Thursday, August 19, 2010

More Laughs

Auntie Andrea had Madison laughing pretty hard the other day... it was great!
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Bedtime Prayers

Last night when I was putting Avery to bed we came to "prayer time" which usually involves her saying the same thing every night... pretty cute, really.  But last night was a bit different.  So, she was in the process of picking her nose (a habit not so easy to break for her), and after said her "normal" prayer she said,  

"And thank you God for Avery picking her nose." 

I about lost it!  I laughed for the rest of the night thinking about it.  I can only imagine that God was smiling too and this beautiful and funny little girl just being honest about what she was thankful for.  Pin It

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wrestle Mat or Dad?

Avery and Rachel went nuts running around Brian.  This is Brian's favorite way to play because all he has to do is lay there... not bad.  The girls ran in circles around Brian, jumping on and over him, and laughing hysterically the whole time.

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Swing Time

Avery got to spend a bunch of time with her cousins last week and I caught some really fun pics of her and Rachel on the swings.  Rachel was pretty funny... she was "pumping" on her own before I got out there and as soon as I came up to them she stopped, her smile turned to a frown, and she started going on and on about how she couldn't do it by herself and needed me to push her.  It was really funny.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Avery's 3 Year Pics

Avery and I headed to the flower garden near campus to take some pics.  She was precious and this is one of my favorite shots that I took.
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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Four Generations

My grandmother was in town last week and we got some great pictures of her with her great-grandkids.  We also got a picture that I LOVE!  Four generations...
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Monday, August 02, 2010

Avery The Explorer

Surprise surprise we had a Dora birthday party... Avery woke up from her nap and came out to all the decorations and when she saw them her eyes lit up and she screamed, "DORA PARTY!"  So we had 3 of her friends over... Luke, Ben, & Lacy.  It was an AWESOME time and Avery LOVED it!

I made Dora & her friends on cupcakes.  It was so fun!... Avery had to eat Dora.

One of Avery's favorite parts of her birthday was the "adventure" we went on to find the BIG PINATA! I gathered the kids and gave them their "Backpack". And asked them, "Who do we ask for help when we don't know which way to go?" To which Avery yelled out, "THE MAP!" So the kids opened their maps... First stop... The Bubbly Tunnel.

Now we have to cross the Troll Bridge...

Who's the Troll??? That sure looks like dad! Avery ran up to him and he sang the "troll song" and she totally took charge and asked, "Mr. Troll, can we cross over your bridge?" They all had to "solve the riddle" before they crossed over.

Avery & Lacy used their binoculars to look for the next place... so cute!

The last place before the Big Pinata was the "Treasure Pool"... the kids fished out a bunch of coins (TREASURE!).

Avery and her buddy Ben.

Our two little princesses.

Our present to Avery this year was an old suitcase filled with dress up clothes. She wanted to wear one of her new princess dresses, crown, TONS of necklaces (thanks Grammy), and clip-on earrings. She LOVED the dress up clothes and wore this outfit out to lunch (her choice: Qdoba) and it was so precious!  And check out Brian... cool shades dad!
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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Our Precious Avery... THREE YEARS OLD!

I can't believe it's been THREE YEARS! Brian and I have been taking so much joy in our time with Avery during the last few days. We have had many moments of looking at her and saying, "I just LOVE her! She is awesome and such a cool little girl!" Hard to believe how old she is and yet I still remember the first time I looked into her beautiful big eyes and thinking what an amazing GIFT she is to me.
July 31, 2007
One Year Birthday
Two Years Old... Go Badgers!
THREE YEARS OLD... Our little princess!
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