Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Back By Demand

A certain individual, who will remain unnamed, gets a little testy when I don't update often enough to satisfy their need to fill an over-abundance of free time with writing mostly witty, yet always off-color comments. To this person I have only one thing to say, but I have said it before--please refer to the video you took of me the day after my wedding if clarification is needed.

Moving on....

Ava had her dance recital last week. It was much better than I had anticipated. She actually danced and that's all I could really hope for. They did a tap number and a ballet number. It was cute and I was glad that I had put her in dance after all.
It's been nice to get outside. I guess we actually lived through the winter. Ava thinks she is old enough to go outside without any adult supervision now. She is wrong. She is allowed to go out on the porch where I can see her. Sometimes this is enough for her; other times she lets me know she is not happy with the situation-by pouting on the grass. But I just think it's funny.
And she climbed a tree for the first time. Actually she was lifted into the tree by her father. Same thing, right?

Last night I was leaving for my excercise class and Ava called out the window as I walked away, "Bye Mama. Come back if you need me. Watch out for alligators." Not bad advice.

Moses likes to eat.

He likes to dance with his sister.
He likes to make us laugh. He loves to clap for himself.

He likes to help his mama.

He is really good at being cute.
His father likes to brush out his hair to see how big it can get. We're so proud.
My baby boy will be one in a week. I can't believe it. How did I ever live without him?

Monday, April 14, 2008

WANTED: Michael's Coupons

OK, so I am trying to do a project and I need those 40% or 50% off coupons for Michael's. I don't get any in the mail and we don't get the newspaper. So if anybody does get them and is not going to use them, I am in need. I guess they don't do online or in-store coupons. So please let me know if you can help me out and I will love you forever.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sweet Ride

Ava got her first bike. Starting about a week and a half before her birthday she would get a card in the mail everyday from my parents with a dollar in it. She saved all her dollars in her purse and would count them numerous times a day. She got a few extra dollars on her birthday and eventually wound up with $15. She spent a while just enjoying her money until last Saturday when she made her first purchase. Matt found some people selling a used bike that he thought would work for her. We went to their house, checked it out, and Ava said she liked it. When we told her to give the lady her money she just straight handed over the whole purse. The lady gave it back and Ava gave her the wad of $1 bills. And they threw in a dolly stroller free so now we have three in our house. Perfect.

Ava rides pretty well. A little bit like a drunk, but not too bad. She's getting the hang of it quickly. She's got skills.

In other news, I would like to thank the NHP for having compassionate, understanding officers on staff. Yes, I was on a cell phone. And yes, that is why I didn't realize that I had entered a construction zone. But in my defense, my sob story was 100% true. I forgot my directions , I don't live in Lincoln so I had no idea where I was going, and I was trying to memorize the directions my sister was reading to me over the phone. I don't think it hurt that I had two really cute kids asleep in the backseat or that I'm really hot. Kidding, I'm kidding. Kind of. Needless to say I escaped a double fine ticket. Besides, the Highway Patrol and I have always been tight.