Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Double Feature

After watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang a few weeks back, Dad bought the soundtrack for us (read: me) and lets me pick the songs that play. It's win win for me because I get to listen to the songs I want AND play with Dad's tablet. Sweet!

On the morning of the 21st, Dad, Mae and I got up to do a little playing before church. Mae showed some interest in her bouncy chair so I decided it looked like fun too. Dad checked to see if there was a weight limit on the chair anywhere but there wasn't so I crammed myself into it. They may not print a weight limit but I'm pretty much it!

That evening we went to celebrate Uncle Tim's engagement to Miss Caitlin - YEA!
As things wound down (for us at least) I was playing with Aunt Darcy when Grandpa Davenport came over to make a donation to my piggy bank. I think some natural reflex of AD's must have taken over because when GpaD held out the money, AD's hand naturally went for it as well! It's not bad enough that I have a new sister to compete with but this is ridiculous!

On Monday the 22nd we joined Grandma & Grandpa Herbert for a special moive night at Theater in the Park. It was for Surewest customers and they had a bunch of activities for kids - like this giant bounce house!

After dinner Dad took me to get ice cream just before the show started. I don't know if she remembers my curly hair or the $2 dollar bills I always use but the lady in the white that mans the booth is always on the lookout for me and she's super nice. I'm sure she was bummed that we didn't make it out for Damn Yankees. I'm kind of bummed too because I start T-Ball in the fall which would have made it topical for me!

We've been to a few of these movie nights before and they're usually pretty tame but this one was fairly busy. I guess when you drop the price to $0 per person from the normal $1, you get all sorts...

Despite the crowd, Toy Story was great!

The next day we were back outside for my swim lessons.
The picture above is of me negotiating with my coach rather than jumping in as she asked.
And my negotiations worked because she came back into the shallow water which is all I asked... Until the next time!

From swim lessons we went directly to the regular Tuesday feature - Finding Nemo! The crowd was much closer to my liking and we got up nice and close this time. Great times!
Until Later,
Avery

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I Call Shotgun

We go to target about 8 times a week and now that Mae is old enough to sit up well, I pretty much insist that we get one of these fun co-pilot carts.  Also, Mae isn't too picky on which side she gets so... I pretty much get to pick my side every time!  Oh, and pay no attention to the bottom left box on the warning label.  That "Not Intended for Infants" is meant for other infants.  I'm sure Mae is fine...

On the Ninth we went to movie night at Theater in the Park to watch... wait for it... CHITTY CHITTY BANG  BANG!!!  This is my FAVORITE movie and I was very excited to watch it with Mom & Dad - I kept leaping out of my seat to tell them what was gonna happen next.  Dad shut it down after about the fourth time but in his defense that was in the first 90 seconds of the movie...  As for the elephant in the room, i.e, my pink cheeks - I'm gonna blame the cell phone camera because I looked mostly normal in real life... mostly.

On the Eleventh we had dinner with Great Grandma Davenport, Great Uncle Todd, Rango, Aunt Darcy and Uncle Dave over at Grandma & Grandpa Davenports.  AND WE ALL WORE YELLOW!  Okay, not all of us but GGD and I did!  Guess the rest of those peeps didn't get the memo.

This Mr. Blurry Cam pic is of me at Tennis lessons.  I'm in the back wearing purple (naturally) and Mom and Mae are in the foreground cheering me on!
See?  What'd I tell you, more target.

Sunday the 14th was GmaD's birthday and we celebrated at Jack Stack - YUM!  For dessert we ate a cake that Grandma Herbert helped me make.  It was beautiful if I do say so myself!

On the topic of Birthdays, the 15th was Cousin Ella's third.  Happy Birthday Ella!


Until Later,
Avery

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Birthday 'Merica

On the 3rd, Dad took Mae and Me with him to Sam's Club for some last minute party essentials. If you're thinking, "Sam's club the day before a holiday - you're crazy" well, then you were spot on. It was crazy though only slightly crazier than your average weekend visit to Sam's. Doesn't bother me though, they still had the sample carts up and running which is all I care about. My fave of the day? PECAN PIE - YUM!

We had 40 or so peeps over to the house to celebrate the nation's 237th birthday. I was especially excited to show Cousin Jamie my bounce house while Mom & Dad were excited to have an excuse to use the new firepit. S'mores are pretty delicious!

At dusk more than half of our crowd headed across the street to watch the Corporate Woods fireworks. It was another great show - close enough to see and hear but not too close for those big bangs!

As if the fourth wasn't already a whole week's worth of fun, on the fifth we went to Theater in the Park with Cousin Jamie, Uncle Charlie, Aunt Abby, Grandma & Grandpa Herbert to see Peter Pan.
Peter and the Darling kids all flew too which is pretty impressive in my opinion. The rest of the show was... interesting... but we had a blast.

On Sunday I went to Church with Cousin Jamie, G&G H and there was a picnic/ice cream social. It was a blast but totally exhausting. When I got home Dad flipped on the TV to watch some sports but without cable, he settled for Ken Burns Statue of Liberty documentary on PBS. Dad seemed pretty interested but it wasn't long before the week's activities caught up with me and I snoozed with Penny for a few hours. Sweet, guess I can cross my July nap off my to-do list!

Until Later,
Avery