Friday, November 30, 2007

Santa No More

Well, it was a long thoughtful process in which I finally decided to tell my kids that Santa is just for fun (yeah, right, anyone who knows me knows that I sprung it on 'em as quickly as the thought entered my head). Yesterday I spur of the moment decided to read them the book "Mommy, Was Santa Claus Born on Christmas, Too?" that my sister April had left at our house for us to enjoy. Halfway through the book (which tells the story of St. Nicholas) I realized that they were going to figure out that the "Santa" they knew of never existed (and this right after Jonah wrote his Christmas list!). We talked for a while about what the true meaning of Christmas was, and Jonah was very quiet and thoughtful. Then he piped up with, "Oh, I get it! I think that the Santa we saw in the mall was just a guy dressed up like Santa!" (Yay! he got it!) Then he followed it with, "Maybe it was the Tooth Fairy dressed up like Santa!"

Thursday, November 29, 2007

We're Addicted

Nearly everyday Jon and I look at each other and say, "You know what I'm craving?"
That's right, Bubble (aka Boba) Tea. Yum--I want one right now.

This post is dedicated to April--Original w/ Tapioca Pearls...??
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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Picture this: June 2006

Jillian Griffin turns five years old, and her mom asks her which friends she wants to invite to come over for a little party.
Her response? "Ava."
"Just Ava?" her mom says.
"Oh, yes. Ava is like many friends."

Monday, November 19, 2007

Harken back to 1985...

What the Durias' showed us the other night. I can't get the song out of my head...Get past the first few seconds of Johnny (yes, that's Johnny) rollerblading in his chonies, and it gets really funny!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

You could just see her brain working

"I see a baby! And she's darn cute!"
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

A beautiful morning

The view from our front porch the other morning. Beautiful!
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Friday, November 09, 2007

This Girl...

LOVES animals! Someone brought a bunny to our PE co-op and Ava couldn't wait to hold it. I am content with not caring for any pets currently, but with Ava around, I know that it is in our future at some point!!
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Sunday, November 04, 2007


Click to see "The Astronaut Farmer" (photo courtesy of Ian Durias)

It's Official

She's the Boo-Boo!!
And she's got a belly full o' jelly

Thursday, November 01, 2007