Monday, October 24, 2011

Who's That?

Well you know you hear about when kids go off to College and they gain 10 extra pounds?  Well not Tyler, he has lost 50 pounds since summer.  He looks awesome and so much healthier.  I'm proud of him and his determination to be healthier.

Tyler right before he had to go back to college this weekend
Trevor is missing, he was with Emily.

I got to see Tyler for a whole 2 hours
whoo hoo
he came home to visit some of his High School friends 

Ava saying goodbye to her oldest brother 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hair, gone today for a good cause

Trevor and his football team were met with a challenge not on the football field, although they have had a losing season of 1-7...this challenge however was much greater...see the head football coach was diagonosed with a brain tumor and he has to undergo surgery on Monday.  Coach Wilson started noticing his vision was blurry but wanted to wait until the end of the football season before being checked out.  His vision was getting worse so his wife forced him to go get it checked out, and it is a good thing because they found a tumor sitting on his pituitary gland.

Well the boys on the Varsity squad  wanted to help him and raise awareness of brain cancer so they got together and all shaved their heads...Wow what a sight to see all these boys who have some great looking hair to shave it off for their coach.

We lift you up in prayer, Ben along with your wife and 2 small children.

As you have said God is good ALL of the time.  He is your rock and strong place, in Him you have found peace.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Can you tell...

whos a big girl now?

Ava Grace is...Princess undies and all!  Yea!!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Growing and Learning

I look at my baby girl, and I see how big she is growing.  New things for her to do, and learn.

Morning breakfast, nice bed head...

Ava Grace and I went to the Childrens Museum the other day.  I bought the tickets thru Groupon, and it was a really good deal.

We had been there before, her and I, but this time she was so interested in everything.  She did great, expoloring and finding new things to do.

looking at the model trains

coloring a picture, and explaing it to the worker

mirrored tunnel

4 Ava Graces, look how cute they all are

whee, up and down I go

coloring with light,
I thought this was so cool

learning about shadows 

a really really big light bright
our masterpiece 

wind tunnel 

oooooo, look how strong I am 

pretty girl 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Homecoming and a Hoe Down

This was such a busy week for us...but really who am I kidding, arn't they all?

Austin had his homecoming dance last weekend and their homecoming football game was against Trevors school...ok how weird is that?  It's a good thing that Austin dosen't play football because it would have put a huge strain on their already strained relationship.  At the game, Trevor got hurt, ended up at the hospital, refused treatment at the hospital, and made it back to the Varsity game...I know crazy huh!  No pictures tho...

so I made it back to the football game at half time to see Austin march for his Military Presession...

Austin is the Delta Company, line commander, not really sure what that means!

before heading out to his homecoming 

Austin and his date Reannon 

So after that, this week, we had all the festivities of  Homecoming Hoe Down at Trevors you may be wondering, what is a homecoming Hoe Down?  Well since Trevors school is a Christian Academy, they don't want to focus on the dancing part, but yet all the kiddos want to participate in something, so they came up with an idea of a Hoe Down, square dancing, I have to tell you from a parents point of view, who had the older boys with the traiditional home coming, I LOVED THIS IDEA...there wasn't the skimmpy outfits and the unnessary dinner and flowers, and when the Hoe Down was done, the kiddos LOVED IT ALSO.  My Trevor said he acutally had a fun time, and his date Emily even said he went all out.  Love it!

Trevor handing Emily the pretty
sunflowers for her to take home
awwww, so sweet

They look great
and so relaxed also

Emily and her friends 

bunch of boys
love it!
We couldn't get a good pic of the boys
they are always so silly 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Old Friend, Fall

I remember:

The first week we were home Ava Grace was making all nice with our John Deere boy:

Ava and I were outside playing in the leaves, and her old friend was welcoming her over to play...

I can't believe the difference when I look at the first 2 word has Ava Grace grown up before my eyes...

She is loving her babies, and loves to take them everywhere we go...she is a good "mommy" to them, but she tells me that I (me) am the mommy and she is Ava Grace.

Fall is here, we have had beautiful weather as you can tell by her outfit...we are taking advantage of every moment.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Avas Gymnastics Class

Look at Avas Face while she is warming up
I love it!
She makes all the animal sounds and faces when she is supposed to

This one, she is warming up and she is supposed to roll on her back and then bring herself back up
she rolls back and then she says "I can't do it", while she is rolling up
silly girl, you did do it 

here she is flying 

now she is a seal, making seal sounds and everything 

now she is getting the spiders

jumping like a Kangaroo 

this series is great
I didn't see her face while I was taking the pictures
I love her expressions

working really hard to balance and touch the cones gently

my monkey along with monkey sounds

not afraid to jump into the pit 

waiting so patiently at the end of class
for her stamps 

I haven't decided if I'm going to keep Ava Grace in this class, there are a couple of girls in her class that are soooooooooooooo bad.  I don't understand how a parent can watch their child disobey and do nothing about it.  I'm going to ask, if there is maybe a different day that has better children in it.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cookie Love, Cutie Love

My daughters love of Oreo Cookies

Dip those magical cookies in milk
and I'm in heaven!

My Cutie Love

Ava Grace is growing up so fast all of a sudden, my baby girl is growing out of her baby ways.  I don't know if I'm ready yet for her to grow up.