Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tooth Ache

Avery ran up to me the other day saying "where's my toothbrush, I have to brush me teeth right now!" Her tooth was hurting her and she thought that by brushing them, it would make it feel better. (The whole idea of scaring her to brush or she'll have to go to the dentist and get a shot really backfired). The brushing didn't help so we made an emergency visit to our hometeacher's house (Stan the dentist) who determined that she needed a little work done. Avery informed me several times that day that it was the "lamest day of my entire life!" We went to see him at his office the next day and Avery had her tooth pulled. Poor girl. Abscessed tooth. I was so nervous for her that I asked her awesome Pediatrician for a dose of valium for her. I don't know if she was the one who needed it or if I was. Anyway, the tooth came out, piece of cake, and Avery was thrilled to have the tooth fairy come to her house twice in the same week. She wanted to write the tooth fairy and let her know how brave she was "so that she can give me extra money if she wants to. She doesn't have to, but she may want to, Mom." To top off all of the exitement, Stan the dentist's next patient just so happened to be Neil L. Anderson. Yep, we got the introductions which was very cool.

Angels Running Wild

Lisa, Sarah, Heidi, me, Alisha and Rochelle

I was really looking forward to doing the Wasatch Back this year. A couple weeks before the race, my ankles started hurting. I thought if I took it easy, I would be fine. A couple days before, I realized that I couldn't do it. My friend Sarah took my place for me (and with little training, did an AMAZING job!). I still went up with my van for part of the race, and did the night run with Sarah which was great! All of the girls that I ran with were amazing and quite inspiring.

Go Angels!

Doggy kisses

They love each other!

After all of those kisses this girl needed a bath.

Future photographers

Avery and Hayden love taking pictures. Here are a few of their most recent.

New Ears...Round 2

Hayden got ear tubes last year. They worked wonders...for about six months. Then they fell out. So, after another crazy round of ear infections we went in for round 2. Hopefully this time they stick. Poor girl!

On the way to the surgical center, she said "daddy, did you remember to bring the oil?" (for a Priesthood blessing). Melted my heart.

I also loved it when the anesthesiologist came to get her. She walked hand-in-hand with him to the operating room. I can't tell you how cute she looked walking away from us in that little hospital gown (open in the back, showing her cute little back-side). There were about five nurses standing with Zach and I and a chorus of "awwwww!" Seriously, so cute!

Green Goats

Bribery does work. I found that out once again during this years soccer season. Avery likes soccer, she likes running with the group, she likes kicking the ball, but she also likes letting everyone else score. I just wanted to see a little hustle and at least some effort to put the ball in the goal. She did just that, when she was bribed with a new swimsuit. I knew she could do it, she just needed a little motivation.

Goooooooooo Goooooooats!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ballet Recital

She was the cutest little bunny ever! She loved every minute of dance recital week. Most especially her costume, the flowers and of course, the fact that she got to wear make-up.

Kindergarten Graduation

My little Avery is now an official kindergarten graduate. She did awesome in her graduation program and had so much fun singing all of their songs. Avery loved kindergarten, loved her teacher, Mrs. Hoddenbach, and loved her classmates. She looked forward to kindergarten everyday.

St. George

Has Utah forgotten about the SPRING season? Seriously! Where's the sunshine? We decided we needed a little fun in the sun so we headed down to St. George for the weekend. The kids has fun swimming, playing at the park, and running around with their friends. The adults had fun swimming, golfing, shopping and going out to eat. Yeah for sunshine and friends!