Not before we did a little jumping on the bed that is...
Looking a little bit older than she did at 13 months!
Let's learn a little bit more about what's been going on with Avery this past month:
1. Favorite food: Frozen strawberries or "Straw-be" as Avery calls them. Crazy girl eats these things straight out of the freezer! Can you believe that? I think they feel good on her "teething gums".
|Frozen strawberries, Avery's favorite food.|
|Munching on her frozen "straw-bes"|
|She makes the funniest faces when eating the frozen strawberries!|
Like, "Whoa these things are cold, but I'm going to eat
|Yep, teeth are still coming in! Note the|
Another favorite food...crushed ice! I know it's probably not the best thing for her to eat, but she loves it and once again, it helps with her teeth.
|Gotta love a "teething baby"!|
|Climb on her...|
|Cuddle with her...|
|"This is Jilly, she's my buddy."|
|Dogs definently make her happy!|
When it's time to give Jilly a break, Avery heads to her new favorite toy: her rocking horse! I found this horse at a Goodwill store while on our trip to Colorado in July for $5! Seriously...$5. Love the green-ness of getting things at Goodwill. Aside from the fun rocking motion, if you press the ear it makes horse sounds. Avery likes to get on and get going really fast and then she'll say, "Whoa....whoa...whoa!" It's quite funny!
Last favorite activity of the month: drawing. We had some issues with this back when we first gave her a crayon or piece of chalk, because she would instantly put it in her mouth. We'd say, "No" or "Stop" and it would go right back in the mouth. But after some practice, she got better at it and now has some fun drawing! She'll request "draw draw" as she calls it, and we just sit back and watch to see what masterpiece she will create, he he! Here's some of her drawing samples...
|"Need a little help with the sign for|
this month Mom?"
|"Oh yeah, drawing is pretty fun."|
|"Maybe I'll lay down while I draw, that's cool too right?"|
3. Favorite word: So many words to choose from this month...her language is just exploding and each day it seems as though there are new words. Here's some of our favorites:
|"Pink puppy and yellow puppy". She doesn't go anywhere|
without these two puppies, they are her buddies! Look
for them in various pictures throughout this post.
|"Baby...wah wah" Avery loves talking about babies and|
especially singing the "baby verse" from "Wheels on the Bus".
Here she is with her 2 month old cousin, Norah.
|"La U!" (love you)|
4. Favorite book: Animal Alphabet by Alex A. Lluch. Avery's been loving alphabet books lately, she calls them "A-B books". Like how she leaves out the "C"? ( : This is one of her favorites because it combines letters with her second love, animals. Even better, there are pieces for each letter to slide to reveal an animal that starts with that letter.
|Sliding the pictures to reveal the animals.|
|Puppies how did you get in this picture?! ( :|