Thursday, May 28, 2009

MLB Game

Last night we went to Avery's( and my) first MLB baseball game. The Rangers were playing the NY Yankees. It was a lot of fun; we went with some of our friends. Sadly, the Rangers lost. Luke, embarrassing but true, is a Yankees fan. His favorite football teams are the Cowboys and Longhorns so that saves him I guess. :) I felt like I had to root for both teams last night. We let Avery make her own choice. She got scared and cried when we first got there because the first Yankee player got up to bat and the whole crowd booed really loud. Luke claims she did not appreciate them booing her daddy's team. (Yeah right!) 
We had to walk like 2 miles from our car! Luckily, Luke carried Aves in the Baby Bjorn so I didn't have to. 

She starting getting so sleepy, but of course would not fall asleep b/c she was afraid to miss a thing. She is very nosy and had to check out everyone that walked by.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What's New...

These are some new things that I have been into lately as a busy 9 month old...
I discovered that I love to take out all the tupperware and play with it. Mommy took the drawer out today and I had a blast. :)
We started brushing my teeth before bed. I wasn't too sure at first, but I think I like it. The toothpaste tastes like strawberry banana. Yummy!

 Speaking of teeth, I'm getting a new one on the top. I have been chewing on everything in sight! I really love these teethers when mommy puts them in the freezer.

My big girl carseat! I tried it out the other day and I loved it. Mommy and Daddy were kinda sad to see me looking so big in my seat. 

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Avery's First Trip to the Pool!!

We took Avery to the pool for her very first time. She loved!! We had a blast. She really likes the water. It was a little cold at first, but she got used to it quickly. We lubed her up with so much sunscreen and put her little UVF 50 swim shirt on to make sure she would not get too much sun. Then Luke and I burned! We forgot about ourselves; story of our life now. We took the video camera along with the digital camera to make sure we looked like completely crazy parents at the pool! I loved spending the day with my two favorite people. :) 
Then, Leslie and Eden joined us!  Avery and Eden enjoyed floating around together in their lady bug floaties. They were so cute!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Backyard Pool Party!

PS:  Avery wanted to say a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MIMI!!! Love you!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Doctor's Appt. and Sweet Friends...

Avery had her 9 month well check yesterday. I can't believe the next one is at one year. She can't be this old! She did well, however for some reason she was terrified of being weighed. It starts early for girls I guess. :) She has been weighed every time on the same kind of scale and has smiled for the camera. Not this time. I think she was more afraid of the new nurse she had not seen before and didn't like that she had been taken away from me to be sat on the scale. We got the best weight we could...16 pounds and 7 oz. She was 27.5 in. She is now in the 13th percentile for weight and the 70% for length. She is just a petite little thing. Since she has learned to move around the house so well and pull herself up to stand now, she is burning a lot more calories I guess. She checked out perfectly healthy! We have been so blessed to have such a healthy baby. She had to get a routine blood test done to check her lead and iron levels. It was a finger stick and Daddy said he would hold her for it. It was not too much fun for either of them, but I really think Luke had a harder time. He looked like he wanted to cry and kill someone in the same expression! She did well, cried but not as bad as she did over the scale. Go figure!
Then later that afternoon, Avery's sweet little friend Eden came over to play. Her mommy and daddy, Leslie and Jonathan, went to the movies for their anniversary. The girls had a great time. Eden is such a sweet little girl and such an easy baby. She would just sit calmly while Avery did circles around her and wore her out I think. :) They played and played and watched Praise Baby. I'm glad Avery already has sweet friends to grow up with. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Day With Avery..

In one of the blogs I like to read, Kelly's Korner, she posted a blog on what she did all day with her baby. I thought it was a cute idea and a great thing to record so that Avery and I can look back and remember it one day. Plus, Luke always asks what we did all day and I like to ramble on and tell him every detail. So now you get to her me ramble on about our day. :) 
Today was a pretty typical day for me and Aves...
Woke up at 9:20, nursed and then we played in the living room with her toys while I surfed the net a little while battling to keep her from the laptop. 
10:00- oatmeal with peaches for Avery and cereal for me. Get cleaned up and then Praise Baby DVD while Avery jumps in her Baby Einstein jumperoo. She has a blowout(which she does every am in her jumper in case you wondered) we clean up and she goes down for her morning nap at 11:00.
While she naps, I shower and then run around trying to fold and put away laundry, pick up the house and unload and reload the dishwasher. I then sit down to watch a DVR'd show. Scratch that, she is awake at 12:20. She nurses and we rock a while and read a few books.
Then she works on crawling all over the house and showing me what I need to babyproof. 
Lunch time at 12:45, butternut squash and corn mix, a sliced up pear, and some good old Cherrios. 
Then we get dressed for the day and head off to run some errands. Stop by the bank, return a blockbuster, and run in Target(shocking I know) to browse. No, we did not buy anything, just looked at some patio furniture I want and some fun water toys to get Avery for the pool.
Get home, feed Avery a bottle and put her down for a nap at 2:45.  I get on the internet, check email and blogstalk a little, then try to put away some laundry and make a snack. Turn on Dr. Phil and take a little break. 
Not for long, little princess is up at 3:45. She nurses and we play in her room while she "helps" me put away some laundry. We do patty cake about 5 times in a row. (she is learning to clap along with it and it is so cute) 
The door bells rings, I fight to keep Chief from attacking the door and we look through the peep hole to see the Fed Ex man. I get a package; my necklace that I got a gift card to pick out for Mother's Day. Yay! Avery is excited and wants to eat it and the box. 
Then we decide to take a walk around the neighborhood at 4:30. We walk and go check out the neighborhood pool that I cannot wait to take her to. We head home at 5:00 and wait for daddy to get home. Avery plays with Chloe and follows behind me into every room I go in. She laughs every time I turn around and say "caught you!"
Daddy gets home at 6:00 (usually he gets home a little earlier than this) and he and Avery have some fun play time. I decide to make fajitas for dinner and get started on that. 
At 6:30 we eat dinner. Avery eats loads of avocados(this girl would eat two whole ones every night if I let her) and some applesauce and peas. 
At 7:00 Daddy baths Avery while I clean up. At 7:30, she nurses and I lay her down after getting about 20 kisses and snuggles in. 
Daddy and I get to sit down on the couch, watch a little TV, and he will ask what I did all day. I will tell him all the above plus even more details which he is dying to hear I know. :) 
Then its off to bed and we start all over again tomorrow. Can't wait to see her in the morning. (I'll be seeing her sooner rather than later when she wakes to eat) I really think I'll miss when we don't get to cuddle in the night time to eat. Although I'm sure I'll enjoy the extra sleep!  
So now you know what we were up to today(if you're still reading at this point!)

 My new necklace from Luke and Avery. It has an  "A" engraved for Avery of course, and her birthstone, peridot (green). Also a fun little dangle jewel charm. I love it! 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not much going on. Just thought I would post a few pics of Avery hanging out this weekend for the Grandparents...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

9 Months!

You're 9 months old baby girl!! What a fun month this has been with you. You are growing up so fast. You are all over the place scooting and pulling up. You haven't figured out how to crawl the right way yet, but you have mastered the "army crawl" pretty well and can get all over the house. Your sweet little giggle still melts my heart. You love to be held and now you can crawl over to Mommy and Daddy to be picked up. I could hold you all day long and never get anything done! Some of your favorite things are reading books, walks, playing with car keys and TV remotes, your singing bunny and talking puppy, and Praise Baby. You have become quite the little eater and you love to sit in your high chair. Your favorite foods are squash, bananas, peaches, cherrios, and still, avocados. I'm so proud of you and proud to be your mommy. I treasure every minute with you. I never knew someone so small could fill up my whole heart! I love you more than you'll ever know.  Maybe you'll understand one day when you have a little Avery of your own. Happy 9 months precious girl!
Love, Momma

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Birthday Party and a New Ride

Avery had fun at her friend, Truitt's birthday party. They were so cute together playing and sharing toys. Truitt is a sweetie! We like to joke that he is Avery's future boyfriend and Daddy is the only one who doesn't laugh.  Happy 2nd Birthday Truitt!!

         Yummy cake. Avery wanted some soo bad! 
         She may have got a little taste. :)
             The Ross family: Kayci, Josh, 
             Truitt and baby #2. :)
                                                  Truitt giving hugs

 We got Avery a new lightweight umbrella stroller. It is a lot easier for me to haul in and out of the trunk. Here she is trying it out for the first time; I think she likes it!