Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Let the Showers Continue

Saturday was the 3rd and Final Baby Shower I was throwing. It was for my sweet friend, Alyssa. I was so happy with the way it turned out. I am so blessed to have such great friends. Three of my friends came early and helped me set everything up. Brynn, Carlee, and Reece I couldn't have done it without you! I think it turned out perfect and I can't wait for "Little Boy Millar" to make his appearance!
Alyssa looking as gorgeous as ever! Seriously, all belly! I am jealous because I always wanted that perfect preggo belly and I never really got it. Alyssa has the perfect preggo belly.
Here is the diaper cake.The favors.The "flower balls". If you are interested here is the tutorial. I think they turned out super cute, but next time I wouldn't chose to make them so big. Lots of work!Some lovely decor provided by Brynn.Most importantly, the FOOD!
Some of the gifts.
The girls.Mamma to Be!
Alyssa, I am so happy for you and Jeff! You are going to be a great mom and I can't wait to meet your little angel!

Spring! (Well..Sort of..)

I don't know about everyone else, but the Anderson's are ready for Spring! I know that it is wishful thinking, but we are hoping the weather will start to warm up fast. When I got home from work it was perfect outside and I wasn't about to waste a semi warm afternoon. Plus, I have been dying to try out our new jogging/bike trailer stroller thing for Ave.

We made our way over to the park and I am so glad we did! It was a blast!
We were the only people at the park, which was nice because Sergeant LOVES to go down the slides. Ever since he was a puppy, he has loved to play on the play ground equipment. You may think I am kidding, but here is proof:
Here he is patiently waiting his turn:)
Such a silly boy!
Averie on the other hand, did not quite LOVE the slide experience.
She was just a little unsure.
She did like going down the slide with Daddy though. She loves anything with Daddy.
She is getting so big. Standing up and walking around the equipment. Of course I was super paranoid mom watching her every step.
I know she doesn't look very happy here, but she is still so cute! She's like, "Seriously Mom? It's cold out here, I don't know what you want me to do, AND you want me to smile? Right!"
Well even though I look like an idiot, I have to post this because we finally caught one of her smiling.
Here she is riding on Daddy's shoulders.
Oh it was a GOOD day!

Friday, March 25, 2011

11 Months

We are getting so close to that year mark and I can't believe it! I have an ELEVEN month old!

Here are Averie's measurements:
Weight: 18.8 pounds
Height: 29 inches

I can't believe how big she is getting, but my lower back can! Sheesh, this girl is getting HEAVY. She sure is cute and doing oh so many adorable things lately. Here are her latest achievements:
She does the cutest thing with her binky now. She always has her finger or thumb in it holding it in place. I dread the day that we have to say, "Bye bye Binkie!" It is such a life saver.
Averie has given up on crawling and now pulls herself up to everything. Here she is teasing poor Sergeant outside. Notice how dirty my glass door is now. It is going to be impossible to keep it clean.
Here she is by her bouncy toy:
She has figured out how to walk with her toy. I get super nervous when she goes near the wood floors because she gets going super fast.
This little one has figured out how to imitate her mamma. I don't know what she is trying to tell me, but she thinks everything is a phone now. She proudly holds anything electronic up to her ear like a phone. I didn't think I was on the phone that much, but apparently she knows what they are for.
She also imitates me when I put my hand on my head.
Just this morning she was brushing her face with one of my makeup brushes. It was absolutely the cutest thing ever!
Averie gets really excited and claps and throws her hands up in the air. It was hard to capture, but you get the idea.
Averie is going everywhere! She got stuck under the chairs when I was mopping the floor. Poor girl!
Much to my dismay, she has started climbing the stairs. So scary! I hate it. We need to get another gate for the bottom of the stairs. If she is left alone for 5 seconds, she is half way up the stairs.
Here are some more of my mischievous girl.
She wanted to get in the kennel with Sergeant.
This girl loves her puppy. Sergeant is so patient with her too.
I know I always comment on the hair, but check these out! So crazy!
This was after she just woke up. How does she sleep?
I was just having fun with her on this one:
Averie is starting to get a little more attached to mommy and daddy. She definitely is getting into that "stranger/danger" phase. She warms up after a few minutes, but she is always weary at first.

She is starting to talk more and more. She says, "Mamma, Dadda, Yes, This, Ya, and Ooof (Woof-for what does the dog say?)"

She eats most everything! She still loves her bottles, baby food and anything Brian and I are eating.

She is not walking, but she is cruising around the furniture.

She is getting so lovey. She gives hugs and kisses (if you are really lucky)

She is just so much happier than she has been. She is finally feeling better after 2 months of being sick. Just look at this smile!
She definitely is a doll. Averie we just love you so much!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Last Bird has Left the Nest

My parents are suffering a little bit from this now:On Monday, March 14th, my little brother got MARRIED! It was such a wonderful day. And in my opinion, everything turned out perfect. We are so grateful to have such a wonderful girl join our family. Holly is great and we just love her! They were married at Millennial Falls which was so fun to go back to since that is where Brian and I were married. It was fun to see it from a different perspective.

Here are some pictures of the big day (Thanks AmyLyn-I stole most of these pictures from her)

It is so hard to get two babies looking at the camera and looking some what happy. They sure do look cute though!


Here she is! Mrs. Ryan Payne.

Here is one good looking guy!

It turned out to be such a beautiful day. A little chilly, but the sky was gorgeous.

The Payne Men

The Gals

Grammie and her boys

My Gorgeous sista and cute Caleb

Kylee's Family

Ring bearers

Our sweet family

Andy and AmyLyn

My Parents with the Happy Couple

Here is AmyLyn. Can you believe she only has 6 weeks left? So tiny!

AmyLyn and I being our good lookin selves. Don't look up our skirts!

See my child does smile...sometimes...

The cake. It was so cute and so yummy!

My cute nephew, Issac, asked one of the flower girls to dance. It was so adorable. She was resistant about it, but they were so cute I just had to take a picture.

So tired after a long day.

Just take me home already!

We are so happy for you Ryan and Holly!