Monday, May 17, 2010

Where my girls at?

Our little Sophia is a ball of energy. She wakes up happy, ready for the day while Ava is a sourpuss. Ava is a sweetie though when she finally wakes up.

Sophia loves to eat fruit, has blonde, curly hair at the ends and loves to watch her big sister Ava. Ava is getting so big. She's not a toddler anymore. She is a "big girl."

Here's their funny things or new things going on:


  • Loves to read "Fancy Nancy" and any Dora books
  • Ava runs everywhere. She's not a walker.
  • Likes playing outside and going "out to eat."
  • Likes going to the library and playing on the computers
  • Likes to play dress up and draw. She puts her drawings in envelopes and brings them to me like our little niece Olivia used to do.
  • Likes to twirl and wear princess dresses.
  • Is 28 lbs.
  • Does not wear diapers at night anymore!
Famous sayings

  • "I do it myself!"
  • "Mommy, can I have my juice?" (first thing every morning). We are working on "Good morning!"
  • "Mom, poop is not for eating."
  • "Daddy is a boy and Mommy's a girl"
  • Ava told Brandon, "I farted like you dad."


  • Is a lover. She loves to cuddle even when she is not tired.
  • is busy, busy. She loves get into EVERYTHING!
  • Can wave high and say "thank you" and "hi" and bye" as well as other words.
  • Wears pampers baby dry size 4.
  • Is 22 lbs.
  • Loves bird and bunnies outside our window. She yells at them.
  • Likes being outside too. She tries to escape and go down the sidewalk.
  • Is starting to do the Miss Piggy oink I used to do. Today she did it in the library.
  • Likes to go "rorw" when she sees dinsoaurs.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Columbus taco trucks

Have you heard about the Columbus taco trucks? They are legendary for really authentic mexican food.

I want to try them...soon. And there was a taco tour 2010, which looked really fun.

There's even a Columbus food blogger who has a list of the 30 different taco trucks around Cbus. if you want to check them out.

Leave a comment if you do.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Ava Children's Zoo in Saginaw

The girls and I visited Midland, MI last weekend while Brandon was camping with some friends in West Virginia. Brandon had a great time and came back wanting to camp more.

We had a great time too. We got to go to the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square in Saginaw, Michigan with Momma and Poppa Shmidt and Christina and Cale. It was 80 degrees and the kids had a blast eating a picnic, watching the frogs (hundreds of them around the pond) and getting to ride the carousel.

It was nice to have a little break and help with the girls. Ava said, "I want to stay here forever," when we were leaving. Sophia is 16 months and was into everything. She also likes to bat her eyes and make her eyelashes flutter. It's impossibly hilarious.

Cousin Cale is so big now. He's rolling all around and is a little Troy. Christina's mom is building a new house that was sweet. I love it. Can i move in?

Sharon and Creston --thanks for helping out, watching the girls and making delicious food.

Sophia at Home Depot