Saturday, April 30, 2011
It was a long drive, but Ava did great!! She would go for about 2 hours and then needed to let loose. I don't have many pictures of the trip down, but here is one way she kept herself occupied.
Here are a few quotes from the trip thus far:
"Ava, don't eat your toes!"
"Ava, hand Mama your booger!"
"It's ok, Ava. We'll be there in 10 hours! Haha!!"
Stay tuned...we're heading to the beach!!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Mama had a pedicure appointment and I took Ava along so they could paint her toes. So cute!!
We let her pick out the color. She picked a shimmery pink color!
Look at those piggies!!
So stinkin' adorable!!
Just a couple more days and we are Florida bound!! Mostly packed, house sitter in place...it's Florida time!!
Monday, April 25, 2011
And the only reason we were still up is because we were playing euchre with my aunt and her friend. That was ALOT of fun!!
Saturday night, John had a poker party at our house. Uncle George and Cousin Will came up early and Ava had a blast playing with Will!
Ava woke up about 6:30 Easter morning. She ran into the living room like normal and then stopped dead in her tracks. It was sooo funny!! Here she is checking out her loot. I want to apologize ahead of time for the way I look. I don't wake up pretty!!
After church, we had my family over for dinner. We had a houseful and it was sooo much fun!!!
Ava wanted to eat with Mo Mo (aka Morgan)
Not sure why but Ava put Livi in time out. What did you do, Liv??
Saturday, April 23, 2011
But first and foremost....RIP Elmo and Dorothy Houghtaling. We spent a great 5 days together. Ava will surely miss you. (can you believe they didn't even last a week?????)
Friday was Ava's Easter party at school. So, of course I tried to be mother of the year and make her a cool treat. It didn't turn out quite the way I had hoped, but they were still super cute!!!
We started out with coconut "grass"
Made some yummy cupcakes
Had a 2 year old who preferred keeping the cupcake papers on her head
And I am the most uncreative person ever. I always google ideas and sometimes I can't necessarily make things look right. So....I started frosting the cupcakes and I got about 5 of them done and I had to call in reinforcements. So, luckily my sweet neighbor, Kelly came over and finished frosting them for me. Can you tell which ones are hers and which one are mine? Haha!!
I did finish decorating them and here is the final product...
Here is the dress that Ava wore to school for her party. Of course, she wouldn't pose for a picture. But this is the best I could do!
Friday night was the Easter egg coloring party. My mom and Emily came over to join in the fun. All went well until Ava stuck her entire left hand in the blue dye. We soaked it in vinegar afterwards and it got most of it off.
Saturday morning we joined Heather and Ella, Patrick, Katie, and Roz, and Gina and Madi. We went to Country Tree Lane Farms. It was a farm. It smelled and was extremely muddy because of all of the rain we had recently. Ava really enjoyed herself! We went on a hayride, fed baby goats, hunted for Easter eggs, and had breakfast! Ava really LOVED feeding the baby goats. We went back to it 3 times!!!
Stay tuned for Part 2 -- We had an AMAZING Easter!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
And as I cried through the book and read it to my sweet little angel, she did the one thing that made it that much more emotional. She reached through the slats of her guardrail and grabbed my hand. When I looked at her, she had this big smile on her face. It's like she knew. I love her so much!!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Ava's class has a goldfish and she loves to feed it. So we decided to get her a couple of them. She loves them and keeps running to her room yelling "fishies!!" I'm sure they will die before the weekend, but the were only 28 cents. Haha!!