Friday, December 19, 2008

The New Family Blog

The Lindgren's are here.

You'll likely see us post on this new blog, as we venture deeper into the wilderness of the midwest. Yet, you might see a few Ava blogs here and there.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ava's First Snow

Ava and the fam decided to take a break from "it all" and venture out the door into the ND winter dream. It was complete with snowflakes the size of breadcrumbs to snowsuits that inhibit any form of movement for toddlers.

I missed the op. to take a photo when we all partook in some fun in the deeper snow. Laura wrote "I heart U" in the snow with her feet, and I shoveled the cement while throwing up snow. Here are a few shots of Ava fooling around:

Ava's first after snowplay, scandinavian red-cheeked, runny nose face and complimenting hat hair-do.

Friday, November 28, 2008


For the next year, we get to ask Ava how old she is and she can respond by saying, "Twooo!"

Here's another day filled with pancakes and gifts and playing with her gifts in the morning, then a walk with Grandma Doty in the afternoon, a quick nap then Zoo Lights at the Oregon Zoo!

Tomorrow, a party with Ava's friends at a pizza play joint in Hillsboro! Phew! Somewhere in this whirlwind of activity we'll get to packing. ;-)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We're gonna miss days like this...

The Lindgren fam has a special guest, Laura's mom (Carol), to share the last numbered days in Oregon/Washington. Today, the day before Thanksgiving, we drove to the coast on a gorgeous Fall day.

We enjoyed the beach at a near 60 degree temp with NO wind or fog! The only downer was that there was oil in the water---ick.

We ran from waves, saved a crab from seagulls, (Ava) built a sandcastle like Curious George, we watched the sunset, bought a caramel apple and taffy, ate a caramel apple and taffy, rode a carousel, ate at Moe's, and came home stuffed and ready for the oven.

Bye bye coast! ... for now.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dancing, Dancing, Dancing

Laura really wanted to capture this so-called "cute" moment of me and Ava dancing to the end credits of Finding Nemo.