Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blog Book

I decided to print my blog!  I used blog2print.  My first book is Avalyns first year.  I love it.  It's like a journal and photo album all in one.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Now that the gates are open and Ava can roam on the tile it's been more fun to play with her tricycle. She hasn't figured out how to pedal yet but she does scoot along with her feet. Her favorite way to ride is sitting backwards.

Ava's favorite way to ride the tricycle

Here is a video of Ava riding backwards.  I also captured a lot of talking!  Her grunting while trying to pick up the bike is hilarious!  Hmm, maybe an aggressive driver in the future?? 

You can clearly hear her say "twooo" and "kitt kitt kitt." ("kitty kitty kitty")

Monday, January 28, 2013

Changes Around The House

We've been hearing a lot of pitter patter around our house lately.  That's because we opened up the gates and Ava can now explore the whole first floor.  She's on the run constantly, running the circle.


This means lots of new things to touch and get into!

Flipping the light switch on off on off on off

Checking out the cats territory
 For snack time you now get to eat at your table.   Look at what a big girl you are!

And something cute you've been doing lately is watching tv while laying on the floor.

So sweet

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Years Day

** Better late than never **

New Years Day was quite uneventful at our house.  Mostly because it looked like this out.

We had fun snuggled inside and Ava liked looking out and watching the snow.

She was also decked out in Red per Jons request to watch the Nebraska game with him.

Adorable outfit from Grandma D

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Special Delivery

Ava got a special delivery recently. Lots of fun Christmas presents from her birth family!

Whats in here?

Yay!  More Disney Little People!

Cinderella Carriage and the Seven Dwarfs

This was the sweetest gift.  It's a ballerina piggy bank.  It has Ava's name painted on it as well as her birthdate and the city/state she was born in!

Ava's favorite was Aerials carriage.  This girl can dance to anything!

Thank you K, K, N, I and I!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

17 Months

More beautiful every day
Oh my you are becoming a very picky eater.  I’ll put the spoon to your mouth and you’ll promptly tighten your lips and turn your head.  Forget vegetables, you pretty much only eat meat and fruit.  We do best with basic finger foods.  Pretty much the only thing you’ll let me feed you is yogurt, you love it.
Your favorite breakfast.  Toddler cereal bar and clementines
You like baby dolls.  You’ve started hugging them and feeding them their baba.  You also still like the play kitchen, books, and stacking blocks.  This month you had a new record of 9 blocks.  That’s hard for me to even do on the carpet!  You’ve also started the “double block stack.”  It’s where you stack a couple blocks together at a time.  Another new thing this month is making towers and knocking them over.

Cute things – In the mornings I’ll let you play and little and wake up in your crib.  When you are ready to get out you yell “momMEEE.”  So cute!  You’ll also take a big gulp from your sippy cup and then follow by saying “ahhh” like it's a really refreshing drink.  If you have something you shouldn't, or if you don't want to take a nap, you think you are safe if you run and hide behind the recliner!  You also think it's funny to put blankets and buckets over your head while walking around.  Oh, and you can walk around backwards like a pro.
We have not succeeded in keeping you from touching the tv
You are still a great sleeper, always ready for bed at 7pm.  Sometimes you’ll yell out in your sleep but about 95% of the time we don’t have to go into your room.  You are up between 6:30am-7:30am.

A new tooth popped through this month for a total of 9.  Thats 5 in the front and 4 in the back.

I recently noticed the front of your clothes were wet a lot and I kept thinking your sippy cups were leaking. Turns out, you like to fill your mouth full and then spit it out so it drips down your mouth and all over your shirt. Yeah, so now we monitor the sippy cup use.

The double block stack
You’ve started the “limp drop move.”  This is where you go limp if you get mad.  Say you are mad your toy isn’t doing what you want, you go limp and fall to the ground and pout!  Same thing if we take something away you shouldn't have.  I’ll admit, sometimes dad and I look at each other and giggle.  Much to my dislike, You like to climb on the couch and run from one end of the other, stand, and jump.  It freaks me out!

Some new words this month are shoes, Emme (best friend from daycare), and a few numbers.  I don’t think you understand what counting means yet but if I say, “ooone” you’ll follow with “twooo" and even "thwee."  You also say, "Uh Oh" ALL the time!  We are also working hard to get your to recognize your body parts.  Every now and then you’ll remember your nose and belly, but it’s not consistent yet.  You'll also cover your eyes and play peek-a-boo.

Until next month!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Blog Break

Taking a short break from pictures and blogging while my eyes heal from Lasik. While I do see MUCH better than before the procedure my eyes are healing at different rates and I see halos and have a little blurriness and dryness at times.  All the drops I have to put in them make them tired.

Hope to be back in a week or two. 

Sexy Eye Shields!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Ava's Twin

Did you know Avalyn has a twin?

Her name is Autumn Spencer!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Little Cook

Ava got her new kitchen a couple weeks ago. For Christmas Santa brought her some pots and pans. 

The chef

Getting some ingredients

The state of our home on most days!

Her favorite play food is the hotdog and bun

Stacking was first priority with the new pots and pans

This is good soup

Cooking in the kitchen