Friday, March 26, 2010

Film It Friday!

I have been taking so many short videos of Avery, that I finally found the time to edit and post them. Here are all of videos except one, I'll update it tomorrow after I'm done editing it. Make sure your volume is on:) Enjoy!

Avery finally figured out to move around on her own. It's not quite a crawl, more like a 'scoot'.



CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT!


Avery gets tickled at my funny noises and continues to say "Bye".

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma Vickie!

Grandma,
Today is your birthday and I wanted to send you a picture of your two most favorite people in the whole wide world! I really hope to see you on this very special day, I miss you!

Love,
Avery


Monday, March 22, 2010

Walking at 10 months!

video

10 months old!

WHAAAAATT?? Avery, you're already 10 months old! I know I'm acting shocked, and I shouldn't be, because just last month you were 9 months old, so I should've known this was coming.....BUT....you only have two more months to go until your FIRST BIRTHDAY! That's what shocks me the most. I feel like you're development is kicking into warp speed and you're doing so much so quickly now.

Well, we took you last month to your 9 month check up and all went well. You weighed in at exactly 20 lbs, and measured 28.5 inches long...which is what most one year old infants measure. You grew 2.5 inches in 3 months, which the doctor said was more than average. That surprised me because I'm short, and I figured you'd always be on the shorter side, too. The funniest part about your check up was your head circumference....you measured in the 95% percentile. So, you have a big head, baby! I think it's so you can hold all that knowledge in there:)

*Now, you weigh 20 lbs and 11 oz. I didn't try getting your length measurement.

*You wear size 9-12 months clothes. When it comes to elastic pants or shorts, I'm going to buy you 18 months so your little belly doesn't get squeezed:)

*You are eating some table food in addition to Gerber baby meats. You still like cheese, but now you've tried Cheerios, pieces of bread, little pieces of diced ham, bananas, lemons!, mashed potatoes, green beans, and anything that's easy to eat from our plates.

*You are the master at drinking from your sippy cup, that's only filled with water, and you also can drink from a straw! I still nurse you 3 times a day.

*You love feeding Cotton any food in your hand while sitting in the high chair. This makes it very hard for me to feed you and swat Cotton away at the same time.

*You take one long nap during the day some time around 1:00 p.m. It will usually last anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. You might take another nap sometime in the late afternoon if we are riding in the car, but on most days you don't.

*I still put you to bed at 9:00p.m, and you still get up around 11:00-ish to get in the bed with us. Oh well :(
*You just learned how to scoot around the floor on your bottom. You still don't crawl yet, but you scoot and slide across the floor while sitting up with one leg folded up underneath you.

*You have started walking! You can walk short distances all by yourself. You will walk around the furniture while holding onto it and will walk from something to me without falling. If we let you hold onto one of our fingers, you can run around the house.
*You love giving hugs and kisses to daddy and me. We love it way more than you do. You will open your mouth and come at our face until you kiss us on the mouth. It's so sweet.

*Daddy is much happier because you will cling to him now and cry when he walks out of the room. He is such a sucker for that and I think it's hilarious because you used to never want him to even hold you. I see a Daddy's girl in the future.
*You are really good at saying "Da-Da" and you know it's him when you say it too. You have now started saying "Ma-Ma" and reaching for me when you say it. It's WONDERFUL!! However, you mainly say ma-ma when you're upset or fussy.

*You know who Mama and Daddy are, where Cotton is when we ask you to look for him, where the light is, and also what "Give us a kiss" means.

*You started waving "Bye-Bye" and I'm pretty sure you've said "bye" a few times.
*You still only have two teeth, but I'm wondering when you'll get some more.

*Your foot is a size 3, but thanks to your grandparents, you're wearing a 3.5 so you have some room to grow.

*You recently visited your Grandma Debbie and Poppa Jeff in Glennville. You LOOOOVE your grandma and were very clingy to her while we were there. She took you riding on the mule a bunch of times, which you loved every minute of.
*Your personality is really coming through and I love to hear you laugh when I make silly faces at you.
Thank you Avery for being the joy of our lives! We love you sweet girl.




Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kiss Me, I'm Irish!

I'm pretty sure this cute little girl has some Irish in her. I know Michael's mom is part Irish, and so is my mother. What better way for a little Irish baby to spend a beautiful day than dressed in her clover dress in a green field.










Thursday, March 11, 2010

Something for the weekend

Friday, I will be heading south to Glennville to visit my family and just relax. I always look forward to going 'home', because everything is so much slower, more peaceful, and less hustle and bustle. Before I pack my bags and leave my sad husband behind (he's sad because I'm leaving, not because he's pitiful), I wanted to share some of my new favorite pictures with you.

I love the Wizard of Oz, and all things blue gingham. I found this shirt on sale at The Gap and swooped it up for Avery. She posed for me while looking out of her bedroom window on a gorgeous day.

Her hair is getting longer, as you can see it hanging down behind her ear.


This is the same rocking chair that Michael's grandparents used in their home, then his mother used in her home, and now it sits in Avery's nursery.

My favorite color is blue, if you can't tell already. I hope it's Avery's favorite color because it's beautiful with her eyes.
My favorite! What a sweet little angel.
She had some funny expressions that day, too. This one says, "If you take my picture one more time, you're gonna be sorry!"
She has this new thing with her bottom lip and flips it in and out of her mouth, making a popping sound. It's cute, but of course, isn't everything your child does cute?
Whoooaaa Avery! She is playing with me here and probably screaming or something. We see this face a lot.
Again, playing with her bottom lip.
And if you think she always a sweetheart, this picture shows her evil side. She even is cute to look at when she's mad. It's hard getting angry with her because we think all of her faces are so funny and entertaining!

Monday, March 8, 2010

"Not Me Monday"

I HAVE NOT avoided "Not Me Monday" on purpose for three weeks straight.

This is NOT because I just keep forgetting to jot down notes as the week goes on about all of my newsworthy mishaps.

I DID NOT just confess to you that I keep a list of "Not Me" moments so I can share them with you every Monday.

I WILL....however share some moments from the past month......

I DO NOT ever poor a glass of wine and put it in the freezer for a quick chill. I DID NOT put a glass in the door of the freezer, NOR DID I swing the door open 15 minutes later only to have the wine spill and splash all over me and the floor.

It was NOT ME who cleaned Avery's nose with my bare fingers, and then wiped the remains under the fold of her elastic at the top of her pants. I DID NOT justify this by saying she was about to take a bath anyway.

I DID NOT walk into the house yesterday from church only to smell what seemed like dog 'poo' lingering in the air. That dog poo WAS NOT right smack-dab in the middle of Avery's bedroom floor.

I DID NOT take a picture of it with my cell phone and send it to my husband who was at the NASCAR race, just so he could see what he was missing.

It's only fair, because he DID NOT interrupt my girl's night at the movies with a picture text of Avery's dirty diaper that he had to change.

On that note, I DO NOT change Avery's diaper in the car with her standing up in the driver's seat, holding onto the steering wheel. I also NEVER take pictures of her naked bottom and send them to her daddy.

It is NOT ME who eats Avery's Gerber Yogart Melts every time I open the pantry.

***I'll try to do a better job of keeping track of my "Not Me" moments so you can feel better about yourself every Monday ;)

"Rubber Ducky"

Rubber Ducky...
you're the one...
you make bathtime...
lots of fun...
Rubber Ducky...
I'm awfully fond of you!
Rubber Ducky...
joy of joys...
when I squeeze you...
you make noise...
Rubber Ducky, you're my very best friend, it's true!