Friday, June 24, 2011

Under Pressure

Ava is currently doing some earned computer time. Of all things to pick to do...she chooses to read the blog...that I didn't update all week. :/

Friday, June 17, 2011

School's Out For the Summer

First day of school (9/2010)

Last day of school (6/2011)

Last Friday marked Ava's completion of Kindergarten. She went half days five days a week. She learned so much this first year such as reading, counting to 100, and tons of history and science things. It just astounds me how much they learn compared to what I learned Kindergarten, it's craziness! She has a thrist for knowledge and I hope it continues throughout her lifetime.
Unfortunately, she also learned how cruel some kids can be as well.  The school bus bully, being made fun of for wearing Spiderman(boy) shoes, and called a vampire (pointy tooth) were some of the issues that this year brought up. My heart broke to see that innocence lost but it also gave us an opportunity to arm her with smart, self- assured comebacks about being a leader and an individual.
Ruby missed her sister fiercely , I worry how she will handle Ava being gone all day next year.

We may be seeing a lot of this:

Taken after dropping Ava off on the first day of school. So sad :(

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Aaaaaad ACTION!!



Oh me, Oh my!

Face stuck between stair banisters

Home Alone
This kid is quite the character!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I can't believe your six already! I probably don't tell you enough but you are an amazing little girl! I love that you are a determined, helpful, charming, and an inquisitive person. Being the oldest is sometimes hard and I, may at times, expect a lot from you but I see so much of me in you that I want to try to "save" you from making the same mistakes/decisions as I did. I suppose though I wouldn't be the same person if I hadn't learned from those same mistakes/decisions. My wish for you this year is to continue believing in yourself no matter what anyone else thinks. You are truly one of a kind.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Gone Daddy Gone

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Triple Trouble