Saturday, July 30, 2011

Haircut and Sunshine!

This week Avery got her first official haircut. Up until now, I have been cutting her hair, but we decided it was time to get it done by a professional! It looks absolutely adorable and I love the layering! Avery did so well and sat very still. We told her she was sitting in a "princess chair", which she loved! She didn't smile much, she was just so interested. After she was done she ran around like she felt so beautiful with her new do!

The finished product!

Also this week, Avery and I enjoyed some fun in the sun last week in our backyard. I decided to blow up her tiny baby pool and let her play with the hose. This was the first time getting her pool out this summer since we have been so blessed to have an actual pool to go to, which we do a lot! She loves to swim! But, on this particular morning, we had a blast eating grapes in the sun and spraying eachother with water! I was happy to work on my tan too! Sophie stayed nice and cool while napping inside!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wheat Harvest

After spending some time in Kansas while Gabe worked a wheat harvest, I now know much more about farming. I should say I knew nothing about farming, but there is a lot of hard work and detail to the process. Gabe worked for two weeks and the girls and I spent about five days out there. Unfortunately, it rained a lot while we were there, so Gabe couldn't harvest on a few of the days. I was a bit thankful because we were able to spend some time with him! Thanks to Muttie and Pop Pop for letting us stay so long and being such good hosts! We love you guys!

I will let the photos do the rest of the talking...

This girl was on the go the entire time we were out there! She had a blast!

Sophie meeting her Great Grandma, June, for the first time

Pop Pop is a volunteer firefighter! Avery got to drive this truck! Pop Pop...send over some of those photos!

Tea party!

What's farming without getting a little dirty?

So proud of you Gabe, thanks for working so hard! Avery continues to tell Gabe weeks after, "Good job farming Daddy". So cute!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

4th of July Weekend

Obviously I still haven't figured out how to take care of two girlies and keep up with my blog at the same time. Someday I suppose I will get it down! So, I have some catching up to do!

I took the girls up to Greeley to celebrate the 4th of July. Gabe had to be in Kansas for wheat harvesting, so unfortunately he didn't get to join us. We missed him a lot!! It's just not the same when we aren't together as a family of four. We had a great time visiting my Mom, Yaya. On the 4th, we took the girls to the Greeley Stampede Parade for the first time. Avery absolutely loved all the horses, firetrucks, and music! She danced and danced! She was a proud American waving her American flags!

We ended up sitting with Meagan and her family which was so fun! We also got to see the Swishers!

With Meagan and her youngest, Ben.

The rest of the day we spent playing outside in the water and grilling up some yummy steaks! Sadly we all went to bed too early for fireworks!

Calling her Daddy!

So tired and hot on her first 4th of July!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

"Avery LOVE"

Avery spends the majority of the day saying "I wanna kiss baby sister". It is absolutely precious how much she loves on Sophie, but we have a new rule...she can only kiss Sophie when her eyes are open! I hope she always loves her sister this much!

I wanted some "Avery love" too! Somehow Avery got on this kick of saying "Mommy love". So now every kind of love has a descriptive name. Even though she is in a Mommy stage, thankfully she has started saying she needs "Daddy love" more often.

I was trying to get her to show her teeth! She just gets cuter and cuter everyday!