Friday, February 24, 2012

At the Farm

This last weekend Tom and the boys wanted to go to the farm to hunt for antlers.  Ava heard that they were going and wanted to go also.  Hmmm, if she goes then I have to go, hmmmm not sure if I really want to do that.  Well, I picked up a book and went with.  We only stayed one night, but truthfully that was enough for me.  Did I forget to mention, that there is NO running water at the farm?

We also went out to dinner with Tyler, it was great to see him.  Trevor got a tour of the dorms and Tyler showed off Ava to his friends.  I have to say, I miss my oldest!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Princess Love

Ava woke up to find a Valentines Card from her daddy:  Oh the joy and squeals she made, she was so excited to have a card.

Happy Valentines Day to all of you 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Meemas Birthday

Ava found out that it was Marilyns Birthday and she ran around the house saying "party", "party", I guess when you have Christmas, her Birthday, New Years, Toms Birthday, Super Bowl and then Meemas birthday, it becomes exciting...Ava Grace is getting to be an expert at blowing out the candels!

We made a Chocolate Eclair Cake,
 mmmm, ,mmmmm,
 that was sure good. 
My first time, and it was very easy.

Monday, February 6, 2012

My Super Bowl Contribution

We made cake!

We ate and watched a great game.  I didn't care who won, just wanted to eat and enjoy friends and family.  It was an exciting game.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

2 years

Wow, where has the time gone?  2 years ago we were meeting a precious, scared little girl...our dream...

She was soooo unsure of us, she held her little hands in a clenched fist...she had a rash on her face, they said it was from something she ate, I could tell instantly she rubbed it with her finger when she sucked her thumb...poor girl, no one noticed....

she loved my necklace 

today, we made a cake 

colored and wrote names 

our lives are so full, it is amazing what change has taken place in all of us!  God is so Good!

Thank you for all of your wonderful gifts!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beautiful weather

The weather here in Chicagoland has been beautiful.  The weather was so nice that I decided to take Ava Grace to the zoo.  It was about 50, windy, but not bad.

We saw lots of things and Ava even surprised me when she saw a hippo and told me what it was.  I had no idea she knew what a hippo was.

watering the flowers in the green house 

sorry Tyler this is all I have.  I'll have to start taking more pictures so you can see Ava Grace from school!