Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy Baby

Today was Avery's first time in the Jumpin' Jack or whatever you call it - the bouncy seat that hangs from your door jam. Aaaaaaaand she loved it. Back when Kendall was about 6 months we got this from a 2nd hand children's store for about $15. They retail for $40 BUT it's totally worth it!!! Anyway, Kendall was already almost too old and too big for it and only got to use it for about a month. I remembered that it was up in the attic a couple of days ago and pulled it down. So while Kendall napped we put Avery in it. Why did we have to wait and secretly pull out the "fun machine" because she's like superglue on her sister. And that combined with a moving object containing her sister - well it's a disasterous combination. It's definitely something that will have to be closely monitored when both are awake!

So Avery wasn't too sure about it at all at first but within minutes she fully grasped the limitless possibilities and started jumping and laughing. We've never heard her laugh and squeal and talk that much. It's lots of fun on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

4 Months!

Little Miss Avery is quite the busy bee these days. She fills them with not only eating, sleeping and pooping but has added to her repertoire rolling over, blowing raspberries, grabbing her feet and pulling hair. We also like to call her a teradactyl because of her ear piercing squeals. It's more of a nails on a chalkboard kind of sound. I'd call it cute, but it really hurts. As well as the hair pulling. My hair is already falling out like crazy - I need no assistance!

Anyway as of 2 weeks ago she was 15 pounds 3 ounces. She. is. big. To give you some perspective, Kendall was average and only 12 pounds 12 ounces at 4 months. And she is tall too. They do a "comparison" and she is off the charts for height.

She is still the greatest happiest baby. So easy, loves to put herself to sleep, play on the floor and stare lovingly at her sister. And without futher ado...your 4 month old Avery...

I just like this picture

Kendall with Grandma Tori and Grandpa Jim doing the ever fun 1-2-3-swiiiiiiiing. Ahhh....the Grandparents adore her almost as much as she adores them. She double checked with grandma every night "are you going to be here in the morning?" And then when they did finally have to leave she said "I am really going to miss you." I thought mom was going to unpack her bags and stay forever. Luckily summer is coming up and I've got to do something with these girls and my friend Lori up there has a pool now so we'll be frequenting Dallas a lot I hope!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

My parents came in town this weekend and we had a great relaxing time. I can tell that I'm old because I really enjoy my parents now. And I think that the best thing about having kids is when the grandparents come in town. They want time WITH the kids and I get time WITHOUT the kids. I can take a shower, go running, cook dinner - all without interruption!!! It's almost so great that I'm considering adding a guest house to our next house plans! Then they can stay as looooooooong as they want.

On Mother's day Mike surprised us with a brunch cruise. It was a big yacht and they drove us around Clearlake for an hour and a half. Kendall was not at ALL hip on the boat thing until we finally got moving. She was stuck like Velcro on either me or Mike for the first 30 minutes but once we were out in the water she loved it! It was a great surprise from Mike and something very different to do. And seeing as how when mom and dad come into town it is almost impossible to go anywhere or do anything (because someone needs a nap or to be fed or to be changed or is cranky)...well, it was nice to get up and get going and do something fun!