Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Down-the-Town" with Nana

We got to go on a nice little outing downtown (or, down-the-town as Lily says) with Nana today. The girls always enjoy going there because the trip always seems to end with ice cream :)

In front of the fountain at the Columbia.

Once Lily finished her ice cream, Ava was nice enough to share what she had left :)



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Trip to the Dock

We headed down to the dock at Vaill Point park with Daddy this morning. It was a nice little walk. Walking works out great right now, because Lily and Nate can run ahead super fast while Ava and I mosey our way along :)

Cutie!

I love the sun in this picture! And, what a sweet smile!

Ava Bug...always climbing something these days!

I let the girls take some pictures while we there, too. Lily did a pretty good job. This is her best shot:

Ava had a little bit of trouble figuring it all out, so after a couple of finger shots, mommy helped her out a bit:



Monday, April 26, 2010

Walk Around Campus

With graduation and our move back to St. Augustine fast approaching, we decided to do something we have been meaning to do for about two years now...go for a walk around the UF campus.

The "french fries" outside of the engineering building.

To get these cute hugging shots, I had to keep telling them to, "Pretend you love each other!"

Sweet sisters :)

All the girls!

Not sure what this thing is, but the girls begged to have their picture taken with it, sooo...

I had to take a picture of this because it was just so random.

Fun little fountain by the dorms.

My girls cannot resist a fountain.

Little cuties with their gator.

All of us with the Gator mascots "Mr." Albert and "Miss" Alberta

Hugs for Alberta!

Lovin' her Daddy!

The Bull Gator!

Ava did not want to be cooperative, so Lily posed by herself. That kid cracks me up with her little model poses :)

Cuteness!

"The Swamp"

Best Daddy ever :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

10 Things.

Needed to be reminded of how much I have to be thankful for this week, so I am bringing back 10 Things.

1. 26 days until graduation!!!

2. A new baby niece! Welcome to the world sweet, Arianna!

3. All the great family who keeps reminding me to not be stressed out right now, even though we have about a billion things I can let stress me out!

4. The wiggle worm in my belly :) I love being reminded she is in there and healthy when she moves!

5. My hubby. I have been really bad about not remembering how great he can be, but this morning while I was in the middle of a complete and utter pregnancy breakdown, he responded exactly the way I needed him to, with a hug and sweet words :)

6. Frappucinos. Yes. They made the list.

7. AC. This whole summer baby thing is a new experience to me and let me just say...It. Is. HOT!

8. My little monsters...even though they are Monsters to the umpteenth power, they are also sweet and fun!

9. Swimming pools. For pretty much the same reason as number 7.

10. Bacon, egg, and cheese burritos. I am pregnant, guys, give me a break ;)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Outing with the Baby Bug

When do you think I will stop calling Ava, "the baby"? Her sister's due date is fast approaching and she is still "the baby" in my head. We'll see, I guess :)

Anyhow, yesterday (yay, a post that didn't take me a month to get up!) Ava and I had the pleasure of going on a little outing sans big sissy (not that we don't love having her around, but she had her speech therapy, so we were on our own). We headed over to explore the Tioga Town Center. Tioga is a very fancy smancy neighborhood here in Gainesville, so I thought it might be fun to go check out. Unfortunately, there weren't really any stores for us to check out, but we did get some yummy pastries at the Flour Pot Bakery and some coffee and juice at Starbucks. I always enjoy getting one on one time with my girls. Ava is usually very weird without Lily, but I think she had a lot of fun. She was very talkative and loved watching all the dogs that were hanging out with their owners outside of Starbucks. I think I may have to try to plan a similar outing with Lily before Baby Kicker makes her appearance.

Checking out the dogs.

Cutie Pie!

Seriously focused on eating :)

The kids love when I let them get something from Starbucks and they have their name on the cup!

Mmmmmm...

That's one big muffin for such a little girl!

Yummy, apple juice!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

March on Facebook

Saw this on another blog and thought it would be a fun thing to try to do monthly since I am using FB more and more these days :)

March 4th: Soooo, Lily plays Happy Aquarium and sent bunch of you messages in a bottle today. Yeah, Lily can't read...or type a message for that matter. Sorry for the gibberish everyone :)

March 11th:
So, Lily decided to go to bed an hour early rather than eat her dinner...it's not like I was trying to feed her liver and onions or something, either! She is her daddy's daughter...

March 12th:
Nate has his first day of State Boards today! Please, keep him your prayers. He was super stressed out last night, but I know he will do great!

March 13th:
There is definitly something wrong with being up before 7:00 on a Saturday when you have no plans, just noisy children and a stressed out, anxious hubby...

March 13th:
Just found two baby doves in a plant on our deck. We have seen the momma coming and going for a few weeks, but assumed there might only be eggs! Very cool discovery! The girls thought they were "so cute!"

March 14th:
Second (and last) day of boards for Nate! Can't wait for this to be over!

March 14th:
Nate is done! Yay! We hear back tomorrow about how he did, but he says he thinks he did well!

March 15th:
Nate PASSED! Yay! With flying colors, might I add :) Not that I had any doubt in my mind he would, but it sure is nice to have my not stressed out hubby back! It's all down hill from here! Now, the house hunt can begin! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers over the last few days!

March 16th:
A great example of my children's moods today: Ava saw the Glad commercial and grabbed on to the "Don't get mad, get glad" phrase. Lily, on the other took the phrase and made it "Don't get glad, get mad!" She is in quite the stinky mood...

March 16th:
Just finished packing our first few boxes! So exciting!

March 17th:
Lily projectile vomiting (all over my laptop, might I add) last night and a bike rider screaming at me when I took Nate to school this morning for hitting my brakes so I didn't run into another car who was hitting their brakes. Oh the joys. Did I mention how much I hate the people on bikes in G-ville? Won't miss them, that's for sure.

March 17th:
So sweet. Went in to check on my girls and found Ava snuggled up beside Lily in Lily's bed. We think she sneaks in after Lily falls asleep. She loves her Sissy so much:)

March 23rd:
Watching Pete's Dragon with the girlies. So much better than, oh most everything on Nick or Disney. No more Dora, PLEASE!

March 24th:
In Atlanta for the weekend with the hubs and inlaws for a dental meeting and some shopping. So much fun and a much needed Mommy Break! Thank you Vash, Carey, and, especially, Mom for making us able to come by taking the girlies off our hands!

March 28th:
Is happy to be home with my girls! It is always nice to have a break, but I miss them to death after a couple hours of being gone :)

March 28th:
Thinking of and praying for the Tillman family who lost their little "E" a year ago today. Makes me thankful for every second God gives me with my girls, even the hard ones.

March 29th:
My girls are fighting over clothes. Thought I had at least another 10 years before they would be arguing over who gets to wear a certain skirt...guess not :)

March 30th:
Bob the Builder is seriously boring...but, my girls are enjoying. Guess I will go do dishes...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Breakfast at Vaill Point Park



Ava's First Haricut!




Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter 2010