Saturday, December 28, 2013

More Christmas

Christmas wouldnt be complete without a trip to Nebraska and Missouri.  Luckily, Ava took a good nap during the trip!

After we arrived at Grandmas, Ava was fascinated with these dancing/singing characters.

Time for gifts

Ava was spoiled with several more bubble guppy gifts, clothes, playdoh, a build a bear, books, and a crayola desk. 

Ava and Jemma having fun with their new blanket!

Lucky girls!  Kate got a tissue box full of 20's and Jemma got 30 gift cards!


Christmas Kisses!

Family Christmas Pic

Then we headed to Missouri.  Ava LOVED her toy microwave.

Gavin and Ava playing with her new cashiers toy.  Gavin also loved his chain saw.

Ava is a fan of boy toys as well!  She enjoyed Gavins chain saw and drill set.

Friday, December 27, 2013


Christmas part 1 was at our home. Here is the night before, the gifts all set out. 

We even had some snow!

Ava had a lot of fun opening gifts this year.  She ooed, awed, laughed, danced, and "gasped" with joy.

Her favorite gift by far, lol!

Maya found a place to snuggle up.

The wrapping paper aftermath, lol.

Enjoying all the fun new toys.

Teaching Maya how to paint.

Princess Ava!  Clicky heals included.

Happy Girl!!

Here is a little video of our Christmas.  When Ava is coming down the steps listen close, she whispers "Tooys!" and "presents!"  At the end, I caught a sweet moment.  Her dancing and twirling to her new Doc McStuffns CD!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Preschool Christmas Party

I went to Avalyns Christmas party at Preschool.  It was very similar to the Halloween Party.  They had a gift exchange, Ava got a new book.  Then they had snacks and listened to music.  Of course, Ava was dancing and singing as usual!
Ava and her Teacher

Snack Time

Dancing and laughing

High five Miss C!

A new book.  She "gasped" in awe when she opened it!! 

Video of Ava dancing and singing during snacks.  Quote from Avas teacher, "Ava knows ALL the songs, and everyone else just sits there." 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Tea

My mom and I attended a Downton Abbey Chrismtas Tea. It was a lot of fun and the food was yummy. The house was fully decorated for the Christmas season and the staff even dressed up and played the part.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Tree

Ava was a big helper with the Christmas tree.  It kept her busy for an hour.  She kept digging in the box of "balls" and put up ornament after ornament.  She had her little cluster at the bottom of the tree.

She also liked the ornaments that had lights as well as the color changing snow globe.

This one here, gazing at the tree.  Probably plotting it's destruction, lol.

Finished product!

Ava decorating the tree.  Cute video, need to watch until the end.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ava and Santa

We were wondering how Ava would react to Santa. I've been preparing her for a couple weeks now. We've been singing Jingle Bells and reading Christmas books.
Scene from lasts years visit with Santa!  She was not happy!
This year went much better!  She was a little reserved when he first arrived but once he started reading and singing she started interacting with him.  She didn't have a  problem sitting on his lap and even laughed with him and gave him a high five!

Second round of pics to include Mrs. Claus.  Ava was playing with her friends and didn't want to mess with pictures again.  We had to bribe her with a  cookie, lol.

2013 Family Santa Pic