Archive for August, 2011
by Janelle Call on Aug.22, 2011
Avery, Kaden and I went to the American Fork Steel Days parade and carnival with Grandma Christiansen and Aunt Nicole this year. Daddy and Uncle Blaze had to drive to Bear Lake that day to pick up Avery’s new furniture (a post about that will be coming soon) so they were not able to join us for the fun.
Grandma Christiansen and Aunt Nicole waiting for the parade to start.
Me, Avery, and Kaden waiting for the parade.
After the parade we walked over to the carnival. Avery enjoyed riding on the carousel.
Last year, Avery rode on this roller coaster and hated it. She wanted to try it again this year. Again, she hated it. After about the first time around she was crying to get off. I think we will be waiting a while before going on another roller coaster.
The train was one of her favorite rides. I really wanted to put Kaden on this one with her, but he had just fallen asleep. Maybe next year.
Avery enjoyed riding on the flying saucers.
When our tickets were all gone Grandma gave Avery a couple of dollars to play the fishing game.
Avery chose this cute little lion as her prize.
We had so much fun at the carnival and look forward to going again next year!
by Janelle Call on Aug.20, 2011
On the Fourth of July this year we went up the canyon for breakfast with the Christiansen family as we do every year.
Uncle Travis and Sadie made boats out of paper to float down the river.
Avery threw hers into the river.
Unfortunately, they got soggy and got stuck along the rocks.
The rest of the day was spent with the Call family and watching fireworks at Thanksgiving Point.
by Janelle Call on Aug.18, 2011
After our Homestead trip we decided to take the canyon route home and stop by Cascade Springs. Avery and Kaden loved it! Avery and daddy enjoyed looking for fish together.
Kaden saw the water and immediately pointed and said, “wa-wa”. He loved it!
My cute family.
Me and my kids.
Avery with daddy.
WE had a great time walking around Cascade Springs and enjoying nature.
by Janelle Call on Aug.16, 2011
Back in June we had our annual trip to Homestead with the Christiansen family. Avery loved playing on the playground.
Her favorite part was having Great Grandpa Christiansen give her “underdogs” on the swing.
Skyler loved having people play his favorite games with him.
Kaden loved playing outside with Grandma Christiansen.
We did our annual craft. This year it was decorating scripture bags. Avery loves to draw and color. She did an amazing job decorating her bag.
This is the front of her bag.
This is the back of her bag.
Here is my bag that I decorated.
When we were done decorating out scripture bags Avery let me tie a jedi braid in her hair.
We love going to Homestead every year. It is one of my favorite traditions. Thank you so much Grandma and Grandpa Christiansen for making it happen each year.
by Janelle Call on Aug.14, 2011
For Avery’s birthday this year Grandma Call gave Avery Swimming Lessons along with a swimming suit, beach towel, and goggles. Avery has been so excited to start her lessons. Here she is on her first day.
I love those goggles on her!
Avery loves the water and learning how to do new things.
Avery’s teacher had them sit on the side of the pool and pretend that they were flowers. She would splash water on them and they would grow and then jump into the water.
Avery’s favorite part of swimming lessons was playing on the kick board. We had to go out and buy her one after her first lesson so that she could practice with it.
Here she is on her last day of lessons. She has learned so much and become so brave in the water.
Her teacher tied the “noodles” on each student to get ready to go over to the big pool.
Walking with her class to the big pool.
Here she is with her certificate for taking swimming lessons! I am so proud of her!
Kaden enjoyed going to swimming lessons and watching Avery. On the last day Grandma and Grandpa Christiansen came to watch Avery swim. Kaden and Grandpa found a potato bug to play with.
Kaden loved the potato bug!
Kaden found a couple of friends who had trucks to play with. He had a blast!
Thanks Grandma Call for giving Avery swimming lessons!
by Janelle Call on Aug.12, 2011
About a month ago Avery was in a dance production with Avondale Academy. The production was titled “12 Dancing Princesses”. Avery has been practicing for months for this performance. She did an amazing job!
After the performance I was able to take her up on the stage to get some pictures of her in her costume. Isn’t she a cute little princess!
Oh how I love her!
I am so proud of my little princess!
by Janelle Call on Aug.10, 2011
A couple of months ago we decided to put Kaden in a booster seat and move the highchair back down to the basement. This is him on his first day at the table. He loves it!