Saturday, March 19, 2011
Played games: Shrek Operation. I would fake them out by going "Bzzzz!" when they were carefully trying to take out Shrek's various organs and parts. It was funny! Picking oranges at Rondaleen's is always so much fun! It is such a great springtime activity - especially now when the blossoms are there. It smells like HEAVEN! Rondaleen shows Ava the twisting technique to get the oranges to release from the stem. She also showed Ava the thorns on the tree. The can be wicked - my hands always look beat up after I pick oranges and grapefruit! We also got to have pizza at Organ Stop. The girls liked the organ music - very entertaining! I'm so glad that Julie and Ava came for a springtime visit. I miss my Utah girls and grandkids more than words can express!
Friday, March 18, 2011
I really love this place. It is so full of fun. Ava had a ball.
...and rang up groceries. Didn't want to stop.
What a beautiful morning! Rod took Ava on a hike to Thunderbird Park while I took Julie to GCC to run on the track. Ava loved her hike with Rod. He had so much fun showing her the desert plants and the view of the city. Ava loved the rocks and the beautiful deserts flowers that are in great abundance right now.
I love these pictures of her. Usually her smile is too posed, but these are all just a natural smile for a beautiful girl that is enjoying the world around her.I hope she will always remember her desert hike and know how much her Grammy and Rod love the desert!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
It was a perfect evening for a stroll to the park. Ava was determined to do the monkey bars hand over hand. I always marvel at how strong little kids are and how they can use their bodies like that! All pretty in her St. Patty's day shirt. Ava was very proud of her sequined shamrock shirt. Andd she even did her own pig tails. Cute! We were mad because McDonald's was out of their shamrock shakes. Oh well. It got dark while were there, but we did have a good time just hangin' out at the park.
You know it's my tradition! It is a must have for breakfast every March 17th... Another tradition that I love is that Julie makes sugar cookies for every holiday and she did it at my house today! Yay!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Before I could even give her a good hug, Ava asked if I would take her to the mall to get her ears pierced. I don't know where that came from.
With mom filling out the paper work, she is not looking quite as sure.
We always joke about the dam bridge - you know, the bridge that goes over the dam at Lake Powell. It's impossible to miss if you drive through Page and Kanab on your way to Salt Lake City, or take that route from SLC to Phoenix. That's what Julie, Ava and Becca did today. While this lovely lady was driving... ...this crazy child used my camera and photographed herself and those in the car. The American Girl Dolls were very nice passengers. Scenic view . . . love the Vermilion Cliffs in the background, but really my favorite are these road-weary girls that made the long haul to visit their Mom/Grammy in Phoenix!
Friday, March 11, 2011
The first weekend of March, we went to the Phoneix Zoo and met some dear friends there. We had such a great time and I do love this family!
He was so quiet and thoughtful sitting there in the peace and quiet by the pond.
Afton was hilarious with the goats. Don'tcha just love the princess dress with the boots? She is such a girly girl! And she says I am her best friend!Be gentle, and brush in the direction the hair grows. Each goat had its name in the collar.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Saw Footloose at the Theater Works in Peoria. We took Becca and her friend, Miriam. Turns out they knew a few of the kids in the cast. This fun musical has tons of lively dancing and really great music. It was a fun Friday night date! Made me want to watch the movie again...
(No, I did not get the "bump" - just not possible with my curly hair! Oh, well...)