Monday, July 19, 2010

Where do you store your mouthwash?

My favorite wall calendar is put out each year by Susan Branch. She has darling artwork and such sweet ideas to celebrate each month. I know it's a little late in 2010 to order one, but I highly recommend treating yourself. Thanks to an idea I saw on the July page of this perfect calendar I...

painted Ava's fingernails and toenails (and okay, my toenails) in rainbow colors. I joked with Josh that with our toenails painted this way anywhere we walked we were actually 'over the rainbow'. Cheesy, but true.

On Tuesday we arrived at gymnastics a few minutes early, shocker. Ava plopped down and watched the big girls on the beam until her class started. She was glued. It's so exciting to watch her love of gymnastics develop.

On Thursday I took M and the Bave to The Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole. This is the second time we've visited the museum and both times I've had to drag the kiddos out the doors as they closed for the day. Ava enjoyed driving this 1921 Model T.

Front view

She also pretended to pilot an airplane from a real cockpit.

The ambulance was by far the biggest hit. From blacklights that showed what germs were squirming on their little hands to the kid-sized scrubs, Ava and M played here for at least an hour.

I showed Ava what baby Nolan looks like right now. Here she is holding a 4-month fetus. Sarah informed me that she is actually 6-months along, but all of the older fetus models were multiples. Didn't think she'd appreciate that, though I certainly wouldn't mind having twin nephews or nieces.

Performing open-heart surgery, tongue out with concentration.

Poolside picnic on a stifling Friday

What's the best way to eat watermelon without getting sticky all over the floor?
I LOVE this shot.
(I bravely endured the nauseating watermelon smell to capture this moment. One watermelon revisited in 1st grade has ruined them for me forever, blech.)

The Locketts have BIG news to announce with the next blog post. You'll have to wait for the official news, but here's a hint: I'll soon be able to store our mouthwash in a bona fide bathroom cabinet instead of inside my rainboots at the bottom of our closet. Notice in this same 3-square-feet you'll also find: extra paper towel rolls, spare bath towels, cordless drill, all Josh's shoes, some of my shoes, sewing scraps, dry cleaning, 1/4 of Josh's clothes, part of my bras and a few stray dust bunnies. Hey, with 600 square feet you have to be creative. I can't wait to share our fun news!!! (That's right, three exclamation points. You know it's big on a blog that is barely allowed one per post.)


Hannah said...

What do you mean you're only allowed one exclamation point per post?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

I love the shot of Ava watching the gymnasts. She looks so grown up.

k and c's mom said...

When you were Ava's age, your grandfather would always fuss at your Mom and said, "Don't you let that baby get hot!" (Meaning you.) Those were the words I thought when I say Ava poolside. :)

The Broaddus Family said...

Holy cow- Ava's hair looks LONG in that pony tail at gymnastics! Love it! Can't wait to hear/ see pictures of your news. :)

Lindsay said...

Those fingers and toes are too cute!

Tam said...

I need a little girl to paint toe nails with or you and Ava can come visit. Have you taken her to the Lego exhibit at the Mayborn?