Sunday, May 25, 2014

Little Miss Avy Jane

My adorable little girl is one year old! Here's a little about what she's up to lately: 

She is quite the little explorer. She's mastered the art of crawling, and loves that she can pretty much get wherever she wants to go. She can also pull herself up to standing, and is just starting to cruise around the furniture. 

She's got two tiny little teeth -- her front bottom ones. She's pretty good at biting and ripping food with them. 

She is just starting to sleep in her own crib in her own room. Until now, she's been co-sleeping next to me in our bed. She is a champ in her own bed, though! She sleeps great! And almost always soothes herself back to sleep if she wakes up. Much, MUCH easier than either of her brothers. Ha! 

She's still nursing -- mostly right before bed and first thing in the morning. I almost gave up and called it quits about a month ago, but we stuck it out. She's not ready to be done yet. 

She loves eating too, though. Her favorite foods are peas, yogurt, lucky charms, chicken nuggets, and chocolate! She loves eating out of the squeeze pouch and drinking out of her sippy cup -- she always looks so proud -- such a big girl! :) 

She is absolutely delightful! Really! She is happy all the time. She only gets slightly fussy when she's hungry or tired. She only gets really mad when I put her down and walk away from her. She's a mommy's girl lately. 

She has EVERYONE wrapped around her little finger. She is just so darn cute, no one can resist her. All she has to do is look at you with those gigantic blue eyes of hers, and she immediately gets whatever she wants. We're in trouble, guys. No one can say no to her. She's even gotten Grayson to give her his cookie. And he NEVER gives up a cookie. Haha! 

She loves looking at books, especially when Grayson reads them to her. She squeals and claps her hands in delight at each page turn. It's adorable. 

She is an absolute girly girl, and I LOVE IT. She loves shoes, dolls, and princesses. I've got her girly toys mixed in with the boys' toys, and without fail, she'll sift through it all until she finds something pink. :D 

She says "mama", "dada", "bubba" (brother), "dah" (doll), and signs "more" and "all done".  And sometimes when she does something she's proud of, she says what sounds like "Ididit" -- I swear! :D 

She likes to dance and bob her head to music -- especially when someone is singing a song about HER -- which happens a lot. :) 

We mostly call her Avy Jane, but she also gets called Avy, Squish or Sis/Sister/Sissy. 

Oh, sweet baby girl! You are so loved! I can't wait to see what the next year brings! 

Happy 1st Birthday, Avy Jane!

My wonderful little baby girl is ONE YEAR OLD! I can't believe it. She is delightful. :) 

We had a small party at our house with our families. Avy had so much fun! 

Mommy and Avy Jane 
Like father, like daughter 
I made her a little cake just for her 
Cupcakes for everyone else. 
These are all her monthly photos -- it was fun to see them all lined up. Crazy how much she's grown and changed in a year! 
Garland with some of Avy's one year pics. 
Avy Jane loved her presents -- especially the fun ribbons :) 
She had lots of help opening her gifts 
Super hero girls from the Larsons, jewelry from Aunt Jess and Uncle Jordan, princess stable toy from Grandma and Grandpa Wayment 
Tea set from Uncle JD and fam 
The Runaway Bunny book from Ama

Walker stroller from Nani and Poppa Lowe. 
She was so cute with her cake. She loved it! She really liked playing with the frosting and squishing it in her hands. 
She kept leaning forward, trying to get to it, but the cake stand was in the way. 
She could get to it easier when it was on her tray.  
That's a happy girl! 
Proud parents with the birthday girl! 
Avy Jane after her post-cake bath. With Nani and Ama. 
Everyone who came to the party signed her birthday plate and left sweet little messages for her. 

Playing with her balloons (the next day)

Here's to leaving baby-hood behind!! Happy Birthday, Avy Jane! 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Baby Animal Days

Our family ventured up to Logan today to the American West Heritage Center for Baby Animal Days.  There were a TON of people there, so we didn't get to see the baby bears or ride the train. But we DID get to have a ton of fun.  We saw lots of adorable animals, and even got to hold and pet some! Grayson even got to ride the mechanical bull!

T is always a climber.  He had to climb all the fences. 
Mr. Pouty and Mr. Sassy posing it up.  HA! :D

Thatcher and his cousin DeeDee are so cute -- the love each other!  They had to  hold hands the whole time. 

Petting the calf

Petting a piglet. Gray said this was his favorite animal of the day

Daddy and Avy.  And a peacock.

Avy Jane was fascinated by the chickens

Avy and I loved the bunnies.  We want one now. :D

Daddy, Avy, and some cows.

Avy Jane loves her Nani :)

Thatcher got to hold this chick. He was so sweet and soft with it -- and kept saying "peep peep peep" to it in this tiny soft voice.  It was so cute!

Grayson got to hold a duckling!

Daddy helped a little bit :)
Grayson REALLY wanted to ride the bull -- we couldn't believe it! He did great! I was so  proud of him. 

Such a proud little guy :)

We stopped at Maddox Drive-in on the way home. Gray got a HUGE hotdog.  He loved it :)