May 31, 2009

The Purple-Hatted Girl

Despite the summer temperatures, Ava likes to wear this purple snow hat while riding around the neighborhood in her car.

May 16, 2009

Zoe Renee

Zoe Renee Kap was born Tuesday, April 28th.

Here's little Zoe with her brother Zach and their parents Ethan and Erika (Krista's sister).

Ava is a big admirer of her newest cousin who is peeking here to see who's watching her sleep.

Zoe is Ava's sixth cousin on the Olsen side of the family, her seventh cousin overall.
Here's Ava giving Zoe a little kiss on the head.

Granny O is very excited about having another grandchild in the family.
Maddie and Lauren are always the doting aunts, but Zoe seems bored by them as she yawns.

We're so excited to have another darling little niece. Congratulations to Erika, Ethan, and new big brother Zach!

May 7, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt 2009

This is a video of the Easter egg hunt we had at Granny and Grandpa O's house on Easter Sunday. Each time we watch it we notice something we hadn't noticed before. Here's a cheat sheet of a few of our favorite things that happen throughout the video (try to see if you can spot them all):
  1. Seth asking anyone who will listen "What does 5 mean?" (It was actually an 'S' for service; meaning that rather than containing candy, the egg contained a slip of paper with an act of service written on it.)
  2. Ava screaming as she reaches to pick up an egg that happens to have a slug on it.
  3. Ava's apprehension toward picking up the next egg (for which she says "thank you" when Larry hands it to her).
  4. Sophie's little squeal as she finds an egg, to which Liz says "Sophie, let me see!"
  5. Ava exclaiming "Where are you eggs? You're hiding!"
  6. How we all mistake the blue ball for an Easter egg.
  7. Ava wanting to make sure that Sophie and Annissa are getting eggs too.
  8. Of all the things in Ava's Easter basket, she prattles on about the "mermaid band-aids" which she says are "cool".
  9. Betsy saying in reference to the eggs, "Owen has a bunch" as several of the children struggle to fill their own baskets with eggs. (We're just giving you a hard time Owen!)
  10. Ava's pants falling down as she waddles over to snag a yellow Easter egg (alas, Luke was too fast for her).
  11. Ava telling Maddie and Betsy about the ball.
Thanks to Granny and Grandpa O for hosting a wonderful Easter egg hunt. We are already anticipating next year's hunt.

Be sure to push the "HQ" button to watch the video at a higher quality.

May 2, 2009

Jellybean's Ultrasound

As you all already know, we had the ultrasound for Jellybean on April 21st and found at that we're having a boy. However, we thought you might all enjoy seeing the ultrasound for yourselves. For Ava (whose pre-birth name was Peanut), we got a VHS cassette of the ultrasound. However, with Jellybean we got a DVD, making it much easier to share online. So without further ado, here's Jellybean (who will likely end up being named Christian).