|"Happy 15 months to me!"|
This is the pink skateboard Brandon bought her for her birthday a few months back and usually they just go for "sitting rides" on it, but lately she's been getting more adventurous and wanting to stand on it.
And do tricks on it too!
Like how she started out holding the sign, and now I'm lucky if it's even in the shot? I have a feeling this is only going to get worse, but luckily it's easy to prop up and just "sit" will I snap away at our busy little, "anti-sign" girl.
Let's see what she's into this month...
1. Favorite food: Veggie Straws are still a clear favorite!
2. Favorite word: Names! She's really gotten into knowing every one's name, and giving them nicknames too. We'll be at dinner and she'll say, "Mommy (pointing at me), Daddy (pointing at Brandon), Avery (at herself), and then she'll proceed to name our dogs too. She especially loves to name her extended family members, like her Grandmas ("Nana") and Grandpas ("Papa") and her uncles and cousins...and characters on Sesame Street ("Abby!"). Other favorite words include: "Are you?" (when she's looking for something, like "Where are you?), "Done", "No ma", (no more), "Baby", "Snack", "Mix mix mix" (when I'm making a smoothie), "Moo moo" (smoothie), "Go dog, go" (for when playing catch with dogs), and her favorite, "Milk" for when she wants to nurse. ( :
3. Favorite book: Funny Face by Anna Walker. This is one of our favorite books to read in the car and it has really helped teach Avery all about different emotions. Check out the many "faces" of Avery below...
|"Sad face" (Although you can't tell, she's saying "Wah wah"|
and pretending to cry)
|"Stop it with the faces for a second...is this my song? I better|
4. Favorite activity: swimming/splashing in her little pool. Probably not the "greenest" pool around, but until toy stores start coming up with better green alternatives, this is what I'm sticking with. Avery sure approves! It's been perfect for those nights when we don't have time to go all the way to the pool, but still give Avery a chance to play in the thing she loves most...water! With the hot days we've been having here in the Midwest, this pool has really come in handy when she's begging us to go outside. Here she is splashing away and having a great time.
|She loves to slam her hands down as hard as she can and then|
inspect you afterwards to see if she's gotten you wet.
|Climbing in and out of the pool is way more fun than just|
sitting in it, right?
|Another favorite: throwing the balls out of the pool and|
off the porch.
|Avery was excited for the road trip!|
|Packed and ready to go!|
|My parents, or "Papa and Nana"|
as Avery calls them.
|She did such a good job on the 11 hour drive. We made sure|
to stop every two hours or so to give her a break and give
her a chance to run around. You can bet we kept the Veggie
Straws close by too.
|Here we are stopping for lunch in Kansas...can you tell it was|
|Checking out the corn fields with Daddy.|
|After a long day of driving, we arrived at my cousin's house|
near Fort Collins, Colorado. Here's the cool mountain view
from their backyard. I could get used to that!
|Brandon, on the other hand, did lots and lots of skateboarding.|
The highlight of the trip: The Arvada Skate Park.
|Not a bad view of the mountains either!|
|Avery joined him for a quick ride.|
|My two favorite skateboarders.|
|One our favorite things about the trip was all the time that|
Avery got to spend with my parents, her grandparents.
|Aside from seeing the sights and shopping, Avery made|
sure to squeeze in a little time to be silly!
|Our trip crew. Thanks Lauren for letting us stay with you guys!|
We can't wait to come out and visit again. ( :
So that's what we've been up to this past month. Just crafting, cooking, traveling, and skateboarding! See you next month!