Saturday, March 31, 2012

Go Bucks!!

We dressed in hopes for a win tonight!!!

A little hot chocolate....

...on a cold morning is the best way to start a day!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Our weekend in pictures...

Isn't this the sweetest picture of Ava and my grandma from breakfast?
You turn your back for 2 minutes and Ava will take your wax paper and kill the roll...
Giving Aunt Tammy a tattoo!
Family dinners now involve iphones, Kindle Fires, and lots of games!!
Teddy Bear french toast for breakfast!
Making brownie pancakes
Matching hurt lips...poor Daddy and Ava

Uncle Nate!!!

Uncle Nate came home from Florida this weekend for a quick visit! There was major Uncle Nate/Ava bonding time. It was a definite love (to tattle) relationship. Everything Nate did, Ava tattled. Whether it was good or bad. "Mom, him said a bad word" "Mom, Uncle Nate won't share his popcorn" "Mom, him looked at me"! LOL!!

Here are some sweet pictures from their time together...
We miss you, Uncle Nate! Until the next time....

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Referral Day!!!

Two years ago today, this little face captured my heart! Happy Referral Day, Baby!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Do You Notice Anything Different??

Yep, she got new earrings!!!!
And only a 3 year old would pick out banana earrings!! LOL!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

We had a wonderful day! We woke up with green pancakes and green milk!!
And the weather was awesome, so Ava and I packed a picnic, picked up Olivia and Morgan and headed to the zoo!
It was such a warm day, we decided to end our St. Patrick's Day excursion with Shamrock Shakes!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dental Work and The Special Nose

A few months back we found out that Ava has 5 cavaties!! FIVE! Apparently, she doesn't have any enamel on her teeth. The dentist determined that this must have happened either while her birthmom was pregnant with her or shortly after her birth. A high fever is the common cause for this and that is probably happened with Ava.

The original dentist we took her to wanted to put her under General Anesthetic and fix them all at once. I wasn't a big fan of this. I stressed over the decision and talked to many of many other Mama's. I decided to get a second opinion. We found another dentist close and she said that she could repair them with only using laughing gas. It would take 3-4 appointments, but I felt this was the safer route.

Tuesday was her first appointment and she did so great! We definitely made the right choice!! She got to pick out her "special nose" that she got to pick out the scent. She chose strawberry!

She was really nervous all morning and when we pulled in she said "oh, God we're here!" Haha!! She told me that she was going to scream and kick them. Luckily, she didn't do any of that! She cried when we first pulled in and then when they gave her the numbing shot. But that was it! ROCKSTAR!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Just thought this was cute...

What A Nice Day For A Drive!!

We had awesome 60 degree temperatures here in NW Ohio! We took major advantage of it and busted out the car....Can't wait for more of these days!

The Lorax!

I've really been wanting to take Ava to a movie but wasn't sure on how she would do. We decided on Saturday to take her to the matinee of The Lorax, the Dr. Seuss movie. We brought Ernie along...Luckily, they didn't charge us for his admission.

Taking it all in
Totally engrossed in the movie
She didn't get out of her seat until the movie was over! She loved it! When it was over, she said "It's over?" It was so adorable!! We are so happy we took her!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Little Things in Life

I love my house! I have zero complaints about my house. But there was always a little something I wished we had. And that is a light in the pantry. But it's minor, right? I just let it go because how can I wish for something that stupid. Fast forward 18 months....

My neighbor calls and asks to borrow a spice or something and we weren't home. So, I told her just to go ahead and run over and grab it. I was still on the phone with her while she was at my house. She opens the door and says "where is the light?" Sadly, I said "we don't have one". And she says.....drum roll, please...."Then why is there a fixture?" Um, what??? Apparently for the last 18 months directly above our heads was a light fixture that only needed a light bulb!!!! What?!?!?!?! So, a day and $7 dollars later....
We have light in the pantry!! My neighbor is a genius!!! Thanks, Kelly!

Fun with Peter!!

Last night, a friend that I know through work invited Ava and I over for pizza and some fun!! She has a 3 year old son named Peter! They got along pretty well!! But the guitar was a big hit while we got a rocked out version of the ABC's!!
Thanks, Lisa and Peter!!

Who Knew The Mall Was So Much Fun??

Last Friday, I NEEDED to get out of the house. I wanted to get a new pair of tennis shoes, so we ventured out to Franklin Park. I never really paid much attention to how much stuff they had for kids!! Ava loved it!

The small tables (she wanted nothing to do with us)

The Toys!
A Train Ride with Daddy!
Toys to climb on
But most of all! My fearless little girl....
She LOVED it!! She was so high! She keeps asking to go back and JUMP HIGH!! Haha!!