Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ava's news for Dad and Glenda

video"I like it really much" I guess Ava was a little nervous during the video and forgot her grammar! haha

More Pictures






Here is a photo of Ava in her newly done house/closet with pink and white polka dots. Brendan checks out a book on her shelf and plays with the turtles in the pond. On Saturday Ava got her ears pierced!She has been wanting to do it for awhile and finally worked up the courage. Not a tear was shed and for about an hour after she had it done I kept looking back at her as we were walking the mall an she had a huge ear to ear grin.

1st Grade






Ava is off to first grade! She has had a very good first week. She's happy to go in the morning and comes home happy every afternoon. We took some pictures in her bedroom. I thought they would look cute up there.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hope you had a great Birthday Dad! The kids are in the process of making a video message for you!! Stay Tuned!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

More pictures from camping






Here are the kids swimming in Lake Serene at the campground. We saw lots of deer in the village. Everywhere we looked there was a deer. Paul even noticed some nice bucks. This Mama and baby visited right at our cabin. They liked the kids poptart crumbs. Oh and I'm sure you'll notice the nice skull tattoo on Ava's forehead. She put it there at a friends house the day we left. ( we left in the evening) Those rub on tattoos can be hard to wash off!

Camping in Old Forge!






Last week we spent a couple of nights in Old Forge and we went to Enchanted Forest Water Safari for a day. We had a great day although it was a very short trip. We had to work around Paul's busy work schedule. We rented a cabin at the Old Forge Camping Resort. They were very nice although a little close together for what we like, but it would be a perfect spot for mulitple families to rent a group of cabins together for a group rate. Maybe some summer we could orchestrate that. We also took a drive down Hollywood Hills road for old times sake and its still there! Even the Grem's rock by the road.



We all had a blast on the water rides. I didn't get many pictures of these because I didn't want to get my camera wet, but we all had a great time. I could have spent the entire day going down all of the fast slides with Ava, but we had Brendan and his need for naps getting in our way! We did go on most of them though!! Ava has no fear when it comes to water slides!





Here are the kids enjoying some rides. Ava even faced her fear and went on the sky ride. It ended up being more scary for me because I knew how long that ride had been there and it looked pretty rusty. I did get enough courage to move enough to grab my camera and take this shot of her though.





Here we are at the barnyard. Brendan loved this section. I love the goat trying to help himself to the food machines. If only he could get someone to give him a quarter!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009






Here they are at the gingerbread house. I just love the photo of Brendan after he just liked that giant M&M.Gross!!Oh and it looks like the witch got Hansel and Gretel in the oven!





The traditional photo on the enchanted forest dog is always necessary. And there is Brendan flashing his smile in Cnderella's pumpkin carriage. There is also a photo of Brendan on the Enchanted Forest train. This was a highlight for him!