Monday, August 31, 2009

Trying to Catch Up




I'm trying to get caught up on posting pictures. These are from Ava's birthday get together with family. Jessie, Matt and family and Jenny and Brad and family came over for a picnic, puppet show and animal exhibits. Jenny and Brad and the girls also stayed for some swimming. It was a very HOT day. Ava had a great birthay with a family celebration and a celebration with friends.








Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tennis Camp




Here are some photo's from Ava'a weeklong tennis camp. It was from M-F from 9-11:30. I though she might have been sick of tennis by the end of the week, but no, she loved it! Thanks Jenny for letting us borrow the rackets!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer Concert




Here are more photos of Monk Rowe. You can see he and Mom reconnecting after all of those years. He remembered, Mom and Pam from the jazz band and he also played at Bob and Debs wedding. I really enjoyed his music from the roots of rock and roll band. Very entertaining!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday Ava!!






I hope all of your birthday wishes come true!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

One of Ava's First Independent Bike Rides

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Ava Dancing at a Monk Rowe Concert

videoI guess Ava and Brendan couldn't help bu dance to this song. Monk Rowe from Rome/Utica area came here for a Concert on the Green last Saturday. Mom and Rick also came to watch. Mom did talk to him and he remembered her and Pam who played in his Jazz band when they were teens. He also played at Bob & Deb's wedding. I really enjoyed listening to him and his others in this Roots of Rock and Roll band. Very entertaining. I do have more photos of this that I would like to post later. I have to get them off my camera.

Curious George at Our Library






Brendan and Ava are both big fans of Curious George, so when we heard he was going to be at the library, we made sure to get there to see him. Brendan was in awe!!

Beach Day






Last week we had a beach day. As soon as Ava and her friend Lauren got though with vaction Bible school, we and Lauren's little sister and Mom and of course Brendan spent the afternoon at Cedar Point. It felt good relaxing in the sun while the kids played in the water. Brendan loved playing in the sand, and the kids also enjoyed a ice cream cone as you can see Brendan devouring his in the picture.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa

videoI know....this is late!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Rick's Birthday




Yesterday we went to Grandma's for Rick's birthday. We had a surprise visit from Uncle Bob and Deb which was very nice! Katie and Amanda are so beautiful and growing up so fast. I didn't have a lot of time to visit because Paul worked late yesterday so I was chasing Brendan around. That boy has a lot of enery and keeps me busy. haha. Later we got out the karaoke machine and the girls sang for us. I wish i could have stayed to hear Jenny and Rick sing but Brendan was exhausted. he was litterally asleep as soon as we left the driveway!! Grandpa Hesler we hope you had a happy
81st yesterday! Ava recorded you a birthday message last night but when I watched it today I realized that it stopped recording in the middle of it, so we will have to record it again and put it up later!

Grandma and Rick's House





Swimming Time




When we got home from the concert, I rinsed the chocolate icecream off the kids with the hose and they cooled off in the pool!! Ava sure gets a lot of use out of this pool.