you email me at samsamh79@gmail.com

Angie said...

Congratulations! She is wonderful.
Safe journeys!

Little Ethiopia(n) said...

just saw on the yahoo group that ya'll leave for ET on Saturday...safe happy travels. we can't wait to hear all about your trip and Miz Ava!
xoxox-Kat

filoli said...

[in loudest most annoying painfully dramatic showtune voice wearing poorly fitting curly redhair wig] Toooooooooomorrow, tooomoooooorrow, I love you, tomorrow, your only a daaaaaaaay aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaay!

[smile, wink, quietly escape stage left]