Monday, September 27, 2010

Sept. Continued

Gymnastics has been wonderful. The girls are loving the balance beam and hand stands most of all.

Who doesn't love a good roll down a hill???
Ava dressed and ready for school.

This was another day Ava was so excited for school and she looked so cute wearing her backpack.
I had a baby shower to go to and created a gift basket and a friend made a blanket to cover the basket so of course I just had to make a blanket for Ava. Two days later I was at the fabric store making Olivia a new blanket as well. They both love snuggling on their couches with their blankets.

Here's the girls hitting on the local firemen.
The last A's game of the season.
And yes, it was a bobble head day!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Six Flags

Ooh what fun. This weekend we took the neighbors with us for some roller coaster riding. Ava's first "big kid" roller coaster. She loved it smiling and screaming all the way.
Tori and Olivia waiting for the ride to start.
Olivia was chosen to answer a question and win a prize. This was a huge deal. She has been trying all summer and it finally paid off.
Here's the seal she won!
The water ride we waited all summer to be open was finally running today. After they went on it they were soaked. Dave rushed Ava to the restroom and dried her off under the hand dryer. Liv wasn't too bad and dried in the sunlight. They loved the ride though. I saw "no hands."
Me and Ava at the butterfly pavilion.
Dave's hitchhiker.

Look at that smile. I love that we can make our kids so happy. I also love that they are this happy in general all the time. My angels.
Practicing to be Amelia Earhart.
Up, up, and away!!
The submarine ride.
The final shebang of the day!!

I think the best decision we made all summer was to invest in season passes to Six Flags. It totally paid for itself, was a bunch of fun, and was a great learning experience for the girls while exploring all of the exotic animals. Nothing makes Dave or I happier than to see smiles on the faces of our beautiful sweet girls. I loved to see them running and playing or dancing to the music they heard while we were walking from each ride or animal. It really gives me that warm fuzzy feeling and puts a smile on my heart. I hope we always have this much fun together.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Some things about September I would really REALLY like to forget.

And then there are other things that just rocked.

The Horse Races: Meeting the Bugle player and a Jockey at the horse races was awesome.
Olivia loved watching the horses...
And we loved the $1 hot dogs and beer. We also were stoked that we came home winners and actually won some cash.

The Beginning of Gymnastics:

Ava on the trampoline. Guess what she wants now?
Liv practicing her balance and waiting for the higher beam.
The bars... Just look at those little monkeys.
This is when they can do whatever station they wanted.
The monkey bars- appropriately named.

The Princess Party:
I think Olivia attends a birthday party every weekend. I don't even think I know half as many people as she does. This one was a princess party that featured Ariel.
All the girls wore princess dresses and got their faces painted.
They are waiting for Ariel to perform.

Ava at school:
Loving it!
This week the kids are studying sea life. Ava made a shark hat and came home with gummy fish. What a week!!

So amongst the horrible stuff along with my Aunt passing away I guess there was a rainbow out there.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Getaway

Labor Day Weekend should just be synonymous with Grammie's house. When we arrived Thursday evening Grammie had bought each of the girls a special gift and they haven't put them down since. Yes, Olivia and Ava each are the proud new owners of their very own digital cameras. They are becoming budding photographers and their pictures are quite good. The subjects are centered and focused, the dogs look decent, and the snapshots of everyone's toes look like toes and not big blurs. Above all, the girls think they are way cool.

This weekend has been a great weekend. We have been swimming and playing. The girls have been gardening and loving it. Fishing and houseboating has taken place along with a slurry of nightly movies. It has been wonderful to get away from the same old thing, out of our neighborhood, and really be able to enjoy the weekend without all the neighbors and kids running around. Sadly we have to go home today and back to business tomorrow. The girls have their school pictures tomorrow and then we HAVE to go shopping for groceries. But for now... we are headed for the pool. :)