Tuesday, September 25, 2012


We've cheered, had grocery feet, lost a tooth, played with our doll, took a much needed nap, headed to church, and busted out the slippers.

Yes, life is good.

Newbern Elementary Open House

This year Ava's school is spending their first year in a new building! For the past year and a half, the school has been tearing down and building on in preparation for the new school building. Last year the school focused on the anticipation of building and all summer Ava talked about being on the "Green Hall."

When school started we located the green hall and Ava's teacher right away. We are now 7 weeks into the school year and we are having a GREAT year! Ava is excelling in her work and making fantastic grades. She is reading so well and even though she doesn't like math, she is doing well there also! Her teacher, Mrs. Renae has just been fabulous and we hope that her year continues to be so great! :)

Nana and Pop joined us for the Open House and Ava gave us a little tour of her school. The first stop of course was the library! This girl loves it and she loves to read! I hope that spark continues. Then we went on to her class where we were able to pick out her apple (I could have picked it out of anywhere since it was COVERED with writing!). Harrison just made himself at home and looked like he was ready for school himself!

It was a great afternoon and we are so blessed to be part of the Newbern Elementary family!

Here is a photo gallery from the newspaper with pictures from this summer: Newbern Elementary

Ava and Mrs. Renae

Monday, September 24, 2012

First Lost Tooth

Pictures of my baby girl after losing her first tooth. :( Growing up so quickly!

Ava had stayed the night at Nana and Pop's the night she lost her tooth, but the tooth fairy found her and left her a $5 bill covered in Pixie Dust. Nana and Pop reported that she was SOOOO excited! :)


Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Little Choctaw

It's that time of year again! Cheer season! This year the Little Choctaws are cheering not only basketball, but football as well. Last Friday night was the first game and Ava did a great job!

Right before she went out to cheer one of the teachers came into the stands with Ava and I thought to myself, "Is she sick?" She had this look on her face. In Mrs. Wendy's hand was a tooth and she said, "Ava just lost a tooth!" I wiped the blood out of her mouth and then Ava was all smiles and so ready to cheer. It was hilarious. I loved the excitement and the fact that during the cheers I could see her feeling her new tooth hole. So funny! She was so excited and it made the first night of cheer so much more memorable. Well that and the fact that Bradley locked us out of the van and we had to call a locksmith! :)


Ava and Abigail

Ava and her teacher, Mrs. Renae, and Mattie from Harrison's daycare