Sunday, August 26, 2012

Craft Project

I got inspired seeing all of the "hand print" art on Pinterest so we decided to give it a try.  It isn't as easy as they make it look.  Even though we tried to be neat and tidy the paint just ended up everywhere!  Another key item to note, RED is not the best color to start with!

Let me do this myself

Avalyn decided to crawl away in the middle of her project!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

12 Months!

It's my Birthday

Lets party!

You still normally sleep from 7pm to 7am. There have been a few occasions this month where you started crying in the middle of the night though. You are almost down to just 1 nap a day. You like to cuddle at bedtime and usually protest when it’s time to go in your crib (only for a couple minutes though)

You snubbed baby food as soon as you learned to feed yourself. So all this month you’ve been eating big girl food! You also got to try cake at your birthday and we’ve started you on milk. You are starting to pick up sign language for “milk” and “more.” Sometimes when I feed you you’ll say, “MMMMM!” after a bite. One of your favorite foods is blueberries. I can hardly cut them fast enough! You are down to just a couple bottles a day and are a pro at the sippy cup. One bottle at bedtime for sure. That one is going to be the hardest to give up.

Estimated 22 lbs

Estimated 30 inches

Diaper Size:
Size 3 during the day, Size 4 overnight

Clothes Size:
About half are 12 months still. Some 12-18 and 18 months.

Hair Color:
Dark brown. Corkscrews on top, tight curls in the back, and soft wavy hair on the sides. Some days we style with a pony or pigtails. Then others, we can use some hair product and wear your hair naturally curly.

Eye color:
Dark brown. I think these dark dark eyes are here to stay!

Funniest moments:
At your first birthday after everyone sang “Happy Birthday” you immediately grabbed the lemon pick out of your cake and ate the icing. Very cute. Thanks to dad you are prepared for football season and able to lift your hands in the air and yell, “touch down!” Speaking of dad, you so have him wrapped around your finger. Even when you are throwing fits he can’t help but call you princess. He’ll say, “What’s wrong Princess Fussy Butt?”

Talking a lot in your own language! Your new word this month is “num nums.” Bear crawling on your hands and feet vs knees. Taking steps! You can walk to the middle of the room before you fall (about 8-10 steps). You can stand up all by yourself. You can also stand for long periods and bend over to pick stuff up. You started playing peek a boo months ago, but now if I cover my face you’ll pull the blanket off of me too! You also climb, we call you a spider monkey. You climb right up your slide and slide back down. When we hold you, you always climb to the highest you can get. If we are sitting on furniture, you climb and peek over the back.

Your favorite toy:
Musical toys, puzzles, cars, books, blocks, and Little People. Anything with buttons. You love buttons! You like to play chase. You’ll give us that little look and then take off and one of us will go after you saying, “I’m gonna get you!” You also get to watch a cartoon episode each day. You LOVE The Backyardigans. You just stare, dance, and laugh at them. You also like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Dr. McStuffins.

First Birthday!
First taste of sweets
First time taking steps
First cup of milk
First time going down a slide all by yourself
First time watching a cartoon
First manicure (kids fest)
First time bending over to pick up something
First time meeting a character
First time on a trampoline (kids fest)
First time eating big girl food – Diced grilled chicken, potatoes, chicken nuggets, beans, graham crackers, a couple French fries, blueberries, goldfish crackers, Spaghetti-o’s, rice, cherries, lima beans, cantaloupe, cheerios

I'm so excited it's my birthday

Bunny Love!

I think that's a wrap mom

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Year Ago I Became A Mother

It is hard to believe that our baby girl is 1!  Having a daughter is more than I ever could have dreamed and hoped for.  Happy Birthday Avalyn!  We Love you SOO much!

Music by Little and Ashley

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ava The Jolly Chimp

Does this remind you of anything?

How about now?

Ava is much cuter though! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

First Birthday {The Party}

We had 40 people in the house!

Opening gifts

Husker Gear!

Ava likes her "Band in a Box"

"Catch me Catch me if you can"
 Ava and her friend started getting more interested in the paper and bows!  So Jon finished opening the gifts for her.

So cute how the kids sit and watch!

What a good sport
My birthday was awesome!

Friday, August 10, 2012

First Birthday {Family & Friends}

Daddy's Girl

Grandpa and Gavin


Look What I Found!

These Two Were Rolling A Lemon Back And Forth!

One Of Avas Best Friends, Emily

Mommy's Girl Too

With her Godmother Cindy

Thursday, August 9, 2012

First Birthday {Lemonade Stand}

I was able to snap a shot of most of the kids at the birthday (I missed 5 of them). Some were a little hesitant at first so we started asking them, "Is there a bug in that jar?" Before you knew it there were lots of eager eyes coming over to check out the jar!  The stand really became a fun photo prop.



Is that a bug?



"Selling Lemonade"