Tuesday, July 28, 2009

According to Lily...

..."It's a peahog."

Sunday, July 26, 2009

10 Things.

1. Dress-up clothes (they make for some good laughs).

2. Fun friends

3. Snuggle bugs

4. Semi-organized craft space

5. Love from my babies

6. Being able to use our dining room table again (directly linked to #4)

7. More and more talking from Ava

8. A good workout

9. Pretty fabric

10. All the cuteness in this house

What are you thankful for today?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Take Some Time...

Read this on Joy's Hope (great blog, by the way) today and it reminded me that I need to be taking a little more time to enjoy my babies while they are still babies...

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

- Ruth Hulbert Hamilton

Yeah...We L-O-V-E Dress-up

Future Miss Florida?

Alachua Splash Park

Earlier this week, we headed out to a splach park in Alachua with Kim and Masidon to let the girls have some fun in the sun! They all had such a blast! Lily is all about the splash parks and Ava actually enjoys them, too! Everyone had a blast. Oh, there are a lot of picture of Miss Madison in this post because Kim didn't bring her camera and I wanted to be sure I got some pics of just Madison for Kim. And, since she cute and we like her, I decided to post them up here, too :)

Tell me these are not the silliest little girls you have ever seen.

"Anna-Tona" Weekend

Last weekend, we went to visit my Dad in "Anna-Tona" (a.k.a. Daytona if you are not Lily). Nate headed up to Georgia to fish and we headed down to got to the beach and just have some fun! We had such a full weekend! We got there in the afternoon on Friday and headed to Wal-Mart where Poppy got the girls some water paints and coloring books. Lily spent most of the rest of the day painting. She thought it was pretty much the best thing ever.

On Saturday, we got up early and headed to the Farmer's Market where they were celebrating Watermelon Day. Lily was being a bit of a stinker (we have been having some...well, a lot...of attitude issues lately), but Ava thought free watermelon was absolutely wonderful. She just sat right down in the middle of the Farmer's Market to chow down on that melon.

A photographer from the paper was there to check out the festivities and got a picture of Ava which made it into the paper! So fun!

Caption Reads: Ava Nemecek, 18 months, gets busy on a piece of watermelon at the Watermelon Day celebration on Saturday.

After Ava dropped her piece of watermelon (which just about broke her little heart), we headed over to the playground for a bit.

.After the Farmer's Market, we met up with Nana and headed to the Museum of Arts & Sciences. This was such a cool museum! Lily and Ava had an absolute blast!

There was an absolutely amazing children's section. I think the kids could have spent all day in there!

Lily and Poppy learning about pulleys.

Our little radiologist.

And, our little ultra-sound tech.

The favorite from the museum, for sure, was the pizza restaurant. Lily thought it was so neat (and, I must say, it was pretty cool).

Nana teaching Lily the ancient Italian art of pizza making.

Working so hard!

When will this thing be ready???

Ava got so hungry, she tried to eat the foam pineapple...

I think Lily may have found her calling :)

Here are my little musicians. They were so cute playing the piano together.

After the museum, we headed back to Poppy's house and the girls enjoyed some frozen yogurt pops (these are genius, by the way).


Ava hanging out with Nana.

That evening, we headed out to the beach for a bit. Lily loved it! Ava...not so much. Sh did, however, enjoy the sand!

You want me to go in the water? What are you, crazy?

Checking out Nana putting her shoes back on.

After the beach, we headed to the BBQ festival (told you we had a full weekend) to get some yummy BBQ for dinner. Ava conked out almost immediately. She was wiped out! Lily was pretty tuckered, too, but she had fun on the bounce house and sipping some nice cold lemonade.

The next day, we headed to a splash park and the beach before we headed back into St. Augustine to pick up Nate. Ava had a much better time after she had warmed up at the splash park a bit.

Ava in our sand castle.

So, Nana gave Lily this jump rope with bubbles on the ends. She thought it was the coolest thing, but when we went to blow the bubbles...well, they wouldn't blow! It was funny watching her try to get them to work.