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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Avery- 5 Months Old

Look at this sweet girl! She's so very precious!

This past month Avery has had a lot of "firsts".  She cut her first 2 teeth, started saying Mama, Da da, and bye, and she's squealing and giving us those really good "belly" laughs now. She said Mama first (sorry Wayne!), then I was laying in bed a couple mornings ago while Wayne was in the kitchen making his lunch, and I heard Avery "talking" to herself in her bed.  She must have heard Wayne because she started saying Da da over and over again.  It was the first time she'd said it and of course, Wayne stopped what he was doing and went right in there and loved all over her.  Then Sunday as I was buckling her into her car seat, she looked up at me and said "bye!" I got so tickled.  We constantly say "Wanna go bye bye?" as we're hooking her into her seat.  Guess she caught on! Such a little cutie and so smart too!

She LOVES to be in the water.  I put her in the bathtub with Makenzie and Presley the other night, and she just kicked her little legs and squealed the entire time.  When I pulled her out of the water to get her out, she started laughing which made Makenzie and Presley laugh, and then Avery laughed even  harder.  We loved it! Wayne and I were even able to get a bit of it on video.

Avery is still sooo tall! She's now wearing 6-9 month clothes because everything else is too short on her!  I can't button her onesies! We're also in shock that she still has blond hair and blue eyes.  I never thought one of my kids would take after my Dad and get his blue eyes, but I think she just might!

She's also very interested in our food lately so we'll be starting her on vegetables this weekend.  She's done really well eating her cereal in the mornings.  She's taking 4-5 six ounce bottles a day at this point, and she's such a good sleeper.  She goes to bed at 9 pm and doesn't get up until 6 am! She loves to cuddle with us in bed, but if she's really sleepy and you're holding her, she'd rather you just put her down so she can go to sleep on her own.  Makenzie used to be the same way.  She never let me rock her :( 

Can't wait to see what new things Avery does this month!

Monday, August 20, 2012

First day of School 2012

My goodness where has the time gone?  It's hard to believe I have a first grader and a kindergartner! The girls are so excited about this year of school, and they were even more excited about seeing all the friends they've missed over the summer. 

While they were excited, they were both a little nervous too.  Neither really knew what to expect with new teachers, and for Presley especially, new friends.  Presley ended up in a class this year with no one from her class last year, and she was NOT happy that she and her best bud Jena were in different classes.

They were literally dragging their feet as they walked to the door, but as soon as they got inside and saw all their friends they were good to go!

Presley and her best bud Jena

Makenzie and her best bud Ava

Look how nervous Makenzie looks! It hurt my heart to leave them that morning knowing they were a bundle of nerves about their first day in new classes.

And Presley did NOT want me to leave her!

Thankfully, when I picked them up that afternoon they were all smiles and excited to tell me about their day!

So far so good...they are both LOVING their teachers and classes.  Makenzie gets to go to music this year so the last couple of weeks she has come home singing and dancing to the new songs they're learning.  Both girls enjoy art and are getting to do a lot of that as well.

I do have to mention some funny things that have happened with Presley so far:

The first week of school she came home dressed in different shorts.  I opened her backpack to find her original shorts soaking wet with a big rip in the rear end.  When I asked her what happened she said she was watching the older kids in PE and trying to do what they were doing.  She decided to just do a cartwheel instead and landed in a mud puddle.  Then as she stood up she noticed she'd ripped her pants!

A couple of days later, I got a phone call from her teacher telling me that she had every teacher in the school laughing at her when she asked them each if they'd like to have a tea party with crumpets and tea in a British accent.  Her teacher said they kept making her do it over and over again and that she was just hilarious lol.  I don't know where this child gets her silliness.

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