Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Red-Letter Day

In the life of a child, there are a few major milestones. A few notable firsts that are so important, so life-changing, they must be documented to the hilt. First birthday. First day of school. Camera? Check. Video camera? Check. Blog, Facebook, Twitter? Check, check, and check.

In the life of a girl, there is one "first" that absolutely can not go unnoticed.

That is...the first dance recital.

For Ava, that day was today!

Ava's gorgeous little cousins put on a musical theatre dance camp this summer, and to say that Ava had fun would be the understatement of the century. She loved every second.

The performance was so great!

The girls all paraded in from the "stage right"... (please note the incredible princess ballroom scenery!)

Ava was a little nervous at first. There were a lot of people there, and I think that caught her a little off guard.
But then she found her groove...

And soon...she was belting out the tunes like we knew she would!

We were so proud of our little girl, and her outstanding performance.

Thanks Hannah and Hallie for such a wonderful dance camp! We can't wait for next year!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Why is it that EVERY single day we have to go from this.... ................... to this....


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Fun

Well, our summer is off to a great start.

We kicked things off this year with our annual "camping" trip with the Jones's and the Britt's (Does it still count as camping when you are staying in an awesome cabin and having s'mores on a comfy couch while the kids are happily snoozing in bed? Yeah, I think so, too...) .

While we were there... Ava caught her first fish! (Okay, Mommy caught the fish. Ava happened to be somewhere in the general vicinity. And yes, I was using the awesome Barbie fishing pole.)
And of course.... summertime = pool time. In addition to the weekly swim lessons and such, my girls are really getting the hang of lounging poolside. I love it!


Since the weather has been so nice, David took Friday morning off (a small miracle for such a workaholic), and we took the girls to the zoo. They absolutely loved it. And I think they loved spending time with Daddy even more than any of the cool animals they saw.

This summer Ava is also taking part in an adorable little dance camp that my niece has put together. They are learning a bunch of song and dance routines, and performing them for all the parents at the end of the month. Each week the girls in the class have had a little theme to dress up for.

Today was "crazy hair day". So Ava sported a faux-hawk. Still awesome, after getting a little bedraggled during the car ride home.

And Ava is finally starting to smile for pictures! YAY!!

Striking a pose from her dance routine...

So... needless to say, it's been a fun summer so far.

We're looking forward to whatever the next few weeks will bring!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A New Look

I'm working on a new look for my blog in an effort to rekindle my love for the blogosphere. The header needs some work...but, well... you get the idea.

I'll post some pics soon, I promise (Mom!).