Thursday, June 4, 2009


It seems as tho my son likes to have at least something fun to wear at any time of the day - this usually includes hats... but this morning, just out of bed it was SWIM GOGGLES! I love it.

Then this afternoon we were off to a playgroup and Avery decided to add a little pizazz to his clothing again.... I seriously had nothing to do with this and about dropped on the ground laughing when I saw him, but I had to run get the camera before he moved.

He put his hood up, put on some sort of halo ring, and gardening gloves. Is he my son or my husbands? hmmmmm :)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer Fun!

It has just been so nice out that it has been a few weeks since I have downloaded all of our photos, let alone post any of them! It has been a wonderful spring, and summer is definitely here! We have been spending so much time outside. We have been busy planning outside playdates with Avery's buddies and playgroups! Fun Fun Fun!

Scooting down a hill & picking flowers! SOOO pretty out!

Taking in the view (or at least we were!)

Playing in the back yard.

Checking out the veggie /sunflower garden!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

We Are Back!

We are back from our trip to CA to visit family. We have been back for a week actually, but it takes a bit to get back into the regular routine (plus we have a house guest for the next two weeks, so that took sometime getting ready for too).

The trip was great and tiring. Visiting family is always nice but at the same time a little exhausting with all the traveling, driving, and different houses. I think we needed a vacation after our vacation.

We did catch the heat wave CA was having - we had a couple days in the 90s! Yes 90s! Too hot for the beach, but just right for a kiddy pool on the back patio! The remainder of the trip was typical weather, high 50s/low 60s and some fog.

We have been very fortunate to have beautiful weather here at home once we got back - Spring has sprung and summer is well on its way!

Here are a few pics from the trip.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Bunny Arrived

We had a great weekend for Easter. We spent the day at Grandma and Grandpa's house. It was seriously like Christmas for Avery... He got so many toys. It started with an easter egg hunt around the house, which he did great at. He really got into it, put each one in his basket, and went looking for the next one. Then he got a new backpack (for our trip this week) and it was stuffed with goodies. Avery had a blast.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Family Time

Avery's new thing is to pull Mom and Dad together. He grabs my hand, then Dad's and has us hold hands, or sit down together, group hug, group kiss, or pulls out a book and has us all read together as he gets a huge smile on his face and a look of satisfaction.

It took me a moment to realize why this makes him so happy - but when Dad comes home from work it is usually my time to finish up dinner, clean that last dish, straighten up a bit, etc. etc. We always sit together for an entire meal, and we play games together each night - but Dad doesn't get home until 6:00-6:30pm so family quality time is limited weeknights. I realized that only a very small portion of each weeknight includes all three of us sitting on the floor together - it is usually one or the other for the most part. And Mom and Dad usually don't hold hands then either!

Funny how he feels that Mom and Dad sitting together, holding hands, giving kisses is so important and makes him so happy. He is usually the one that gets held, gets the kisses, and we hold his hand - funny and absolutely adorable he wants Mike and I to do that.

I am happy we have every weekend together as a family and every other weekend is a three day weekend with Mike's work schedule - More family time the better!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Puddle Jumping - New Arrival

Avery loves puddles. Thankfully he likes his galoshes so that he can play in them to his hearts content. Today we spent an hour outside just trotting through all the puddles on our street from the recent warm temps. No snow suit even needed today!

In other news - we have a new baby in the circle. My dear friend delivered a baby boy early on the 5th. I got to visit her for a couple hours during labor late Saturday night after picking up her sister and mom from the airport. I could not believe how strong and upbeat she was after much inducing, and 15 hours of labor (plus pain meds :) They were about to give her a c-section but the doc agreed to one more try using forceps, and wah-la Hugo arrived at 4:20am. Went to visit them yesterday and they are both doing great.


This weekend Avery got a new ride from Grandma and Grandpa - a very spiffy hog made by Hot Wheels. He LOVES it - he can't reach the pedals yet, but he can move himself around using his feet just fine. He loves the all the sounds it makes too. This is his first bike type of toy. For now it is in the house until more snow melts - but he does not seem to mind at all.