Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

We spent the weekend with Matt's family in Temple.  It was so nice to get away for a few days and have his parents around to help with the kids. The weather was perfect for swimming and Asher enjoyed laying in the shade with Grandmother while Avery swam.

Look at this silly grin.  She is such a ham.

Emily and Grant came to visit too!

Hi Aunt Laura

Snuggling time

Such a daddy's girl.  Twinkies :)

Sporting his new swim trunks! 

We took Avery to see the Longhorns.  She was fascinated!

We had such a great weekend.  It was so nice to get out of the city for a few days.  I have to admit I was pretty skeptical about getting everything packed and loaded and worried about how Asher would do but I'm so glad  Matt convinced me to go... we definitely needed a change of scenery!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday

To my baby girl on her second birthday,

I can't believe how much you've changed in 12 short months.  You amaze me each and every day. Your daddy and I are over the moon for you. We couldn't ask for a more perfect daughter and have loved watching you grow from a baby who toddled around and could hardly communicate to a full-blown toddler who is running around the house and knows more words than I could possibly count.  Your sweet personality melts my heart.  You are still my kind and quiet child (most of the time!) and I love your laid back attitude but you've definitely found your confidence and have your stubborn moments.  You are a wonderful big sister and take good care of your little brother.  He is so lucky to have you! 

Sweet girl, you are such a blessing to all of your family and friends and we are so incredibly thankful for you! 

Oh how you've changed during the past year. 

On your first birthday, devouring your first cupcake

In June, enjoying the warm weather and time spent playing outside

In July we went to Colorado! You had so much fun playing with family and friends, exploring the mountains and visiting the zoo.

August was your first trip to the beach! You loved the sand and had fun playing with your cousins

 In September we announced that you were going to be a big sister! 

October you dressed up as Pocohantas and went trick-or-treating for the first time.  When you discovered you were getting candy you were so excited to visit each house and grabbed as much candy as you could!

November your vocabulary exploded and you started talking so much!

You made Christmas the best one yet for your daddy and me.  You loved opening presents and had so much fun playing with your new toys.

January we went back to Colorado and you went sledding for the first time! 

February you used the potty for the first time!

In March you and I got to spend so much time together because I started working part-time.  I will always cherish the time we had at home, just you and me.

In April you became a big sister! You are so sweet and caring, Asher is so lucky to have you as his big sis!

On your second birthday.

Happy birthday baby girl, you are so incredibly loved!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Every day I thank God I get to spend my days with these two little blessings. I'm so thankful He entrusted me with my sweet girl and little man (and their handsome daddy).  We spent mother's day relaxing at home and enjoying being a family of four.

Avery and I took a girl's trip to Home Depot and bought a few flowers to plant in my hanging baskets
She looks SO grown up in this picture.  Where did my baby girl go?

She had a blast splashing in the water and making mud pies out of the dirt from our flowers

She also discovered how to use the hose :)

How cute is he!?!?

I love this little face and pouty lips so much. 

Their daddy is pretty great, too.  He won't be happy that I posted a picture of him wearing my apron but that's okay... he can always make me laugh and him in my apron definitely does the trick.

He's not a bad cook either.  Filet mignon, fried shrimp and roasted asparagus. Perfection.

I'm not sure how I got so lucky but I couldn't ask for a more amazing family.  My heart is so full, these three made my day absolutely perfect.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Look Who's Two

I can't believe my little Avery Lynn turned two on Saturday! We had so much fun celebrating her this weekend. Aunt Stefanie came to visit which made it even more special.

Discovering her birthday presents in Asher's crib.  She was a little excited :)

Being silly

Present time!

I think she loves her baby and stroller

Birthday pancakes! Stef did a good job making it in the shape of a two.

We had a small party Saturday afternoon.

Swimming with friends

Happy second birthday pretty girl!! We love you so much and you bring more joy to our hearts than you will ever know.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

One Month

monthly onesie sticker from watch me grow
At one month you:
-Weigh 9lbs 5oz and are 23.5 inches long
-Wear 0-3 or 3 month clothes
-Wear a size 1 diaper
-Eat every three hours (sometimes every two). You are taking a bottle exclusively now because nursing wasn't working for us.  In fact, we had to take you to the hospital because your doctor was so worried that you hadn't gained any weight in two weeks.  After that I started pumping and giving you bottles.
-You sleep pretty well at night and stay on the three hour schedule.  You are usually up around 2 or 3 and again at 5 or 6. 
- You are such a loud baby! You grunt all the time, especially when you are waking up.  You also have a very strong pair or lungs. 
- You love staring at me (or daddy) when you are having your bottle
- Your big sister loves you so much! She loves giving you blankets and pacis and helping burp you!
- You still sleep a lot during the day but are starting to stay awake longer
- You love your paci
- You love sleeping on your side
- You give us lots of cute smiles while you're sleeping.  Love the dimples!

You are such a mellow and easy-going baby! From the moment the nurse set you in my arms you stole my heart.  You have completed our family and I am so incredibly thankful to be your mommy.