Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fun Bun

I tried a new curly hair-do today. I love my hair long because I can try so many different things! A mom of one of Ava's preschool friends had her hair really cute today and I asked her how she did it. It's a beach look...kind of messy but it is hardly ANY work (10 minutes) on my part and so I am IN LOVE with it!

Step 1: With your hair just damp make 6-8 buns (more buns for curlier hair) around your head.

Step 2: Wait an hour and a half or until they are dry

Step 3: Take them out and brush through your hair with your fingers. Hairspray!

P.S. I REALLY hate taking pictures of myself!! I think self portraits are silly!!

Our Disneyland trip was MAGICAL and I'll post about it as soon as we get our 'Photopass' CD from Disneyland!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Vacation - Snow Canyon

We went on a 10-day family vacation on September 10-19, 2010. We had the time of our lives! We started our vacation out by spending the weekend in St. George (10th-12th).
On Saturday morning we visited Snow Canyon and explored the area. The kids (Christian included) had so much fun climbing and hiking in the perfect weather. Snow Canyon is the perfect place for a family with small kids because the hikes are so family friendly and it can be done within a couple of hours!

We would have visited for a little longer but the mosquitos came out and that was the end for Ava. If you know Ava then you know that she DOES NOT like bugs of any kind. Seeing a mosquito on her had her crying and panicking uncontrollably so we ended our morning!

We went back to our motel, ate lunch, and went for a swim in the pool. The kids seemed to enjoy our motel more than anything in St. George. It was such a treat for them to get to watch the Disney Channel since we have 'boring TV' at home! They also loved jumping on the beds and running around the room. Maybe we should move into one...

Later that night we went to Olive Garden with friends that I hadn't seen in a long time. I was so excited to see my high school best friend, Erin, and her new baby! He is ADORABLE!! It was a quick dinner but nice to visit for a little bit!

On Sunday we headed to Las Vegas where we would stay until Tuesday (19th-21st). We stayed with my sister-in-law, Cydnee, and her family at their home in Henderson. While there we saw Mermaids @ Boater's Outlet, ate at Rainforest Cafe (WAY overrated!), and let Ava and Reagan (cousin) play every other second of the day! Ava and Reagan absolutely love each other and I am not exaggerating when I say that we saw them only at meals and bed time! Ava was sad to leave but knowing where we were headed helped a little...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Preschool Girl

Ava started a neighborhood preschool the beginning of September and she was OVERLY excited! The kids in her preschool are:

Maggie Bodily
Mallory Burton
Haley Colton
Ellie Edwards
Kristi Murdock
Logan Wilson

She is so excited to learn new things and most of all SOCIALIZE with her new little friends!