Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday Funday.

I love Mondays.  
Not sure many people can say that.

Monday is the one day Ava has preschool,
and even if it's only for 3 hours, those 3 hours
also fall exactly when Norah's nap time is.

I may or may not of worked VERY hard to 
change that to her nap time when we determined
when Ava would be attending school...

Not saying I don't just love spending time with 
with both these girls, because I do. 

They are both pretty amazing.

Look at this face.
 Where's Norah???
 There she is!!!
 I was standing in the kitchen today, talking to Ava when
I see this little face peek in the window.

Thing is she is too short to be up that high...
 Ummm yeah, that's what I thought.
 36 seconds after I got her dressed, drenched.
 Ava thinks it's funny (I'm not admitting I do too)
 How cute is this girl?
 I almost miss her while she is at school.
I love that she loves it though.
 This one is pretty cute too.
 And she cracks herself up, wonder where she gets that...

Anyhow, not only did I get my 3 hours but John
& I also got to go out on a date night!  Yay!
 Love my husband.
 Oh and these crazy kids.  
What is Norah doing exactly??

Monday, July 30, 2012

So much FUN!

This weekend couldn't have been more packed full
of fun.  Let's begin with Thursday, that night we did
a bachelorette dinner for Camille.  She was gearing up
to marrying my cousin Jess on Saturday.
 Camille, the lovely bride to be.
 This also gave me the opportunity to hang out with 
my sister, love that.
The next night, we had something really special
planned.  A girls night with Billy, just the two of 
us, no kids and a hotel room in Portland!  Yay!!!
 We started the night off right with fresh squeezed
grapefruit & vodka, just soaking in our room when 
my sister called.  When she heard where we were she
dropped everything and came to play with us.  FUN!
 We bar & restaurant hopped to 3 different places,
all with our own driver!  Yay Jessica.  We had so 
much fun, got to bed pretty early & had a nice 
quick breakfast together before it was time to rush
home to get to the wedding on time.   

Here are a few wedding shots:
 This is really special, Camille's Dad walking her 
down the aisle, he had a stroke last year and walking
is tricky.  Their love for each other is simply beautiful.
 Here is Jess seeing Camille for the first time, priceless.
 He wrote & sung a song for her during the ceremony.
 The happy couple.
 This wedding rocked, on many levels.
 Nor Nor

 Toasts for the new Mr. & Mrs.

 Auntie & Ava
 Angi & Dad
 The two princesses. : )

After the wedding John went out for a guys night
which he really enjoyed.  It makes me so happy 
when he goes & does things with his friends.  As
much as we love having him all to ourselves, I 
really do believe it's good for him : )

What a great weekend!  
Love that.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ava's New Bike

It's funny when we got Ava her first bike, about 
8 months ago, we weren't sure she was ready,
or big enough for the little 12" bike.

And now it appears she has out grown it.  
Here she is on her first bike:
(this one we got for $20 on CL)

 Norah is eying it already.
 And here is the new bike!  Love it!
New it would sell for about $200 but we got it
for $50 off of Craig's List, we added a basket &
streamers for her handle bars will be next.  Yay!
Doesn't she just look so big?!??
Our little baby is growing up so fast, 
make her STOP!!!!!  

Friday, July 27, 2012

First and Second Haircut

So with Ava we waited until she was nearly 4 before 
cutting one single strand of hair.  I think I was just so 
happy she FINALLY had hair I didn't want to mess with it. 

My good friend Carmen came over to cut my hair and 
we ended up doing both girls too!  (Yay for getting out 
of having to go to the kid place Ava was pushing for!)

Here is Ava, this is her second haircut.  : )
 She was such a good girl, just sat really still
& was super patient.
 Here is the after:
 It's not a lot shorter, more evened up then anything.
 This is the back, a little curlier.
She is so cute.  

On a side note this morning she woke up and came out 
of her room all dressed & ready to go, happy as a clam.
She was wearing a matching outfit and sang us this really
awesome song that she made up, it was super cute.  
Love this girl.  She is my sunshine.

Here are a few before of Norah, we just cut the hair out 
of her eyes, it needed it.

 And here is the after:
Sniff, sniff.  Dying over here.  She kills me.
Just when I thought she couldn't be cuter...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

LC made better.

We can't get enough of the Uppys.  
They are one of our very favorite families. 

Matt's Mom is even dead set on either girl marrying 
Tyler, I hate to break it to her but Ava has already 
married not only herself off, but also her sister.

Although, I am working on convincing her to wait 
a little longer before making these major life decisions.

Here are a *few* photos of a recent day in the sand 
we spent with our good friends Matt & Rhi.

Love them.  
Great day!!