Friday, September 30, 2011

Clay Creations

Avery and I had some fun with modeling clay this morning.  Thought you would enjoy seeing our creations.  Avery would also like me to pass along that her favorite part was making the bear (the blue and pink one with the enormous eyes... because, as Avery said, they have really big eyes).

























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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ya Think?

Brian is speaking at our weekly meeting tonight and he is using his love for the Green Bay Packers as part of an illustration.  So he had me take pictures of all the Packers stuff in our house and make a collage for him to use.  I just had to post it.

Because... well... it's a little insane. 

And may I also add that this picture excludes at least another 10 items.
 My hubby likes the Packers...  Ya Think? Pin It

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Playground Campfire

The girls and I rode to the park today.  It was a sweet time together after a few days of hard.  Sitting on the playground, I watched my girls sit in the sand, creating an imaginary world. 

Leaves, sticks, and sand make quite the campfire.  They roasted marshmallows, warmed their little hands, and enjoyed a few sweet sister moments. 

I had my phone and had to snap a pic.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Tree Branch + Play Dough = Craft

Avery and I (well... mostly I) had a little "fall craft time."  I cut a branch from one of our trees, stripped the leaves off, and then we made small balls of play dough and squished them on the branches.  Actually a pretty fun craft that I think turned out really cute.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Magic Word

Last night at dinner Avery asked Brian if he would get her some ketchup.  Their dialogue went like this...

Avery:  "Dad, can you get me ketchup?"
Dad:  "What's the magic word?"
Avery:  Looking puzzled "Umm, abracadabra?"
Dad:  Hysterically laughing... so much so, that he really couldn't respond.

Dad forgot to give Avery the memo that the magic word is "please."  He had to give her the ketchup though because, quite frankly, that was a freaking awesome answer! Pin It

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sticker Faces

The girls were enjoying some time with stickers a few days ago.  I was not even remotely surprised at what the results of this "playtime" were...















I suppose it just isn't nearly as much fun to just put them on BORING old paper!  Besides... I think these two "works of art" are much cuter than any paper could ever be. Pin It

Bathtime Stinker

What else can I say, but "WHAT A STINKER!"

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Working Lunch

You gotta love when your kids are totally losing it and then say the funniest things.  This morning, Avery was having an out of control tantrum and Brian was trying to calm her down.  I come in, and here's how it goes:

Brian:  "Avery, you need to calm down."
Me:  "Babe, are you going to join us for lunch?"
[Avery... screaming]
Brian:  "No, I can't.  I going out for a working lunch.  I've just got too much to do."
Me:  "Ok, no problem."  I leave the room.
Avery:  [Still screaming]  "DAD!  I WANT TO GO TO A WORKING LUNCH!"
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Our Little Soccer Player

Avery had her first soccer game today.  It was a hoot... and I will add that her team also got OWNED (the other team was seriously stacked!).  But they hung in there.  The best part was at the beginning of the game when the whistle blew the other team ran right at the ball and our team just stood there watching them take the ball down the field and score.  So funny!  Our sweet girl did a great job running, she kicked the ball a few times, and spent a large portion of her time on the field biting her nails.  Avery was wiped out by the end.  She did, however, enjoy the orange slices and juice boxes though.  We scored 3 goals... I'm pretty sure the other team scored 30 or so!  Oh... and Brian is their coach... "Coach Dad"... Avery LOVES that!






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Friday, September 09, 2011

A Splashy Way To Beat The Heat

When the weather was about 100 and we were all melting, what better to do than run in the water with your clothes on!  Madi LOVED the water!  She got sprayed in the face more times than I can count and didn't even blink an eye.


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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Great Grandma Time!

My grandmother came out during Avery's birthday and we had so much fun!  I think she got tired just sitting there watching our crazy kids run around!  I love you Mamaw!!!!
The Great-Grandkids

"Please no more pictures mom!"




My grandmother's BEAUTIFUL hand with my grandfather's wedding band
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Something I Read

I've been reading a devotional called,"Jesus Calling."  I've enjoyed it.  Read this a few days ago and wanted to share a bit with you... these would be words from Jesus to you:

"Let the dew of my Presence refresh your mind and heart.  So many, many things vie for your attention in this complex world of instant communication.  The world has changed enormously since I first gave the command to be still and know that I am God.  However, this timeless truth is essential for the well-being of your soul.  As dew refreshes grass and flowers during the stillness of the night, so My Presence revitalizes you as you sit quietly with Me."
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

An Attempt At Pictures

We took the girls to the flower garden to try to get some pictures for Madi's one year and Avery's 4 year shots... it was a nice sentiment.  We got a few really good ones of Madi... but that Avery... she is hilarious and I'm not sure we have even one of her actually looking at the camera.

Next time... I'm bribing them.














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Monday, September 05, 2011

Happy Birthday 4 Year Old!

On July 31st... Avery turned 4!  I can hardly believe it.  She is truly a joy in my life and even in the hard moments with her I am overcome with love for her.  We laugh hard together.  We play hard together.  And Brian and I look at each other often just to acknowledge how precious of a little girl our sweet Avery Joy is. 

Here's a few snapshots from her "Rainbow Painting Party"... which, fyi... TOTAL BLAST! 

Avery helped with the cake... THIS...















Plus this...















Equals...


















Grandma brought rainbow hair color which they both were sporting with great pride!















We covered a large part of our fence with paper and let the kids go nuts with the paint... the other parents and I just looked at each other because it was the quietest birthday party we had ever been at!  (note to self)
















The artists in front of their masterpiece!
















Had to have a pinata!!!!



This is one of Avery's good buddies... she LOVES Lacy!
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