Sunday, July 11, 2010

Myhre's Visit

The girls are so lucky to have such wonderful grandparents.
Grandma Lu and Grandpa Gary drove out for a visit the end of June. The girls just thrive when they're here and we wish they could come out every month!
Annabelle still gives the biggest grins when the camera comes out.
This is her saying, "cheeeeeeeeeese". Ava reading her new book, "I Love You Stinky Face" with Grandpa Gary. Filling up the pool is hard work.
On a hike with Grandma Lu.
Annabelle is definitely getting way too heavy to be carried on my back!!
Having a picnic.....PB&J and blueberries. YUM.
Stop to smell the roses, Annabelle.
Who wants to visit next??!!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

We're Still Here!

Yes, we are still here. This blog isn't a complete failure yet, but almost, I know.
We are finally enjoying our summer. It rained every day this spring and finally got sunny at the end of June. Ok, so I really don't have time to write much now (going on a hike)....
but thought I'd let you all know that I'll try to do better :)
Here a few pictures taken yesterday.
We went out on the boat yesterday. Ava was in heaven. See that big black cloud behind Ava?
We got POURED on. Poor babies... they were huddled up under the bow of the boat freezing their little buns off. Memories, huh? Ava and Annabelle being goofy. I seriously can't get a good picture of the two together. Ava is always trying to play mommy by hugging Annabelle just a little too hard.
Miss Annabelle hiking.
That's all I have for now. I will try to do better. Hmmm... I know I've said that before :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Baking Cookies with Grandma Em

I think that my mom's favorite thing to do with Ava is bake cookies.
Ava loves it of that I think of it, they baked cookies
twice during the week my mom was here!!
Ava took the job VERY seriously.
As I'm sure you'll notice in the pictures, Ava is not smiling.
This is how she gets when there is a serious job to be done!! :) Notice the matching aprons? And Ava's new hair-do??
My mom makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever.
Jason ate about 10 a day for a week straight.
Thanks Mom! And thanks Ava!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Annabelle is 2!!

My sweet baby Annabelle is 2 years old!! She had a great birthday. My mom was here, which was fabulous. We had a small party of just my mom and us, which was perfect.
This is how her birthday started out.........AT 3 IN THE MORNING!!
Annabelle got a new tooth for her birthday :)
It woke her up in the middle
of the night...and she stayed up for 2 hours!
Seriously. I was not happy.
But, she was in the greatest mood ever and just wanted to play.
Thank God my mom was here.
Annabelle went back to bed, but of course
Ava was up and ready to go at 7 am.
My mom got up with Ava so I could get some
more sleep. Thanks, Mom!!
Ava read Annabelle a book for her birthday.
...then Annabelle went #2 on the potty!!!
Too bad she hasn't done it since her birthday... Ava helped make cupcakes.
The girls were soooo excited when Daddy came home.
They both love their daddy so much and promptly attack him the moment he walks in the door.
We had a birthday feast. Ava and Annabelle got to have macaroni and cheese. The rest of us had jambalya and cornbread.
For dessert, cupcakes and icecream.
The night ended with Grandma Em reading Annabelle's new book.
Happy Birthday, Dear Sweet Annabelle!!!
We love you sooooooooooo much!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Eating pasta salad... Saying "CHEEESE" for the camera. Frantically vacuuming..
Here is Ava saying, "Look Mommy!! Odin is eating off the table!!!"...
Going for a walk.
Being sisters. I just love them.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ava is 3!

My big girl is 3!! Hard to believe. We had Ava's birthday party today. She had a great time. We had a few friends over...had some good food and some strawberry cake. Ava felt really special :) She's been saying for a long time now...."Mommy, I'm only two...but on my birthday I will be three and I will be a really big girl! ".
Happy Birthday, Ava!!
Dressed up as a princess... Annabelle had fun at the party too... Here is Annabelle dressed in an outfit that my mom made me when I was a little girl.
My mom will be here for Annabelle's birthday in 3 weeks. Can't wait!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Valentine's Day! Here's a picture of the girls 1 year ago. Ava's 3rd birthday party is tomorrow! Hopefully, I'll have some new pictures to share soon! *Hugs* to you all!