Saturday, June 27, 2009

Diary of Miss Avalee Apryl

So, I turned six months old earlier this month, and, I tell ya—I feel like such a big girl!
I've expanded on my rolling over skills, and now use it to mobilize myself. Mama is always so surprised to come back to the room she left me in, to see that I'm on the other side! It's great for me, because I can finally get stuff I want (like Z's toes or the power cord to the laptop).
I'm also just starting to kind of scoot now. Mom keeps telling me I could crawl if I want and frequently tells me I'm “almost there.” I think I'd much rather just walk, and try to tell Mama that by standing up every time she pulls me to a sitting position! I know as soon as I can start walking, I'll be able to run and play tag with my big brother. Yay!
And, I sit up by myself all the time now! I really love the view on my world from a sitting position; no more staring at the ceiling all day. Also, Mommy said I officially graduated to being able to sit in the cart while we're shopping. I did hear her telling Grandma that now she doesn't have to try to hoist me in my carseat into the cart. Well, whatever the reason, I'm happy! It's much more fun (and freeing!) to sit in the cart like a big girl, and see everything. Now, I'm really working on actually being able to sit up by myself!
I've also decided it's time for me to get my own phone and computer. I try borrowing Mama's all the time, but she says I'm too little still. Hmph! She also won't let me change the channel with the remote control either. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Backyardigans and Yo Gabba Gabba too, but sometimes I just want to explore my options; maybe something on the Food Network or a documentary on Discovery Channel.
And, I sill love life! It's good to be me; I have lots of family and friends who love me, endless food (thanks, Mom!) and I get to learn so many new things every day! Strangers always come up and ask Mommy if I'm always so happy (I do lots of smiling, giggling and arm waving!) and she she assures them, I am. :0)


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Avalee's first adventure in food...

Colin was really anxious to try Avalee on food, so I reluctantly obliged (they just seem to go past that little baby stage, once they start eating).
We got the rice cereal, put on the bib and readied the camera. We expected most of the 'food' to come right back out of the little lady's mouth, as it had with Z years earlier, so were prepared.
However, Avalee sucked it right down! It was as if she had been waiting for it for some time and seemed to know just what to do. She opened her mouth wide as soon as she saw the spoon, then gobbled every bit of cereal. What a pro!
We have always had the kids at the table with us during meals, and we think she had just been watching us eat for some time. She was just waiting for her turn!
A few days later, we decided to let her try some real food, and gave her some squash and sweet potatoes. She was a little confused, at first, by the difference in tast!e, but then got right down to business. Haha! She happily snarfed down half a container of the veggies, then sat back and propped up her feet. Too cute, this one!
Now, I'm really anxious to start making her baby food, just like I did with Z. I bought a bag of frozen peas from the grocery store the other day, and can't wait to get started!

Check out the newest eater in our household...

I'm ready, guys!

C'mon already, Dad!

First bite!


Even Z got to help


Look at me, Mama!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Boys are yucky. Boys are gross.
They pee everywhere; like outside during a birthday party or all over the toilet (but, it's okay 'cause Mom will clean it).
They think words like "poop" and "fart" are hilarious and waste no time using them anywhere and everywhere; like on the pickle aisle at the grocery store or while you're talking to the nice receptionist at the doctor's office. They burp and fart than laugh hysterically...
But, then, sometimes they say;
"I love you! You're my favorite lady!"
Ah, well, I guess the other stuff isn't so bad... Besides, sometimes a good burp can be funny.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Avalee's sixth month checkup

So, the little lady had her 6 month checkup on Wednesday; just over a week shy of her actual 6 month birthday.
I was anxious to find out her height and weight, since she's been growing out of her clothes faster than I can pull them out of the closet! Not to mention, I've been getting quite the workout just toting Miss A around in that darn carseat. I might just get those Jennifer Aniston arms I always wanted!
Well, as it turns out... She weighs 16lb 2oz and is 26 1/2" tall. She is in the 63% for weight and 84% for her height! The pediatrician joked that she might be the tallest in the family!
She also received some of her vaccines, and took them like a champ! I assumed my usual position, at her head so I can give lots of kisses and whisper in her ear. The nurse gave her the shot, and Avalee winced a little and cried for about one second! I waited for her to do the second shot, when I realized that was the second shot; she had no reaction at all to her first shot! The nurse was amazed and said in all her years, she had never had a patient like that. I guess she has my high pain threshhold. :o)
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