Thursday, July 28, 2016

Science Experiments

Ava's birthday this year is a "Mad Science" theme.  So I bought a "bucket of science" so we could do some experiments.

First up was color orbs. These tiny color balls grow into jelly marbles.  Ava loved them !


Light beads.  Ava made her bead bracelet and didn't think it was all that neat.  I told her to go outside and let me know if it did anything.  After 30 seconds she ran back in and yelled, "MOM it did something!!"

Water cubes.  These were tiny little squares.  Looking at the water they don't look that big.  Ava was excited when she stuck her and in and they had grown to large squares.

Last up, instant snow!  It starts as a white dust.  Add water and Tada! fluffy snow.  Its even cold to the touch.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Avalyn and Gavin got to go on a vacation with my parents to Branson. They stayed at a resort on the lake and got to play in the pool and ride paddle boats.  They went to a nature sanctuary where they fed zebras and kangaroos.  They also went to ride a Ferris wheel, go carts and bumper boats.  I think they had a fun time and wore grandma and grandpa out!! 



Monday, July 25, 2016

Glow Birthday

Avalyn was excited to go to Jayvans bounce house "glow party"  Half was in a lit area and the other half was under the black lights.  The kids all got glow necklaces and thought it was pretty cool in the dark.  It was a super cute construction theme and Avalyn had fun building a house with grapes and toothpicks.  In return for building her house, she got paid with chocolate coins!!!  She was in heaven!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ashley's Baby Shower

Ashleys little boy is due in September so we celebrated with her baby shower. She wanted the colors yellow, blue, and grey. So that's what I ran with!

Cupcakes, kabobs, macaroons, pinwheels, hummus platter, and crackers with cheese/fruit.

Each setting had a card for "Advice for the New Mommy"

One of the shower activities was decorating baby blocks.  This turned out even better than expected!  Some people got very creative.  All the blocks went into a jar and they will be used for decoration in the nursery.

The baby block winner. This block was of the 4 seasons.

My sister Chels loves making these diaper cakes. 


Ash and her best friend.  They met when they were 5.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


For July Ava took a break from ballet/tap/jazz and took a tumbling class.  Here she is working on her cartwheel.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

5 Year Pictures

She is so beautiful inside and out. I love these pictures.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mommy & Ava Fun Day

Our second Mommy/Daughter day we went back to Crown Center.  We played in the  Mr. Potato Head exhibit and saw a showing of Madagascar.  Madagascar was SO GOOD!!

After the show we stopped for a shaved ice.  This was neat because the van had the syrup on the side of the truck so Ava got to pick the flavors all by herself.


Final stop was Chuck E Cheese for dinner.