Sunday, July 27, 2014

9 Months


This post is over a week late but the pictures were taken on the day she turned 9 months old.  That must count for something!  Avery’s 9th month brought crawling, clapping and cheerios.  All fun things that just continue to make life easier (but in some cases harder—she also discovered the rocks in the fireplace!)  As of last Friday she had three teeth so we’ll leave the other one for the 10 month post.  She’s an army crawler and has mastered the art of pushing herself back up to a seated position.  So far there’s not a baby food she won’t eat except bananas, she prefers the real deal, slightly mashed, for those.  She eats about 5 jars a day and nurses every 3-4 hours.  On most days she takes two 2-hour naps although she has to squeeze it all into one nap a couple of days a week.  She loves to clap and we have quickly conditioned her to clap when she hears patty-cake or “yay, Avery!”  Nighttime sleep is still a bit of an issue but we will be addressing that this week. 

She loves her siblings and she also loves the fact that she can make them squeal now that she is mobile and can reach toys and pull hair.  They’ll figure it out soon enough.  She also discovered her voice and enjoys a hollering game with anyone who is willing.  So it’s basically never quiet around here since two others are more than willing to play that game.



It was another fun month with our extra happy girl!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Edited group pic


Sometimes you need a little post-processing help to get everyone to look at the same time!



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Burns Family Vacation 2014


Last week we spent a few days in Arkansas with the Burns side of the family.  It turns out that taking pictures is outweighed by survival when the trip involves 11 children under 13.  But we snapped a few even if most of them are hazy due to the lens fogging over every time I took it out of the air conditioning.  It was a fun trip and I think Samuel enjoyed it the most from our family.  He’s still sharing new info over a week later.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Swimming lessons


Samuel is a different boy in the pool this year!  He swims, floats, slides and jumps with ease!!  It was so fun to watch him learn some new strokes and gain confidence in the water.  He got to be in class with his friend across the street so we had lots of fun in the van on the way home from lessons each day too.  Because it’s only fun if you ride together. Winking smile

We’ve had unseasonably cool weather so the punishment for getting a little rowdy was sitting out on the side.  Of course, Samuel never had to do that.  Ha! (see below for evidence that I’m lying…)


90th Birthday


We recently celebrated Ma-ma’s 90th birthday with 2 parties; one at her apartment and the other with friends and family at my Mom and Dad’s house.  It was a joy to celebrate with her and hear stories from dear friends and family who have known her so long.  Happy birthday, Ma-ma!



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