Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fort Jumping?

So tonight Ben decided he was going to build a fort and then teach Alivia to jump from a step stool into the fort. WOW, you should have seen my reaction when I saw him doing this. I couldn't crush his excitement despite the fact I was really worried Alivia was going to break a bone but I let her do it a few times. OH my, how she loved it!! The things that Daddy's do! :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Karsen's Birthday Party

Having a blast!

Ava doing Alivia's make-up

Alivia and Karsen (the birthday girl)
This morning we went to Karsen's birthday party. I went to high school with Karsen's mommy and she is a good friend of mine. It was a pajama and pancake party! It was so much fun. Alivia had a blast with the big girls and couldn't get enough of them doing her make-up. As you can tell that were quite the make-up artists. ha! What a fun party!

Friday, September 16, 2011


So last weekend Ben took Alivia to WalMart to do our grocery shopping and at the end of the trip Ben got her one of these little rubber duckies from a quarter machine. WOW, I never thought something would be so special to her. This is probably her favorite toy ever. Today my dad went to another WalMart and bought her 5 more. My dad stopped by to give it to her and when she opened it you would have thought you had given her the biggest present ever. She screamed at the top of her lungs with the cutest excitement! It was so cute seeing her so excited for these little ducks. I guess I know what to get her for Christmas now! ha!

Bath Time!

For some reason this past month we have had major melt downs at bath time. So tonight I decided to change things up a bit and let Alivia take a bath in our jacuzzi tub!! Well that did the trick! She loved it. Hopefully this continues......she even liked turning on the jets. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Grammy's House

When we came home tonight Alivia said she wanted to stop by Grammy's for a little bit. She loves drinking orange juice out of Grammy's fancy glassware! She thinks she is so big. We love that my grandma lives so close so we can do this all of the time. :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dance Class

Roll call!

Waiting her turn so patiently!

Ready for class!

LOVES this!
Alivia started back at dance this week. She has a new teacher named Miss Kelly. Kelly and I actually danced together back in the days. Alivia absolutely loved it. Since it was watch week I got to catch some good pictures! I am so proud of the little dancer she has become! This will be the class she has her dance recital with in June. Can't wait!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

High School Reunion

This past weekend was my ten year high school reunion. I was on the planning committee so I couldn't believe the weekend was finally here! We also had a park day the day after the reunion. Here is a picture of Ava and Alivia having a blast! :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fire Pit

 Today was such a beautiful day! Ben was outside from morning until it got dark doing yard work. In the afternoon he said he needed to go to Home Depot to get some wood for a corner landscaping thing he was doing. Well while he was there he text me to see if I wouldn't mind him getting a fire pit. I said sure! I LOVE bonfires!! Needless to say when he got home with stones and pieces I was a little confused. He said he was going to build the fire pit and he knew exactly what he was doing. ha! I will say I was a little skeptical but boy did he prove me wrong! We had a nice evening around the fire. Can't wait to do it again soon. It was the perfect night!! We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


After the park today we went to Grammy's house. Grandma Sara was there too!! My mom has been wanting to show me how they have been working on their Dick and Jane books while my mom watches her on Tuesdays. It was too cute how Alivia was memorizing the words on each page. I was so proud! Of course, my mom's goal is to teach her to read! LOVE IT!

Park Day!

Today we went to Sonic for lunch and then to the Grain Valley Park. We were going to go to Santa Caligon but we decided not to since it was so hot. We weren't outside very long before Alivia wanted to leave because it was so hot. It was so nice not having anything to do but spend time together. Hooray for 3 day weekends!

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Night with Friends

Tonight Chad, Kristin and Jensen came over for dinner. Ben and Chad went to the store and bought steak, shrimp, salmon, peppers and much more! It was quite the feast and so yummy. Kristin and I had a great time catching up and Alivia and Jensen played and played. Alivia loves seeing baby Jensen. She just wants to constantly feed him, burp him and rock him. It is too cute! Jensen is already 4 months old. The time has flown by! We love him so much and he is such a handsome little guy. It was a great night with our wonderful friends! :)
Happy little guy!

They are both ready for bed in their pj's!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Braid

Today while I was getting Alivia ready for school we decided to try a new hair style. I am always trying to get Alivia's bangs out of her face so we decided to try a braid on the side. She loved it and it stayed in all day long!! What a big girl hair style!