Saturday, January 23, 2010

Snow Play!!!

On the drive up to Oak Glen

Ava is not too happy!

Finally! A smile!

Zach loves it from the start!

Today we ventured up the way a bit to Oak Glen. It's about a 20 minute drive and to see snow like you would back in NH was amazing! There was a dusting in Yucaipa and by the time we got up to almost the top (it was closed up past the main tourist part) there was at least a foot! Zach jumped out and just wanted to start playing. Ava wanted to be held for the first half hour or so and when we did put her down she just stood there with a sour puss on her face!

The view from our neighborhood!

Rainy Day Entertainment!

It has been raining ALL week long. Monday-Friday were downpours like I haven't seen in a long time. It has been a trying week for all of us being cooped up in the house. Usually our afternoons are filled with playdates and playing outside. I guess we are just getting ready for what is to come when the big move back east finally happens. Ava managed to find a way to pass the time with Zave. She enjoyed feeding him every morsel of his food by hand! He enjoyed it too and actually ate his whole dinner in one sitting for the first time in a long time. The next night the kids worked together and Zach decided to make Zave play fetch for this food. Both Zach and Zave loved it! Zave is getting pretty good at catching food in the air lately :) While I am still not feeling well, we managed to do a couple of things this week. We joined some friends for a family dinner playdate. Zach and Ava loved running all over the restaurant with their little buddies. Today we went up to the snow! What a beautiful sight. That post is coming soon.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blocked out of Disney :(


We had big plans to go to Disneyland yesterday (surprise, surprise!) because we hadn't been since early December and were all having withdrawals. Turned out it was a blockout day so we couldn't go. It was probably for the best with how sick I have been, but we were bummed nonetheless. Instead Andy took Zach to the driving range and I took Ava and Zave for a brief jaunt to the park were Ava added to her collection of "pokey balls". See above pic!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Genius Ava!

While reading a story tonight, little Miss Ava was able to identify 5 of 5 shapes and then consistently identified them in the book! She is quite the little smartie pants. Her new favorite thing to say is "oh no! What happened?" The other day Zach was calling to her and she replied "yeah?" and I about peed my pants laughing (and I'm sure you are thinking, no way, not Sarah) So funny, this girl of mine :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Disney on Ice and 21 months old!

Yesterday Zach, Auntie TT and I went to see Disney on Ice! It was the first time for both Zach and myself. It was super cute and I ended up spending the majority of my monthly "free" budget on things like toys, pictures, popcorn and lemonade. I knew we were going so I just avoided the Target visit that usually happens at the beginning of the month.

This is Ava's hair at 21 months old! She refused to let me take a picture of her face :) Such attitude for such a little person.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Week so far!

Park day with the mom's group!

Bella is now home with us

Ava on her sick day

Zach decided he wanted to sit in the highchair after
being out of it for almost two years!

Mr. Zave just taking it all in!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back to reality!

The last two months have been full of days and weeks off for all of us! Vacations and visits from family have been wonderful, but it's back to the grind for all of us tomorrow :( It's going to be tough working 5 whole days in a row and sending the kids to daycare for 5 days in a row! I just hope I can wake up after almost 2 weeks off. Wish us luck!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Rose Bowl 2010

Yesterday we went to the Rose Bowl to see the Oregon Ducks vs Ohio Buckeyes! It was my first ever Oregon football game and I got to tailgate for the first time with some real fans. Even though the team lost, I still had a great time! It was a long, fun day and today I am exhausted.
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