Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Aunt Erica comes to town!!!

When school first let out, Aunt Erica was able to fly south and visit us in the sunshine state for "All day long" as Avery says.  (In other words, she visited for a week)  We had a FANTASTIC time.  We had great weather, lots of laughs, great bonding time, took some sisterly trips to the mall and she soaked in every minute with her 2 favorite (only) nephews. Below are some pics of when we went to a new water park that just opened up in town. 

 Avery and Jadyn make their way to the top of the slide.
 The "Finding Nemo" slide that the kids loved.  Erica and Landon hide out in the background.
 Swimming is a tough gig.
Looking forward to your next visit Aunt Erica.  Can you make it sooner than later?

Avery's last day of his first year of preschool!!!

Avery has wrapped up his first year of preschool.  He did FANTASTIC!!! He never shed a tear (although Mommy did) and it was exciting to watch him develop throughout the year. He made some great friends, had EXCELLENT teachers and we are already looking forward to next year.  But first, CHEERS to an exciting summer break ahead.  We have lots planned and tons to look forward to!!

Circle time during their last day.  All the mommies go to watch.
 Snack time with friends....and mommies too. 
 Avery waiting to get more food while Steele shows his yearbook to the class.
 Avery with his two teachers:  Ms. Tami and Ms. Amy.................FABULOUS teachers.  We will miss having them next year, but we are certain we will be blessed with 2 more WONDERFUL teachers.
CHEERS EVERYONE, Summer Break 2012 is here!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Landon gets his FIRST haircut.

At the old age of 15 months, Landon gets his first haircut.  He was starting to sport a 1980s mullet so we thought it was time.  Luckily, Aunt Erica was visiting and was able to give him his first haircut.  He wasn't so sure of the black cape, so by the end, he was down to his diaper!!!

What a stud you are!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Community Helper Day at Preschool

Avery's preschool class had a "Community Helper Day" at school.  Avery chose to dress as a construction worker.  In other words, he wore his Handy Manny costume.
 Handy Manny playing with his trash truck before he heads off to school.  Say cheese!!!!

Landon Bradley just lovin' life!!!

Landons having some dinner before we head to the beach for a night-time playdate!!!

 Avery, Landon, Jaxon and Jadyn enjoying each other's company.
 Miles and miles of beautiful, white sand and Landon wants to play on this boring, old chair!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Avery's 4th Birthday Bash

Since we were at Mimi and Papa's for Averys actual birthday, we chose to have a little fiesta there and a mini fiesta when we got back to SRQ.  Below are the pics (in complete RANDOM order, thanks to the new blogger format and my lack of patience) from our backyard BBQ.

Avery and Jadyn indulge in the birthday cupcakes!!!
Avery's "big sisters", Brianna, Rebecca and Ari
Singing "Happy Birthday to you," He couldn't wait to dig into those cupcakes!!!
               In fact, Avery and Jadyn just DUG RIGHT IN!!!
       Jadyn supervises Jaxon and Landon in Avery's bedroom while the party goes on!!!
 Rico, Pat and Jamie enjoy some appetizers and cocktails while waiting on the rest of the guests.
His birthday cake.  We did a "Fish/Frogs" theme since the AAA is really into fishing and frog hunting.
 Jaxon did NOT need help with his cupcake.  Ladies and gentlemen, he is a trained professional
                Where better to open gifts then in the CLUBHOUSE!!!
 The perfect ending to a great party.....a popcorn party and sleepover with the best friend.
                      Brushin those toofers, time for night night!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Celebrating Avery's 4th Birthday at Mimi and Papa's

We were visiting Mimi and Papa in Illinois on Avery's 4th birthday.  While we had his party planned for after our return to the sunshine state, we still had a mini party with Mimi and Papa.  Gifts and cake too!!

 Opening his new movie "Wall-E"....currently his favorite movie.
 Opening more gifts....that didn't matter......"Wall-E" is what mattered.
 Even Landon got to indulge in his own cupcake!!!

Papa's tractor.....the boys' OBSESSION!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Easter 2012

The Easter Bunny came!!! He found us at Mimi and Papa' House

Landon's awake and ready for church, Avery just stumbled out of bed.
Wow!!! We've rummaged through our baskets, now headed out the door to church.  Mommy and her 2 boys.  (Daddy had to stay in Sunny Sarasota for work.)

Back home from church, back in jammies and in the back yard for an Easter Egg Hunt.

Landon is taking part in the egg hunt, he simply prefers to climb for the high ones.

 Avery's determined to find an egg in there somewhere!?!?!?!?
 Whoa!!! He found another.  Once he got going, there was no stopping him.
 Mimi gives Landon an assist.

Time to open the eggs and find the goodies.

Coloring Easter Eggs with Mimi and Papa