Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Festival!

Wow, we had a great Memorial Weekend. We decided to go to the Festival in the Park, Roanoke's Art, Music, and Family festival. It was so much fun!

We started with ice cream of course....

Moved on to face-painting....

It was only $2 each to have their faces painted! I thought it was such a deal until I realized what I am going to spend in cleaner to remove the paint from the carseats and clothing!

Climbed some rocks.......
(ignore the hideously white legs)

All the fried food you can handle.....

Great Day!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We're Still Here!

Okay, so I'm embarrassed that its been several weeks since I've posted, but we're still here! Everyone is alive and well!! Tommy and I spent 4 days in Denver, at a chiropractic conference. It was really great, and I managed to squeeze in a little time with my parents too! The last few weekends have been crazy, between work on the deck, Mother's Day, and Tommy's fight (which I will blog about as soon as I get the pics and hopefully video!) but it's been fun!

Yesterday, I went to check out a bird's nest that an industrious little bird built about 6 hrs after we had put up the base of the deck. We were sure that with all the commotion, the bird had left for a quieter, safer spot. So I was sooo excited and surprised when I saw this:

The girls were so excited to see the babies, and we stood back and watched the Mama Bird as it brought a big worm to the nest. It was like National Geographic in my backyard! It was so cool!

While Tommy and I worked on the deck, the girls managed to have a little fun.

Now you might think it mean of me to stop, go inside the house, get the camera, and take a picture of my child stuck on top of her playset. But I wanted you to see how Ava spent most of her afternoon. She would get stuck, I would free her.........and I-kid-you-not, 45 seconds later that child would be stuck again. I freed her the first 4-5 times, after that Abbi (ever the loving sister) got really good at wrapping her arms around Ava's waist and pulling her (like a little wounded army man) into the fort. Crazy Ava Claire!