Thursday, February 24, 2011

5K Fun

okay maybe it wasn't exactly fun. It was while I was running, in fact, that I actually confirmed to myself that I really do hate running. But after the race we had fun because we got all sorts of goodies and got to relax.
me, whit, and her sis-in-law. Me trying to act like I am having fun
Other things that we did last week include: Valentine's Dinner at the WigWam Resort, Doug got to go to the Suns vs. Jazz game (he had a blast even though the Jazz lost), I helped with the Blue and Gold Banquet for scouts, had a girl's night out at Olive Garden for Megan's birthday.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Children's Museum

I took Averi to the children's museum with her buddy Braxton on Thursday. It is always fun but this time was especially fun since she is a few months older than the last time. She (and Brax) had a blast running around exploring. They go to go pretend grocery shopping, race wooden cars, and even learn about dental care from the "tooth fairy" (a frizzy haired lady dressed up in tons of layers of crazy colored clothes and scary make-up). The kids all loved it and they all got to sit on their own little lilly pads. It was SOOO cute to watch Averi watching with a "what the heck is going on" look on her face.
Averi is still pretty obsessed with reading books and we are crossing our fingers it is a long-term habit! Here she is after she fell asleep reading in her crib. What a cutie!
Averi hates it when I mow the lawn (the noise scares her) but she loves it when I first get the lawn mower out and she gets to sit on it for a minute. She thinks it is a toy just for her...until I turn it on... then she cries/whines on the porch until I am done. :)

Visit from Aunt Molly

Doug's aunt Molly and uncle Gunnard came to town and paid us a visit on Wednesday night. They brought us some great heirlooms and a cute little valentine's teddy bear for Averi. They treated us to dinner at Macayos which was delicious as always!

Here is Averi enjoying her black beans and diluted sprite. Doesn't that sound delicious?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Science Center

Whitney and I took the kids to the Science Center last week. A lot of it was a little over their heads but they still had fun. Unfortunately it seems that Averi is returning to her head-stong and irrational days like she was a few months back. That should explain why she is one the floor crying in this picture. I love the look on Quin and Ezra's faces. They were both looking at me like "Are you going to do anything about your crazy kid?!"
Other things we have been up to include: Averi's friend Caleb's birthday party, Doug working at the bishops' storehouse Saturday, my friend Lindsay's baby shower, ward temple night, getting a new microwave installed (which we may not have even needed in the first place...rather not talk about it!), and playing in the park.
This is just a cute video I took of Averi and her friend Kylee looking for the cat under the couch.

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