Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lazy Days

Now when I say lazy, I don't actually mean we all lay around all day, doing absolutely nothing.  However, both Ava and I were in our pjs until noon yesterday, which was pretty nice.  Granted, she got to play and watch movies, and I was working, but still.  It was nice not to have to rush to get dressed in the morning, and head out into the world.

We've been watching a lot of Tinkerbell lately, so when Ava's latest contraption was a "fly boat", it shouldn't have taken me so long to realize where she got the idea from.  Our little winged friend built a boat in one of her movies, so Ava thought she should replicate it at home.  My favorite part is that Ava's version included a coffee pot and cups, in the event you need some warm beverages while taking a spin out in the water!

I'm not really sure if her arms powered the boat...?

Taking a break from being the captain

Tired of me getting in her face with the camera...

Another example of a lazy moment this week...gotta have some downtime!

Thankfully, the rest of our week was more tragedies, just normal life stuff happening.  We've had a good weekend spending some time with the family, as well as friends. We're all a bit tired, so I'm thinking it may be a pretty low-key day, which sounds like the perfect way to end the weekend!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Life is Short

It's been a rough fact, if we could skip the next few weeks and just move into March, that would be pretty fantastic.  Right now, I'm not so concerned about what I usually blog about - like how busy we are, and how crazy work is, and why doesn't Ava poop in the potty. 

No, this week, it seems that death surrounded us.  Within five days, we had heard of five people that had died (not including Whitney Houston, of course!)  These five deaths were extensions of our family and friends...some we knew, some we didn't.  But regardess, they left our family and friends wondering and in pain.

Tomorrow morning, Scott and I will be attending the wake for his brother Tim's boyfriend.  Mike was young, only 48, and suffered a heart attack last Sunday.  While his body survived until the middle of last week, there was no brain activity, and the decision was eventually made to let him go. 

In addition to the deaths that happened this week, we're also approaching the 1 year anniversary of Scott's dad's passing.  Tomorrow, it will have been one year since Bruce left us. 

I wasn't kidding when I said it would be great to skip the next few weeks...

Here's a good reminder for those of us that still have the chance to live!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


We have had so much fun with our new Wii!  It came with a Super Mario Bros game, a Raving Rabbids game, and I splurged and bought a Sesame Street game for Ava, and Just Dance 3 for me.  We've had a lot of fun dancing around our living room, hopping the Potato Sack Race with Elmo, and watching those silly bunnies go through time.  One thing that we haven't taken advantage of yet is the Netflix streaming - but that will be great once we have a chance to settle down and cuddle up in front of the fire and the TV!

Check out these moves as she dances with Elmo!

I just realized that she's actually copying Elmo's moves in this one!

Love that it came with a Grover cover for the remote!

All bundled up and ready to go to daycare!

Her stripey tights make me giggle - they are too cute!

She's been making a lot of smiley faces lately - and then adding tears.  Not really sure what that's about...but check out her face in this one!

Getting ready to watch the Superbowl with Daddy and Darla

Tomorrow is my last scheduled vacation day...but I'm okay with that.  I haven't worked a full week since January 9, and it's been tricky staying caught up with work projects from all of these days off.  But, since it's a "use 'em or lose 'em" rule...I'm going to use them!  A lot of our house projects have been completed, so maybe I'll take the day, and do nothing but read, or watch movies...or nap! :)