Friday, April 17, 2009

The Dance Off

I know, I know, she is dancing on the pool table. This is really not a shocking thing for Miss Avery. As far as she is concerned it is a stage. So this morning after dropping Harrison off at school I came home with grand intentions of cleaning the house (Avery says it's a pit) and getting the bills done and being all together productive. Instead Avery and I turned the music way up and had ourselves a little Turner girl dance off. And she always wins. SO here is a brief clip of Avery's dance...(she video taped me too but it is only 2 seconds and not nearly as entertaining.)

Another Day at Danger Park

I think everyone has heard me talk about "Danger Park" before. Harrison, Avery and a bunch of their friends all hung out there after school today. The water is back on (off during the winter) and we pass it everyday on the way to and from school so they were really excited.

I thought the water was freezing but they didn't seem to mind.

Nothing more comforting then a wet and slippery little girl climbing way up in the airThis what we see everyday on the way to school....
Avery and Alex

Easter Randoms

So after the birthday week I was a little blogged out despite having new pictures. So here are a few Easter weekend pictures. The kids had a really fun time doing eggs. The definitely showed their personalities while dying them. Avery dunked each egg in about 4 different colors just to see what would happen. Harrison's were planned out and precise. And Avery had about 18 done in the time it took Harrison to do 4. And they both were thought theirs were fantastic.

We also spend a ton of time outside because it was a beautiful weekend. Harrison got a remote control motorcycle for his birthday and he(well actually all of us) had a blast speeding and flipping it down the road.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Phew, He's Seven (Final round)

Wow what a week! I am exhausted, the kids are exhausted but I think he is as officially seven as one can be. I took the kids to Aquatica this morning. The one place we go that I don't take pictures, well due to the fact that it is a water park. Someday I'll get a waterproof disposable camera for the day. Anyway, taking them to the park by myself was a big thing for me. I don't know why it has always freaked me out. Somehow I was convinced I couldn't watch them both there, as opposed to taking them to Sea World by myself which has just as many people and has never bothered me a bit. Who knows why but I am glad we did it because now I know we can. It really was one of those great days where they really behaved fantastically (unfortunately for them it just proves my point that they can) and had tons of fun together. And four hours of Aquatica wipes them out which is delightful.

So this is the last (I really don't want to see cake for a while) cake. Just the four of us, after was a nice end to the week.
And he let her sit by him so she was very happy

If you are wondering it is an angel food cake with sticky frosting which doesn't look great on film but tastes fantastic. And Harrison wanted it to be orange which didn't work all that well considering all I had was pastel food coloring.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monster Party (Round 3)

SO yesterday was Harrison's birthday party with friends. He picked 5 friends and we all went to Monsters vs. Aliens 3-D and then home for pizza and cake. At the movie theater I was amazed at just grown-up they have gotten. They sat in the row in front of us (me, Avery and a couple mom friends) all by themselves. They were quiet and so good, listening to them crack up was a high point for me. It made me think how fast the last 7 years have gone and how terrifying it is that soon not only will I not be sitting with him but he will want me to drop him off(probably from around the corner)... time just flies. So being the over planning mom I am I was all concerned about what they would do when they got back to the, they all seemed to young or too old to me. But if you need to entertain a bunch of seven-yr-olds (and some adults) all you need are balloons. We had a tank of helium, long balloons short balloons, big balloons, and punching balloons and they blew up and popped them the entire time. It was loud, I think my dog is traumatized but Harrison said it was "the best party ever" so we succeeded.After the movie, the ones who would let me take their picture"Happy birthday to you............"
(notice Avery..she is getting mad cause Harrison won't let her sit with him)(Notice Avery facing the wall because Harrison won't let her sit with him)Just being HarrisonTold you...balloons....

Birthday with Grandma and Grandpa

Second cake... and they are going to keep coming. I wish my birthday was a week long. Or maybe I don't based on how tired I am. Here is Harrison doing cake with Grandma and Grandpa on Monday.

Saturday Afternoon with Friends

Our friend's have a great house on a lake everyone had a blast.

Harrison went on his first jet ski ride.
Avery wrestled an alligator.
The kids looked for minnows (and found a leech - they loved it)

Avery swingingGirls digging.
Everyone out on the dock.
Fishing...although no fish would think of coming near the dock, they were so loud.Avery takes a turn fishing


Things are going to get a little out of order here because I have a lot to post and I am just going to do it as I get a chance this week.

Sunday, Grandma Neenie took us to the T-Rex restaurant down at Disney Marketplace for Harrison's birthday. My parents were here so they came too. Harrison and Avery were so excited(T-Rex, Avery's favorite stuffed animal came along too)
Harrison and Grandma Neenie

The biggest desert ever
Digging for fossils

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Building with Grandma and Grandpa

Home Depot Saturday again, this time minus the major drama. Grandpa and Grandma are here so they came with us and built birdhouses.
(I love the safety goggles)

Friday, April 3, 2009


This is the video of Harrison's solo. Should have brought the tripod:) Avery feels the need to climb on whoever is videotaping. If you have ever tried to tape something with a three year old on your lap you'll understand why it is so bumpy. I can hardly believe he is the same child from a few years ago. I tear up when I think of his pre-K spring concert when he sat up there trying desperately not to cry because he hated it so much. Now I have the kid with the solo, it is amazing.

And here are some pictures. We were closer so the gym pictures aren't as bad as usual, but not as good as I'd like.

Super Army Ant
He was skipping down the sidewalk.
Big solo time.
She had to try it too.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Grandma was nice enough to spend her birthday with us watching Harrison's spring concert.