Friday, February 12, 2010

guess who???

at 4 months...







december 2009

On December 6, we had family pictures taken with all the grandbabies and grandparents. It was the first time we had all the babies in one house at a time. The first of many!

Avery is really into baking cookies so one afternoon we made sugar cookies from scratch. I let her do all the measuring, pouring, mixing, cutting, and decorating. She also did all the eating...they were terrible! The flour was messy so it was a good thing Daddy was at work. He may have had a heart attack if he saw the kitchen while we were baking. It was definitely more about the process than the product. Avery lost interest in eating the cookies after about 3 or 4 bites. I think we will try play doh next. That is not supposed to taste good!
Avery helped decorate the Christmas tree. Each ornament that was pulled from the box was greeted with an enthusiastic "ooohhh!" and then placed about 2 1/2 feet off the ground.
Carly just watched. More December to was a busy month!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

november recap

November was a busy month with some great weather! Avery played in the leaves. Carly was not too impressed. We don't get to play in leaves too often in Texas. We were able to scrape together one pile from the oak tree in the back.

Avery and Annabelle played at the park near Annabelle's house. They could have stayed on the swings all day! They are good little playmates and wear each other out. That is James jumping off the don't try that at home.

We spent a lot of time in the kitchen between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Avery loves to help bake cookies. Her favorites are stirring the eggs and putting dough on her nose. If you follow James on Facebook, you know he makes a damn good omelet. Avery is always close by to stir the eggs for him.

Avery and Carly had a tea party in the living room. Avery was sweet about giving Carlygirl some more to eat. The blue dinosaur is always invited to Avery's tea parties. I think it is because he sits up better than the dolls.

Every year we go to Quiggly's Clayhouse to make Christmas presents. This is the 3rd year that we have gone the week of Thanksgiving and we had a good time with good friends. Carly had no problem getting her feet painted. Avery was NOT going to let us paint her hands. She finally let me trace them in pencil and I just painted them in.

Grandpa Jim and Granny Lizzie came to visit. They brought Dr. Seuss books and toys for the girls. Avery LOVED the Cat in the Hat. She called it the Cat-ta-ac-at and then shortened it to "cactus". She carries Cactus around the house and sleeps with him. He is one of the many toys that has found his way to Avery's bed.

Taylor and Gary came too. Carly got some good cuddle time with Aunt Tay-Tay.

Boo - check. Baby Ella - check. Sunglasses - check. Okay Daddy, I'm weddy-to-woll!

Carly turned 3 months in November. She is still a happy baby. She loves to grab toys that shake and hit the toys that are hanging down from her mat. She is a pro at kicking her feet, loves getting her diaper changed, and watches Avery's every move. She makes a lot of noise when she is playing by herself, but if Avery or Maverick are in sight she is a quiet observer.

sleepy girls

story time
Avery says "one a-pon-pon tie" when she is reading to Carly.
Avery is loving this big sister business.

Friday, February 5, 2010

baby faith

faith jordan allaire was born on november 3, 2009

carly and faith just hanging out.

annabelle and avery just love their little sisters. avery says "baby faith, that's you sister." then annabelle says, "baby carly is you sister." there is a lot of she's my sister talk when all the girls are together.

karon and i traded babies for a really do forget how small they were!
we are looking forward to many great adventures with baby faith!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Oh, it is almost too antimidating to start knowing that I have so much catching up to do. Life is good, it is just moving too fast. I am overwhelemed at the thought of trying to fill in the last 3 months, but at the same time I know I am going to want to remember all these little moments. So...bear with me. There may be pictures of snow in April, but I will get back on track. A little from now, a little from then, and we will be good to go. Thanks for checking back...more to come soon, very soon!!!

Here is a little sneak peek...