Sunday, November 30, 2008

Go Ducks!

Other Weekly Happenings!



With so much big stuff this week, I neglected to post about the "little" things. By little, I mean Ava was at urgent care due to a severe sinus infection. There were about 3 nights that I thought we would never see the light of day (and I didn't want to for that matter!) She was just so sick and miserable. Zach has moved up the ABC ladder to K, however he was like a stuck record in this recording and only got to G! Andy and Zach also took a field trip to the March Air Museum. Zach loves airplanes and he had a blast looking at the "big aiwpanes!" Ava's two top teeth have burst on through too! That brings us to 4 chompers. She's been working on them for a couple of weeks but they are finally through the gums and I think she feels a bit better for it.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Putting up the Christmas Tree!




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Zach really enjoyed helping us decorate the tree this year! If you come to our house you will see what a wonderful job he has done on the lower two feet of our tree.

Pictures from Turkey Day!






Our Thanksgiving was nice and relaxing! Ava enjoyed some sweet potatoes while the rest of us feasted on everything else! It was a nice day and we actually got a nice, non professional family pic for the first time ever. It was a good day!

Eating and Dancing, two of my favorite things!

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Ava has taken a real liking to music and dancing. All I have to do is sing and she will bounce around. She has also started feeding herself with one of those mesh feeders and she is in Heaven! She feels so big when she does it :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!




Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a very special day in our house. It is Ava's first Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Eve 5 years ago was the first night that Andy and I met. It it weren't for that night, most of what I have to be thankful for would not be. Today I am thankful for so many wonderful things. Above all else I am thankful for my wonderful family. I am thankful for my health and the health of those I love. I am thankful that my husband is absolutely amazing! I am thankful that my two year old still displays moments of complete cuteness. I am thankful that I have supportive and amazing friends. I am thankful that we have stable jobs in this time of economic hardship. I am thankful that we continue to have a roof over our head and food in our bellies. I am just plain and simple thankful for my life!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Another try!


I was trying to figure out the layering thing. Here is my second go at it!

My first digital layout!




It's just the beginning and very basic, but I am so proud that I have gotten this far!!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Oozing ear infection and a new trick!

On Wednesday Zach had some weird stuff coming out of his ear. Turned out to be the tubes doing there job. It was drainage from an ear infection. Weird thing is, his other ear (in which the tube fell out!) was not infected. Weird! The video is of Zach's new trick. He is trying to wink ;) video

My new phone....

ROCKS! I am such a dork and in no way need a blackberry, but the storm got me going from the day it was announced. I was one of the dorks waiting in line at 6:45 for the store to open at 7. There were about 30 something people ahead of me and the store was sold out by 8 am! But I love it and that's all that matters :) Merry Christmas to me!

Whoopie pies and playdates!

On Monday we met up with Evelyn and Nicole! We hadn't seen them since before Ava was born so it was great to catch up! We went to West Coast Whoopies with the kids for a playdate and I think the adults had more fun. I LOVE whoopie pies! They are totally an east coast thing though. Here are some pix of the kids.





As you can see, Ava can't eat whoopie pies or cupcakes so she was eating her carrier!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

We welcome our niece!




We have a niece! Liva was born today at 2:57 and weighs a ginormous 9 lbs and 13 oz! She is 22 inches long. We are very happy to welcome her into our family!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Friends!




We met Tyler Grace and Parker Lynn for the first time during our trip! They are such beautiful little girls and we enjoyed spending time with them :)

Back from Oregon!






We just got back from Oregon on Sunday. It was a nice, relaxing trip to visit family and friends. I know that Andy gets a little sad when we have to leave because he does have some truly amazing "people" in Oregon. By "people" I mean both family and friends. He views many of his friends as family too so I will lump them all together. The kids had a great time visiting with their grandparents, cousins and other lovely people. Zach was actually sad to leave this time. He is finally starting to understand what leaving means and that he will miss people. There were many good things that we have brought back from our trip, but a few bad ones too! The kids brought back colds, I brought back a messed up back, Zach brought back a 10 o'clock bedtime and Ava brought back a habit of sleeping with us! I can't say I mind too much though. This was the turning point with Zach too. We did so well the first few months and then it all went downhill after the first trip away and the first illness. It's nice to be home though!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Oregon!

We are in Oregon so there will be no wordless Wednesday today! The flight went off without a hitch, besides traveling with a two year old. No neice yet either. It would be nice to meet her before we leave, but she will come when she is ready!

Monday, November 10, 2008

7 Months Old!



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Ava is 7 months old and still hates her belly!

Rock You!

Zach is not a morning person. He so gets this from me. When he wakes up and is in a crabby mood I used to ask "do you want me to rock you?" in his rocker. Now he wakes up in a crabby mood still and says "rock you" for me to do just that! He refers to himself as "you" in many instances but this one just melts my heart.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

GO-bama!

We just watched history unfolding! I am amazed at the progress our country has already made. I'm so proud to be an American. Zach watched as Obama was named the next president elect. Both babies were asleep for Obama's acceptance speech, but they will know that history was made and their future is bright! No matter who you chose to vote for, just be proud to be an American!

I hope you did too!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Getting Ready to Go!



Our fun group of friends!




Zach needs a little help!



The whole family is tuckered out!

Nose update!




This is what was up his nose! Andy took him to urgent care and the doctor fished it out in about 20 seconds. He screamed the whole time, but got a lollipop afterwards. I think I will add the bead to his scrapbook!
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