Friday, August 27, 2010

Master Bathroom

We have recently remodeled our master bathroom. It wasn't a major remodel, just ripping out the tub and changing it to a shower, new tile, new vanity, new shelves. It looks sooooo good, and is so much better than what it was! We are loving it. I don't even mind cleaning it because I feel it can actually get clean. Before it was just always dirty, so I didn't see much point in cleaning it. Gross, I know. There are still a few things left unfinished, just like all the other rooms in our house, but it will get done eventually. Until then, we are enjoying our nice, new, clean bathroom, and starting tomorrow on remodeling Ava and Max's bathroom. Sometimes I question our intelligence....

Before



After


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

5 Months Old


Max is five months old now. He is BIG! Micah and I both find it hard to carry him for too long because he's just so heavy! But he is a sweet baby and very very very cute. He's happy most of the time and loves to be played with, especially peek-a-boo. He loves to watch Ava and he likes TV, too. He rolls all over and has started rolling over to sleep on his belly or his side at night. We started rice cereal this month and he thinks it's great. Overall he's doing well and is a happy and healthy baby boy!

Oh, and he has two teeth now!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ava's Second Birthday

Ava is now 2 years old! She is growing up and getting smarter and funnier every day. She loves to play and runs everywhere she goes. She is also definitely into the terrible twos, throwing herself on the floor whenever she doesn't get what she wants. She loves to sing and dance and watch tv and play outside, when it's not too hot. Ava's birthday was a full day celebration, starting that morning with her presents. This year she got a kitchen, which she plays with all the time.

Ava's Kitchen



Birthday Pancakes


Butterfly Birthday Cake


We had several friends with small children come over for Ava's birthday for cake and ice cream. The kids all played in Ava's room the whole time while the adults got to hang out and talk. It was a great birthday for both Ava and us! This is Ava's room after everyone left. She was eating M&M's the next morning off the floor that she had brought in the night before. She had a blast!!


Click here to see Ava's Birthday Video

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Max Eats!

Max got his first taste of solid food and he loved it! He ate it like he'd been missing it his whole life. He is eating two meals of rice cereal each day and thinks its great. We will be moving on to more foods soon!!





Click here to see video!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Videos

Click on the links below and check out some new videos!

Max Playing

Galveston 2010

Max Laughing

Cooking With Ava

Ava and Max decided to make a cake the other day. We made personal sized instant cake that Micah's aunt had given us. Ava did a great job of mixing the ingredients and eating the cake when she was done. We practiced singing happy birthday and she did a great job of blowing out her candle. Max was a big help because he played happily in his exersaucer the whole time. He's finally big enough for it and it just makes things soooo much easier to have him playing in it!





Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Our Trip to the Beach

Last week we went to Galveston for Micah's Ag teacher's conference. We stayed there for 5 days and had lots of fun. We went to Moody Gardens to the aquarium, took a cruise of Galveston Harbor, swam in the hotel pool, ate at Rainforest Cafe and some fancy fish joints, and of course we went to the beach. Ava LOVED the beach. Whenever we were out of sight of the water she asked over and over and over again, "Where'd the water go?" She would wake up in the morning and immediately start saying, "Let's go to the beach." Max didn't really care, he just slept. On the harbor tour, we saw dolphins swimming. Ava thought that was pretty cool and in addition to her asking where the water went, she began to constantly ask where the dolphins went. Luckily we found a store that had a dolphin you could ride. All in all it was a pretty good trip!