Monday, July 12, 2010
Ava loves to draw, especially if someone will draw with her and she tells you what see wants on the paper! Ha
We picked up some side walk chalk at the beginning of the summer and the kids having been enjoying covering our driveway with masterpieces.
I walked outside the other day and caught Ava and Daddy drawing together and had to grab the camera!!
She still has a closer bond with Sean and adores her Daddy so much!!
She prefers Sean do the night time routine with her. They read a book of Ava's choice then spend a few minutes rocking and looking into each others eyes. Then she is ready to be tucked into bed with her special China blanket!!
When he picks her up she just lays her head on his shoulder, she does not do this with Mama. It's okay because we have other things we do together like; baths, painting nails, getting dress and doing hair!!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I think our best day so far was the day we spent at the Water Park with all the kids in tow. We opened the park and shut it down!! Everyone had so much fun and they were all so well behaved the whole day!! It was about 90 degrees and just beautiful!!
The whole gang right before we packed up to head back home. It was about an hour drive home which including a stop at Dairy Queen!!
Sophie enjoying the wave pool at the end of the day.
Ava and Daddy in the wave pool. The water felt soooo good!!
Ava and Keaton enjoying one of the many splash areas. Ava has no fear and loves the water so much!!
Gavin trying to get Dad wet while taking a pic!!
Everyone heading up the stairs to check it out!!
Sophie and I enjoying the kids lazy river, I think she is falling through the tube! ha
Preston, Gavin and Keaton coming down the end of the rapids ride. This ride was so much fun and we also got video!!
Brianna, Soren, Sophie and Ava heading into the Mummy ride, it was misty and dark and so much fun!!!
Brianna, Ava, Sophie and Soren enjoying the ride!
Ava taking a tube ride down the slide with Daddy!!
Ava chillin and waiting for the next wave!!
Sophie loved the wave pool and was waiting for that next wave to get her!!
Sophie and Ava holding on waiting to jump the next wave!!!
This will definitely be a must for next summer too. Instead of 8 kids in tow we will have 9 with Gemma!! It was such a perfect day together and we wished it could have lasted longer.
The girls stay with us is coming to an end tomorrow as they head back home to Texas in the morning. Every year as they get older we have so much fun with their visit. Ava has been in heaven having the girls here to play with her. I think it will be hard for her when they leave tomorrow.
I will honestly say it has been easier having 8 than having 5 this last couple weeks. I am more tired at the end of the day and Sean and I have not even had 5 minutes together but it has been worth every minute!! Everyone has played so nicely together and we are very thankful of that.
We will miss your Brianna, Chloe and Sophie. Thanks for being such good girls and for great manners and for all your help!! We look forward to next summer and you all meeting your new cousin!! Love you!!
(these pictures were all taken with a water proof camera case for our canon point and shoot)