Monday, August 3, 2015

Fairy Tea Party

You can just tell by Ava's face she's so excited about this Fairy Tea Party!
My mom and I have been to this tea house a few times but this was Ava's first visit.  She insisted on bringing her own tea cup and tea pot.  The staff was so kind to fill it with pink lemonade so she could play with it at the table!

The yummy menu.  Cupcakes, fruit tarts, fairy bread, cucumber sandwiches, butterfly cookies, sun dried tomato sandwiches, chocolate chip scones, and mini cheese biscuits.

Here is Ava during the story telling.  You can see she's holding her fairy ring.  They made those during the tea party.

Ava with the Garden Fairy!

Here she is helping make her fairy halo.

So cute!!

Another project.  Coloring a fairy and decorating her with flowers.

Going on the fairy walk

Dancing in the fairy circle!

Ava found some fairy stones during the walk!

This was such a fun event!  Definitely my favorite event this tea house has hosted!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Ava Show

If I would allow it, Ava would watch YouTube videos all. day. long! 

It started with kids music videos.  Sometimes when I hear "Mommy finger Mommy finger where are you??"  I kind of want to throw the tablet out the window!! 

Then it moved on to videos with people creating things out of play-doh.  People opening a new toy and doing a review on it.  Videos of people doing a step by step video on how to dye Easter eggs.  And the most resent obsession is "treat eggs" and "prize eggs."

I noticed recently Ava would be in her play room and would "host" her own show!!  I was never fast enough to get it on video.  So one day I heard her digging through the cabinets for her Easter eggs.  Then she darted through the living room and into the play room and started rummaging through her toy box.  She walked over to me and wanted me to watch her open the eggs.  So I said, "HEY how about I make a VIDEO?!?"  She was all for it!

So here it is.  Do you think she needs her own YouTube channel??  LOL!!  She packed these eggs herself.  So all her "oh my's" and "wows" make it so funny!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Visit

We had a special visit from some of Ava's birth family!  It was very sweet and fun (besides the tornado warnings to the north and south of our location!!). We had dinner and then went to play at Dave and Busters! 

Thursday, July 23, 2015


One of my cousins passed down this power wheel to Ava and Gavin. They have a blast driving it around!

My favorite part of this video is where my dad is consoling Gavin (who's upset because Ava wants to drive by herself) and Ava just floors it and yells, "WATCH OUT!"

Monday, July 20, 2015


Our annual trip to the zoo  This was Gavins very first visit and he was soo excited!

Ava riding the train

The polar bear is always the biggest hit!

Feeding the sheep

We loved the penguins too!

This was our first time trying the sky lift.  Ava had a blast.  It was so cool to see the animals from above!

My mom and Gavin loved the sky lift, KJ is scared of heights!!

Picture of the animals from the sky lift.

We stayed the entire day.  The last hour the park was pretty much cleared out.  We went back to the polar bear and Ava got to watch him eat his dinner!  Very cool!