Friday, January 29, 2010

Fun Sandwiches

I came across this website the other day and thought these kid sandwiches were adorable. I thought to myself, what a fun way to introduce Avery to some new sandwiches. She loves her peanut butter and jelly but I'm sure she'd eat other sandwiches if they looked like this. Time to get my sandwich groove on!




Thursday, January 14, 2010

Potty Training Continues

I went to Target today and got some toys in the dollar spot. I figure I can do the reward system with Avery to encourage her during potty time. I tried the whole sticker thing in the past and that doesn't seem to work. She gets too distracted on the potty and just plays with the stickers, forgetting why she is sitting there. So that's not so good. I have heard the first step is to take your child out and let them pick out some big kid underwear. Ummm....I don't think so. I think once we can get past Avery doing well in the pull ups, we can take it to that level. For now we will just have to try different routes and see what works best. I know she'll get there, with more time and patience on my part. Okay, a lot of patience!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Philip and I got Avery a couple of TinkerBell movies for Christmas, not knowing  just how much she would love them. TinkerBell, TinkerBell, TinkerBell! Avery loooooves TinkerBell. From the time she wakes up in the morning to the time she goes to bed, she wants to watch TinkerBell. I tell her that she watches it so much, she just might turn into one of the Pixie Hollow characters. I know she'd love that! There's definately a lot of pixie dust going on in the house these days.

Oh look, it's TinkerBell and Terrence!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Visit to the Science Discovery Center

Well, the holidays are officially over and things have calmed down around here. Happy New Year by the way! My parents and I had decided to take Avery and Callum down to the Science Discovery Center in Santa Ana this weekend. I've never been there before and I thought Avery would have fun exploring. We've seen the giant gingerbread cookie on the top of the building a million times passing by on the freeway, and it sparked our curiosity. Luckily we made it on time for the gingerbread house display because this was the last weekend. Not only was it neat to look at but it smelled pretty darn yummy too! They had other fun things to look at like the outdoor dinosaur exhibits, which was one of Avery's favorites. She loves the dinosaurs, as long as they're not moving of course. They also had a rock climbing area where she wanted to put herself to the test. Hey, she's got to burn all that energy somehow. She seemed to enjoy the Gravity Well display and tossing all the balls kept her pretty entertained. What a fun place for the kids! After a couple hours of exploring and one tired, cranky little boy, we headed home.

Avery and Grandpa looking at the Gingerbread houses

Avery's gingerbread friend!

Me with the kiddos

Little rock climber

Avery sliding down the dinosaur tail slide....Weeee

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

We wish everyone a happy 2010!