Wednesday, March 27, 2013


We finally made it to a Gymboree preview class. Ava had a lot of fun. The theme of the day was "up high" and "down low." So they spent a lot of time putting blocks up high and knocking them down low as well as crawling low and climbing up high on the gym equipment. They also sing songs and play with bubbles and a parachute.  If anyone is interested I'd recommend at least giving the preview a shot.

Rolling balls low

Climbing low

Monday, March 25, 2013


Final post of our outdoor time before we got snowed in again!

If you look close you can see the purple scribbles

What?  It's good!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Water Play

Who knew a big bowl of water, a cup, and old baby bottle nipples could be so much fun! 

She went for the nipples first!  Picking them out one by one.
Splash splash splash
This was after the water was dumped!  Thank goodness!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Snow Is Gone

Well the snow if finally gone and it's time to go outside and get some fresh air. Avalyn LOVES going outside. If we say "bye bye" she's at the door tugging on the handle! Lots of posts coming up on outdoor play!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bouncy Cow

Final scenes from Crosby's house. Ava loved his bouncy cow! She's got the squinty face going on!

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Jons Birthday

We celebrated Jon's birthday recently.  I think Ava likes chocolate cake as much as her dad!

Hurry up, I want cake!

More Please

Friday, March 15, 2013

19 Months


Getting down the stairs on your bottom much better/faster this month. Two more teeth! They just keep coming in. A total of 13 now. You are up to a 5 ½ - 6 size shoe.

You are picking up on commands better. For example, sometimes you’ll pick something up if I ask. Or I’ll say “go feed the baby” and you’ll take the bottle over and feed the baby boll.

Fun things this month:

Playing in the snow for the first time. Visits from both Grandma D and Grandma K. Playdates with Crosby and Gavin. Dad’s birthday. First dinner out to a sit down restaurant!

I'm not really in the mood right now mom, lol
New Words:

“Oh no” “Go” “pop” “bubble” “thank you” and my favorite “whoa!” Plus a whole lot of babble that I don’t understand.

You’ll have a whole conversation in anything that resembles a phone (tv remote, baby monitor, etc.) “Hewwo?” “babble babble babble” “Bye”

They’ve been teaching you letter sounds at preschool. You say B, M, and P a lot. “buhbuh” “mmm” “puhpuh”

You also roar like a lion ALL the time!


I’m pretty sure you are an extrovert. When I take you to friends houses I can set you down and you’ll just start walking around and checking things out like you own the place. You seem to thrive around groups and out in public. I think you get pretty bored when we are at home all day. You are so goofy, always making monkey sounds and turning your head side to side really fast. You love to laugh. At your current age, you are pretty obedient and usually stop when you hear, “Avalyn KATE!”


You like your new bouncy jumping zebra. You have also been making a lot of ruckus with your drums. You’ve really taken an interest in Yo Gabba Gabba.
Better spirits now
Silly Stuff:

You’ve started dragging stuff out of the kitchen cabinets. You also like to hide stuff in the cabinets, like my boots! I’ve also found stuff floating in the toilet. The kitty food and water are another place you like to sneak off and get into.

You also have this new face. We call it the squinty face. You close your eyes and smile real big.

Overall, you’ve been really fun, crazy, and hyper this month!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


More fun at Crosby's house. The kids loved playing with bubbles indoors. They were both yelling "BUBBLES!" and "POP!" So cute. Crosby would try to pop the bubbles with his nose.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ava + Crosby 18 Months

We recently met up with this silly little boy again. You remember Crosby? Ava had fun playing at his house. He taught her how to dunk a basket and jump on a bouncy cow. They also had fun sharing snacks and popping bubbles.  It's so hard to believe these little ones have grown up so much over the last year and a half.

See the face below where Ava is palying the drum?  This is her new "I'm so happy and excited face!"

Sharing grapes