This itsy bitsy thing surprises me. She out eats Cash and Ava daily but still stays so tiny. She has to feed herself, we have come to the point were we have to strip her down to her diaper to eat. Even with a bib on its all over! She will eat anything, not picky at all!
I honestly don't know what I would do if these three kiddos weren't in my life. I love the little moments around the house that I get to see every day. It throws me for a loop sometimes thinking that I have three kids but it is truly the best job ever! I get to see their personalities growing constantly, and the love that they have for each other is the best thing to witness.
I think people are surprised that Cash is such a great big brother. He is always going a million miles an hour but he does slow down and he loves Jovi so much.
I guess I should say I have four kids counting Nic. He is super protective of the kids especially little Jo. He sits with her and lets her talk his ear off!
We always kick off Valentines Day with our 14 days of love. This year we decided to do all the cheesy love notes to the kids. They thought it was great and enjoyed getting some pretty funny things. Their favorite valentine from us was the sticky hand saying "We're stuck on you"
One of their presents is always a shirt to wear. Can you feel the love?!
Big day here in our house, Ava lost her first tooth over a wonderful dinner of spaghetti! She looked at me with this surprised expression on her face and smiled at me as she pulled her tooth out! She was beyond excited to finally loose a tooth!
Jovi's first valentines day! she was super stoked! Not really she could care less! She loves being with everyone and we love having her!
Every year the 2 ND grade classes learn about the Chinese New Year , then they put on a parade. This year the immersion classes were invited to be in the parade plus put on an assembly. The kids dressed up in traditional Chinese clothing and sang songs. It was so fun to go and watch. Ava told us we need to celebrate every year.
Dave and I got the bug to go snowboarding this year. Dave hasn't been up for a few years as for me I haven't been skiing in maybe 15+ years!! Dave is an amazing husband for wanting to go with me. I wasn't really nervous until I hit the snow as I got off the lift! I'm so lucky that one of the ski instructors took pity on me and gave me a quick refresher course. I gained a little confidence but still wasn't up to Dave's skills! He was so nice to go ahead of me but then I would see him laying in the snow waiting for me to catch up. Needless to say we had a blast and once again I fell in love with this guy all over again!
Dave getting some sweet air! Not the biggest jump but it impressed me!
Cash's big day is finally here!! I didn't think that he would really care or want a party, but boy was I wrong. Ever since he saw us getting all ready for Ava's all he could talk about is cake and balloons. You would ask him what he would like for his birthday and it was the same answer every time, cake and balloons! Please!! Well, that is something that I can totally handle! I wanted to go all out but my dear sweet husband convinced me that Cash doesn't need a big party like Ava. So I pulled back and just stuck to the basics.
I saw this cute idea for a dinosaur jacket on Pinterest, and immediately knew that I wanted to make it for him. When we gave it too him he was in heaven and didn't take it off for at least three days!
We had a family party at Grandma Jack and Grandpa Steve's place. Grandma Jack got him a HUGE bouquet of dinosaur balloons. Grandma Vicky found this great dinosaur cake pan that worked out perfectly for our little man. We have a great family close by who sure do love this little guy. They spoiled him with lots of fun toys.
. He had so much fun delivering his invites to his friends and was super excited to party with all of them. Here is his cake for his friend party. I love that this was such a hit with Cash. He still pulls out the pan and wants his T-Rex cake.
Love his squishy smile!
Here are all of his buddies having some lunch before the pinata!
Yes, you read that right a pinata! Dave got the great idea to do this. It was so much fun, what kid wouldn't want a pinata?!
Here goes the birthday boy! His friends Alli, Cohen. Jonas, Samson, Conner, and Amelia cheering him on. It was so funny because none of them knew what to do. They would barely hit it. Conner was the only one who would hit it hard. Dave actually went into the kitchen after we realized this could take all day and cut some holes into the pinata. When it was Conner's turn again he busted it open!
Time for cake!!! I love how giddy Cash was while we sang Happy Birthday to him. Priceless!!!
One of our most favorite places around here is Thanksgiving Point. They have the best dinosaur museum. We headed down a week before Cash's birthday to kick start his week long celebration!If you know Cash his most favorite thing in all the world (besides ducky) are his dinosaurs. I love that he can tell you there names but more then that he can do a killer dinosaur impression.
It started with watching the live feeding of a rat to a Monitor Lizard. It was the most fasinating thing we have ever watched. A huge crowd gathers around this tank and watches as this lizard catches the rat. You think it would be a quick ordeal but no! It is the weirdest thing to watch a creature capture his lunch, we couldn't look away! After that we headed to the science room then off to the dinosaur exhibits. The kids were Jr palentologist, they made a cast of a T-rex tooth and raptor claw.
Learning about magnetic force
a favorite stop is the "sand room" The kids loved playing in the water and sand with mini dinosaurs.
Weighing in! We weighed as much as a.... don't know Dave cut that out of the pic!! LOL
Here is our Cashosaurs! Rare to find one standing still!
Ava is always posing!
Even sweet Jovi had a great time looking at everything, mostly she loved watching Cash.
My kids love sharks too!
Digging for bones
Showing off their cast molds.
It was a fun filled day, and like always full of laughs. I love our kids they make everyday more enjoyable!
After a long cold winter, it finally snowed! The kids were so excited. Dave is so good to go out in the cold and play with them. I'm glad I got to stay inside with Jovi!
Cash sure is a stud! Only he could make eating snow look so cool!
All the neighbors were out making snowmen. One of our wonderful neighbors supplied coal for all the snowmen. Ava rummaged through the fridge to find the rest of the finishing touches. Broccoli for eyes, a carrot for the nose and an orange slice for the mouth. Very creative I think!
Dave with Ava and her snowman
Dave made the kids a little jump/hill to go down on the sled. The loved it!
I met the man of my dreams eight years ago, while on a cruise in Mexico. Little did we know that three years later we would be married. We had our adorable and very sassy daughter Ava in October of 2005. Ava has been the center of attention for three years. On January 11, 2009 our family went from three to four. Our son Cash made his debut early in the morning.In May of 2011 we are expecting our third! Not sure how I will handle three kids but it sure will be fun!