Tuesday, July 24, 2007


We went to the Cincinnati Zoo last Monday. As you can tell by the picture, Avah was ready the minute we got in the car! We had a lot of fun and enjoyed seeing all the animals. It was very hot so we tried to keep in the shade as much as possible. Our favorite thing was watching the manatees swim..but we couldn't take a picture of them. We also liked the gorillas (but the baby wouldn't come out to play.)


We also went to the Newport Aquarium while in Cincinnati. Avah wasn't as impressed by this as we thought she would be. But she did love the freedom she had to run around since we couldn't take her stroller! They have a lot of sharks right now so she enjoyed seeing them. We also got to watch the penguins being fed. I think that it is a crab that she is touching in the picture.

Making a Splash

This is a little video of Avah jumping in the pool to her daddy. We went to Cincinnati for a few days and this is at the hotel pool.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

July 4th!

We had a lazy day on July 4. We had planned on spending the day by the pool, but the weather did not cooperate with us. Nana, Aunt Liv, and Mammy came over for a cookout and then Daddy made us a milkshake. After bath, Avah went for a horsey ride on Daddy (he makes a good horsey!!) Since it was raining, we didn't go downtown to watch the fireworks. Luckily, lots of people around our neighborhood spent lots of money on fireworks so we got a good show from our driveway. Avah was a little scared at first, but then loved them. She keeps talking about them (if she only knew it would be another year before she sees them again!) and how "fireworks boom in the sky....pretty."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Avah Singing

Here is a video of Avah singing "Jesus Loves Me". She knows the whole song but I could only get her to sing the first two lines (Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so) because she was laughing. She has just started singing and she is always performing one of her songs. It is so cute!

Saturday, July 7, 2007


We went to the pool last week with Avah's friends, Hunter and Addison. As you can see, they all had a great time swimming and playing together. They are all about the same age so it is neat to watch them. Avah wanted to wear her "kini" (that's bikini in Avah language) that day....I guess she wanted to get some sun on her belly!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Music Class

Avah has been going to music class for the past several weeks. It is a program called Musikgarten. She is in the class for 18 mo. through 3 years and she is loving it. They sing songs, dance, play with scarves,and play instruments (drums, sticks, and shakers). Last week was picture week so the teacher took some pictures of the kids in action.

Having Fun

We are having fun this summer....as you can tell by the pictures. She loves to accessorize (hats, sunglasses, necklaces, hairbows) but she still likes to play outside and help daddy water the flowers. She is talking ALL the time and does not miss one second of what is going on around her. I think we shop too much because she gets her shopping cart and tells us where she is going shopping. Her favorites are Target and Kroger!