Monday, July 20, 2009

A Long Update!

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything substantial! Here are a ton of pictures from the past several weeks in the Avila household (and the Avila's on vacation!).

First, here's Ryan being silly at cousin Jeremy and Shandra's wedding last month.

He was enjoying the camera with Aunt Michelle and Uncle David.

Here's me and cousin Jazmine.

Papa and Ryan.

Me and my little man.

Our 4th of July was pretty laid back and lots of fun! I was up early for the 4th of July Celebration at the City Park. Debbie and I set up a booth to sell our Hairbows and Tutus. Here's a small glimpse of our booth.

I forgot to take pics of Ryan watching fireworks on the 4th. He spent the whole day with Grammy and Papa because I was busy at the park. He went swimming and got to play with Aunt Shannah and Uncle Kevin before we picked him up and headed back to the in-laws for our BBQ/fireworks for the evening.

Here's a few pics of the diaper party we gave Michelle and David last month:

My first attempt at decorating sugar cookies (it left a lot to be desired!):

Here's David and Michelle opening their diapers!

And Ryan and Preston playing in the pool and then with the lawn mower and blower toys!

Two weekends ago we loaded up the trailer, Harley and Ryan and headed to the coast for some camping! We met up with our friends Thursday night and enjoyed some ocean front property for 3 days! The weather was beautiful, sunny and warm the entire weekend. Ryan really seemed to enjoy playing in the sand and staying in the trailer.

We are very blessed to have such great friends that we can enjoy weekend getaways with - even though I don't have a picture of all of us together! We look forward to our next camping trip (in a campground that does not have sand beneath our feet and loud quads and dune buggies racing by at all hours of the night)!

This past weekend Jake and I escaped for a weekend in LA. We drove around a lot - the hills in Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Hollywood and everywhere in between. We had no plans, just wanted to have some fun. We saw the Michael Jackson star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the gate to the Playboy Mansion, some beautiful homes, DASH and Smooch (the Kardashain's stores), went to The Comedy Store in Hollywood for a late night stand-up comedy show and stayed at the Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel! Fun, fun and more fun! (Photobucket is not playing nice anymore, I'll add more pics of LA later.)

Now it's back to real-life here. Work, cooking, cleaning, laundry, crafting and everything else we do around here!


The Reids said...

Oh my goodness!! Ryan is so adorable, I love that you and him have matching dimples:) I must say Miss Patricia Louise! You are so CRAFTY!! I wanna come play crafty crafty with you:) I just started playing around with tutu's :) I love you!

Kristina De Lira said...

Ryan is so dang cute, Patty, and you can tell he just loves to smile for the camera! I love the tutus and bows too! I want one for my niece, do you have any more for sale? Cute pix. Love, Kris

Tamara B said...

Oh my, I don't like when my computer has an attitude. My computers (all the ones I've tried at the office) don't ever load blogs fully. On your blog, it never loads the pictures. The text was fun to read but I wanted to see the pics, dangit!

SO fun to keep up with you. I was in CA for a fly-by trip a month ago. Caught up with Mike, Jesse, and Kristine for lunch. It was great to hear an update on the Fagundes Family!

michelle said...

Great pics of Ryan! He's getting so big.

Can't wait to see everyone this weekend. And, maybe we'll get to hear him count?