Friday, June 28, 2013

Backyard Fun

Fishing in her kiddy pool!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ava in Action { Bulldozer }

Ava thinks this is the best and she will do it over and over again.  Hilarious!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ava in Action { Play Sleeping }

At this age, Ava is soo funny!  Makes up for all the temper tantrums!

 Lots of video's coming up!

One thing Ava has been doing lately is "playing sleep."  She likes when we lay down and pretend we are sleeping and then she thinks it's funny to wake us up.  She also likes to lay down and pretend she's sleeping and wants us to wake her up. 

Here's the funniest thing though, she doesn't close her eyes!  She just lays there with her eyes wide open but breathes heavy like she's sleeping.

Here is a video.  I keep saying, "say stretch."  Usually she stands up and stretches her arms after she's "sleeping."  However, I didn't capture it on this video.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Puddle Jumper

I must say, the Puddle Jumper is one of the best things I have ever bought! Ava LOVES it! She walks all around the pool and swims on her tummy. She has even learned to hold herself upright in the deep end and kick her legs. A fish at heart!

Only problem is she likes to drink the water!
Oh, and Ava knows how to relax poolside!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Thomas The Train Ride

We headed to Baldwin City recently to take Gavin and Avalyn to see Thomas The Train. Ava did really well on the train ride. Gavin, he LOVED the train ride. The kids also liked listening to the band and playing with toy trains.

Dancing to the band

Checking out the fire truck

All Aboard!

Look at that big girl. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

22 Months

22 Months already!

You are getting more verbal skills. You’ve started putting words together like, “Lets go” and “All done.” You love to sing. Your favorite song to sing right now is "Row Row Row Your Boat."  You like reading books. You are picking up on more commands like, “Ava pick that up please.” A few new words this month are bird, tweet, bunny, hop, and airplane. You are also starting to interact with your toys, like feeding your dolls and pretending to take a bite out of your play food. You even say, “MMM” and do the lip smack.


Oh Ava, you are really throwing mommy for a loop in public. Especially at gymnastics. On one visit, we only stayed 10 minutes before I walked out. We’ve also left dinner at a resturant before finishing three times this month! Your tantrums resemble the show “Riverdance” because you are stomping your feet so fast.

Got some big smiles during this photo shoot!

Growing up:

Some milestones this month are you can jump off two feet now. Up until now you could only do the gallop. You can jump on a trampoline and walk a balance beam. You can almost do a forward roll. Sometimes you will walk up the stairs without holding on. You also love sitting on my make up chair and going through my makeup bag and drawers.

Found your flash light, floss, and chapstick so far mom.

Fun things this month:

Thomas the Train ride, Memorial Day, First gymnastics class, 1st Trip to the zoo, 1st trip to the aquarium, antique fair, swimming, water table, Trip to Nebraska

Fun tidbits:

You are scared to DEATH of bugs, especially roly polys and ants. You like to dip your food. Fruit and yogurt is a favorite but also chicken and bbq or ranch. You love to go bye bye and do very good with car rides. You’ve started picking out your snacks. You walk into the pantry, step on your step stool, and point to which snack you want.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fathers Day

Jon had a nice Fathers Day.  He got home made breakfast, went to see Superman, and had a day without having to change a diaper!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


We took Avalyn to SeaLife and it went MUCH BETTER than the zoo trip! She LOVED the fish. She kept pointing at them and saying, "fish fish fish." She also liked telling them "hi." We tried the "touch pool" but she wasnt into that. She also didnt care for the aquarium "bubble" photo ops.

Love how most of the aquariums are low enough for Ava to see them in her stroller

Ava was not a fan of the "bubbles"

"Fish Fish Fish!"

Creepy Eel

Thats me in the bubble, lol

Ava loved the sand