Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Yesterday it was 75 and sunny...
today, it's SNOWING!!!
That's TX weather for you.

thank you Heather for the adorable scarf!!!
It is too cute!

What a difference a year makes...

Last year she was still a baby...
this year she is definitely a little girl!
They sure do grow fast!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

trains, trains...and dinosaurs!

Here is a peek at some of the things we have been doing this holiday season...
Sunday, December 13th - The North Pole Express in her PJ's and ready to go

doing a little dancing during the musical part of the show

finally...on the train!

she loved looking out the window and seeing everything going by

this is definitely on our list of things to do again next year!!!

Friday, December 18th - The trains at North Park
we met our friends Dena & Hudson to look at the trains
Avery LOVES trains right now, so this too was a huge hit!!

Avery & Hudson checking things out

looking at all the trains with Mommy

back to explore the mall...before getting a little lunch

Monday, December 21st - The Heard Natural Science Museum Dinosaurs Alive! Exhibit
today we met Dena & Hudson and Leslie & Griffin
to explore the dinosaur exhibit...
we weren't sure how the kids would like it
Griffin & Hudson were both scared of the dinosaurs
(who moved and roared)...
guess who wasn't???
Avery, of course!
Avery & Griffin riding a dinosaur

and here she is mad because she doesn't want to get off!

walking with her friend Hudson

checking out the dinosaurs teeth

on to see some animals with her friends
these were baby mongoose!
Hope you have been enjoying your holiday season too!!!


We like to start out every Thanksgiving by heading to downtown Dallas and meeting up with a group of friends to do the Turkey Trot...

Then we headed home where we were hosting Thanksgiving
at our house {for the first time!} this year...
that's a large crowd to feed
{and that's not everyone!}

Here's a peek at my Thanksgiving table:
placesettings with Avery's handprint turkeys:

and of course the dessert table:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

San Diego: Oct 27 - Nov 4

Mike had a work trip to San Diego...
so of course we decided to tag along!
OCT. 28th
Eating lunch outside by the fountain at Liberty Station {Avery}

{Avery & Janner}

Having LOTS of fun in the rocker at GiGi & Bob's!

{Janner, Avery & Kaya}

OCT 29th
One COOL chick!!!

At Fanuel Park in PB...

{Avery, Janner & Kaya}



{Avery & Kaya}

OCT 30th
Riding the train at UTC...
{Janner & Avery}

More San Diego...

NOV 2nd
Balboa Park & the Train Museum
When we got to the park, the Fire Dept. was there in the parking lot doing some of course we had to stop and watch! They let the kids get up in the truck and check it out! Pretty fun!

Next we stopped to climb on the dragon sculpture...

We finally made it to the Train Museum!
Avery had the BEST time and is still talking about it to 3 weeks later...
especially "train crash", "train go over bridge" & "train go in the tunnel"

chugga, chugga...choo, choo!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

My latest project...

How cute is this scarf!?
Want to join me???
Head on over to Cookie Mondays for the 411

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dear Avery...

Today you are 22 months old! Here are some things I want to remember:
  • You say "Ses" for Yes (somtimes its "Ses I do" or "Ses I am")
  • You sing "Twinkle, Twinkle", "Rockingchair Baby", "Itsy, Bitsy Spider" & "Jingle Bells"...also "Shake Your Booty" and "Mama Mia"! And you think every song on the radio is The Beatles.
  • You LOVE being read to, especially the Madeline books (and you quote lines from the book like "something is not right!" amd "all girls cry boo hoo")
  • You love Thomas the Train and talk about him all the time, as well as talking about the trip to the Train Museum in San Diego.
  • You get really excited when you hear the trash truck coming down our street and run to the door saying "hurry, hurry!"
  • You are learning to use the little potty (yay!)
  • You like to color with crayons & colored pencils and paint with water colors, finger paints, and chalk paint on the driveway (good thing it rained today...the driveway was getting pretty full!)
  • You love going to gymnastics class...especially doing forward rolls, hanging on the bars and jumping in the pit.
  • You are very independant and want to do everything yourself
I can't believe that you are almost 2 years old!!
You are learning so much everyday and I am constantly amazed by the things you do!
I LOVE you Avery!!!!!
Love, Mommy
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