Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A few fall pictures...

Here are a few pictures from our trip to Stillwater for the Harvest Fest. We had a great time enjoying the pumpkins and fall stuff even though it was in the 80s!

Ava is now choosing walking over crawling much of the time. She can stand up on her own without pulling herself up on something. She also has two back teeth that I didn't know about. What a difference a week makes! I think she is much happier now that she is more mobile. She is so much fun! On a mommy note, I think the space between her two front teeth is so cute. Of course, hopefully it's not permanent for her sake but I love it right now!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More updates are coming soon!

OK, I know we haven't updated the blog very much lately. Well, there is a good reason for that. I have to admit that I (Matt) broke our camera a couple months ago. We made a decision to not buy a new one but to wait until we could upgrade our phones and get ones with nice cameras on them. That time is rapidly approaching. We can upgrade November 1st. Soon after that we should be able to take good pictures and videos and be able to update more regularly. I can't wait to get them because Ava is starting to really love walking.

In the meantime let me share with you some pictures that other people took of the kids playing around the fall leaves.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wow has it been that long? I guess we've been busy! We had a weekend away last weekend to Stillwater for the Harvest Fest and what a great time together. Lots of things for the kids to do. Jack drove a kids John Deere tractor to see how far he could pull the trailer, and he made it 18' 6". The guy said ok Jack was 18'6", and Jack said, "Whoohoo! Now I'm not four anymore." He is really looking forward to being 5 and has a long list of birthday wants. Whenever he sees a toy he wants, I suggest putting it on the list and that makes him happy. Of course this is a made up list and I have no memory of anything on it, but I'm sure he will end up with way too many presents and still have a good birthday!

We also went to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre (one of our favorite places) to see Hairspray. We had never seen it and didn't know much about it - we were going for the food! - and we just laughed through the whole thing. So since then, it's been kind of low key around the house which has been nice with the weather getting a little chillier. I'm still seeing green leaves and wondering if we will get many colors this year.

Ava will be 15 months tomorrow and now has a mixture of about 70%/30% of crawling to walking. She has her own language which is so cute. She says uh oh, Jack, thank you, and stinky - pretty much just repeats them. She can say mama and dada, but chooses not to most of the time. They all sound kind of alike except for Jack. But she is much more communicative and fun. She's overall a happy little girl as long as she's in her comfort zone. She is a homebody and when she gets out of her comfort zone, she gets a little nervous. But she's doing a little better on that too. Growing up! I may not have a baby for too much longer. I'm definitely ready for her to walk! I always enjoy the next stage and progress.

We've been enjoying this fall! It makes me think of the holidays. They are already around the corner. I love this time of year with the family!