Monday, September 6, 2010

photo shoot

The lovely and talented Misti has done it again! We had Avery and Carly's pictures taken right before Carly's first birthday. Misti got some good giggles and smiles and the girls had a great time. Here are some of my favorites.

Avery is 3 and Carly is (almost) 1.

love these belly laughs!

sweet carlygirl

avery slowed down enough to get some good smiles. she loved the blue chair!
we brought a cake for carly but she was not in to it AT ALL! are you sure these are my girls??

Remember these pics of newbaby? Misti did 'em too. Check out Pink Fly Photography. Peek at the blog and you will notice COLOR! Love. It.
I can't wait to get these on the wall! Thanks Misti! You are the best!

Friday, September 3, 2010

avery the photographer

Avery hates having her picture taken. About half of the pictures I have she is closing her eyes (on purpose) or looking away. I figured out that I can get her to smile for a picture if I give her a chance to take one.

She loves taking pictures.

Here is a sample of her portfolio.
Also, besides the camera, she loves my phone. She plays PacMan on it and instead of moving PacMan, she just puts her finger on one of the ghosts and follows it around until it eats PacMan. It's a short game.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

pictures from my phone

This is completely random, but I just downloaded all the pictures from my phone and thought I would post some. I can't believe my baby girl is going to be 1 in 2 weeks. It has been a busy year, and it went by way too fast. The one above is my fav from March 26.

July 15, Willowbend play area. She was too small, but really wanted to do all the BIG stuff.

June 18, the day we started strapping her in the highchair.

June 28, ballet class

May 16, Jasmine's Princess Party. {cranky}

May 8, She has a thing for boots.

May 8, Carly learned to crawl...and help with dishes.

April 18, PHPC Youth Cake Auction
Sporting the bumble bee tatoo from Ella's birthday party.

March 28, Avery's first "letter A" was on Isabella's birthday card. We still sent it, but I took a pic to remember.

March 14

March 24, park by our house

March 8, Angel Fire, NM

March 8

February 28

February 13, hanging out

Sunday, July 18, 2010

lake house fun

Good times at the Kinard Lakehouse. 8 adults, 5 kids (3 and under), 2 dogs, 1 boat, and really good food. There was probably an hour in there somewhere when all the babies were asleep...maybe.

We went out on the boat.

We played inside. (There were kids everywhere!)

We went swimming in the lake. Reid did a little sun bathing, too.

We played outside with the dogs.

Thank you Kinards, Greenmans, and Remingtons for a great weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

the hungry caterpillars

Avery got a live butterfly kit for her birthday from her friend Harper. We mailed off for the larve and they came a few days later.

Avery checked on them everyday.

They got to be pretty gross. Once they made a coccoon, we transfered them to the "habitat".

They hatched and became "beautiful butterflies!"

Avery named them Cookie, Cheeries,


and Cliff.

After they all hatched, we let them go in the back yard.

I thought Avery would be sad, but she wasn't she just said bye to each one as it flew away. She asks every once in a while, "Remember when we had a lot of caterpillars. Then the were a Beautiful Butterfly and fly away!"

That was fun. We may do it again next spring. I know we will not be doing THIS at all.

Friday, July 2, 2010

rainy summer

The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold, wet day.
I sat there with Sally.
We sat there we too.
And I said, "How I wish
We had something to do!"
Too wet to go out
And too cold to play ball.
So we sat in the house.
We did nothing at all.
So all we could do was to
And we did not like it.
Not one little bit.
--Dr. Seuss

Friday, June 4, 2010

Avery signs and signs

Avery's favorite song is "It's Raining." She likes to sing it and sign it at the same time. She got a little silly at the end so it is not the whole song :).

I am a teaching sign language classes this summer for babies and toddlers! Let me know if you are interested and I will get you the details.

If you are here via facebook, click for the video.

Monday, May 31, 2010

i got this

This baby thing is easy.





the sprinkler

Avery got a sprinkler for her birthday from Aunt Taylor. She was ready to go outside and play before 9am. As she says, "I'm so exciting!"

We set it up in the yard.
Avery put on her own sunscreen.
Then she sat on her towel and drank some juice.

She did not like getting wet.

She ran through once...maybe twice.

Then she got an idea.

Now she could check the strawberries.

I put the sprinker in the garden. At least we could water the tomatoes.

Avery did some quality control

and found a ladybug.

Avery LOVES playing in the sprinkler.