Friday, February 25, 2011


Baby #2 is growing and so am I! I feel so bad because this is first prego pic I have taken. :) With Avery I took a ton and counted the days. This time I can barely remember how many weeks I am when someone asks. I know I look about 30 weeks but I'm 16 weeks along now. :) I think I really looked about the same with Avery at 28-30wk, ha! Oh well, that's what they say happens the second time around! I am feeling great now and hoping my placenta moves on up so I don't have placenta previa the whole pregnancy and have to deal with the effects of that. I am so thankful for this little one and I'm already SO in love. I felt he or she move about a week and half ago! The tiniest little flutters, so sweet! I think Avery kinda gets it but she has no idea what a sibling will mean for her:) I showed her pictures from when I was pregnant with her and when she was a newborn the other day. She said, "oh, baby Avery is so cute!" She only calls the baby "sister" so we will see very soon if she is right. Can't wait!
4 months!

My little love. In almost every ultrasound picture we got of Avery, she buried her face in her hands just like this. So sweet!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Me and my buddy

The other day Avery followed me outside to check the mail and it was such a nice sunny day out, she said "I wuv sunshine momma, let's have a nicnic! Took me a minute to realize she meant "picnic." So we did! I love making sweet memories with my girl. She was thrilled to eat lunch outside at our "nicnic" She told me she wuvs sunshine and she loves me. I may have teared up a little.:) We had fun and sat and chatted about her school friends, why the flowers in our yard are yellow, where food goes after you chew it and on and on. She is becoming such a big girl! These are the moments I hope I remember forever. Love my little best buddy!

She insisted we take a pic together so she could see it. FYI, my face hears the news I am pregnant at about 14 weeks and decides it wants to be pregnant too, I did this with Avery as well, awesome. ;)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2 and half years!

Sweet Avery,
You're two and half! Valentine's Day is such a fun day to have a half birthday! Of course, I sat you in the pink chair with Bear for your pics. When I compare them all over these last 2.5 years, I just beam and cry. You are such a beautiful baby girl and you are growing so fast I can hardly take it. :) In the spirit of Feb. 14 and my baby girl turning 2.5 on LOVE day, I decided to write down 14 things I LOVE about you as a 2 and a half year old. Limiting it to 14 is so hard...

1.You are my first born and greatest experiment. You are very forgiving and tough.:)
2.You are fiercely independent and confident.You can do anything by yourself in your opinion:)
3. You're a cuddle bug. As busy as you are, you love to grab me and say " let's go cuddle mommy". LOVE that!
4. You're completely fearless. Things most every kid is afraid of, you are not. In fact, can't think of one thing that makes you timid. Cracks me up!
5. You're sensitive and you are really concerned when someone is sad. Your MDO teachers say you are a little concerned momma when someone is sad or in trouble at school.
6.You are FULL of spunk and super feisty! You
wear me out most days but I love it.
7. You are the perfect companion for a shopping day at Target or Hobby Lobby and you'll get excited about a sale with me!
8.You're super silly and love to have dance parties with mommy and daddy. You really have some pretty good moves!
9. You love to read and love to "read" books to yourself.
10. You are the friendliest person I know; you get this from your daddy. We cannot go anywhere without you saying hi to every one you see. Yesterday while checking out at the store you held a little conversation with the check out lady that went like this: "Hi lady!! What doing? I wike your hair! See my pink shoes, they pretty. I tt in the potty wike a big girl at Target." As we are leaving you say, "Bye lady! Have good day!"
11. You still want to be rocked like a baby at bed time and sang to. It's one of my most favorite times with you.
12.You get excited about the smallest things. A walk to check the mail, a kiss from Chloe, a piece of candy can all make you giddy.
13. You tell me "baby Jesus" is your friend and you "wike" him. Makes me so proud!
14. You're my baby and no matter what you liked or what your personality, I would still be crazy in love with you!
Happy 2 and half years Avery!! They have been the best of my life.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!! Hope your day was special and full of LOVE. We had a great day. Today Avery turned 2.5 years old so it was extra special. She enjoyed being spoiled by the family with gifts in the mail, a special lunch date with mommy and and special evening planned by daddy. I love this girl!! I can't believe she is half way to three years old! Special post on that coming up:)

Love my little Valentine!!

Daddy took us to our fav, Olive Garden! Avery said, "Yummy! I wuv sketti!"

Enjoying her heart sucker for dessert :)

And this is what you get when you ask a two year old to smile pretty :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


You'd think I would have had all the time in the world to blog since we were snowed in for four days:) We were too busy trying to keep Avery entertained and Momma from going crazy! Poor thing actually asked to go to Target at least twice over those four days! Sad, because it shows how much we go. ;) We played with playdough till we couldn't stand it anymore, read a million books and watched a million movies and the list goes on. It was so nice to finally get out and go somewhere by the end of the week. Avery was giddy about school today and ran into the class and said "my friends!!". Girl is not a homebody! On Thursday we got more snow and it was actually the fluffy nice kind to play in so we enjoyed it for a little while. We are supposed to get more snow here tomorrow. I am so ready for Summer! I'll take 100 degrees over 20 any day! (you'll have to remind me I said this when I'm huge and having heat strokes this summer;))

On Saturday, Laura and Blaine came to visit! They brought my new "nephew" Cooper with them. Avery was in total Heaven with them here. She loves Copper! They were best buds. We were picking out Valentine's Day cards for her friends and she insisted we need one to send to Copper as well. :) We went out to eat at The Rainforest Cafe in Grapevine and had a lot of fun. Avery loved all the animals in the resturant.

Silly girl making faces at the monkey!

They were so sweet together I actually thought about getting a puppy and then remembered I'm having a baby in August. I quickly changed my mind!

Seriously, the cutest thing EVER
Avery wanted to sleep in Copper's bed with him :)

When you play with Avery, you have to dress up. Poor Cooper!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Potty Training...

Last week when I picked up Avery from mother's day out, her teacher said, "Guess what!? Avery has used the potty all day!" There was Avery standing there beaming because she knew we were talking about her. I was very proud! Never thought she would just take it upon herself to potty train. She had been talking about it for months, asking to go, and wanting to wear panties but I was planning on waiting till I was done with fist trimester of pregnancy and felt a little better. Needless to say, we went with Avery and jumped right into potty training! We pretty much did the 3 day method and it worked. The first day, I made the silly decision to go to a playdate with friends which was kinda a diaster and we went through at least 5 outfits. :) That evening I wanted to quit and try later. Even though she has done well, potty training is by far the hardest thing I have done with Avery! It takes so much patience! She is doing great now, by day three we had no accidents. We vowed to never put another diaper/pull up on her except at bedtime. I know we will still have accidents, we already have today but I'm so proud of her! It's nice to not buy diapers, although it was much easier back in the day. Confession, I was a Target on Monday and walked through the baby section and realized I don't need to look at diapers till August...I cried right there in isle. Would like to think it's my pregnancy hormones but may just be the fact that I'm too sentimental and hate my baby growing up so fast.:( I'm still trying to get over the thought of taking her in public restrooms...yuck! It pretty much is the cutest sight ever seeing her run around in panties though. I pinch her little bottom every chance I get and yesterday she said, "No momma, it's my heinie!"
We pretty much parked the potty in the playroom the past week!

My big girl!!