Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nope, Not Doing It

Not taking her to sit on the Easter Bunny's lap.  First of all, I see it going in the same direction as Santa.  Second of all, mall Easter Bunnies are creepy.  Plain and simple. 

Exhibit A:
Exhibit B:
Exhibit C:
Exhibit D:
Need I say more?

Monday, March 29, 2010


This weekend some friends came up from OKC.  Remember this little girl?  She and Avery finally met.  Harper is going on four months old and is only four pounds lighter than our little peanut.   She is such a smiley and happy baby.

Sunday Rob began removing the tile from our entry in preparation for putting down wood (laminate) floors.  Avery wanted to help.

Avery and I cruised around Target Sunday playing peek-a-boo: she would put her Easter basket over her head and then pull it off.  She'll also play by putting a blanket or book over her face. 

Much to my dismay she has become aware of headbands and hats and wants to take them off.  I suppose I had a good run though!  I have watched her take one off and try to put it back on though, so that's a good sign.  She also tried and succeeded several times in putting the bunny ears her Gigi got her back on her head.  As soon as I hand them to her, she knows where they go and tries to put them on.  Smart cookie!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

She Stands!

Please excuse Annoying Mommy Voice

I wonder how soon steps will be to follow.  I'm a little nervous.

Monday, March 15, 2010


The news delivered at the doctor's office today:

Pink eye

Double ear infection

Common cold


On the bright side-she doesn't act like her ears are bothering her at all, the pink eye will clear up in 5-7 days and she won't be contagious after about 24 hours of using prescription eye cream.  On the brighter side-I have a very flexible employer that allows me to work from home when need be (like today and tomorrow).  And on the brightest side-I get to spend two days with my little girl who isn't at all crabby or cranky.  But busy-oh is she ever busy.

Developments over the last couple of days (communicable illnesses aside) are:

She points!    It's pretty cute.  She gets a little mixed up sometimes though.  I told her to wave bye to the pharmacist today and she pointed at him.

Also!  Are you ready?  She stood by herself for a few seconds at a time here and there.  Pretty fun. 

She says "mama" and "dada" all day long but I know she's finally getting it.  Last week when I walked into daycare to get her she said "mama" when she saw me.  Melt.

And about daycare, we're going to have to have a talk with her about that. You know, things like "don't lick Keely," and "don't trade mucous-y toys with Violet" and "always cover your mouth when you sneeze and tell Hunter to do the same."  I mean, we love her daycare and we love that she loves it and has bonded with the teachers and has playmates, but we could totally do without the germ-passing.  Oh, well.   What can you do, right? 

  Having a good time Sunday at her grandparent's

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crazy Girl

If she doesn't like a certain food or doesn't want any more she'll wait until you get the spoon right up to her and then bat your hand and/or the spoon.  And being the dum dum I am, I always try for one or two more bites even after she does this, inevitably ending up with baby food on her, I, and the tray.

If she is going towards something she shouldn't and you say "no, no Avery" she'll stop, shake her head and (usually) continue on.  I'm not entirely sure if she doesn't understand what no means or if she simply doesn't care.

She is also scared(?), unnerved(?), or otherwise disturbed by grass.  Two times last weekend I put her down on the grass and when her little hands touched it she burst into tears.

She thinks it is quite humorous to claw your face up with her nails.  She also likes to get her hands in your mouth and scratch your gums.  If she inflicts actual pain, all the more amusing!

Monday, March 8, 2010

10 Months

Avery at 10 months:

-Busy, busy, busy!  She never stops moving.  Tries to pull up on everything.

-Walks along furniture and can take (uneasy) steps behind the lion although she much prefers to be pushed around on him!

-She has figured out how to open drawers and cabinet doors.  She loves to explore the house and everything in it.

-Her new-found exploration leads to many bumps, stumbles, scrapes and tears.

-Says mama, dada and buh-bye.

-She loves YoBaby yogurt right now.  And Cheerios.

-She's a little peanut at just over 18 pounds.

-Sleeps about 12-13 hours at night.

-She is our fish and crawls around in the tub (this mat is great) and sticks her face under the faucet to get a drink.

-She has 4 teeth!  Two on the bottom and two that just came through on the top.

-She loves keys (real ones, don't try to fool her with those plastic ones). If we let her hold them for even a minute when we're going out the door she throws a fit when you take them away.

Some outtakes:

Friday, March 5, 2010


So I have been messing around in PS using Pioneer Woman's Actions to enhance some pictures.  PW is amazing, by the way.  If you don't follow her blog you should.  She cooks, takes pictures, gardens, homeschools (yeah, I was leery at first too), entertains, has four kids, and did I mention cooks amazing dishes!?  And she's a good ol' Oklahoma girl.  But I digress. 

The Actions.  They're the only way I can use PS right now.  I've played around with a few pictures.

The first is the SOOC (straight out of camera) shot.



If anyone has any PS tips I'd love to hear them!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Rob had the idea to start collecting patches of the places Avery goes and putting them on a little backpack for her.

Obviously, this is her first patch!