We agreed on the name "Avonlea" back in July. It is pronounced "Av-(like Avenue)-ehn-lee". This is the setting of the classic literature series "Anne of Green Gables" on Prince Edward Island. I loved the character of Anne Shirley and loved the name Avonlea even more when I found this meaning:
"A return to childlike faith, simple beauty, noble purity, and compassion for the least"
We had not originally intended to use my middle name (Elizabeth) for a daughter, but it took on more meaning when Adam's grandma passed away last April before we had announced our pregnancy and her middle name was also Elizabeth. My maternal grandmother's middle name was Beth as well, so it seemed like a nice fit, especially since our boys have family middle names as well.
Here are more pictures of Avonlea's first days.
|After her bath and freshly washed hair!|
|Ready to go home!|