Friday, June 24, 2011


Ava loves Lunchables and I find them on sale at Kroger every so often and stock up. I think they make her feel big since she can basically go to the fridge and if they are where she can get them, she grabs one.

Harrison's eating habits change constantly so from day to day I never know what he will actually eat. What he eats one day will not necessarily be what he eats the next day. Plus his appetite has been weird since being on antibiotics for his ear infection. So sometimes he eats a Lunchable too, and sometimes he mostly picks at it. But one thing is certain, the minute I don't give him one is the minute he "attacks" Ava for hers.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Budding Readers

This summer Ava has been bitten by the reading bug. She has been working on learning how to read and still loves to be read to. Harrison also loves to be read to. Many times when I send him upstairs, I find him sitting in his rocking chair reading a book.

The other night when I was making supper Harrison wanted a book read to him but I didn't have time. I sent him to find Ava so she she could "read" to him. I could hear her reading the book "Goodnight Moon" to him so I grabbed the camera and took a couple of pictures. So sweet.

Even though they fuss and fight at times, these two are very close and can be so stinking sweet.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Swim Lessons - Day 2

Day 2 of swim lessons were also a success. Ava practiced all of her skills from Monday and then also adding some kicking skills. She didn't want to get on the board at first, but once she did, she didn't want to stop.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Swim Lessons - Day 1

Yesterday Ava had her first swim lessons and they went surprisingly well. I had not intended to put her in lessons at all after the last few years of refusal to even get in the water without some major coaxing and then some major crying and fear. But, I saw an ad in the newspaper that the city would be having lessons and with it being so close I decided to see if Ava wanted to do it. She did want to and so we signed up.

All weekend long we talked about lessons and she talked about her worry of "draining." She knew she would have a "guard" who would not let anything happen to her. She told me when we got there that she was just going to look at the water, but seeing the other kids, she wanted in.

After about 5 minutes the teacher asked them to go under and Ava refused. She said, "I will do everything, but not go under." However, within 15 minutes she was going under like a pro. She loved it.

At the end of the 50 minute session she wanted to know why I didn't pay for longer. :) I am glad she is taking to the water and even happier that she is learning to be safe.

Having to be the little brother and watch is tough, but don't let him fool you. I tried to get him in the baby pool during Ava's time in the big pool, but it was "Cold."

Harrison playing with Eli (he was in Ava's class at school last year).

Ava being "spaghetti." You can tell she's not too sure.

Harrison loving Ava's towel.

Love this swimsuit.