Friday, November 19, 2010

Back to It!

It's been a looooong time since I gave my blog some attention. What better time to get back into it than right before the holiday season?!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ava turned 2!!

Last weekend we have a very small gathering of family and friends to help us celebrate Ava's 2nd birthday. We had a Minnie Mouse themed party...Minnie tablecloth, Minnie balloons, Minnie plates, Minnie napkins and of course, a Minnie cake.

Ava received many wonderful gifts. The one that seems to be getting the most use is a cash register that has all the bells and whistles on it. Clayton and Ava are trying their hardest to "share" it with each other but it's be a constant battle.

Grandma Mary and Nana gave Ava a new baby doll and a doll stroller. She is having fun pushing her baby around the house.

I'm really excited about getting the Radio Flyer trike put together so that we can go out for walks. I think she will enjoy riding the trike much more than sitting in her stroller when we go on walks. Another great gift!!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Macdil Airfest 2009

Last weekend, we went to the Macdill Airfest in Tampa. One of Dale's good friends from high school, Maury, is an Air Force pilot and was at the show. Dale hadn't seen him in a long time so it was a great time for them to get together. Maury is a B-52 bomber pilot and he gave us a tour of his plane. It was an amazing experience for us all. We took away some great memories and also some sunburn!!

Maury, Dale and Ava

Dale and Ava


Denise and Kelli in the B-52 cockpit


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Must-Watch for Men!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Flamingo Christmas

Each year I try to come up with a theme for our Christmas tree and for our general house decorations. A couple years ago we had a Disney themed tree. Our tree was filled with Mickey-shaped ornaments and other Disney character ornaments. Our tree skirt was from the Disney store and our stockings had Mickey and Minnie on them (Goofy for Clayton).

Anyway, this year I have been drawn to the color pink. I want a pink holiday outfit for lights on the everything. I wasn't sure how to incorporate pink into our holidays without having a major theme to use. Then....a lightbulb went off in my head. FLAMINGOS!!!! We've all seen the silly flamingo ornaments dressed up in Santa outfits or sitting by the beach with palm trees. This would be the perfect way to bring PINK into Christmas!

So I now have a flamingo Merry Christmas sign on my front door...a Season's Greetings flamingo door mat outside...flamingo stockings (except for Ava...she had to have an Elmo stocking)...flamingo hand towels for the bathrooms....flamingo towels in the kitchen...and even flamingo tree ornaments. I'm now on the hunt for pink lights to put on our tree.

You might wonder what Dale's opinion is on this "bird Christmas??" He just said "I have no opinion." Good answer honey!!!!!!

I will post pictures as soon as our tree is up. I need Dale to get it out of storage for me and he has been sick the past couple of days.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Morning Wake Up Call

It was 6:15am and I wake up with a funny feeling that something is going on in the house. I notice that our bedroom door is wide open and there is a light on in the hallway. My first thought (the mother in me) was that Clayton was sick and needed help.

My next feeling was that of being smoothered. As I tried to come out of my DEEP sleep, I realize that Clayton has wrapped himself completely around me. How did I not hear him enter our room (he has a habit of making Kramer-like entrances into any room he enters) and how did I not feel him wrap himself around me? All day I have been wondering if I would even wake up and realize if a complete stranger had jumped into bed with us. How scary is that?

Here is how our conversation went:

Me: Why are you being my human blanket? (I should have known better than to ask such a non-literal question to a 7 year-old with Asperger's Syndrome).

Clayton: Blanket??

Me: Why are you laying in my bed?

Clayton: Mommy, I want to play the Wii.

Me: are not playing the Wii right now.

Clayton: I want to play my DS.

Me: OK...let me find it.

Clayton: Oh thank you Mommy!

Me: Sit in your room and be quiet for the next 30 minutes PLEASE!!!! I will be back in here to get you dressed for school.

Clayton: Mommy? I don't want to go to school today. I want to play the Wii.

Me: And I want to play on a cruise ship.

Clayton is at his dad's house tonight so there shouldn't be any early morning wakeup calls tomorrow...unless Miss Ava decides to climb out of her crib and give us a surprise.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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