Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I need Gwubs

At the birthday party Ava had her first ice pop. She kept asking for something that sounded like "grubs." I had no idea what she was saying, but she kept repeating it. Listen to the video.


Well, we finally figured it out.  Her hands were cold and she wanted GLOVES!!  HAHA!  Still cracks me up.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Balloon Festival

My mom, Ava, and I went to the Midwest Balloon Festival. It was a fun time.  Ava had a blast on all the carnival rides and was excited to see the characters.  Especially the "robot" (Star Wars Stormtrooper).  We even got to do a tethered balloon ride.  We also listened to some bands play, ate some yummy funnel cake, and then watch the balloons get inflated.  The best part was after all the balloons were inflated we got to go on the field and walk around!  As it hit night time the balloons would blast their fire and "glow."  Really cool.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Princess Avalyn

Queen Elsa is in the house.

Ava got a couple Elsa dresses for her birthday.  She loves twirling and is obsessed with the cape!  Only problem is Leo is also obsessed with the cape!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rainbow Splash Party - Part 2

After gifts and cake the kids were ready to get outside. I had been stressing over the weather for the week leading up to the party, and at one point there was an 80% chance of rain. Thankfully, we had a BEAUTIFUL day! Warm with a few clouds.

For the splash party we had a slide, a splash pool, water guns, slip and slide, water table, chalk, and bubbles.  The slide, water guns, and bubbles were the kids favorite.  It was so fun watching them play on the slide and have water gun fights.  Avalyn played her little heart out and I loved every minute of it.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Rainbow Splash Party - Part 1

Ava's birthday this year was a rainbow splash party. It was FUN! She was so so excited for all her friends and family to come over.   She got lots of nice gifts including a TMNT night light pillow, clothes, toy veterinarian set, games, princess story books, and an Elsa dress and crown.

Rainbow decor and food.

The macarons were soo yummy.  Raspberry, apricot, lemon, pistachio, blueberry, and blackberry lime.  Loved them all.

Fun drinks

Party favors filled with rainbow goodies.

Ava was shy while we were singing happy birthday to her, but she was excited to blow out the candle.  We've been playing "birthday party" over the last couple weeks, lol.

Rainbow cake of course! 

The birthday girl

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ava's Year 3 Video


Ava had a fun birthday.  This is the first year she kind of "got" what a birthday was.  So, she was very excited.  First we had a little party at school and that was very sweet.  Then Jon, Ava, and I celebrated again later that night.  Ava got some new books, an Elsa dress, Elsa jewerly, and an Elsa doll for her birthday.  Her favorite gift though, was the balloons!