Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Our Little Bumble Bee

This year for Halloween Ava wanted to be a bumble bee.  I gave her so many different options to choose from and thought for sure that she would choose some sort of princess, but she didn't.  She decided on being a bee and stuck with it.  Here are a few pictures of our cute little bee.  She had tons of fun at our church carnival a few nights ago, and also went out trick-or-treating to a few houses in the neighborhood with her dad tonight. 

Ava's favorite part of her costume is the stinger.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Reverence Man

Having Family Home Evening (FHE) with a toddler can be a challenge.  Attention span is limited, and we are lucky to get through one prayer and a family song.  Ava has been struggling with being reverent during her personal/family/food prayers, so I decided to have a lesson on how our body parts should act during a prayer.  I cut out this guy and had her help me put him on his knees with his arms folded, etc.  She actually enjoyed it.  Then after the lesson, she colored the guy for our activity. 

All in all... I think FHE was a success today.  Wish every week was a smooth as this. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Walter's Fruit Ranch

This last weekend we headed as a family to Walter's Fruit Ranch to pick apples and allow Ava to get a little pumpkin to paint.  The weather was beautiful and we had a great time.  Sometimes a little family time in a fun environment is all one needs.  Wish we could do this everyday. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hair Cut

Ava had her first hair cut this morning.  Well... I do not know if you could really even call it a cut.  It was more like a trim.  She was extremely concerned that it was going to hurt since it would have to be done with scissors, but we talked the whole way there about how they would use special hair scissors made just to cut hair so that it would not hurt.  We also discussed how you can only cut hair with special hair scissors (in hopes that she will never try to cut her own hair).  My friend Kierstyn cut her hair and did such a great job with her.  My only regret is that I forgot to take an after picture.  Oh well, she looks the same, minus two inches of hair.  Super cute as usual.