Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Ava wanted to go swimming a few days back. It was so pretty and hot outside she wasn't buying my normal excuse. "It is not warm enough outside yet." We pulled out the baby pool and she played in it all day. Ava is so excited about her swimming lessons this summer. She "practiced" in her pool.
We had so much fun a few weekends ago in Dollywood with the Morgan family. We went to Knoxville for the whole weekend. Kate and Ava had so much fun playing together. We stayed all day at Dollywood and enjoyed every minute of it. Here are a few pictures from our fun trip.
Greg's birthday fell on Easter this year. We decided to celebrate the day before. Ava and I made an ice-cream birthday cake for Daddy. When we served the cake, Ava decided she would rather eat broccoli instead of chocolate ice-cream cake. That's our girl!
We also went to the Children's Museum in Murfreesboro on Saturday. Ava had a ball.
Ava had three Easter egg hunts over Easter weekend. They had one at school, one in the neighborhood, and one at a friend's house. By the third egg hunt, Ava was ready to gather the eggs. She wanted no part of the one in our neighborhood because the grass was wet and the Easter Bunny kept chasing her. Silly Bunny!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Ava wanted a Fancy Nancy birthday party. This was great because I could have lots of fun planning and shopping for a party with all the fun girly things Ava likes. It was hard because we had to figure out how to incorporate boys and we had 24 kids at our house.
The kids played in the backyard while all the kids arrived. We then let the girls get girly tattoos of fancy shoes and purses. The boys had fancy fire truck tattoos. Then, we went inside for the girls to decorate their tiaras and the boys to decorate their top hats. The girls had boas and necklaces to wear while the boys had sequined neck ties.
The kids enjoyed lunch and parfaits. Ava doesn't care for cake so we decided to just do the ice-cream part. I forgot the chocolate and strawberry syrup in the fridge. Other than that, I would say it was a successful day. The kids enjoyed the beautiful spring day and the parents enjoyed getting together too.
Ava had so many friends come to her party from school, playgroup, and our other friends. She was most excited about her friend Kate. Kate lives in Knoxville, but we get the girls together quite often. We are already planning another trip in the near future.
Thanks to all who helped make Ava's party a success!!!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Ava is three today. I can't believe it has already been three years since Ava was born. We have been celebrating since Thursday and the fun just keeps on coming.
Ava got her Princess FJ Cruiser a little bit earlier after she found out she was getting it. The one we bought had been returned and the bumper and hood were broken. She and I took it back on Thursday. The store was very good about sending out a guy to my car to get it out and put it in the back. We went in a few minutes later and got our money back. I thought I had been so sneaky. HA! We were leaving the parking lot and Ava says," Why did you take my pink Princess car back?" I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. I decided to come clean and we went all around town to find another one. We brought it home and Greg put it together. After about 30 minutes she told Greg to hurry up because she needed to go to Knoxville and pick up Kate.
Saturday, we had the family dinner for Ava's birthday. She picked Pei Wei and Maggie Cows as she calla Maggie Moos. She loves the lemon pepper shrimp, rice, and strawberry ice-cream.
Today is the big day. We let her open the presents she had left and some cards that had come in the mail. She wore her cupcake outfit and her princess tiara to school. We took a snack of yogurt covered raisins, strawberries, and juice boxes. She was so excited until I left. I think she thought I would stay all day at school. When I pick her up, we will go to the science museum and dinner tonight. She told me she wants to go to Chick-fil-a. I am certain I will not be able to sway her towards a more exciting choice, but I must admit I love it too.
Her Fancy Nancy party is Saturday. We have a lot of kiddies coming to the house. It should be interesting...