Friday, March 30, 2012

At School Today

Ava did this drawing of a duckling in class today from memory. She named it "Kelly" after her substitute teacher, Miss Kelly. I was impressed.

In class they have been working more on learning their last names and lower case letters.
Kindergarten is right around the corner.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Douglas Street

We were down in Costa Mesa for Ava's choir practice at the Segerstrom Concert Hall and we did a drive by of the old neighborhood. Here is Eric's childhood home.

Yogurtland Dinner

The girls and I went to Yogurtland for dinner tonight. We are celebrating buying tickets to Florida. Can't wait to see everyone in August! And I can't stop laughing at the silly face Leah is making.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Love Notes

Really? Love notes already? Tommy is Ava's good buddy from Preschool. They were in the same class last year and will start Kindergarten at the same school together next year so what I am saying is that they have long term potential. Ava was excited to open her letter from him. It is kind of hard to follow but written on the green part it says, "Ava I Luv You So Much". His mom warned me that is said "love" in it and when she asked Tommy about it he said, "But mom, that is one of the only words I know how to spell." Cute little kiddos.

25 Years of Disney

Today was the Disney store's 25th Anniversary. They gave away silver ears for 25 years. This morning I just happened to be at the mall right before it opened and I saw the line and jumped in with Leah. I scored some Mickey ears for her and Ava.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Liesl at Disneyland

Liesl was in California with her high school performance group, Trouveres. One of the days they got to go to Disneyland. The girls were so excited to go see Liesl and to be at Disneyland. Camille took some pictures of everyone waiting at the gates for her to come see us.

I love that all of the cousins are such good friends and I am so glad that we got to see Liesl! What a fun trip for her to be on...she seemed so grown up being out here all on her own.

Here is a pic of the girls on the Carrousel.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easter Bunny

Today we went to Fashion Island to visit the Easter Bunny.

The girls loved the bunny.
The flowers around the gazebo were so pretty we had to take a million pictures.

Meredith came along too! Always fun to have her with us. The girls love riding the escalator.

Afterward, we went to dinner.

Easter is only two weeks away!

Friday, March 23, 2012

An Old Class Picture

Here is a picture of Ava's preschool class from November 2011. They are wearing their pilgrim hats that they made for Thanksgiving. Ava's class is unique because on Mondays and Wednesdays they split up into groups of 3 and go to visit their "Special Friends" which are the students in the special education preschool. The 3 girls are in a group together and the kids love them. Every day when we are leaving school, the special friends are outside at playtime and always yell goodbye to their friend Ava. It's really sweet.

Extreme Squad

Yet again we have switched the girls' gymnastics classes. Ava was invited to be on the Extreme Squad: Level 1. She is back with her old coach, who we love. It is a lot of hard work. She is the youngest on the squad but is learning to hold her own. Last week was the first class and the coach had them practicing one arm cartwheels which seemed a little advanced, but Ava is working really hard. The gym is a lot quieter during her new class so she is concentrating and learning a lot more. Switching Ava's time means switching Leah's class time too. Leah has Meghan Cheney in her class and Ava has Rachel Cheney in her class. It is always more fun with friends.

Today Ava learned to do back bends on her own starting from a standing position. She has a strong core but she lacks a little in flexibility. Here is a video of her doing it all on her own.


Here is a little video of Leah jumping on the trampoline. She looks so small.



Tax season is busy. Eric has been non-stop since December. On Thursdays we go to dinner together since we are down in Newport for choir. Last night we went to Chipotle.
The girls love their time with Daddy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jumping with Cousins

The cousins went to Pump It Up to play today.

They were all happy and having fun the whole time.

Girls Night

Dinner date with the girls at Cheesecake Factory.
It is always fun to go to dinner without the kiddos.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

2nd Annual St. Patty's Party

Meredith had her second annual party and the masses showed up. Here are some crazy pics of the crazy night. Even Ava and Leah were out on the dance floor. Thanks for inviting your lame-o family, Mere.