Friday, December 31, 2010

Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

We had lots of fun at the tacky Christmas sweater party! I only have one pic, but you can see many more tacky outfits here and here!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Breakfast with Santa

Once again this year Avery had a great time at breakfast with Santa. I think she would sit with him all day if we let her! Thanks for the photos, Nonna!

Looking for Santa...
Hugs for Santa...

 "Poppa wants a motorcycle!"

 Breakfast too!

Telling Santa goodbye...

She wanted to ride the train, but I wasn't so sure. Thankfully, all of the rides were over. Next year, she will for sure!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Hope your day is filled with family, laughter, fun and a remembrance of the reason we celebrate - JESUS!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Pet Parade and Storytime

On Dec. 4th, we had a fun filled Christmas day. We went to the pet parade, which Avery loved and she got to go to Storytime with Mrs. Claus.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Just Another Day at the Park!

Avery LOVES to "play park". As you will see, so does her daddy!

Look at that face!

One day, we're gonna get kicked out!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Big Girl

I can't believe how BIG my sweet girl is getting!

Monday, December 20, 2010

A New Tradition- Curry's Farm

This year, we went to Curry Farms to get a Christmas Tree. I remember going to Christmas tree farms when I was little with my family and it was so much fun. I want Avery to have those same memories. If you are in this area and haven't been to Curry Farms - you are missing out! It's a short drive from the city and there is SO much to do for kids! Avery had a BLAST and cried big alligator tears when it was time to go. She was also convinced that the 'real Santa' was our tractor driver. Can't say I blame her! Her favorite part, hands down, was feeding the goats. She still talks about that every day and she LOVED them. Charlie thinks a goat would be the perfect pet for us. Can you tell he was raised in the country? HAAA!
Playing on the hay slide. This is when I realized a 3 layer dress is not the best outfit for a little girl at a FARM!

Playing in the 'corn' box

She loved these goats!

Crawling through the big tires...

Watching the farmhands finish the trees...

The Real Santa...

A hayride to go pick up the tree we tagged...

The big dog that Avery chased around until she could pet him!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cinderella & Snow White

As you may know, we discovered last year that we are just NOT dog people. And Charlie is allergic to cats. So the closest thing I figured Avery could have to a 'pet' would be goldfish. She loved picking them out and named them all by herself: Cinderella and Snow White! Perfect!

As they got bigger, Snow White was being very aggressive towards Cinderella. One night I stood over the fish bowl with Avery to try to make Snow White behave. I think it was stressing both of us out. I decided Snow White needed to go into time out. Charlie said I was crazy. While I was looking for another bowl for Snow White, I heard a flush. Charlie had taken care of our little problem! We are PETA's worst nightmare!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Best Behavior

The one Sunday I gave Avery candy before church, she was on her best behavior! Maybe I should try that again?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Raise em RIGHT

As you probably already know, one thing I am very passionate about is politics. We are very much on the RIGHT side of the line. So, Nov. 2nd was a happy day in our house! Avery already loves to vote and I pray she will grow up to embrace our conservative values. Go GOP Go! Beck 2012?