Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Givin' it the ol' one, two

Myla had a fun time at the RAGE gym the other day with her cousin Kolby Tre. First she warmed up on the punching bags. It was so funny the gloves were bigger than her head.
The bag even hit her in the head a few times, but she didn't seem to mind. She thought it was funny that the bag could hit her back and she couldn't stop laughing.
My adorable little nephew Kolby Tre
After she got warmed up her and Kolby went in the ring. She kept looking at me like Mom what am I supposed to do?
Myla was playing by a whole different set of rules than Kolby. I think she thought it was a race and she kept running circles around him. Poor Kolby who thought it was going to be a fight looked very confused :)
No, she didn't get knocked out she was just really dizzy and tired from all the circles. Myla can't wait til we go back! Maybe next time we will have her hit the weights:)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Miss Ava Jean's First Birthday!!!

My little Ava turned one on the fifteenth. I can't believe the year flew by so fast it feels like yesterday that we brought her home and now she is growing up so fast. It is fun to watch her grow and show her little personality. Here are a few things that we love about you Ava of course there are to many to list them all:

Your big wet slobbery kisses.

Your huge hugs and the way you love to snuggle.

The way that you want to do everything Myla does. It is fun to watch you two together.

I love your little laugh it is so funny and contagious.

I love how you get so excited when Daddy comes home from work. All you want is for him to hold you and tickle you.

and last but not least we love having you in our family you brighten our life's. We Love You !!!

We let her start the day off early and had her open her presents as soon as she woke up.

She got this fun little horse that sings and she was so excited to get on it that she couldn't even wait for Daddy to finish putting it together!

So of course Myla was jealous of the horse and this is how I found them watching TV later that morning :)

The Party !!!!!

I am so happy that I got this picture. When Ava gets really excited she tenses up her hole body and shakes. It is so funny to watch. This time she just happened to be on Chris's shoulders. He said that she was squeezing her legs so tight around his head you can kind of see it in the picture:)

The Cake!!!!!

So, it is our family tradition to give the birthday girl a party cake of their own that they get to eat. I had a lot of fun making it and Ava had a lot of fun demolishing it!!!!!

Thank you everyone for coming and helping us celebrate Ava!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

How much is that puppy?

Myla's favorite song these days is 'How much is that puppy in the window?' She sings it all the time. I was happy that I finally had a camera when she wanted to sing it. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Shooting in the West Desert

Our family loves to go up the hills on the west side of Utah lake and go shooting. The girls think it's so fun to drive on the bumpy dirt roads. Every time we hit a bump it didn't matter if it was big or small Myla would say "Wow, that was a big one."
Myla Especially loved jumping around in the bed of Dad's truck.
Ava really liked finding all of the rocks, sticks and dirt in the back of Daddy's truck to eat. I don't know why, but both of my kids have loved to eat dirt and rocks. Myla once took a handful of dirt out of a potted plant and just ate it. At first I thought well maybe she doesn't know that it's gross, but no she liked it and kept trying to get more. I don't know maybe they need more vitamins and minerals:)
It was really windy when we got there, but the girls didn't seem to mind too much. Ava just kept making her funny scrunch up her nose face every time the wind hit her.
Chris talked me into shooting his 30-30 for the first time. He kept calling me a pansy so I just decided to do it. I love to shoot the 22 because it doesn't kick at all, but the 30-30 was a whole other story. I think that was my first and last shot using the 30-30. At least Chris can't say that I didn't try it once:)
When it got too windy to shoot anymore we decided to go farther up the hill on a little drive. It was a really pretty view of the lake and all of Utah County.
It was a really steep drive. This is the view looking straight down out of the truck.

We found this really neat little arch. It was about six feet high by about six to eight feet wide. You never know what you will find out in the west desert.