Sunday, September 02, 2007

My birthday

Well, I turned a whole quarter of a century old at the end of august! Woopee! Or, as Avery would say in a wholly indifferent tone of voice, "wheeeeee." Haha, she's so cute! For my birthday, we took a quick overnight camping trip to Douthat state park. We hadn't been there before, and it was Avery's first time camping, so it was fun! Avery had a hard time falling asleep, but we're getting a kidco peapod, which I'm really looking forward to because it will make it so much easier to take Avery on overnight trips anywhere, once she gets used to it! So I'm excited about that.

It was a fun trip :) We camped next to a lake, and went out rowing in a little boat, and swam in the fun little lake beach thing...very fun! We also ran into a family that recently moved into our ward (the McBrides), and camped right next to them, so that was a fun little coincidence! Avery's favorite thing was the gravel, so a good time was had by all :D haha

On my actual birthday we went out to eat at the olive garden, and wondered around the mall for a while. They have this little play area which Avery just loved!! The carpet is all padded and soft, and then its got these big plastic animals for crawling and climbing all over, and they are also quite soft, and Avery just had a great time! Some other kids came and played in it too, and this set of little twin boys seemed to get her quite confused, because she was crawling through a plastic log thing when one of the boys appeared at the end of it and surprised her, so she turned around and an identical boy was looking at her from the other end of the log! So she couldn't quite figure out what was going on! But it was cute, she had fun! It makes me want to go to the mall just for the play area! We didn't have the camera with us, so we didn't get any pictures, unfortunately.

Gabe started back at school last week, so the fun and games of hardly ever seeing each other has begun! "wheeeeeee." Lucky us. But it actually hasn't been too bad so far, so hopefully it will continue to be bearable. Ask me again in 3 or 4 years when we're still doing this :) Ah well, it'll be worth it!

My mother is coming to stay for a few weeks soon, so that's quite exciting! She hasn't seen Avery since she was 4 months old, so I'm really looking forward to her seeing Avery, and Avery getting to know her Grandma a little bit. It will be great!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Super cute pics!! And happy belated birthday!! Brave girl to go camping with a toddler. I love that Avery loved the gravel the most . . . isn't that always how it is?