Friday, October 31, 2008

Fall Festival at Cotton Indian

Halloween night was our fall festival at Cotton Indian. This year I talked Chris into going (a big accomplishment since he hates that kind of thing). Ava looked super cute and I think she had a good time people watching and being the center of attention all night. She was the cutest kangeroo there!!

Ava won the cake walk for Grandpa.
Ava and Aunt Katie ( Katie is wearing her bootcamp shirt which we finished on Thursday. By the way I lost a lot of inches and 7% body fat plus ran a mile in 10 minutes!!)

One of my favorite former students Dallas!! Great costume by the way. The whole familiy was decked out in the best costumes there!!

Okay Chris does look a little bored in this picture but he had an okay time. He has to get used to these kinds of things now that we have Ava!!

Dallas and Ava


Not crawling yet but i think she is getting close. She sticks her tongue out all the time now.
She kind of looks like a ragamuffin, but we hardly ever see her sleeping besides on the video monitor so we had to get the picture. She had a messy day at Ms. Linda's and needed a nap before the fall festival.

This was not her Halloween costume but she did wear it to Ms. Linda's. It was cold in the morning so instead of wearing a jacket we wore this cute flower costume.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

More cute Halloween outfits

Just being a cute lil' pumpkin!! Friday night sitting in the garage!!
I love this picture of Chris and his Mini Me!!!

Pumpkin Patch

Last year Aunt Lindsey and I started the tradition of going to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins. Of course Ava wasn't born yet but I still got her a pumpkin, the littlest pumpkin I could find. This year I thought it would be fun if Ava wore her Halloween costume just since wearing it 1 day isn't really fair since she looks so stinking cute in it. Unfortunately Ava didn't feel that well due to a runny nose and the sneezes but it was the day we had been planning to go and since time is running out we went ahead and went. The weather was nice a little warm for the kangaroo costume but we were not there that long so Ava was fine. We went into the pumpkin patch and found our pumpkins and Ava got her very own little pumpkin that she has been carrying around ever since. This is what she wore under her costume. Uncle Grant said the black shoes were a little much for the outfit but they are so cute and they were my deal of the week so she wore them anyways!! What does Uncle Grant know about shoes anyways??

Avaroo and her very own little pumpkin!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Weekend with Nana and Grandpa

Ava spent her first night Friday night with Nana and Grandpa. It was actually the first night she has spent there. I'm not really sure why, but everytime she was going to stay something came up (like Nana losing an organ). Luckily this weekend was a success!! I'm not sure but i think she had a great time ( the last picture gives that away). Apparently Grandpa lets Ava eat suckers before she goes to bed.... I guess that is what grandparents are for!! Cousin Claudia was also visiting so her and Ava had a big time. Saturday they went to the fall festival at Heritage Park.
Ava with her new Harley Bear sitting in high chair!!
Ava and Nana at the festival
This is a really cute picture but I can't figure out how to rotate it so tilt your head.
Grandpa sugaring Ava up before bed. I say what happens at Nana and Grandpa's stays at Nana and Grandpa's!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Painting

Ava's painting is done and it is AWESOME!!! The art teacher at Cotton Indian Margaret Holcombe did this fabulous portrait of Ava from a snapshot of her sitting on the floor in our living room. I had a hard time taking a picture that I really liked so I wasn't sure how the painting would turn out but I think she did an awesome job. It really captures Ava's personality and looks so life like. I have to wait about a month before I can frame it so it is sitting in a box top on the table. I am not sure where to hang it yet, but I have several ideas. I am so excited at the way it turned out that I already want another one!! Chris thinks we should get one of Barley too. It would be cute if we can get a good picture of Ava and Barley...... we will see I guess.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Bar Bar and teeth

Barley had a really tiring weekend chasing kids, playing ball, and swimming in the freezing cold pool. After busy weekends he spends the next few days lounging around doing nothing. Chris took this picture tonight while I was in the shower. Bar waits for me at the top of the stairs, he doesn't want to miss any action down stairs. Notice the black marks on the wall. That is from when we got our treadmill and Chris and the boys thought it would be fun to slide down the stairs in the box. Thank goodness no one was injured!!
This was a good teeth shot. She still only has 2. Meme thinks she may have some coming in on the top soon.
Smiling for her Daddy!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Family Reunion

We got together this weekend at Mom and Dad's with Mom's side of the family for our 2nd annual get-together. Unfortunately i didn't take but a few pictures. It was a lot of fun seeing the family and catching up on what is happening in everyone's lives.
Ava was so happy to see her Aunt Lindsey.
My cousin John's girls Harley and Carson and my cousin Kelly's son AJ
Chillin with Aunt Lindsey

Happy Birthday Nana!!

Nana celebrated her 50th birthday on October 7th. Chris cooked his famous lasagna for the occasion. I took a picture because I thought it was cool that he made a 50 out of cheese. How creative!! It was yummy!!

Happy birthday Nana!!! You look great for 50 that is for sure!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Weekend

We had a pretty uneventful weekend. Saturday we got out and did some errands and then spent the rest of the afternoon sitting at the house. One of my favorite students Dallas from my class last year gave Ava some really cute Halloween outfits. Here are a few pictures from Sunday of Ava in her Halloween attire. She has a lot of cute Halloween outfits to wear this month.

Smiling at Daddy
Sad face

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Chili Cookoff at Stone Mountain

Okay I am a little behind, but it was a busy week. Here are a few pictures from last weekend at Stone Mountain at the Chili Cookoff. It was a beautiful day and Ava really enjoyed being outside. She had a good time but it started to cut into her nap time and she wanted to just rest in her stroller. She represented the Bulldogs well in her red and black even though they lost :(

Ava with Nana
I wish I were in my bed taking a nap!!