Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sesame Street Live

My sweet mom bought Avi this very large Elmo balloon

Since the RAIN ruined our plans to tailgate with friends before the MSU vs. LSU football game this morning, I thought I would post pics of our trip to see Elmo (been meaning to post this for a while!). Back in August, we went to see Sesame Street Live, Elmo's Green Thumb, in Jackson. We had a great time. I got worried there for a few minutes after the characters came out and started dancing because Avi turned around and put her head on my shoulder and said Rock Sing. It took her about 10 minutes to decide the characters were okay, and she finally turned around and started watching the show. From that point on, she loved it. She danced and clapped her hands!

She still had to have Boppy and her thumb, though!

Madison, Sheri, Mimi, myself and Avi all ventured to see Elmo!

The show was very colorful, and I definitely recommend it if you have a little one.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Sweet Request

On this past Saturday  morning, Avi's birthday, when she woke up, I put her in the bed with me for a few minutes because I wasn't ready to get up yet to cuddle. Once she decided it was time for us to get up for good, I had a sweet (and funny) conversation with her. It went something like this:

K: Who's birthday is it today?
A: Abi's birday!
K: That's right, it's Avi's birthday today.
K: What do you want mommy to fix you special for breakfast today since it is your birthday?
A: Pause
A: Huge grin
A: Eyes cut over at me
A: CUPCAKES???
K: CUPCAKES??? (much laughter from me) 
A: Mmmhmm
K: Well, that's a good idea, but I think we better wait to have cupcakes this afternoon at your birthday party.
A: Disappointment
A: Okay, pancakes bananas?
K: Sure, that sounds much better!

So, all I could do was laugh when she asked for the cupcakes. It melted my heart. It was so sweet and she thought it was the best idea she had thought of in a while! Very sweet.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Birthday Fun

I should warn you, there are a lot of pictures in this post! We had a small party for Avi Grace yesterday. I think she had a fun time playing with the water toys. Thankfully the weather held out for us. The party ended at 5 and it started raining about 5:30!

Isn't her cake adorable? Carol Taylor (Sweet Temptations in Starkville) made it to look like a cupcake. She did a great job, and it was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. Everyone raved about the taste of the cake. Thanks, Carol.

Nana Gayle and Avi

I should have practiced blowing out candles with her prior to her party! She wouldn't blow at all! Oh well...there's always next year!

She chose a pink cupcake!

Her 2 favorite things, cupcakes and cheetos!

She was saying, "Hey!"

I think she was a little overwhelmed with all of the gifts.

Well, this was it, her favorite gift for her 2nd birthday: a broom and dust pan! Thanks Aunt Sheri, Uncle Mike, John Michael (aka, Sun Michael) and Madison!!

Avi loves to put a diaper on her new baby doll. She says, "Peeyew" change your diaper baby." We named her new baby Amy :)

Loving the step stool. Thanks Mimi and Papa! Now she will be able to reach the sink to wash her hands and brush her teeth. Also, a big thanks to my friend Sarah Largen who painted the adorable step stool for us. You can't tell in this picture, but it has paisleys and Avi's name painted on the stool Love it. If you are looking for aunique step stool, you should check out Sarah's blog.

Drew rigged up this little number: our borrowed slide from the Fountain's into the baby pool! It was a hit, I have to admit.

This is one of my favorite pics from the party. Jack Fountain was moving the elephant's snout around to spray the other kids, and he cracked himself up!!



Okay, Emily had this pose she would do every time she got out of the water from sliding. It was hilarious, and I am glad I was able to catch it on camera!

Avi enjoyed writing with the sidewalk chalk.

Clay & Will Patterson, Avi's sweet little cousins. We're so glad they were able to make it to the party. They came all the way from Memphis!

Well, I had to throw this one in there. After the party was over, Drew immediately started cleaning up the water toys (bless him), and I looked up only to find him draped over the kiddy slide. I guess that position was helping him let the air out of that pool?? Not sure about that one!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Avi!

Happy birthday Avi Grace! We had a great birthday! Many more pictures to come!
Mommy and Daddy love you, Avi!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cupcakes and Goggles?

I made cupcakes for Avi to take to school with her today so her class could help her celebrate her birthday a day early. She wanted a cupcake very badly before we ever left the house this morning. Thankfully I was able to coax her into waiting until after nap time! When she got home this afternoon, she had to have another one, which produced the above picture.

Do you see a theme here? Avi LOVES cupcakes. And cheetos. But, cupcakes most of all! So, we are having a cupcake-themed party, and her outfit also boasts cupcakes to bring it all together (btw, we are also having cheetos at her party!).

I know, this is a totally random picture, but I had to share. These are Drew's swim goggles. She loves to put them on, and it cracks me up everytime. She looks hysterical in them! Hope you have a laugh as well!

Avi Grace's first haircut (before & after!)