Sunday, July 31, 2011

Making Room for Baby

Baby Adalyn is almost here, any day now really! We can't wait! I think everything is ready, funny how the second time around you are a little more laid back about everything. Though if you told Luke I said I was laid back, he would probably laugh. ;)
We have been working in her room and my sweet sister came a few weeks back and really helped me get things washed and ready. Our bags are packed and we are just waiting on Addy!!
Here are a few pics of the nursery...

The color in this pic turned out weird. I made this to hang above her crib out of an old candle holder. I removed the glass, spray painted, found some birds to paint and attach and then hung the letters from the"branch". Her bedding has some little birds on the bumper that you cannot really see in the pics. I was happy with how it turned out and how little I had to spend!

Avery has really loved playing in the baby's room. She plays with her babies in there all the time. She tells me that her baby's name is "Adawyn" too but a different Adalyn, not her sister. So cute! She says she wants to change all of baby sister's diapers and put her to sleep in her crib when she gets here. I love how excited she is! We put the infant seat in my car the other day and when she saw it next to her car seat, she squealed and said, "Yay! I have a friend to talk to in the back seat!"

Poor baby girl doesn't have many bows to choose from at all ;)
This is what I find in the crib on a daily basis!

Seems like yesterday this sweet "baby" was sleeping in the same crib. :(

Monday, July 25, 2011

Avery's 3rd Birthday Party

We celebrated Avery's 3rd birthday at the water park last weekend. It was so much fun! She had been talking about this day for months. She wanted a Hello Kitty party and had been set on this for seriously 4 months. :) Her actual birthday isn't until Aug. 14th but with the baby's due date being the 12th, we decided to celebrate a few weeks early. Hard to believe this was her last party as an only child! With the girls birthdays so close together I think it will be fun one day to celebrate them together! Avery loved every second of her party and told me it was the best birthday party ever. That made all the hard work at 9 months prego worth it. :)

Some of the Hello Kitty decor

Food table
Avery and some of her friends playing
Sweet water babies, Allie and Jonah

So cute! Avery loves "big" girls. These are her buddies from church, Darby and Isabella
Sweet cousin Rhyder! Love him!
Floating the lazy river with her buddie Casen and his mommy :)
Telling Papa something good :)

Family pic!
Love this girl!! Happy Birthday Avery, hard to believe it's been three years of loving you!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Family of 3

We aren't sure how many days we have left as a little family of three! It's very exciting but part of me feels a little sad to close this chapter of our lives with just Aves. Life will only get better, just different. Avery getting a sister is one of the best gifts I think we could ever give her. While we wait on Adalyn, we are soaking up all the Avery we can get while it's just her. :)
We decided to take her to the Dallas Aquarium the other day for some fun family time. Luke took the week off and has a guest preacher at church and it has been so nice to have him to ourselves all week! We took Avery to the Aquarium for the first time when she was only 8 months old and I can't believe how fast time has gone by. It really seems like last month. She loved it then and really loved it this time. Treasured memories!
Our family more than 2 years ago and now. Avery and I look a little bigger ;)

So excited and running in!I thought the monkeys were so cute carrying their babies on their backs...

Daddy's fav, the sharks. Avery thought they were pretty cool too.

Not too sure what this statue is but she thought it was neat:)

She wasn't all that impressed with the Jaguar and just thought it looked like Chloe. ha!
Her favorite, the pink flamingo! Ever since she took a trip to the zoo with Nini and Papa she has been obessesed with flamingos I think because they are pink. She thinks it is so great that there is a pink animal. If she could be an animal she says she would be a pink dog. Crazy girl!

She picked a prize before we left. A stuffed flamingo of course!

The first time we went, she got a penguin. I could just cry looking at how much she has changed. I love this baby picture of her. She's still my baby, just a little bigger.:)