Monday, April 25, 2011

One Year

Today is such a bittersweet day! My baby girl is turning ONE! I can't believe how fast the year has flown by. I can still remember the day that she came into our lives. Motherhood has brought me more joy than I could ever expect! I have loved being a mom so much and I am so grateful that Averie has given me the opportunity to experience it! She has changed so much in the past year. Here are a few of my favorite pictures of her.
Our first family photo. I am so glad that my face is not quite as round as it was that day! Gotta love the effects of pregnancy.I miss the wrinkles. Here she is at four days old. My little "monkey". Can you believe I thought her eyes were going to be blue?!? Her big brown eyes are definitely her most complimented feature.
First smiles.Oh the hair! Thank goodness it has filled in!
See what I mean about those eyes? Gorgeous!
Such a happy girl!
Six Months
Super Grins. Love it.
Our favorite Averie face. Unfortunately, she doesn't do it any more...
Well now that Averie is a year old, lets get the final update on her!Weight: 20.4 pounds
Height: 30 inches
Head Circumference: 18 inches

This silly girl is starting to turn into just that, a GIRL. She is lacking most baby attributes.
She has started drinking whole milk and she loves it! I was nervous that she might have a reaction to it, but it has been smooth sailing. It is so much easier than formula too! The only thing I am worried about is her undying love for her bottle. She hasn't shown a lot of interest in sippy cups. I fear the day when we have to wean her. Every morning Averie has a melt down until she gets her bottle. It is pretty funny. She is hysterical until that bottle pops into her mouth.

Averie is no longer eating baby food. She eats anything and everything. She is a better eater than me. The only thing she is unsure about is tomatoes and tuna fish. I can't believe how much this girl eats! She has quite the appetite.

She is still not even close to walking. I think it will be awhile before she starts. She will walk holding on to things, but she refuses to stand on her own. If you try to let go of her fingers she either throws her head back or she lounges forward. It is a bad and good thing. My back wishes she would start walking, but I am grateful I don't have to chase her yet.

Averie's new thing is to point at everything and say "a dis?" or "a dat?" (what's this? what's that?) It is so cute. She always says "ya!" to agree with what you are saying. She also "barks" when Sergeant starts barking. Oh she is so much fun!

Averie has started hitting. Oh my gosh little stinker! She must have learned it in daycare, but if we tell her no she swings at us and says "eh!" Kinda cute, but what a naughty girl.

She is the craziest sleeper ever! We find her in the most odd positions. She will be in a crib for a long time because she would easily fall off a bed 20 times a night.She loves her puppy. Sergeant is so patient with her. He takes all of her abuse and is never mean to her. I wish I could say that Averie is never mean to him. We will just have to keep working with her.
We love our Averie girl! Life wouldn't be the same without her! Here are some Birthday pics compliments of Sunnydays Photography. They turned out so darling!

Well this is a long post. I will post pictures later of her party. We love you Averie girl! Happy Birthday!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

What a crazy weekend we have had. Yesterday was Averie's Birthday party (stay tuned for tomorrow's post). Today was Averie's first (and almost last of the "firsts") Easter. We had a great visit from the Easter Bunny and Averie was spoiled by her grandparents too. Here she is opening her basket from the Easter Bunny. A new lamb to cuddle and a new swimming suit for summer!Averie checking out her new lamb. She just loves soft toys right now.Doing her favorite thing, throwing things. Silly girl.Here she is opening her basket from Grandma and Grandpa Anderson.A new bunny.A new kitty.
Some yummy animal crackers.A new Dr. Suess book.And a new giraffe that plays music.Grandma and Grandpa Payne came by for a visit too. I only got one picture because my memory card was full. They got her a duck, some yummy treats, a new bib, outfit, and these really cool eggs that come apart with little chicks inside. They were a definite hit!

We were so crazy that we forgot to color Easter eggs. Horrible I know. Oh well there is always next year! I hope everyone had a great Easter.