Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ava's first steps....

...and the reason why we recommend that our guests bring their ear plugs.

27 comments:

rubythread said...

What a beautiful, happy girl! She looks so proud of herself =)
Kirsten

Shelley said...

That has me all teary eyed. She has come such a long way from that fragile little one that I saw in a crib in Ukraine. Her smile at the end is just priceless!
Great job Ava!!!!

La Viajera Insaciable said...

Beautiful! And I just love the enthusiastic support from Ava's siblings!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Ava. Way to go Cheering Squad, too. How precious was that look on her face!

Jan

Tim Rovenstine said...

She has a lot of good cheerleaders, this always helps.

Stephanie said...

I love it!!!!!!!! Your family is awesome. Way to GO Ava!!!!!

Terra said...

I wanted to cheer loudly with them! What an amazing growth that sweet girl has seen since becoming an Urban! I love it!!

mck said...

My husband and I both just watched that and got teary eyed. WTG Ava!! This clip also makes me want more kids...I think the cheering from her siblings and the hugs were better than the steps!! I want another child, now! LOL!

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, what a precious moment!!! I have chills all over. Such a beautiful sight.

Thanks for sharing.

Bethany said...

*smile*

That is so awesome! And so is your ginormous fireplace! LOL!

Charissa said...

P.S. There were 'better' videos I could have posted, but I particularly loved the big grin on her face in this one, and how happy and proud she looked in her daddy's arms.... :)

Mary said...

Yay for Ava!!! So proud of her - what an awesome achievement! I love the sibling cheerleader squad :-)

Valerie said...

That was AWESOME!!!! I was cheering right along (and just as loudly) as everyone else!! The last time I physically saw Ava, she was lying in a crib in Ukraine. To see her now, walking and GLOWING with the love of your family is truly one of life's most rewarding experiences! WAY TO GO AVA!!!

June Berger said...

What a blessing! Her walking, her siblings cheering for her, and her proud daddy. Cried this time too...

My name is Sarah said...

Awesome!! What a cheering section too:)

Tami said...

That brought a much needed smile to my face! Thank you.

Erin said...

I'm so proud of Miss Ava!

Zack, Jenn and William said...

What an amazing little girl! And you gotta love the support she gets from all of her family, too :) WAY TO GO AVA!!

Charissa said...

She is amazing.

Michelle said...

matted hair, skin and bones, vacant eyes, chicken pocks...just look at the beautiful insides of the gift you received 2 years ago. I am so proud of her, and of you for trusting your love and Gods will. I love you guys.

Julie said...

How Sweet!!! I've got tears in my eyes! Way to go Ava!

Christine said...

So awesome Ava! Keep up the great work. Before you know it, you will be running faster than you ever imagined!

Kristy said...

This shows so much amazing love and how love alone of course with God does miracles! God Bless your home

Larsen Family said...

I love it, thanks for sharing the video with us!

Shelly said...

That was awesome Charissa!! It made me cry!! Good job AVA!!!

Dalene said...

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Oh. My. Goodness.

I'm coming for a visit.

RACHEL said...

Oh my goodness! Remember when we were so excited she could hold a spoon for just a few seconds? How amazing!! I miss you and your LOUD family very much. I miss sharing in Ava's progress first hand. But mostly I am so glad to see her continue to grow and reach new milestones with her forever family cheering her on!