Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bye bye motorcycle. See you soon!

Definitely a baby word I wish would last - Motorcycle = geeda-geeda. We have no idea how it came to be, but it's never changed. In this clip, Ava's bidding farewell to the motorcycle parked outside the Flipside.

Talking about our Labor Day BBQ playdate

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Saying hi to the animals

During the past few trips to Babies-R-Us, Ava has pointed out the rhinoceros, tiger and elephant cardboard animals hanging from the ceiling. As we drove back to the store yesterday, I told her that we could see the rhinoceros etc. When we got to the store, however, they were gone. I spotted them sitting against a wall - destined for either the trash can or return mail to BRU Headquarters. After being asked by what looked like a manager-type if I needed help, I asked the fate of the cut-outs. "Why? You want them?" he replied. SURE! He moved them to the front of the store for us and we loaded the van.

Ava loves her animals and this morning bounced up and down at the gate in the kitchen to go upstairs to see the "nocenus, tigUR and edalant." Enjoy!

Saturday, August 01, 2009


(see previous post to observe the evolution of the spitting)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eden Tickle Monster

Watch as Eden tries to tickle Ava's feet (and Ava tries to not lose her jean shorts)!


During the summer, the library offers a "meet-n-greet" series where kids can go and see ambulances, firetrucks, police officers, etc. Today was the helicopter! We picked up our neighbor Melissa around 9:20 and went to the field at the high school where the helicopter was scheduled to land at 9:30.

Two hours later, we got to see the helicopter land.

Ava did really well considering she walked about for a little while at first and then was confined to her stroller. Melissa, Ava and I sat in the shade of a big truck for a while as Joe went to get gas and fetch some water. Then Joe took Ava to the van for a while, where she played in the back with all of her toys. Just when we were about to call it quits, the helicopter appeared! Ava loved seeing - and hearing - the helicopter and also the ambulances and fire trucks in the parking lot. After it landed, we made a quick getaway to lunch at the Flipside.