Sunday, October 30, 2011

Playing with Cousins

Ava got to spend time with her cousins Maveric and Simon this weekend. Jenny and I took the kids to the park to play while Joel and my brothers went to the Eastern football game. Ava loves the park and is more than happy to go play there any time that she is able. It was even more fun this time because she had her two cousins to chase around. We had a great few days with them and wish we lived closer so the kids could spend more time together.

Ava and Simon looking out the windows of the tree fort.

Ava would probably swing almost the whole day if we would let her. My sister-in-law Jenny took this picture. I love how it shows the joy and excitement Ava has on the swing.

These last two pictures make Ava look so big. I feel like my baby is such a little girl now. I cannot believe how fast time is flying by. Watching her grow and develop has been so much fun. I just wish it would slow down a tad bit.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Carving Pumpkins

We decided to have a family date night last night and carved our pumpkins. Ava loved cleaning the seeds off of the newspaper until she realized that her hands were dirty which caused her to scream "clean me". (She hates to be dirty...wonder where she got that from.)

But her favorite part was when we lit the pumpkins. Ava loves to watch candles burn, and it was even more neat to see them burn inside of a pumpkin.

I am grateful for nights like this spent together.