Took these pics of Ava and Aunt Carrie today while we were out and about on a outside pedestrian mall. There’s a rock playground there, if you will, for kids to play on. Ava enjoyed messing around by herself until the bigger kids came. Then she kept saying “wow” “wow” “wow” as she watched them run and play all over the place. :) (You may notice that “baby” came with us on our adventures today. She likes to accompany Ava on her excursions.) By the way, Carrie and I made Indian food for dinner tonight – a veggie palak paneer (using tofu instead of cheese).Read More →

My sister Carrie got into town yesterday (yay!) and will be staying with us until Monday, so I probably won’t be blogging much (or leaving many comments) the next few days. She and Ava are having a grand ol’ time together already. Aunt Carrie is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. :) Hope you all have a nice week. :)

While cleaning out my basement yesterday, I came across some little silverware that my mom saved from my childhood for my future children. My mom saved A LOT of my old stuff (you’d be amazed), but I’m always thankful when I come across something that Ava likes to play with (like my old toys/dolls/books) or can use (like clothes or this silverware). We have had the hardest time lately trying to figure out what she should use to eat with. Our silverware is obviously too big for her, but the infant spoons from when she was a baby are too small. We had not yetRead More →

We had a really fun time last night. Jody, Ava and I went over to our friends’ house – Dax, Brandy and 2-yr-old Creed – to ring in the new year with them and another couple – Sonja and Troy and their 7-week-old daughter Annabelle. We had a potluck dinner with lots of yummy appetizers and other foods, and we actually had a few drinks as well. Anybody who knows us knows this is really out of the ordinary for us. We just don’t drink much. In fact, the bottle of Jose Cuervo we took with us to make our margaritas is easily three yearsRead More →