Two weeks ago I made Ava a dentist appointment.
She has since been impatiently waiting for her big day.
Yesterday, the day finally arrived.
This is right outside the office of The Shoebox Pediatric Dentistry,
She says "I am soooo excited to go to the dentist!!"
(Yay me for not letting her know my true feelings about dentist visits!)
The office was really cool. It was packed full of kid friendly
toys & activities.
There was a little kitchen and a train set. Oh and movies
playing for all the little TV addicts.
(Yes I did drag Ava away from that movie so she could
show me all the toys!!)
When it was Ava's turn the dental hygienist came out and
offered her a sticker and asked her all the typical get-to-know-
you questions, how old are you?, when is your birthday?
She just had a very nice way with children. She got
Ava even more excited about her appointment.
Here is Ava getting her x-rays.
She happily followed all the directions.
Such a big girl.
They cleaned her teeth, she did great.
I wasn't really expecting them to do much of anything but they
did it all. Scraping, cleaning, brushing, all the fun stuff.
When all was said and done they filled a little bag with fun
stuff to take home, a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, a sand
timer, mouthwash, stickers and a little purse.
When we got outside Ava looks up at me and says
"Mommy I am sooo proud of myself!!"
Really how cute is that?
I couldn't be more proud either.
We decided to make a quick trip to the beach on Saturday.
The weather was beautiful the entire drive there. (Not so much once we arrived) As we were about 20 miles from the house Ava announces "Mommy I have to go potty."
I think she saw the fear in my eyes as there was really no place to pull over to go. She looks at me all disappointed like and says "You didn't bring my little potty, did you?!" I explained to her that only babies use those little potties, she is a big girl now. I looked back at her and said "Ava can you just hold it?" She looks all around the backseat and says "Hold what Mommy?" : )
She did make it, thank goodness.
Ava was very happy to be back at the beach house. She switched right into entertainment mode, running around, dancing, singing, making everyone laugh.
She loves this one stool we have there, it is really high off the ground and she likes to jump off of it into the beanbag chairs. She got it in her head she wanted to jump onto the hard floor too. I told her she could only do it when someone was holding her hand. Soon after she calls me over and gets up on the stool. She says "Mom, watch me, DON'T SAY ANYTHING, just watch me!"
Apparently Auntie told her she could.
Uncle Chris, making Ava tall.
Next Ava got a hold of the camera...
Her first shot, eyes closed, looks like Grandma happily sleeping.
Next she wanted everyone to open their mouth, like this...
Ava got Auntie first,
and finally Ryan, Jessica's roommate.
This was our first time meeting Ryan, Ava was able to quickly get him with the program, here he is reading books to her.
After all that playing Ava was exhausted. She begged to sleep in the beanbag chair.
In normal Ava fashion she quickly ditched her jammies.
Her plan of sleeping in that beanbag only lasted so long, she eventually crawled into bed with me.
I tell you this child has an amazing ability to make a king size bed feel like a twin. Neither one of us got any sleep. She kept crawling all over me trying to convince me it was morning time, time to get up!
The next day she told Grandpa John that he was not allowed to go to the beach because it was raining. Little did she know her reverse psychology was the perfect way to get a beach trip going!
We had a quick breakfast when they returned, Ava must have been hungry from all that playing and no sleep, she ate 4 plates of pancakes & fruit!!
And then she was out! She slept the whole way home!
Sadly, being the driver, I didn't have this luxury...
These pictures are from The Streets of Tanasbourne. We were going to REI to see if I could get my tent fixed. Ava loves the fountain right out in front of the store.
She walked around it as many times as we let her. I think that is approximately 1,256.
Here look I have included 2 pictures of me so you can sort of see my giant tummy, of course it is bigger then it appears...
Nice mid-air shot
Deep in thought
The part of my tent that had broke was this small insignificant pole, the tent had a few other issues but I didn't even mention those. The sales guy said they would replace the WHOLE TENT!!! I am so happy! They even redesigned the tent since we got ours over 2 years ago. The new design looks much better. I love a company that stands behind it's products!
First off I lost my mind on Tuesday and decided to make
salsa. I really had no choice, the counter was full of tomatoes that were mocking me every time I walked by them. I made salsa last year too and it was so delicious that we ate it all super quickly. So why do I bother going through the entire canning process??
I have no idea. For some reason I didn't start my project until about 8:30 at night and here is the real kicker, it took me 7 hours to make it!!!! I have no idea why, it just did. By the time 3:30 in the morning rolled around I had reached a state of no longer caring, just wanting it done. My taste buds were dead to me and I had no idea if the salsa was going to be any good but in the cans it went.
The verdict? I should just buy salsa. Save my sanity.
Today we had a double play date extravaganza!
First more Katharina, Camden & Morgan because really? We can't get enough, we love that family!
They are so funny!
I was hoping the two play dates would over lap a little because the mom's actually both know each other from many years ago but that part didn't really work out.
Next Ashlie, Ryan, Hannah & Jack came over. Twins, it cracks me up that the boy's hair is long & curly the girl's, not so much. It always seems like the girls fight you with this stuff.
Ava was in a mood.
Ryan was trying to fix her. Good luck with that.
They figured out a way for the car to work for two!
Hi! My name is Sarah, this here is a snap shot of our families life, well at least the good parts. I take far too many pictures, all in the hopes of not forgetting any of it, which knowing me, is super likely regardless. A perfect day for me would include all or at least some of the following: running, reading a good book, going on a hike, taking some great pictures, taking my kids somewhere fun, going on a date with my love, entertaining friends, coming home to an already clean house, going kayaking, hanging out with family, surviving hot yoga, sipping a cocktail on our deck while we watch our kids play nicely together and hearing them be thankful for all we are trying to do for them. I love gratitude, I think it's really the key to a happy life. We are blessed, and so very grateful for this great life we are living. We have the very best family and wonderful friends. Our hearts are full. Thanks for following along!