Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Pumpkin Patch and Trunk or Treat

Last week we went to Bishops Pumpkin Patch for the first time. It was a lot of fun...here is Ava riding the baby goat in the petting zoo. Checking things out on the train ride around the pumpkin patch...this was my favorite part. Brycen drove everyone to the pumpkin patch on the "cool bus" aka the short bus. They had mattresses covered in hay, it was like a huge hay covered spring floor. It was really fun and Ava loved it!Trunk or treating in Oroville...Ava was dressed as a fairy and she looked pretty cute. She even got to wear makeup for the first time (she had red dots on her cheeks and one on the end of her nose). This picture was taken in my sisters trunk. My sister said Ava was acting like she knew she looked really cute, I never knew they started this young. She would say "hi" and wave to everyone even if they weren't looking at her...I was glad she was in a good mood. Grandma fixed Ava's costume to make it fit her because it was size 2T...

Monday, 27 October 2008

Tagged: 4th picture 4th folder...

I usually don't participate in tags but this one was easy so I decided to be a good sport! Here is the 4th picture in my 4th folder for you Emily! This picture was taken on a fairy in San Fransisco with our friend Sara! For those who didn't know Michael before his jaw surgery...this is really what his smile really used to look like. I kinda miss his cute little crooked smile:) I tag Sarah Scott, Sara Austin, Nikki, and Jamie:)

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

cousins, camping, eczema, walking ...random

Fridays I watch my sisters kiddos. This Friday the kids were being crazy in the house so we went on a bike ride. My trailer only is supposed to hold two kids so we had to improvise with what we had. Kolbee was such a trooper on the floor of the trailer and the kids had a blast! Michael had another camp out with the boy scouts this weekend. When he got home he was all excited about his camping gear and got it all out for me to try out. He is so sweet, this is just one example of his kindness. He gets excited about everything and wants everyone to experience good things (usually the food he makes). Last week I broke out in another strange rash on my face, arms and legs so I went to the doctor to find out that I have eczema! Just another one of those hidden perks that is given to some of us with asthma:) Sunday my family went down to the feather river to take some family pictures with all four generations. Thank you Maggie for taking the pictures for us, they are great! Ava is getting a lot better at walking but still looks like a drunken sailor. She is not stable at all but its so cute to see her trying to do it. Its near impossible to get a good video so here is my best attempt. (I am having trouble flipping my videos, sorry Jinny!)

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Playing catch up!

It has been a while since I have posted anything so I am doing a little catching up. Nothing really new or too exciting but here goes... Just one of the many reasons why going to grandma's house is so much fun. My mom got Ava this cute little snack-o-lantern outfit for Halloween. What can I say, the girl loves to snack just like her mommy! A few weeks ago Michael went on a camp out with the scouts and Ava and I went to Tahoe with my parents sister's family and grandparents. We took a fun detour to Apple hill on our way home and got some raspberry apple juice and apple pies. We had a really good time but we sure did miss daddy! This is my mom with all of her grandkids in Tahoe. They were too busy looking around to look at me, funny kids. Ava got a cute new sweater and hates it. She doesn't really mind the sweater but she really isn't too fond of the hood. You can see from this picture that she has already stretched out the hood from pulling on it to try to get it off. This may have not been a nice mommy thing to do but I couldn't stop laughing at her trying to take her hood off. This is what Ava did while we watched conference. She really has never been a cuddly baby. Ever since she was a tiny baby shes hated to be rocked and sung to. Grandpa Steve taught us a trick to put her to sleep and it works like a charm. You put her face down on your knees like this and juggle your legs. I think its funny when people look at me like I'm crazy when I do this but it really does work! I just like this picture of her posing on at tree at grandma Maggie's house, she so cute and so much fun. Her personality has really been coming out the past couple weeks, she's a ham...I love her so much!