Thursday, June 30, 2011


See that kid in the water down there?  The one completely submerged?!!  That's my kid!

We thought it might never happen.  I mean she could swim all the way across the pool while carefully keeping he head above water.  But world, a miracle has occured in our house today.  Avery will finally go under the water!

Swim team here we come!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photo of the Day

Rainy Tuesday fuzzy phone pic. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Stuff My Kid Says

It's the beginning of The Little Mermaid.  The ship is caught in a giant storm.  Avery turns to me worriedly"

"Mom! I wish they had a Liahona!"

Avery is eating leftover pasta for lunch.
Examining a red pepper:

A: Mom, these peppers are really sweet.

M: Yep, they are.

A: The pepper really enhances the flavor of the pasta.  (big sigh) This is the best lunch I never had.

We are sitting in the Drs office.  I notice our hair is up the same way.

M: Avery, you look like me today.

A: Really!  Is my hair brown!

M: No, just up the same.

A: Darn...When I grow up like you Mom, I will be able to cut vegetables with a sharp knife, and drive a mini van.

Because my best job is cutting veggies with a sharp knife.  And don't forget the mini van. Ha!

It's father's day and Avery is standing at the front of the Chapel ready to sing songs to Dad.  The first song begins and she realizes she doesn't know it very well.  She stands there very distraught.  The second song begins and to her delight, she knows this one.  Somehow there is a little stool right in front of her - she steps up on it and announces loudly to the congregation:

"DAD!  I know this one!  I'm going to sing it to you!!"

And she sings as loud as she can.  So stinken cute.

Avery walks in the kitchen to say hi:

J: I love you Avery.

A: Well, I DOUBLE love you dad!

Swimming Lessons

She Swims

 She Floats

 She Jumps

She Treads Water

And this one is doing a little bubble blowing too.
 I'm a proud momma.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Love my Girls

And Lucy too.

Nature Love

Oak Mountain state park last Sat.  Love it.

Summer Love

I am completely excited about summer.  I am usually more of a spring/fall girl, but after spending last summer inside hugging a toilet all day and the summer before that worrying incessantly about Avery's new skin post burn, I am seriously ready for some summer fun.  I have a really good feeling about this year!

Here are some celebratory pics of our recent trip to Fort Morgan.  Best beach trip ever.