Friday, September 30, 2011

So We Fell Off The Face Of The Earth For The Summer...

Well. Well. Well. Hey there blogosphere! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I've missed you. I'm not going to apologize for my absence though, nope. Instead, I'm going to revel in the fact that this has been our best summer yet. Yep, we took it in, Every. Single. Minute. Camping, BBQs, pool time, camping, visits from friends, picnics, cabin weekends, Bend festivals, camping, long nights in the Game Room, golfing, the County Fair, Seattle, camping, weddings... oh, and did I mention camping??? It was a pretty amazing couple of months, that's for shizzle. September was upon us before we knew it, and you know what that means? My Dad's birthday, Ava's birthday, our 8th anniversary, and... KINDERGARTEN!!!

So, my friends, I'm not going to apologize for my lack of posts the past few months, but I will give you a little peek of what we've been up to:

Cabin with the Birds clan. The next generation (minus baby Avery)
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And, the past generations!
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with my Dad's oldest friend in the world. Mac, and his wife Lynne.
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We had a HOT day at the Deschutes County Fair.
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Seattle kids reunion!
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We've become a wee bit obsessed with camping...In the Rooster that is. No, we didn't already step up to that amazing Airstream, but you can see the Rooster and Butterball in the reflection. Oh to dream!
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My little Kindergartner on her FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

FIVE

My Baby Girl is FIVE!!
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I honestly cannot believe it, how fast five years have gone by. Living with Ava is such a blast. She's crazy and fun and messy and stylish and silly and creative and brilliant and happy and oh so full of light. The past five years have been filled with a ton of laughter and a whole lotta love. I'm so happy and proud to call Ava my daughter.

In honor of Princess Ava's big day, we asked her about her favorite things...Here goes, in her own words...
Favorite Color: Pink (no surprise there)!
Favorite Thing To Wear: Dresses and my new cowgirl boots!
Favorite Book: Disney Princess Book (her dad just LOVES to read this book over and over and over again, every single night)!
Favorite Food: Bean and Cheese Burrito
Favorite Song: Don't Stop Believing (by Journey. Nice call kid).
Favorite Person: Seth (our next door neighbor/her "boyfriend")
Favorite Toy: Barbies
Favorite Saying: Neeeiiiiigh!! (like a horse. She pretends to be a horse most of the time).
Favorite Thing To Do: Recess
Favorite Place To Be: Nonie and Grumpa's house
Favorite Game: Tag
Favorite TV Show: Dino Dan
Favorite Movie: Tangled
Favorite Pet: "Calipiller" (the poor caterpillar she caught the other day. Guess the dogs just aren't as cool). Favorite Friend: Jadyn and Sadie

Yesterday, we had a little family party at Shevlin Park (her big birthday party will be next weekend). On the menu? Hot dogs and Mac N Cheese of course, and instead of cake, the birthday girl insisted upon doughnuts (a girl after my own heart)! The kids had a blast splashing in the stream and playing in the sand, and the birthday girl made out like a bandit with the gifts. Barbie Barbie Barbie!!! DSC_4381 DSC_4382 DSC_4425 DSC_4375