Birthday # 1 was celebrated with KK and cousin Connor. We went to a fun indoor playground, to the Rain Forest Cafe, and then to the Imax Theater to watch a movie on dinosaur fish. When we came home, Ava and Connor painted and then we ate some yummy hamburgers and Pinkalicious Cupcakes.
Cousin Connor and Birthday Girl Ava - These two are the best of buds
The big Air Hockey game!This game ended up with two hockey discs so that each could play their own game :). It was a great time!!!
At the Rain Forest Cafe, we had a great time checking out the animals. We were going to go to the zoo but the weather was a bit overcast so to the rain forest we went.
And this little one was a big trooper the whole day!
On November 18th (day after birthday) we headed into San Antonio again with Pancho and Tee. We had a great time at an old antique amusement park in Alamo Heights. It brought back great memories of amusement parks when I was a kid. Ava had a blast and she was the perfect age "3" for the park. Gosh I cannot believe it has been three year!!!
We have a unique style that is all girl!!!
For Thanksgiving we drove to Spearman and had a wonderful time. Full of laughs...
I always love to go home but this time was extra fun. Ava is in love love love with the Wizard of Oz and I had told her that we would go up to Liberal, Kansas for her birthday and see Dorothy and visit Oz. If you have a little one that likes the Wizard of Oz, this is a must do. You probably won't have a great friend that lives in town but you will have a great time. Lindsey, we had a wonderful time with you, your kiddos, and your mom. I am so glad that we could get together and catch up; even if just for a few hours.
Now to Oz....There is a funny story that goes along with this trip to Oz and it is narrated through the pictures below....try to contain yourself until the end
We are not in Kansas anymore...Glenda welcoming Ava into Munchkin Land
Oh my goodness, the Lullaby League and the Lollipop Guild!!! Mom, will you sing the song again....
Ava was not a fan of the black crow on the scarecrow...he moved his head and scared her :)
Sweet Bentley and the Tin Man
Do you remember in the movie when the whole crew heads down the narrow green hall in pursuit of Oz. It is kind of a scary part, and they recreated it so well in this land of oz...I mean really this is a great place to visit!!
Now to the funny part.
In the pic below do you notice two things that look the same.....
Dorothy the mannequin and Ava as Dorothy.
This is the Dorothy that Ava had in her mind.
The Dorothy that Ava drove 11 hours to meet.
The Dorothy that Ava watches everyday in her movie.
This was the Dorothy Ava expected....
Meet our Dorothy,
When you are 3 you just want things to be exactly like what you see in the movies or have in your mind
and it is tough to explain when things are a little different :) ....
She was a sweet sweet girl and a wonderful tour guide through Oz.
Just not exactly what Ava was expecting. It will make for great memories though.