Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Choo Choo Go Bye-Bye

Ava loves trains! We live close to train tracks and everytime a train goes through, she stops what she is doing and yells "Choo choo go bye-bye"! She says it so much that John has nicknamed her "Choo choo girl". Haha!

So we were super excited for her on Saturday when they had a train you could ride at the Outlets we were visiting on Saturday. We were in Lodi, OH for a party (more on that later).

She loved it!!

Stay tuned for updates on our dancing girl!!



Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nana!!

Today was my mom's birthday. We celebrated by going where?? Well, El Camino, of course!! Yes, there are other restaurants we like. But why leave behind the made to order guac??

Here are some pictures from our night:

We hope you had a great birthday, Nana!! Thanks for being so wonderful to Ava!

Love you!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


We have really been trying to focus on potty training with Ava. We have #1 down, but we still struggle with #2. I promised Ava a sucker if she went poo on the potty. I even kept in the bathroom so it was a constant reminder...

And tonight?

She got the sucker!!! Whoop, Whoop!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mudhens and Birthday's!!!

Last Sunday night we went to the Mudhen's game. The Down Syndrome Association of Toledo hosted an event. We've been to a few games since the field opened, but I have a feeling we will be attending ALOT more. Ava loved it! She was so good and just danced and clapped and ate food!

We had a pretty quiet week which led up to Friday. My birthday!! I have to admit birthday's haven't always been my favorite thing. I always felt like it was just a reminder of what I was missing in my life. And now...she's here. Ava is what I have always dreamt about, thought about, and loved! And because of her, my amazing hubby, our beautiful home, my family and friends...I have it all. I have never been happier or more content in my life.

So, this year I wanted to celebrate!! And that I did! My friend, Tricia and I, took a half day vacation and spent the afternoon on the patio at El Camino. It was a beautiful day! We had so much fun! I had friends and family in and out all afternoon. My mom came towards the end and brought Ava for a little bit! She kept her overnight so that we could sleep in the next morning. Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate!! Love you!!

After El Camino, John and I went to our neighbors house and hung out with them. They built a fire and we just relaxed and laughed. It was great!!

On Saturday, we had Evan's birthday party! Ava took a little bit to warm up. She had just awoken from her nap and it takes her a little bit to wake up. I shouldn't have timed it better, but oh, well. She did warm up to everyone and really started to enjoy herself and Evan's new toys.

Saturday night we had some new friends over for a cookout. They are adopting from Korea. This is the first time we had met them, but we had such a great time! They were great people and we had lots of fun and laughs! I can't wait to meet their little guy!! Of course, my camera battery was dead so I didn't get any pictures.

And today is Father's Day! Ava is so blessed to have the best daddy!! She adores him! So, we decided to thank him with a new hedge trimmer. Not what I would want, but everyone is different! Haha!!

We had my dad and his wife over this afternoon for dinner. We had a pretty low key day. Hope you had a great weekend!



Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fun at Dinner

Saturday night we ran some errands and then went to BW-3 for dinner. Ava was in such a great mood so there were lots of picture opportunities! Haha!!

Love this kid!!


Relaxing at Menard's

Ava's New Goggles

Relaxing after swimming...



Jacey's Birthday Party

Last Sunday, we went to Jacey's birthday party. She had it at a bowling alley so all of the little kids could bowl.

Ava had fun eating pizza with Jordyn

Jacey chose a Eclipse themed birthday!

Blowing out her candles

Ava loved the cake!

Emily got to enjoy Edward!

Daddy with Jordyn and Ava

Ava and Jordyn had a blast bowling!!

Have a great weekend!!