Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mickey's Merry Christmas Party 12/20/07

Hannah Montana

After much hard work, begging, pleading, and searching, my sister was able to obtain much coveted tickets to the sold-out within minutes, Hannah Montana concert this past Tuesday night. Gabriella was ecstatic to say the very least!

The Jonas Brothers were originally scheduled as the opening act, but they changed that at the last minute. Supposedly the Jonas Brothers are getting ready to start a tour of their own. The group Everlife perfromed in their stead and Gabriella said she enjoyed their music. The big bonus; at least Everlife is a Christian band so no concerns over questionable lyrics!

Of course, my father had to voice his opinion on the matter of Gabriella attending a concert. He complained that Gabriella is only 9 and he did not attend his first concert until he was 16. Yes, now would be an appropriate time to break out your violins ;) As we all are well aware, my father is not happy unless he is able to find fault and complain about something;)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Finally A Crib for Ava!

Paul finally put up Ava's crib on Monday. It only took a year ;) I am actually very pround of him as several pieces of hardware were missing and he was able to make it work...and safely at that ;) I have been watching a bedding set at Target that I wanted for her. It was originally $89.99 and was on sale for $55 and change. That still seemed like a lot to spend so I just kept checking back. Today I went in and they had it down to $38 (WOOHOO!!). I was able to get the set, two extra blankets, an extra sheet and one of those little lovey blankies for $76.

Monday, January 21, 2008

CVS Shopping...

I have never really cared too much for CVS. Once in a while, I look through their weekly ad, but that is the extent of it. On Saturday, Ava fell asleep nursing in my lap and instead of waking her up, I stayed at the computer and looked at some money saving blogs. Apparently, CVS has some really great sales and you get money back in the form of certificates for buying certain items. I looked at their ad yesterday and they had soyjoy bars on sale for $1 each that are normally $1.29 each. For every 4 bars that are purchased, you receive $4 back on ECB to use on your next purchase. This deal can be repeated a total of 5 times. So, you purchase 20 soyjoy bars for $20 and you get a coupon for $20 on your next purchase. Well, to make the deal even better, I had a coupon for $3 off of $15 which brought my total down to $17. On top of that, I had 2 manufacturer's coupons for $3 off the purchase of 10 bars. So I got 20 soyjoy bars for $11 that would normally have cost me $26 AND I walked away with a $20 coupon for next time! This could get slightly addicting, lol!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

12 Month Check Up!

Ava had her 12 month check up yesterday. She weighs 23.3lbs and is 31 inches long! Wow! Her head is in the 95%, her height is above the 95% and her weight is in the 75%. She was so good for her appointment! They did her PPD at the begining of the appointment and she watched the nurse do it, but did not cry. At the end of her appointment, she got the next dose of IPV and she made a pouty face but never cried for that one either! Such a brave little lady!
Ava has two more teeth begining to poke their way through up top. Her first two teeth were the bottom center which she got around 6 months and she got her top two around 9 months. She seems to be on an every 3 month schedule of getting new teeth :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Out of the Mouth of Chase ;)

Chase says some of the funniest things. What makes these things even funnier is that he doesn't try to be funny and is usually being serious. He was picking his nose the other day (sorry, Chase!) and he told me he was digging for gold but was only finding green. We all had a good laugh out of that one.

Last week while we were in TN, 11 month old Ava was playing on the floor and Chase walked in and asked, "Ava, what are you doing?". Paul was in the room too and proceeded to aske Chase what Ava was doing. Chase responded, "Idon't know. That's why I asked her."