Saturday, June 28, 2008

Heading to the beach

We're off to the beach for a week!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Our weekend

Mimi and Abuelo came into town for the weekend. I think they had a great time with Avery. Avery did great minus Saturday night dinner. Not sure what happened but she was just NOT in the mood to eat at Outback and I ended up getting my food to go and taking her home and putting her to bed. So out of the norm for her as she is usually so happy and well-behaved. She just looked exhausted even though she had had 2 great naps so who knows. All was well the next morning, though. I was so proud that she walked into her room at the church nursery and did not cry one bit! Whew! Usually she screams for a minute or 2 after we leave, but not yesterday. They said she just whined every now and then asking about us but other than that was happy!

I had to stay and keep nursery for the 1030a service so Louis and Abuelo took Avery home for her morning nap. I think Abuelo finally got some love from her before he had to leave so I know that made him happy.

Last night we had our LifeGroup over for an "end-of-the-season" dinner. The group had decided on having Salsarita's catered in instead of our usual potluck. It was kinda nice not having to cook for a change. We had a great time. The kids played well together and Avery went to bed without a problem. She is such a good sleeper.....7:30 rolls around and she's down for the count no matter what's going on in the rest of the house! After we put Avery to bed we played a couple games and just had some good fellowship with each other. I love being a part of this has been such a blessing! I've got some pictures, but am hesitant to put pictures of other people's children on the blog without permission so I'll hold off for now.

Tomorrow Avery and I will go over to Amanda's and keep Andrew for a while. Avery and Andrew are 3 months apart in age and it is fun to see them interact. And, I'm glad that I can help such a good friend out b/c I can't imagine not having family in the area to watch Avery.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Into Everything...


Anything that can be climbed into, will be climbed into.

Her drawer in the kitchen...

Her toy box.....

Her book "basket"....

My old cradle that now holds her stuffed animals....

Probably her favorite to get in and out of.......her old Bumbo!

Her language is really starting to explode. Her current words:
* Mama
* Dada
* Papa
* nana (banana)
* mimi (milk, sorry Mimi!)
* baba (this one is can mean ball, bow, sheep, book, or byebye....have to use context to figure it out)
* nightnight (her lovey)
* shoes
* frof ( of her cribmates)
* bear
* dis (this?)
* dat (that?)
* meow meow (Bailey's new name apparently)
* bub bub (bubbles)
* ishhhh (fish)
She uses signs for eat, more, please, and cup. Her cup sign is unique to her, though. Not sure how what I signed turned into what she signs for that one but she gets her point across and that's what matters!

She is still riding rearfacing in the car at 17 months old and will be until she is atleast 2 years old. It is just SO much safer!

She has started blowing kisses and waving bye to us as we put her into her crib now. Crazy child! Another funny thing she does is she has started saying "shhhhew" and pulling at her clothes when she has a stinky diaper. Just this morning she did this but the diaper was just wet. I changed her anyway and not 2 min afterwards she did the "shhhew" again and sure enough she had pooped. So I guess she was telling me she was going to the first time. Smart kid, huh?

In other news....I may start watching a 4 month old for a couple months soon. His mommy is looking for a job and once she finds one I'll start watching him until Aug or Sept when his grandma is able to. Should be fun!

I'll end this long overdue rambling post with some summertime fun pictures! Enjoy! Leave a comment, too.....maybe if I realize people actually read my blog I'll actually start updating more!