Last week I had the privilege of going to the A.C. Discovery Village in Salem with Ava's kindergarten class. The sun was a shinin' and 34 kinders were super excited. Just Whitney and Ava were in my group, and we used up all the time we had. There's a great big huge outside play structure there and thanks to Mr. Sun, they got to explore that a bit too.
We had lunch outside at the waterfront park, played on the playground, rode on the Carousel and then bus-tripped it home. It was a lovely day.
Monday, January 3, 2011
A drive to Portland on a sunny day is really a treat. I love the beauty of Oregon.
And I love the beauty of bowling shoes..or should I say that Ava does. She was in love with the bowling kicks she got to wear on Sunday at Big Al's in Beaverton. 'Big Al's' kinda sounds like a shady place to me..but fear not, it's a bowling alley/arcade/sports bar. Genius.
I'm not so sure if it was Ava who had more fun or us adults!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
What a sweet little girl I have. Her spirit is catchy, lucky for me. It was a good Christmas, complete with Brussels Sprouts Gratin..that nobody liked, not even sure I did.
There's something unrealistically magical about 'Christmas', I feel like I should be in Disneyland or something.
Ava asked her auntie to take her shopping for a gift for me and she picked out the prettiest necklace I've ever been given.
Happy Birthday Jesus.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Ava's ballet class has been practicing for their Christmas performance. It's always cute to see a bunch of 5-ish year olds all dressed up in their ballet skirts and shoes anyway; but when they're skipping around a tree to Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer, it could surely spark up a little Christmas spirit in any ol' Bah Humbug.
Blurry funky pics but I'm having some fun with this 'retro camera' ap.