**New pictures up in the May 2006 folder**
Ryan helped chaperone an event this weekend for the teenage boys for church, so I took the kids to visit my mom. We had lots of fun, including Ava's second beach visit (but her first one she was a newborn!). We are finishing up our collages (Josh made one for Mee Mee -- his excuse to work on a "girly" project). I am working on streamlining our schedule, esp for the next school year (figuring out our extracurricular activities), and doing some spring cleaning here and there, which the kids usually quickly un-clean.
And one more thing -- I finally got a bigger sling for Ava. It's called a Peanut Shell. I can use this one in many positions, including the hip and the back. She is so heavy that I need some help lugging her around! I really like this one, it is easy to move the fabric around to spread the weight across my shoulder so it doesn't cut in like most of them do. I think this one is a tad large; I think I might get another one that is a smaller size (or maybe just alter this one). It also has a pocket for your keys! As opposed to other slings, this one is supposed to be cut a little more flattering to the momma. I need all the help I can get!!