Thursday, December 30, 2010
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!"
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
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
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
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
Thursday, December 16, 2010
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?