Saturday, February 12, 2011

Harrison - The Ladies' Man

Oh, Harrison -

I did it to my little brother and now it shall happen to you.

What, you ask?

Pictures of you wearing girl clothes. Specifically tutus and tiaras. What more could a super manly boy like you want?

On the one hand, you have tons of trucks to play with and love being so boyish and nasty. Then you turn around and bring me this tutu and say "Uh!" and try to step into it.

I oblige, because you are so sure you want it on. And then I dash for the camera so I won't miss it.

And dear child, when you are a senior in high school or working on being a real ladies' man, these pictures will resurface for my enjoyment.

You know why?

Because I am your mom and that's just what I do. But rest assured, it's only because I love you so much. (And because that pink tutu really brings out your eyes!)

Love, Mom

Friday, February 11, 2011

The story of the Combo Pack

A few weeks ago I noticed Ava typing away furiously on the ipad. I asked her what she was doing and she said, "I'm ordering a Disney World Combo Pack." I had her bring me the ipad so I could see what she was doing. We have an app downloaded that allows you to watch park videos and basically wants you to book a trip. Sure enough, she had clicked on the "Order a Planning DVD" and was working on filling out her information. It was so cute! So together, we ordered a Disney World Planning DVD and I ordered it in her name. Our confirmation told us that it would arrive in 2-3 weeks.

Every day she would talk about her Disney World Combo pack and wonder if it would arrive. It was so much fun talking to her about it. And everyday she would get excited to see if it would come. As it got closer to 2 weeks, she got more impatient. Then it started inching to 3 weeks and she was getting frustrated.

A couple of weeks ago when we were out for snow, we were sitting at the dining room table when Ava saw the mailman coming. He had his mail and a small box which Ava was so excited about because she thought it was her combo pack. However when I got the mail, it wasn't left at our house and there was no combo pack in sight. Ava declared that the mailman had "STOLEN HER COMBO PACK!" Hilarious! So much funny stuff coming out of this girl's mouth.

So last Friday, the mailman finally brought her her combo pack. It was addressed to her and she was tickled. We had to watch it that night and she flipped through the little pamphlet over and over again.

I guess what's she's telling us is that she is ready to go back to Disney! :) Me too, dear, me too! ;)

Monday, February 07, 2011

Jan. 31 - Feb. 5th

Jan. 31st - Bradley has gotten Ava into collecting cards. Not baseball cards, but Toy Story cards. I think at last count she lacked one in having a complete collection. Jan. 31st - Ava and I before she had her last game.
Feb. 1st - We tried Brussel sprouts for the first time. I told Ava they were mini-lettuces. She was not fooled. She did not like! :( I on the other hand likey!

Feb. 1st - b - They were just too cute playing together.
Feb. 2 - So tuckered out that he passed out in his high chair.
Feb. 3rd - no pic
Feb 4th - Ava and the combo pack. I will tell that story later...

Feb. 5th - The 1oth Anniversary of my 21st! LOL. Just some cheesecake with the kids. Bradley and I went out to dinner and on the way home we stopped so I could get a couple of slices of cheesecake from Sweet Peppers. I bought the turtle for Ava and I and a strawberry one for Harrison and I since we are unsure about the nut allergy. I actually preferred the strawberry! Yummy deliciousness!

Jan. 23 - Jan. 29 - Project Life

Jan. 23rd - bought new bedding for our bedroom. Now we just have to paint. It is brown with a little bit of plum. Jan. 24th - Finally got my new dishwasher installed. It is soooo nice after not having one for 2 years!
Jan. 25th - no pic
Jan 26th - another snow day!

Jan 26th
Jan. 27th - trying to make play-doh (see previous post for details)Jan 28th - Ava playing bendaroos

Jan 29th - A group shot from our visit to KY. We had a fantastic time!