Monday, April 23, 2012

Catching Up-Part 1

i'm forever catching total random order

yummy, mini chocolate cheesecakes with 3 different toppings for when Gigi and Aunt Amy were in town

one of avery's pieces of art displayed at her open house titled "Ella"

while watching a show in my room i told her if she wanted to separate the clothes that were in a pile on the bed she could.  well, she ended up folding everything that i had there!!  got to love my little helper!!

ahhh...toothbrushes, ella's favorites!

avery's straw drinking glasses she got with her loot at the dollar store.  she must have had 5 glasses within an hour and wouldn't stop drinking each drink until it was gone.  these are hilarious!!

checking out everything she got at the dollar store

clean and pretty!

princess party!

lots of fun party favors

who knows what boo-boo she had here but she just had to put a bandaid on :0

at the party, each girl had to walk the runway and give a pose at the end

so excited to be star of the week and bring her picture poster!!

blue nail polish to match her dress


playing her glockenspiel for music class.

all about me sheet to bring for star of the week

loving the stool at the counter.  she feels like a Big Girl!

avery took this pic of all her little figures.  i love to hear her imaginative play!

yep...this one's for you cort!  in the midst of a fit :)

flying kites on a beautiful day out with the hales

girls lunch with 3 of the most fabulous girls i know!

Dance Party!!!

all dressed up for wacky day in honor of dr. seuss

my sweet piggies

taking some quiet time to read her book

dress up day at school

the stuffed animals have taken over our bed...

she loves trying on avery's shoes!

i love these silly glasses...the yellow ones are mine from when i was a little thing

up on the ledge with daddy!

date night with the hubs

checking out the dressed up ducks in the next neighborhood.  don't touch and there she goes yanking on their little outfits!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In the Blink of An Eye...

our cars will look like this...with these 2 in the front seat - stay off the roads :), but i'll hold on to these 2 tots like this for as long as i can

i imagine their conversation as something like this...
ella: come on avery, show me how it works
avery: i think you should pull this thing back and the car should move
ella: well, do it then and let's get going
avery:  why won't it move???

i'll just honk the horn and mom will come

yeah, she's proud of herself!  now everytime she gets in the my car avery opens the front door for her and she gets in and pretends to drive before she gets in her car seat.  she loves it!! 

just like avery did when she was a little bit!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

10K - Run for Cover

I ran my 1st 10K this morning with my good friend Alicia.  I was a bit nervous because I consistently run 5 miles but have never even touched 6 miles.  It was out of the Beach Club in Stonebridge and it was pretty hilly but it was actually fun and such a great accomplishment.  Something I can check off and "might possibly" move on to greater distance runs in the future, but for right now I'll just appreciate that I ran 6.2 miles! 

this is what greeted me when I got home from the was the BEST thing I could have gotten from Tim, Avery & Ella.  it made my day :)  i love them so much!!

 avery took this one for us...she's really into the whole camera thing right now.  guess it runs in the family!