Friday, October 31, 2008
Posted by The Alexanders at 5:56 PM
Avery and I always go to Stay and Play at Jenks on Fridays. She loves it! Today they had a "Pumpkin Party"--can't say "Halloween" in public school, you know. :) The kids got to dress up and have snacks. I'm not sure, but I think this was Avery's first Oreo! I can't believe I haven't given her one before, but I can't remember that I have! She especially enjoyed drinking out of the juice box. It's the simple things when you're two. (Oh, in case you're wondering what happened to the ladybug costume, nothing. We borrowed two from Avery's cousin Hayden and since she wore the ladybug twice already, we thought we'd do the bunny today!)
Posted by The Alexanders at 5:50 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The other day we finally bought two large pumpkins for the porch and tonight after dinner Craig, Avery, and I all carved them. Well, Avery helped dig out about 3 seeds, then she just ran around the yard while Craig did most of the work and then he and I each carved a face on one. Avery's too little for knives anyway! But she did enjoy the candle part and at first she thought it was someone's birthday. I guess she thinks candles are only for birthday cakes. When I told Craig we were ready for the candle, she went inside and got a birthday cake candle out of the pantry and brought it to me! It was so cute. Then she just wanted to blow them out because that's her favorite part of birthdays! Anyway, here are our two smiling faces to grace the porch on Halloween.
Posted by The Alexanders at 7:26 PM
just had to show this comparison of my baby from 8 months to 32 months (ok 2 1/2!)
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This past weekend we were in Texas for a visit and Avery got to attend the Harvest Moon Carnival at Sabine Elementary! This is where I went to school and my sisters and I went to the carnival every year! I'm not sure that Avery was really into the games, but she did like giving the lady her ticket and getting the candy! This is really the first time she has gotten to have candy on Halloween and I think she was really excited by the amount of it!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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Monday, October 20, 2008
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Monday, October 13, 2008
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Last week, Craig took half a day off and we took Avery to the fair after her nap. Let me just say that we had the best time ever! I enjoy the fair just because of the food and some of the exhibits, but I haven't gotten to experience it through the eyes of my daughter before! This is the first year she was old enough to enjoy it and did she ever! Of course Mommy couldn't ride any rides because of my baby bump, but Avery and Daddy got kiddie ride wrist bands and enjoyed several rides! Avery had so much fun and she enjoyed (with Mommy & Daddy) a corn dog, a big corn on the cob, french fries, a funnel cake, and a big apple dumpling with ice cream on top! YUM!! We stayed until about 9:30 and even though my feet and back were killing me after walking around for this long, it was totally worth it! Avery is still talking about it and I can't wait to take her back next year! They really did have a lot of areas that were just for kids and she asks to go to the fair about every other day! It's hard to explain to a 2 1/2 year old that the fair only comes once a year! Bummer!
Posted by The Alexanders at 6:39 PM
Recently our church had a Family Fun Night at the Jenks High School softball park. They had Jupiter Jumps for the kids and even had a T-ball inning for them to play in! We ate hot dogs and pizza and the kids had a blast running around and jumping their hearts out! We had a good time visiting with our friends and the brave ones went out and played some adult softball! We just love our church family and can't imagine life without them or our friends there! Here are a few pictures of Avery and some of her friends.
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Having a frosting beater is the best! (Or as Avery says "crosting"!!)
I hope you can see in this picture how white her face is from flour!!
OK, I was finally able to offload all the pictures that have been piling up on the camera, so we're going to have to go back about a month to catch up on posts! Ignore the date on the pictures because somehow it is wrong.
September 12th was Craig's birthday and Avery and I made a few special things for him! That morning we made him cinnamon rolls (yes, Pillsbury from the can--one of Craig's favorite breakfasts!) Unfortunately he had to go to work, but that afternoon, we made Craig's favorite cookies...Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies. He likes things plain and that's what these are! We added frosting and sprinkles to jazz them up a little bit, and here are a few pictures of Avery helping Mommy make them. She tasted flour that day, too! I warned her it would not taste good, but she had to try it for herself (imagine!) and it ended up more on her face and apron than anywhere else! For dinner, we made chicken enchiladas, Nona-style, (actually Nona was there to help, so that was even better!) and enjoyed birthday cookies for the next couple days. Craig is now 28 and that scares me a little--that's not too far away from 30!!
Posted by The Alexanders at 1:34 PM