Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ava's 5th

My little girl turned 5 in August and I can't believe it. I know I say this every year but it's true! It goes by so fast! My babies are growing up! We had a pretty low-key celebration this year. Since Ava's birthday fell on a Sunday, we went out for pizza on Friday (her choice) and then on Sunday, she got to decide what we had for dinner (pizza, again). Afterwards, we had ice cream cake and Ava got to open her presents.

Ava is a really sweet girl who will talk to anyone and everyone. She is very inquisitive and is usually asking a question of who, what, where, why, how about pretty much everything. She loves animals, coloring, playing outside, swimming, riding her bike, playing dress-up, and helping others. Ava is a wonderful little girl and I'm so blessed to have her!

Some of Ava's favorite things:
Color: Pink and purple
Animal: Horses
Song: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (I kid you not)
Food: Pizza, hard boiled eggs, blueberries
Disney princess: Sleeping Beauty

Time for cake and presents!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Canada: Part 2

About 3 weeks after we got back from our first trip to Canada, we went back. My uncle and his family were there visiting from Hong Kong and since we hadn't seen them in 3 years, we made another trip out to Canada. My uncle has 2 boys, Max and Markus, ages 11 and 8, and all the kids got along and had a great time together. We were really busy during our week long stay. We picked some more blueberries, had a bonfire, roasted marshmallows and made some s'mores. The kids had a camp out in the backyard. We went to Montreal and saw the Lion King. We visited the Insectarium and saw ginormous bugs, went hiking, rode some ponies, celebrated Ava's birthday, and went to the waterpark. It was a wonderful trip and I'm so glad that Alex and Ava were able to spend time with their cousins.