Thursday, February 26, 2015


We have not had as much snow as we have in the past few years. Figures since this is the first year I bought a whole snow suit!! Ava enjoyed herself even though it was just a couple inches.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sesame Street LIVE

We almost skipped the show this year, but recently Ava took on a strong interest in Sesame Street.  It took her a bit to soak it all in but after that she was dancing and smiling during the show.  So glad we went.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dance Birthday

We had fun celebrating with Jaiden for her 4th Birthday.  It was a Hello Kitty dance party.  A little tumbling, a dance lesson, and of course yummy snacks.  Ava followed directions well with the dance lesson and I was surprised how well she did on the sack jump!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

1/2 Birthday

Avalyn, you were beyond excited to celebrate your 1/2 birthday (a little tradition Grandma D started). You let everyone know it was "your birthday", and we had to tell everyone it was your 1/2 birthday. You were still talking about it days later.  When we ask you how old you are now, you proudly proclaim "THREE and a HALF!"

3 1/2 candles!

Make a wish!

Monday, February 16, 2015


Flowers from Jon 

Ava had fun at her Valentines party.  They had snacks and exchanged cards.

Ava and her teacher

The kids were pretty wound up over the dinosaur Valentines.

Ava's Valentines from Mom and Dad

This edible paint cookie was so neat.  I was surprised the paint worked so well. 

Ava made it about this far before asking, "Can we eat the cookie now??"

Per Ava:  "This is the best cookie ever" 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Photo Contests

Ava has won a couple photo contests lately.  One was a summer photo contest, which they just announced the winner.  The other was a Christmas photo contest.

Monday, February 9, 2015


We've had some strange weather lately. Highs of 60's and 70's isn't typical for a Kansas winter.  So we took advantage of playing outside at the park and Ava enjoyed riding her scooter.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pep Rally

I enrolled Ava in the sports program at school. So far she's done basketball, soccer, and cheer.  At the end of the last session (basketball and cheer) they had a little pep rally!  It was so cute.  I was really impressed how the coaches handled that large group of toddlers.

Ava did a nice job and of course was very enthusiastic!

The girls doing a chasse.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Ava and Leo

Leo is pretty much the best cat we could have asked for (besides him meowing in the morning to wake us up!).  He loves Ava and follows her around all the time.  He's usually never far from her side.