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Archive for April 2008

Peek-a-boo

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Every once in a while I am lucky enough to find myself in the right place at the right time. I was so happy I was able to catch this moment. Ava was looking through the bars and a couple just happened to walk by with a dog. She's usually very shy when she sees people she doesn't know and immediately either hides or puts her hands over her face, but this dog looked like her Uncle Jarret's dog, so she kept peeking around the wall to see if it was Chevy or not. It wasn't, which she found out when it broke free of its owner and came running up to her...



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Eva Dingle, Wheezy Jefferson and $9 in helium balloons

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Well, those three things pretty much sum up the weekend. Ava has changed her name once again. After months of being Ahva, she is now Eva. She likes to watch The Jeffersons and when asked who George's wife is, she screams out "Wheezy!". I'm pretty sure she's the only two year old whose favourite song is "Proud Mary" by Ike & Tina.

Anyway, this was the best $9 I ever spent on a beautiful spring afternoon...









More pictures to come probably tomorrow...

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Some new ones

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Here are some recent pictures of the kids.

Owen at 9 weeks old...



Ethan at nine weeks old...



Ava riding her tricycle for the first time...



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Play time

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

For Ava's 2nd birthday, a bunch of us went together and bought Ava a wooden play set for the backyard. So far it is a huge hit. The best part of it is almost all of the neighbourhood kids have come over at some point in the past week to play with Ava. She is the youngest of all of them, but they don't treat her like that at all and they all get along really well.

When she goes outside, she sits up in the little clubhouse and in a very soft voice says "hi kids" to the other kids who are playing outside. There is no way they can hear her as she says it very quietly and she's too shy to walk up to them and ask them to come over and play. When they do come over, after a quick moment of shyness she is running all over the place following them with a huge smile on her face.





New Dora boots from Nana & Grandad...



Not great pictures because the sun was setting, but here are some pictures of Ava swinging with her Daddy...






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Ava's birthday party

Monday, 21 April 2008

Here are some pictures taken at Ava's birthday party on Saturday...





Flying kites in the backyard...



Ava at two years old and Mommy at three years old. I'd like to say the picture of me wasn't taken that long ago but the curtains suggest otherwise...



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Happy Birthday Ava Dingle

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Two years and at least 40,000 pictures later, Ava is celebrating her second birthday. She is learning and growing so fast. We are now working on getting her to learn her last name. As far as she is concerned, her name is Ava Dingle and she thinks that is the funniest thing she has ever heard. She's a real talker and she doesn't stop from the moment she gets up until the moment she goes to bed. She gets into everything lately, her most recent adventure being sneaking into the boys' room where she found the penaten cream and coated her feet in it. She loves her brothers and doesn't have a jealous bone in her body.



Of all of the pictures I have taken of Ava, my absolute favourite picture is the picture above. Her hand is cut off which bothers me, but everything else just seemed to click - the backlighting, her expression and I can't get enough of her pigtails. Here is a sampling of other favourites over the past two years.



Happy birthday, Ava Dingle.

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Please be careful

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Somebody is spamming my blog. They have been putting comments on my new posts asking people to follow a link. Please do not follow the link. I do not know these individuals and following the link will take you to a web site that will automatically start you downloading an XP antivirus program. Not sure what happens at that point if it infects your computer or is just a ploy to get you to buy a virus program, but whatever the case, it is bad news. Just wanted to give you a heads up. I have been deleting the comments after I am notified by email that they have been posted, but wanted to let you all know just in case I don't get to delete it right away.

Thanks!

Jen

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Three little characters

Monday, 7 April 2008

Ava during our road trip to Toronto on Saturday...



About three minutes later...



A picture of Ethan taken last week after his bath...





Owen (aka Captain Kissyface) after his bath...



The boys sleeping in their bassinette. They always sleep like this...



An exhausted Owen...



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The Easter egg hunt

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Here are some photos taken on the Easter weekend.

The hunt begins...



Ava & Nana surveying the loot...



Ava and her chock-it...



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