Family shot after running through an evening downpour. Ava had so much fun that Matt offered to take her back out after we took this photo and she didn't hesitate to take him up on his offer. Warm showers for all afterward!


Currently in the Litt home:

  • I am 19 1/2 weeks pregnant with a baby BOY! We are so thrilled to be welcoming our little guy in February and until then I keep hoping that each day will bring with it a bit of a regular appetite back to me…here’s to hoping.
  • Matt has been working as the Director of Student Activities at Benedictine College since June 15 and he is LOVING his job. We see him sporadically during the weeknights and weekends while he works with college students. We are grateful for the late mornings he gets to spend with us at home to balance out the time. Ava and I are spoiled by our short order cook who graciously makes us breakfast every morning!
  • Ava is busy blossoming into a full-blown toddler. She regularly uses utensils and a bowl/plate at each meal; and if we forget to give her a utensil or plate she doesn’t hesitate to remind us what we’ve forgotten. Playing on the playground at the local Catholic elementary school is a must these days. The scary thing is that the girl has, really, no fear. None! Matt and I have caught her going down head first down the 6 foot slide, climbing to the top of the mini rock wall – by herself  – while her dad finally noticed from the other side of the play area, and climbing up any and all of the 6 slides. Oy. She makes me nervous. She LOVES music. She asks each day to “dance” and the girl really does have some rhythm. It’s been very fun to watch. She has recently taken to her baby dolls and a stuffed toy named “puppy.” She feeds her babies, gives them some of her water, rocks them, talks to them, and, just recently, told me that they needed to nurse (to which I replied, this Mama is done nursing today). She may be the friendliest one year old I’ve ever met as well. We can’t go anywhere without waiting for Ava to say “hi” or “bye” to some stranger, puppy, or insect (yes, even the creepy spiders that are EVERYWHERE in Atchison get a loving greeting from my precious little girl.

So that’s what we’ve been up to. Hopefully some very much needed “back-blogging” will happen in the near future. Or maybe we’ll just hope that I can keep up with posting about what is currently happening with the Litt’s.