Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bana-rrito

I need to download some more pics off the camera but I thought I'd drop a quick post first.
I spent the last day of Spring Break with Grandma Herbert... as scheduled. I was pretty excited to see that my birthday invitation arrived in the mail. It's pink and has Lady Bugs on it. And I love it!


For dinner that night Mom made a special treat. It's a creative twist on a classic PB&J with tortillas instead of bread and WITH a banana. It's kind of like a burrito that but minus all the stuff I don't like and plus the things that I love. I highly suggest you it. Also, I think it may be good with a bit of honey, you know, if you're feeling crazy.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blurple

On Friday the 15th I went to spend the day with Grandma Herbert. And you know what I found? GRANDPA HERBERT! I talked him into taking a little break from work right when I got there to read one of my library books. Have I mentioned how much I love the library?

Aunt Abby came over as well before lunch and we play with some Play-Doh. PD is pretty fun but it's not necessarily the easiest thing to separate once it's been mashed together. Actually, it's darn near impossible. That's okay, I was TRYING to make a blue/purple glob... that I ended up giving to M&D.

In the afternoon I talked GpaH into taking another work break and showed him how awesome I am at the... kazoo-aphone?

Before Mom showed up to whisk me away, GmaH let me sneak in a strawberry bar. Score one for the good guys!

When Mom and I left we headed to Coach's South to have dinner with Dad. And as luck will have it, Aunt Darcy, Grandma & Grandpa Davenport were able to join us too!
And can you believe that when I asked GpaD if we could play cars, he said YES! Can you believe my luck??

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Poet but Don't Know it

I went to Church with Grandma & Grandpa Herbert again on the 11th. Mr. Diebold let me play his organ and Middle C is EPIC on those pipes.
Before we left G&G H tried to get a pic of me in front... these four wise men? Wait, that's not right; angels maybe? Anyway, these days the odds of me smiling AND looking at the camera are pretty slim.

The next day was the beginning of Spring Break which meant Miss Anne and Logan were on vacation but it also meant that Grandma Davenport was on vacation so I got to play with her for a few days.
The weather was great all week so we spent a lot of time outside. Unfortunately what I thought was a little cold was actually an ear infection and it spread to my eyes! I woke up on Tuesday with my eyes glue shut with gunk so we headed over to see Dr. Shanker.
I got some drugs though and started feeling better pretty quickly.

To help me feel better, GmaD took me on a little shopping spree and I got some capris. AND some new flip flops THAT LIGHT UP WHEN I WALK. Actually one of them is pretty finicky so they light when I flip but not when I flop. Also, if you see me wearing these and you're prone to seizures, you should probably look away.

For dinner Tuesday night G&G D and I met Aunt Darcy, Uncle Dave, M&D for dinner at Houlihan's... where I proceeded to get marker on my brand new shirt. Well, it was a good run!

On Wednesday the 14th I spent the morning with GmaD then the two of us met GmaH. We ate at CPK by town center and afterward we did some a little window shopping. We walked into an aquarium/fish store which I personally loved.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Thursday, March 22, 2012

C.o.P Out

On Saturday the 10th, Mom had to roll down to Wichita again (Wichita, so hot) so Dad and I were on our own.
Though I use the term 'on our own' pretty loosely because Dad called in some back up to help get through the day. A day that started with breakfast at First Watch Shoppes at Corporate Woods with Grandma & Grandpa Davenport.
Look closely... see my pinky finger? That's the one I have GmaD wrapped around!

That Saturday marked the last day for that particular session of tumbling. There was a trophy ceremony at the end and we had to wait at the red line until our names were called. (And yes, Dad forgot the camera but remembered his phone. -5 points Dad.)
When my name was called I made my way to the podium to accept what I assumed was going to be a first place trophy.
Uh... Certificate of Participation? Hello, I was there, I know I participated, I don't need it certified. What I need is to know where I stand in relation to the other kids in the class! Ugh. I'll just ask my Grandmothers what place they think I earned! I like my chances of getting GOLD!

To celebrate my 'participation' Dad took me to Sam's club right after tumbling. Hmm, let's do a cart inventory here: 40 beers and 80 K-cups? What did Dad have planned for us???

After SC, we headed over to play with G&G D again. And while we went to G&G D's, only one did any playing. And it was me. Dad took a nap (I skipped mine) so GmaD and I played all afternoon.
GmaD got me some dominoes the week before and I rather enjoy them. It's almost like these things were made to be set up just to be knocked down again!


Did someone call me?

In addition to setting up my castle, I had my kitchen to play with as well and made GmaD some ice cream. No cones or bowls or anything, just ice cream. Those other things just get in the way anyway.
This is what my kitchen looked like when I was done playing with it. Dad has a theory about genetics and cupboard closing and this doesn't hurt his theory...

Mom got home from Wichita just in time to join us for dinner at Red Robin. Yum. Though my "no nap" was having a bit of an impact on my behavior and I'm willing to bet she wished she had missed it... hard to pass on those steak fries though. Did I mention YUM?

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Debossed & Impressed

I spent Friday the 9th with Grandma Herbert and wouldn't you know it, we had lunch at Nordstrom so we could play with Aunt Abby. Also, did you know the kids shoe department just gives away balloons. Suckers!

When Grandpa Herbert got home I talked him into working on the flip side of my Pinkalicious puzzle.
As I've mentioned before, I like to insert myself into my toys and books and I've done so with this puzzle as well -- no, I'm not the unicorn, duh, I'm the princess on the left. You're shocked right?

For dinner Dad and I called Grandma & Grandpa Davenport to see what they were up to. They suggested we eat at Nordstrom and since I'm more of a "roll with the punches" kind of gal, I was up for it... again.
Dad had just been to Target and bought me some My Little Pony stickers which I decided to horde and tattoo upon myself. Pretty bad huh?

When Dad and I got home, Mom was working on some invitations and let me play with one. Dad and I decided to color it and since the crayons couldn't get into the debossed design, it turned out pretty cool.
Make some room on the 'fridge!

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Honk if You're Just Happy to be Outside

I was pleasantly surprised on Monday the 5th when Dad suggested we play outside. He let me choose between playing basketball out back or ride my motorcycle out front. I'd been jonesing for some BB all winter but in the end I couldn't turn down being on the open road driveway with the wind in my hair buzzing by my helmet.
I had a blast driving around and honked my horn at every car that drove by. Then Dad got the brooms out to sweep the driveway and that's when the REAL fun began. But don't worry, I didn't let sweeping get in the way of my honking - I'd drop my broom and run to my 'cycle each time. Sweet!

The next day was about 10 degrees warmer (note the missing coat) so we headed back out front. Aunt Abby even came by to play for a bit though after I found this sweet walking stick, I couldn't be bothered.

On the 8th I skipped Miss Anne's and went skating with AA and Grandma Herbert. Ice Skating Arabesque? Oh yes I did! (I'm assuming you just thought, "Oh no she didn't!")
Sorority Pic!

It was pretty chilly again but GmaH and I still found a little time to swing in the back yard. I cannot WAIT until spring is in full swing so I can reintroduce myself to the great outdoors. I'm sure M&D will be thrilled...

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Monday, March 19, 2012

Rescue. Me.

Mom had a wedding shower to attend in Wichita on March 4th so Dad and I were on our own. First up was breakfast at First Watch Shoppes at Corporate Woods with Aunt Darcy, Grandma & Grandpa Davenport.
After breakfast we rolled over to the Overland Park Convention Center to check out the Home & Garden show. I was pretty medium about the "home" portion but I do like flowers so I rolled with the punches.
One of the early booths that captured my attention (and made AD head for the hills) was the Operation WildLife (aka OWL - not kidding) booth. These folks are the largest publicly funded wildlife clinic in Kansas. The little guy above is a pygmy owl and he was hit by a car (apparently a very common injury for owls) and as a result he lost his right eye. Very sad.
And did you know that owls don't have eye muscles which means their eyes are fixed in their sockets so they must turn their entire head to change their view. It's a good thing their necks are so flexible too because I'll bet they really have to turn when they only have one eye. Seriously, so sad. Since OWL is a publicly funded organization, I donated one of my recently acquired dollars while we were there. You can match my donation (though you should probably prorate it for your age vs mine -- 3yrs Old=$1, 30yrs Old=$10, 300yrs Old=$100) here.

Okay, onto less depressing topics - FLOWERS! At the (gigantic) Westlake booth, I was able to talk Dad into buying a couple of flowers which I'm happy to announce are still alive at press time.

I also really enjoyed the Van Wall Equipment booth where I spent a LOT of time. I sat on a number of rides but couldn't manage to find where the quarters go. Oh GpaD, where arrrrrrre you?
Fortunately I found this truck and drove AD and I to Target... then Home Depot... then Target again...

When Dad and I made it home I was half asleep though unbeknownst to him stepping into the family room had the same impact as a cup of coffee. Sadly, Dad put me down for a nap then decided to take one of his own.
The second time he woke up to find me already awake, he happened to notice the overwhelming smell of A&D ointment... because I had gotten a hold of a ONE POUND JAR and smeared it all over my face... because my lips were chapped. Needless to say this process was a bit messy so Dad rushed me to the shower, the whole time shouting, "DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!!!" Of course, A&D's whole role is to repel liquid and soap was no help either. He eventually figured out that a dry towel was the way to go... ish. As you can see below, there was a fair amount in my hair that Dad completely missed.
My greased back look aside, dinner at J. Alexander's with AD, G&G D was pretty fun. MMMmmmm, carrot cake...

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery