Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010


My sweet baby girl, is truly no longer a baby! She is 3! I can't believe how fast she has grown up. She has brought so much fun, joy and happiness to our lives. Ava Kate, we love you so very much and can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you!

* Loves anything Tinkerbell or princess related.
* Tells us that she is "not Ava, she is Tinkerbell"
* Rides a bike
* has become a fantastic swimmer
* Loves to have her toe nails painted
* Enrolled in Gymnastics class for the first time
* Gets REALLY upset when she has a "wedgie"
* immediately strips the minute we walk in the door to put on some sort of dress up enable on.
* Refers to herself as "little mommy" when she is playing with her babies.
* Extremely independent :0
* Not interested in anything on TV
* Refuses to learn her ABC's (we see tutoring in her future) :)
* Cautious
* obsession: GUM

These are just some things I wanted to record for myself. These are the things that I don't want to forget.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Grandfather Mountain

The kids and I had the privilege to spend two nights with our friends the Springer's at their family mountain home. We try to make this trip happen once a summer. It is always one of the most relaxing times of the summer for me.I enjoy being surrounded by God's awesome club style of course :) Insley and j.Riley play really well together and the little girls just love to tag along. It seems if it rains or if the sun shines brightly we manage to have fun at the lake. The first day we had lots of clouds and we just knew it was going to just down pour on us. It never did! The kids swam, played in the sand, played board games, ate a delicious lunch and even got to roast smores. Margo and I had great girl time over some bubbly of course! The next day Miss Valda and her sweet girl Lula joined in on the fun! Valda even swam to the trampoline with my kids ( because their Mama sure wasn't getting in that cold water!) She has two new fans!

We had a small scare at the lake that day. A father could not find his son and really thought he was at the bottom of the lake. It was one of those moments where your heart goes to your stomach. It ended up the little boy was out on a paddle boat but definitely made me squeeze my little ones a little bit tighter that night.

Thanks you sweet Springer's for inviting us to have such a wonderful time! We love you and we are so blessed to call you our friends!