Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Princess Chili?

I had to write this down because if was such a funny moment. Maybe you had to be there, but I want to remember it. Here was our conversation at dinner tonight which happened to be chili:

Joe: Ava, take a bite, come on you can do it!
Ava: NO!
Joe: Come on Ava, I'll help you....just one more bite.
Ava: No, I not want it!!
Joe: Do you know what this is? Ava, this is what all the princesses, like Cinderella and Belle eat. It's princess chili and if you eat it you will turn into a princess!
Ava: (in a very stern and know it all voice) THIS NOT PRINCESS CHILI!!

So, maybe you have to know my child and how she would sound saying this, but I was busting up. She was serious and mad when she said it. Like she knew he was trying to pull one over on her. Maybe she'd have believed it if he had said it was Dora the Explorer Chili! That seems a little more appropriate! :-)

Oh, and another cute thing, for my own memories sake, Ava "meowed" the prayer yesterday. Joe asked her to say the prayers and he was helping her. Instead of repeating his words, she'd just meow like a kitten. After a few lines of meowing the prayer we all busted up laughing. She loves pretending she's a kitten -this is usually the only time I get some good snuggles so it's fine with me! :-)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cabin Trip

We really do love our cabin in Greer, heck we named Ava's middle name Greer - that's how much we love it! Here's a few pics of one of our trips this summer.

Ava picking the flowers that I loved to pick when I was a little girl.
Notice her toe in her mouth - nice! :-)
"Fishing" for crawdads in the stream
We spent hours staining these logs for the new porch addition. Glad that's over!
Joe and I went horseback riding, it was a lot of fun.

That's my hard working man, making the cabin look nice!
Cousin Love!
The poor dog Maggie that Ava wouldn't leave alone.

Hands off Buddy!!

See ya soon Cabin!

First Day of Preschool for Annalise

Annalise was so excited for preschool to start (don't tell anyone, but I was even more excited!). She goes three days a week for a blessed 2 1/2 hours! Pure bliss I tell you! She's learning so much already and I'm so proud of her! Here's her pictures just before and right after preschool.