Saturday, February 6, 2010

Life celebrations


This weekend we celebrated Ava being home with us two years!

While Liesel had riding lessons today,
Ava waited patiently for her turn....
She waved to the horsie every time he passed by, and cracked up when he cantered and made Liesel bounce
Then while Hope rode
Ava continued to wait patiently for her turn....
She does this funny thing with her legs when she's excited. She gets all stiff and she shakes her legs really fast, and then she laughs an evil sounding laugh that sounds something like 'mwa-ha-ha'.

That's what she did when it was finally her turn to ride.

Here she is, kissing Pepper goodbye (We're still working on the tongue).

This is Ms. Barbara. Our family has been visiting Ms. Barbara at a nursing home for about three years now. Since we don't have any grandparents living in town, we have adopted Ms. Barbara as our own!!  Today was her birthday and she came over for fajitas and birthday cake. Happy Birthday Ms. Barbara!!
Hope had the idea of playing a funny trick on Ms. Barbara......
Surprise!!!!!
Can you guess what was in the gift bag??????



9 comments:

Cammie Heflin said...

Addy does the exact same thing with her legs!!!

Jill said...

Ms. Barbara looks pretty young to be in a nursing home. How nice of your family to spend time with her. :)

Charissa said...

Jill, you're right she is very young. The only reason is there is because she has multiple chronic health problems that keep her from living on her own. But very fun, alert and capable otherwise.

My name is Sarah said...

Look at you Ava up on that horse!! Wow is that a real bunny? How funny:)

Molly said...

Charissa, you are a wonderful mother. Just had to let you know. You have a large family, yet you still let your kids do so much and experience a ton of things. And, you are awesome because you teach your children hospitality and how to have fun! Love you friend!

soontobemomof9 said...

LOL... love the bunny! :)

I love pics of your family, esp. Ava! What a doll. And what a wonderful idea for your family, to "adopt" a grandma! :)

kirsten said...

love Hope's sense of humor!!!

Tim Rovenstine said...

Mrs. Barbara is one lucky lady.

09smithjame said...

This was a very nice story..I think that gifting pet to our young kids is the best thing rather then giving any expensive toy.....Even I have gifted my daughter a baby rabbit last month on her birthday ans she was very pleased to have it.
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