Monday, September 29, 2014

Ren Fest

We made our annual trip to the Renaissance Festival this year!

Ava was tall enough to ride some rides this year.  She loved the swinging dragon.  She kept yelling at Jon on the sidelines, "HI DAD!!"

We watched the birds as predators show.  This owl kept swooping through the crowd going from one instructor to the next.  Ava kept putting her arm out thinking the owl would land on her arm.

Horse ride 

Stopped for the juggler show

How magical is this!  I was so giddy myself about seeing the mermaids!  Too cool.

They presented Ava with a "magical sea pearl"

Fire show

You may remember Ava wanted to pet the elephants at the circus.  So she was thrilled to get to ride the elephant.  She kept petting it, it's really prickly and dry!

Much to my surprise, Ava chowed down on a turkey leg!  I couldn't believe it, she hardly gives any new food a try.  She loved it.

We got her this gypsy skirt.  Oh did she shake and jingle the rest of the day.  Adorable!!  Even after her nap, she got up and asked, "Where'd my jingles go?"

King and Queen of the festival!

  Mother Goose recited a couple nursery rhymes for Ava.

Princess Ava!  She sat so still as the lady was painting her face.

At the princess luncheon.

Our final show of the day.  My favorite dancers!

Here's a short video of Ava jingling, riding the horse, and performing for the queen at the princess lunch!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Photo Dump

Random pics from everyday life.

Boots!  Gearing up for fall

Giving Jon a shot

Rare pic of just us two

Morning snuggles for Dad

My sisters and I went on a sushi date.  Ava went too, but didn't eat sushi.  She liked using the chopsticks to eat her lunchable.

Ice Cream treat 

Saturday morning fun

Ava the Ninja

Starwars and Ninja battle

"Sit by me Weo!"

"I need a pillow mom"

Girls trip to Tennessee

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Ava had her first circus experience! She did enjoy it, especially the animals and clowns.  She got a little bored with some of the acrobats.  We went to the preshow where she got to see the clown juggler and dance with some of the circus cast.  Jon and I really enjoyed the show as well!

Dancing with the cast.

New blinking toy in tow.  One of these days I'll remember to bring a blinking toy from home so we don't have to buy one at every show!


The unicycles were pretty cool. 

Tiger show.  Ava called the white tiger Leo!

Tight rope

Ava loved the puppy show.  Jon and I were pretty impressed when they walked on their front paws!

We all loved the elephants.  Ava wanted to go down and pet them!  She was kind of upset we had to stay in our seats.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Leo Weo

Leo is not so little anymore!  He's growing so fast. He's going to be a big cat!

Ava is very attached to him.  If he meows, she kneels down and says, "It's ok Weo."  Leo loves her back, and if he gets a little wiggly she lets him go, but he's back for more attention in like 30 seconds.