Monday, April 12, 2010

Avery's 7 Month Pictures

We had Avery's 7 month pictures made with Suzanne Williams out of Montgomery. She is fabulous and a complete joy to work with. She worked so hard to make Avery smile and you can tell that she truly loves working with children. I highly recommend her if you need pictures and live in the area.

Anyways, for a sneak peek visit: They are wonderful!

Friday, April 9, 2010

6 Months!

So, Avery is really 7 months now, but I have decided to post at the end of each month so that I can document everything that happened during that particular month :)
As far as weight and height stats go, she was 17.7 and 26 in. long. 60th percentile for weight and 50th for height. She was still right on track for gaining the standard pound per month. She has become quite the giggler and continues to steal everyone's heart with her sweet smiles. Boy does she love her Daddy!
This month her biggest milestone was getting up on all fours and trying to crawl. This occurred during the first week of March and by the end of the month she could "scoot" to pretty much any object she wanted. At 6.5 months we had her ears pierced and they couldn't look cuter. Since then, we definitely have had fewer "Is it a girl or boy?" questions! The last week of March, she learned how to blow raspberries and thinks it is hilarious when she does it :) While I am thinking great, our sweet little girl is now a spit blower! Last but not least, toward the end of the month she was able to hold her self up in the crib and as long as she was holding on when she fell, she could pull herself back up too. She is getting to be so strong!
In addition to oatmeal, she added sweet potatoes, green peas, and bananas to her diet. She absolutely loves the sweet potatoes, which is weird, since Levi nor I either one likes them. She grew even more aware of the dogs and loves to sit and pet Ellie. Huck doesn't really like the idea of her pulling on his fur so he kinda just sniffs and moves on, but Ellie is content to just sit and let Avery pet her. I think this comes from her having a couple of litters of a constant need for attention :) The picture below is just too funny... Whose boppy is it really?
Until next time...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

He Lives!

We had a wonderful first Easter with Avery. Although we didn't get any family pictures, we did get several of her with her baskets, yes baskets is plural...her Mimi (my mom) put them together for her. Since she did two, I decided to wait until next year to do one for our house. Thank you Mimi. I think Avery (and us) loved everything she got!
In sharing a few pictures of Avery from Easter, I wanted to also share one of our favorite childhood hymns; He Lives. As we were getting ready Sunday morning, we were singing it to her and even though I know the words well, I rarely stop to focus on what they really mean. Christ does live within me, within my heart. He is alive and active and moving in my life in ways that I will never understand until I get to see Him.
Thank you God for loving me so much that you sent Your Son to die for me. Having Avery this year has definitely given us a deeper appreciation for this sacrifice. The most amazing part, and the reason I and all Christians have hope and can manage to make it through each day is, that the cross wasn't the end! Praise God! He kept His promise and just as He said, 3 days after His death, He had risen...the tomb was empty! So to celebrate, join me in singing a couple of choruses of He Lives!
I serve a risen Savior,
He's in the world today;
I know that He is living,
Whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy,
I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him
He's always near.
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and He talks with me
Along life's narrow way.
He lives, He live, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives:
He lives within my heart.
In all the world around me
I see His loving care,
And tho my heart grows weary
I never will despair;
I know that He is leading
Thro' all the stormy blast,
The day of His appearing
Will come at last.
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian,
Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs
To Jesus Christ the King!
The hope of all who seek Him,
The help of all who find,
None other is so loving,
So good and kind.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sweet Spring!

Here are a few pictures of Avery on one of the nice days we had over the last couple of weeks. I am so glad that the weather is finally more enjoyable. We are looking forward to many days of fun outside as a family!

We have been working hard in our yard and have planted a lot of the ground and in pots. I love working outside, it is such a stress reliever. Tomorrow is Avery's 7 month pictures. We are taking them at Jasmine Hill. I have heard it is beautiful there. I know they are going to be cute. She is at such a fun stage!