Monday, August 30, 2010

"Not Me Monday"

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

"Not Me Monday" is back, people! Don't get too excited, its not fully recovered from its time away. Just like when an athlete gets injured and is out of the game, he has to make baby steps before he can jump back in the saddle. My "Not Me Monday" post will be taking its first baby step, with only one glorious moment from this past week. Enjoy!

It was NOT ME who forgot to put on deodorant last Sunday for church. Upon telling my husband in the car that I had NOT forgotten D.O. for my B.O., he DID NOT jokingly offer some of his deodorant....from his armpit. Being the lady that I am, it was NOT ME who said, "Yea, scrape some off of your armpit hair and give it to me." My husband DID NOT dig in is own pre-applied deodorant, and then rub it on my armpits!!! NOPE....NOT US!!!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

15 Months!

Avery, you are 15 months old (last Sunday, August 22) and have been doing soooo much lately! Mommy's an awful blogger and hasn't updated your stats since you turned ONE :( So here's what you've been up to:

*You weighed 22 lbs and 8 oz at your doctor's appointment on Friday. You are lingering around that 22 lbs mark. I guess you're thinning out, finally! You stand 31.78 inches tall.

*You're 'tall' for your age, average weight, and once again your head is gi-normous! (96%)

*You have 12, YES 12 teeth!! Four on top, four on bottom, and your first four molars have all come in. The molars cutting through were the worst, and really seemed to bother you the most. You love brushing your 12 teeth with your tiny toothbrush...and my electric Oral B toothbrush, too!

*You are wearing size 18 month clothing, size 5 shoe, and size 4 diapers. Your foot grew so quickly and we only have one pair of sandals in size 5. Better get to shopping.
*You're very interested in putting on your shoes, taking them off, and trying to put on mommy and daddy's shoes. You help me undress you as you step out of your shorts, and pull your shirt over your head.

*You've loved swimming this summer and aren't afraid of the water at all. We've never put "floaties, or swimmies", whatever they're called, on your arms. Even though we didn't put you in swimming lessons this summer, we wanted you to be comfortable in the water and not rely on floaties to support you. You've been dunked a bunch of times in the water, and keep your eyes open the whole time. Your expression is funny, but sad at the same time.
*You are running and climbing everywhere. You've been walking for 5 months now, and recently you want to climb up on everything (stairs, bathtub, ladders, slides).

*We love your booty, when it's not covered in poo ;)
*Your hair is getting longer each day and curling in the back. It's kind of crazy and all over the place, but we think it's cute (in a trailer trash kinda way). I think it may be time for your first hair cut. Leslie...are you ready??

*You are very affectionate and love hugging us, and other people. You don't kiss us as much anymore, but hopefully that will change back.

*You are getting so smart, and retaining so much information. You understand many commands, and communicate very well...however, most of it is non-verbal.

*Your list of words are momma, da da, hey, bye, "da" for dog....or you will bark when you see a dog. You bark aaaaaaa looootttt. You can make barking sounds, moo like a cow, and have started to "quack" like a duck. It's not quite a "quack", but different that "mmmmmmmmm" for a cow! Today you tried saying "Ta Da", because I kept doing it and you thought it was so funny.

*If I show you pictures of our family members, you can point out who everyone is...and even our friends when they come over.

*You love looking through books, watching Dora, Diego, Fresh Beat Band, Wonder Pets, and Yo Gabba Gabba.

*You've started to dance to music now. You'll rock your head back and forth and smile at me.

*You eat four times a day and have started "trying" to eat with a spoon. It's a big mess, but you've got to learn some how.

*The dog bowls have been moved to the back porch because you dig through Cotton's food, and spill his water all over the floor. I even found you chomping down on some of his food one time.

*You will clap your hands when we sing "Patty Cake", stick both of your pointer fingers in the air and shake them when we sing "Where is Pointer?", and hide your eyes with your hands when we ask, "Where's Avery?"

*You sleep O.K., taking one nap a day around 1:00 p.m. You will sleep for 45 minutes, wake up, and I have to put you back down to finish your nap. Every time...this is the routine! At night, you go to bed around 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. and still wake up at some point, the time will vary, and I put you in the bed with me until you wake up around 8:00 the next morning.

You are so beautiful when you are awake....and asleep....and have become such a FUN baby to play with. We love you!!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The shortest vacation ever

For Michael's birthday, we decided to go to the beach and combine it with our 'vacation'. I use that term loosely because it was short to begin with, and we ended up leaving a night early. We planned on staying three nights, but then we got a call from the baby wrangler/agent/hobby lobby lady wanting Avery and I both to be at a photo shoot Wednesday morning, the same day we planned on returning anyway.

Since it pays really well, we decided to just load up the car and drive home after dinner while Avery slept. I don't think we would have wanted to spend an entire week at the beach with a toddler, but maybe four nights would have been great! Nonetheless, we still made memories and took tons of pictures.

This was the first day we went to the beach. We got out there really early, like 9:30 a.m., because I figured that's what families did with small children. At least that's what I've seen people do when I used to go before Avery. She loved crawling and standing on the beach chairs.

Daddy tried playing ball with her, but the wind kept carrying the ball away, which meant he just ran up and down the beach while Avery watched.

I love this picture with Michael in the background.
More climbing...
Daddy's little parrot. He holds her like this all the time at home.

After playing in the water and with the ball, it was time to play in the sand.

She didn't seem to mind getting buried. It probably felt cool since it was so hot.

Just chillin'...
Even the baby doll was getting some rays. Actually, we put her there so Avery wouldn't drag her through the sand.

It was time to cool off in the kiddy pool. It was 1 foot deep, so Avery didn't have any trouble wading on her own. She walked all over that little pool, with one of us trailing behind the whole time....

...just in case something like this happened!

The sun must have started to get to Avery...

...because she napped for nearly three hours when we got back!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beach Baby

This July, we took a very short trip to St. Simons Island, Georgia. Michael's grandparents, MaMa and DaDa have a condo at Beach Club, and let us stay there. Thank you MaMa and DaDa! Of course, I had to get some pictures of our little beach baby in her cute outfit on the beach. Enjoy!

We all had to shower again after this photo shoot because we were all covered in sand!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Farmer Avery

Farmer Avery has been very busy this summer growing all kinds of vegetables. Her famous home grown tomatoes were a big hit last summer, as you probably remember from HERE, so she decided to pick a few and set up shop.
She's pleased as a plum because she has a new tractor for farming, and new pink crocs!
Avery grew some beautiful red tomatoes and collected them for her big sale.
"These are going to be the juiciest tomatoes on the block", she thought to herself.
So she loaded up her basket and set out on her way.
"Last year, I sold them for 50 cents, so maybe I should do the same this year."
She practiced her sales pitch, "Tomatoes for sale! Come and get your 'maters!"
Well, if that didn't work, her cuteness will bring in the customers in swarms.
Some last minute digging before the sale begins.
At home, she knows that to get her way, she cries and puts on a show. Maybe it would work selling her tomatoes.
Through her tears, she hears Farmer Brown next door selling his vegetables, "BOGO! BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!" Appalled, Avery shoots him daggers with her eyes.
It didn't take long for her to jump right up out of her chair to see what was going on. Don't worry, she left a stand-in to watch her tomatoes for her.
"I'm coming over there Farmer Brown to teach you a lesson once and for all! Nobody out-sells me!"
"You get yourself, your vegetables, and your dogs on down the road. I don't care if you are older than me or not, get gone. Haven't you heard, I'm the boss around here!"