Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A tea room, a birthday, and the ground shaking beneath our feet...

I was getting ready to start this post about an hour ago but as I was sitting here the windows began to shake.  Now that is not completely unusual because the windows are large and if there is heavy machinery around they will shake.  After a few second it didn't stop so Kate and I started heading in opposite directions of the house to see what could possibly be the cause.  Then it got worse and the whole house began to shake beneath us as we met in the middle of the house, I scooped up Ava, and we realized it was an earthquake.  Then we panicked trying to remember what the heck you do during an earthquake.  Flashes of run to the nearest stairwell, bathroom, basement went thru my head.  We took off to the bathroom which was the closest because now it felt like we were on a boat somewhere out in the Atlantic during a bad storm.  Half of me wanted to get to the bathroom because the rocking made me so nauseous.  Then after being in the bathroom for a bit it settled and stopped and we ran for the phones.  I was able to text Aaron right away but couldn't call him.  I reached my Dad pretty quick and he told me we were supposed to go outside.  I guess if there is a next time we will be prepared, right?!?!  I kept picturing the scene in knocked up where they are ran into the streets naked and thought Oh, yeah you do go outside.  Poor Ava kept saying, "the eerth is dancin and bumpin really loud".  It took her quite a while to calm down.  Ugh well if nothing else I think I know without a doubt that I don't want to move to California anytime soon.

Now back to my "real" post that I was trying to do before the earth interrupted. 

Nan's birthday was last Wednesday so we had planned to take her to the tea room on Sunday to celebrate.  I know Ava would do well and of course the food is a perk but the child loved it.  She would say "mmmmm, that's delicious" and when she tried to coco truffle tea she said "mmm, tastes just like chocolate"  I can't wait to take her again.

I put curlers in her hair, not for long, but long enough to get a bit of definition.
 She danced and twirled...I love this outfit on her.

 Then she requested that I change her nail color from blue to pink
 Then she ran around for a while.
 Until it was time to go
 Tea was wonderful...I need to get on teaforte.com and order some of the coco truffle tea and a few others.  However I'm going to need to get set up to be able to brew lose teas.  It's about time I grow up from my tea bags :)

 I loved the glasses the iced tea came in...so pretty

 We had a bit of a wait in the beginning for our first course to come but other than that it was great.

 Cheesy cheese smile
 Trying to get at a booger that had been bugging her all morning.
 Nan saying no fingers up the nose
 Yup we all saw...you have been caught
 Being a silly girl

 She had to ride her bike as soon as we got home...she loves her bike.

 Monday we went to Nan's and Ava was given chocolate milk in little tea cups. 
 She was so proud

 She even used a "baby" one

 She loves playing with Nan's necklaces
 So sweet...

Now I'm off to fix dinner then run out to the store for a leotard for Ava's first gymnastics class tomorrow morning....SO EXCITING!!!!!

I heart faces...Pet Week

Here is Miss Layla our two year old (approximate) beagle who we took in about a month ago.  She was found curled up in a ball with around 100 ticks on her.  She has recovered quickly and has taken up her role or should I say spot on the couch without hesitation. 

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Practice makes perfect...

Ava's invitations are in and this week I made a cake for Nan's birthday to practice my newly acquired (attempted) fondant skills.  I figured I might as well try it and to my surprise it all turned out.  I will be doing a few things differently for Ava's birthday cake but at least I'm confident now that I can do it.


This morning my little sleepy girl laid on the couch while I tried to catch one of the hummingbirds at the feeder.  I couldn't get too close or they wouldn't come.

Happy Weekend!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

A bit of early morning stubbornness, curlers, and more

Now I would agree that this looks cruel to photograph your child while they are stuck in the chair...HOWEVER...I had already freed her once and she had climbed back up and got herself stuck again.  So I grabbed the camera so you too could enjoy.

 and one of Layla beginning to yawn...guess she was finding it all rather boring.
 Ava was amused
 her head just wouldn't quite fit

 Eventually the cereal was cleaned up and Ava agreed to be freed.
The next day we practiced her hair for her halloween costume...a bit early I know but I wanted to get it figured out and Nan gave me some old hair setters and instructions on how to do the rows.

 She always gives me the same what are you looking at look

 At two....almost three she already knows she's cute
 and so does she

 The curlers stayed in for about two hours.  Until she decided she wanted to lay on the floor with Layla and they got in the way then she said "take these out now please so I can lay like a dog"
 I left the front section pinned back for a while (a few hours) until the curls calmed down a bit

 Later that evening...can you figure out who she is going to be yet????


Wonder who she is looking for???

 all grins and giggles

Ok back to catching up on Teen Mom...I prefer to watch it online so I can fast forward thru all of the annoying Amber and Gary parts...they are almost as bad as the dreadful Jersey Shore.  Ok well in all honesty I have NEVER watched Jersey Shore but the promos speak for themselves.  Aaron likes to say just the promos alone drop his IQ haha. 

Peace Out People