Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ava's Farm Trip

My farm girl went on a school field trip.
This is her best friend.

These are her other best friends- worms.
The bouquet Ava picket for me. My sweet girl.

Barn song and dance.

Besties with the hugs... and it's a boy. Usually Ava won't sit next to a boy.
Crushing corn for the birds.
And petting and holding the baby chicks, the best part of the day.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rollie Fingers Bobblehead day

 Gavin was gearing up for the big game. His first baseball game and bobblehead day.
 We sat in the shade until the game started since our tickets were so close to the field we didn't want to get sunburned.
 My man and I hung out until the sun went down clapping like crazy when the players were being introduced.
 You know what happens when you have great seats... you win great prizes. The kids all received free Oakland Zoo tickets and zoo hats as well getting their picture taken with Stomper.
 Ava turned back to give him a high five.
 And here they are winning their tickets on the jumbotron.
Great day all around. Free tickets to the game, free parking pass, two free t-shirts for Dave and I and the kids had a ball. Couldn't have asked for a better day.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Gavin 8 months 29 1/2 inches
Ava  5 years old 46 inches 50 pounds
Liv 6 years old 49 inches 50 pounds

Friday, April 13, 2012


Today, Friday the 13th, my baby crawled forward on the floor for the first time. Gavin's been going backwards and in circles getting everywhere he wants to go for awhile now but today he saw something Olivia had and he wanted it. He crawled forward and lunged on her Leapster. It was a little startling for Liv but she was just as excited yelling to me, "Mommy, Mommy, Gavin can crawl!" Yip he sure can. He's a cool little dude.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Easter, we practiced for the hunt several weeks in a row... The girls were so excited checked the window every morning when they would wake up to see if the eggs had yet been dropped on our back lawn. Finally the day was here. The Easter Bunny came and he was good this year. Or was it the kids? Not really sure... There's a lot of pictures so I'm leaving descriptions off.

After the big bash at home we headed to Juli's for another party. More pictures with some descriptions.
 Liv getting to ride the horse.
 Ava chatting up the cowboy.
 And away she goes.
 Ava's looking to see how far down it really is.
Dave the baby whisperer. This other baby is 3 months old and was crying. Dave picked him up and he quieted down. Gavin on the other hand isn't too happy with sharing.
 Sooo Happy!
 And the finally hunt for eggs this year.
 Appropriately there was a bunny there!

Gavin got his first taste at pulling out bunny fur.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Eggstravaganza 2012

Gearing up for the hunt...
Wearing their bunny ears and feeling proud and hopeful.

Gavin's first collection of eggs. He picked up 4 eggs with help from mom and he was a winner!

Ava is picking the best eggs ever...

Their loot!

After the hunt, the kids ate hot dogs, cotton candy, cookies, pop corn, played in the petting zoo, and made some crafts.

Ready to head home and examine the candy and the new bunnies. Ava won the brown bunny and Gavin won the big blue bunnies.
Gavin liked his new bunny.

He even roughed it up a bit.

And then threw it aside in favor of a truck.
 Here's a few extra pictures I found of the easter egg hunt. Here;s Gavin just sitting by the eggs.

 The collector.
 The finder.
 The squeezer of the fowl.

 The bunny lover.
He who eats plastic eggs meant for Olivia school. I'm sure they appreciated a little bit of drool with the candy inside. Hehehe.