Monday, June 29, 2009

House and Happenings

As I promised the family, here are a few pics of the new house. We are getting settled in and really liking it. Avery seems to have adjusted just fine and really likes the new place, especially her new playroom. I didn't post any of the master bedroom, the office, or the guest bedroom because we have not done a lot in there yet. I will soon. Enjoy the tour!

The entry. The dogs love to look out the glass door.
We turned the dinning room into a play room for Avery. It's a great place for her; she can even watch her movies in here. Her friends like it too when they come over.

I made the light a little more girly for her. :)
The finished shelf for her toys and books that Grandpa and Daddy made.
I love the kitchen! 

The view from the living area to the kitchen. 

The hallway to Avery's room and guestroom.
Hall bathroom
The nursery

The back porch. The table and umbrella was our anniversary gift to each other this year. We love to sit out here in the evenings.

Mimi and Popa(my parents) came to visit this weekend to help us unpack and get settled. They were a huge help. Can you come back this weekend!? They brought Avery a play kitchen for her play room. It is so cute! She loves to take all the dishes and food out and put them in the oven and all the cabinets. 

My parents babysat so Luke and I could go out for our 6 year anniversary. We had a nice night out. We don't get to do that much so it was great!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Great News!

Avery slept for 8 1/2 hours straight last night. WoooooHooooo!!!! I know for those of you whose kids have done that since four months or something crazy don't really think this is that great, but my child has never done this before in her 10 1/2 months of life. She has gone 6 hours, but that is it. I feel like a new woman! I can't believe that I have not slept that long of a stretch in almost a year! I hope she keeps it up, but I'm sure it won't be every night from now on. I think she just knew her momma was tired from unpacking all these boxes. :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Catch up post...

We have been super busy around here lately! We moved to a new house this past Saturday. Moving with a busy 10 month old is a ton of work!! We are in the new house and beginning to get settled; I'll post some pics later. To top everything off, Avery got sick starting on Thursday before we moved. Started off as just a cold and then turned into a double ear infection. Poor baby! She has been a trooper though. When she's not feeling good, she just wants to be held and I love the extra cuddle time. :) She has never had trouble with ear infections so this is a new thing that I hope doesn't happen again. I guess I have been spoiled with a pretty healthy girl so far. 
She tried spaghetti with meat sauce for the first time tonight and really liked it! 
Munching on some avocados...

Avery and Daddy on Father's Day. So sweet!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Avery's 9 Month Pictures

My friend April (Avery Kate's mom) took these pictures of Avery for me. She has a really nice camera and she did a great job! I really wanted to get some nine month pics. I am taking her to get professional ones done for her one year, but I really wanted to capture her in this stage before she changes too much. Thanks April , I love them!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Baby is 10 Months!!

Sweet Avery,
  You're 10 months old today! Can't believe you're in the double digits now. You have changed a lot this past month. Talking, crawling, and pulling up are the biggest things. You are able to say "ba ba", "da da" and "ma ma." I love your sweet little voice. You are all over the place now. Crawling everywhere you want to go and getting into everything. You never sit still. You are also pulling up to stand like a big girl! You love to stand and play at the ottoman and the window sills. You are working on your third and fourth tooth right now on the top. Clapping has become one of your favorite things to do. It's one of the cutest things I have ever seen! You still like reading, watching Praise Baby, Baby Einstein and you have discovered Sesame Street and you love it. We are working on teaching you baby sign language and you have been signing "more" when you are eating. You really like going to the neighborhood pool with Mommy and Daddy and we have really love seeing you enjoy being in the water. Chief and Chloe are still your favorite buddies and they can always make you laugh. Words cannot express how much your Mommy and Daddy love you. You are the best thing about us. I can't wait to watch you grow and learn more new things. Happy 10 months sweet girl! I love you to the moon and back.
Love, mama

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Weekend Randomness

We had a nice weekend! Luke kept Avery all day while I went shopping with my friends, April and Tiffany. We started at 8am with garage sales, went to the Mckinney Trade Days, and then to the outlet mall before returning home around 6pm. What a day! My feet hurt, but we all know I love to shop so I'm not complaining. :) We got a picture of all three of us, but I didn't get it on my camera...
Avery and Avery Kate had some fun play time. They are so cute! Avery is trying to join Avery Kate in the car. 
The girls at Rudy's with their matching bows.
Sweet little Aves is still working hard on those top two teeth. Poor baby.
April took some great 9 month pictures of Avery. Stay tuned and I will post some of them soon!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bucket of Toys...

Avery's new thing is to pull over her toy bucket in the living room and drag out EVERY single toy in it. She thinks this is so much fun! Today she tried to crawl into the bucket and hang out a while. I ended up sitting her in it and turned it upright. She thought it was the coolest thing ever and just giggled and giggled! It was adorable. I think the last pic of her peeking out of it is one of my favorite pictures. She looks so cute and grown up. She really has been keeping me on my toes lately because she is into everything and is so mobile. I'm not ready for her to be walking, but I feel like it will be here before I know it!!