|A common Avery-position: side hurdler stance.|
|My favorite "scrunchy face".|
Speaking of dogs...they have become her new favorite thing this past month. I guess you could say that's her first official word, other than the "Da da, na na, ma ma, ga ga" we've been getting for the past couple of months. She loves them so much that first word she says when wakes up everyday is, "Dog!" and she will usually want you to take her downstairs to go see the dogs right that instant. Luckily she sees dogs everywhere she goes, with two at our house, some grandparents' houses, as well as our sitter's house. On top of that our dogs have been doing pretty good to adjusting to her (with some help from Brandon).
|Jilly and Avery|
|"I love that dog!"|
Something fun she's been doing a lot of this month is standing. She stands a lot during her playtime while holding on with one hand, or sometimes no hands. Crusing along our furniture and the walls is a favorite activity of her's right now as well too. Occasionally she'll venture out and take a step or two on her own, especially when her hands are occupied or a dog is nearby. It sure seems like walking may be around the corner, we'll see what the next couple of months hold for us.
|"Watch me stand guys."|
|Wonder who she's watching?|
The dogs of course.
|"Where could they be?"|
|"Look dogs, no hands!"|
|She also likes to stand at the windows.|
|At the fridge.|
|"Organic spinach is my favorite."|
|At the cabinets...that she loves to open. We just had to|
install the child locks onto these due to one curious
|We've even cleared a shelf in our pantry where I keep|
"Avery-friendly" items for her to play with...like my
During this past month, Avery got to celebrate her first Valentine's Day. Although she celebrated it with a fun little tutu, I got into the decorating spirit once again (remember Christmas?) and added several Valentine decor items all around the house. It cracks me up that I hardly decorated for holidays before, but now that Avery's here I feel the urge to decorate the house.
|Decor from Hobby Lobby.|
|Sign from Wal-Mart.|
|Decor from Hobby Lobby.|
|My para at school even found some Valentines that|
were right up my alley: Ecofriends Valentines! ( :
Avery then had some fun with her Valentine's Day outfit...
|"Happy Valentine's Day!"|
|"Is this how you wear a tutu?"|
So one night after dinner, we kept her hands busy and painted her feet!
|Then stamped them on a paper.|
|The finished product. I think I will have fun looking|
back on those tiny little feet in years to come.
I'll send you off with a few more fun pics of Avery from the month.
|She loves hanging out in the back seat (with Grandma next|
to her) while I load and unload the groceries.
|Loving the view from above with Dad.|