Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hair Care

So it's been a year and I decided to take Ava to get another blow out. Something special for her 5 year pictures.

Last year they were unable to blow it straight because they couldn't get the tension they needed (she was crying).  So they ended up blow drying it and then straightening it with a flat iron.

This year, they were able to get more tension.  Not the max, but better than last year.  They still needed to use the flat iron a little bit to straighten and curl it.


Since it was straight, the next day we went to a real good hair cut.  Afterwards Ava got a little make up!

That night I used flexi rods and I was surprised at how cute it looked the next morning!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Rally for the Kids

We went to a fun summer kick off event called Rally for Kids. Ava and her pal Roxy had a blast dancing to the tunes of Rockin Rob and Peanut Butter Hamster.   Ava even got to sing the ABC's with Rockin Rob!!  The kids also got their face painted and had fun playing in the fountains.  We finished off the night with pizza and ice cream.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Dance

In Ava's summer dance class she got to learn a contemporary number.  They learned this in about 30 minutes during an hour class.  I thought Ava did a great job!  This was the first time she has done contemporary.  She also did a great job keeping up with the bigger girls!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fathers Day

We had a fun Fathers Day Weekend.  Jon picked Ava up from school on Friday and they had "Donuts with Dad."  Saturday we went as a family to see Finding Dori.  Jon also got some yummy cookies, breakfast, and a couple home made gifts.

Fun dads day cookies

A cute picture frame and card Ava made for Jon.  The card has a rainbow, horse, sunshine, and flower on it.

Annual family trip to Hooters!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Outside Fun

The weather is getting nicer so we are enjoying the outside. Ava is getting really good at riding her scooter. She also does this new thing with sidewalk chalk. She makes a picture and then sweeps the colors to blend them together. When she first asked me for a broom I was a little confused! But the art turns out pretty neat.


Another  mini golf adventure

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mini Golf

Ava has mini golfed at a couple of the conventions we've went to, like Dinosaurs ALIVE. But this is the first time we've taken her to an actual mini golf place.

At first she really resisted help and was kind of swinging the club every which way, running after the ball and hitting it over and over, etc. Jon asked her if she was playing hockey or golf, LOL!

Finally she calmed down and let Jon show her some proper technique.

We all had a great time and Ava had tons of fun. We will definitely be going back! I even enrolled her for golf at school!

Digging the ball out of the water

Monday, June 13, 2016

Strawberry Picking

A spur of the moment decision on a Saturday morning! It was the last weekend for strawberry picking for the year. This was our first visit to this particular patch.  Ava had fun looking for the "really red" strawberries.  But honestly, I think she had more fun playing in the mud!  We had a week of rain so it was very muddy!  She kept saying, "Peppa Pig would like this place."  We ended up with 2 lbs of strawberries and I think Ava ate about 1/4th of them on the way home, lol!!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Pools Open

We've been to the pool a couple times since it opened.  Once for 10 minutes and another for 30 minutes. The water is sooo cold. Both times Ava has asked to leave, I was shocked!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

More Memorial Day Weekend Fun!

More fun from Memorial Day weekend.


The Zoo

Our favorite monkey!

The koalas are new this year.  So cute!!

Train ride!