Monday, March 22, 2010

Fun Fun Weekend!

WOW! We had such a fantastic weekend! Aunt Caroline was here to visit and Saturday Ava Grace had 2 friends over to play. Her cousin, Colin and her best buddy, Parker. They had a blast!! We were outside from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm. We had a picnic lunch, played with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, bounced in the Sesame Street Jumpy, played with the Barbie Jeep, Parker brought over his tractor, and they played and played and played! We also dyed eggs for Easter Time and they had a blast!

Sunday we went to church and then to a wedding shower for a friend. Then we met up with Daddy and ate dinner with Pop Up.

Here are some pictures from this weekend! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

Friday, March 19, 2010


It is starting to get warm outside and that makes me really HAPPY! I have played outside with Little Bit for the last 2 afternoons and she is loving it! This morning she woke up at 6:30 and said "I want to go outside!"

I have a feeling that we will be spending a lot of days outside this spring and summer. So, I think we need some more outside toys to play with. I know what you are thinking... "That child does not NEED any toys!" - well, guess what? I am about to justify that...

Right now this is what we have to play with...

Sesame Street Bounce House: It did have a tear in it but we found the patch kit and I fixed it up yesterday.

Barbie Jeep: Maybe when she is a little older she will drive this. She will not push the pedal. She gets in it and puts her 'baby for the day' in it and then gets out. She is afraid to push the pedal. :-(

little Swing Set - and when I say Little I mean l-i-t-t-l-e. It is for ages 1-3. She can not fit in the swing anymore and she is taller than the slide. But it is great for her 'baby for the day'

Tricyle: She had a tricyle but it is made so strange. It is a retro looking tricycle so it looks really cute but she is too short for it and I think when she is tall enough to use it she will be riding a regular bike.

That's it right now. I know what you are thinking... "THAT'S IT!" - I know it is a lot of things but she can only really use a couple of them and I would much rather her be outside playing nonstop instead of sitting in front of the tv... So here are some things I am thinking about!!

What favorite outdoor toys do your kids/grandkids love?!?!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dora's #1 Fan!!

It's official! Ava Grace is Dora's #1 Fan! We stood in line to see Dora yesterday - not once... but TWICE! The first time we waited in line for about 30 minutes. The 2nd it was only for about 10 minutes - and IT WAS WORTH IT to see the SMILE on little bit's face!!

The first time we got to see Dora - they were only allowing you to take 1 picture and were rushing you to take it and go... well, that didn't really work for us. When Ava Grace had to leave Dora she was SO SAD! :-(

So I thought maybe I could take her to another section and play - WRONG ANSWER! Just when she thought I was not looking she took off in a SPRINT towards Dora. I caught her just as we got to the door where Dora was sitting and Ava Grace let out a "I WANT DORA! MY DORA!" So - that is why we decided to go thru the line again. And by the way it is REALLY HARD trying to explain to a 2 year old that she has to wait in line AGAIN to see Dora. The first time standing in line she was extremely patient. The 2nd time - notsomuch but she tried really hard!!

Then at lunch I realized where Ava Grace gets some of her impatience... ME! The line was SO LONG for pizza and it was taking forever and I caught myself getting so frustrated and impatient. Then I remembered that I had been telling Ava Grace to be patient for the last hour... So, God gave me a little lesson on patience standing in the Pizza Hut line. Being patient really is hard - so I guess AG and me can just work on that together.

Here are some pictures from our fun day! If we didn't live so far away I would take her every day this week - THAT IS HOW MUCH FUN SHE HAD!! The only time she stopped smiling is when she had to sit down to eat lunch... and when Dora went night night.

On our way to see Dora. She had to take 2 Dora's and Super Why came along for the ride too!

She was a little star struck in this picture! But this was our 1 picture. She has a look on her face like "this is MY Dora!"

This was our 2nd time thru. She first ran up to Dora and gave her a big hug and said "I LOVE YOU DORA!" - It was the sweetest thing I have ever seen. And then she was trying to show boots her little Dora that she brought from home.

Having fun playing on the Butterfly Wall!

My nephew Roman on the NEWS! This was so cute!

My other newphew, Gavin - loving on Dora too!

Me and my sweet girl! I love taking her to do fun things like this!

After playing hard all day - she passed out with her new Diego and Dora doll.