Saturday, March 26, 2011


We had a photo shoot the other evening for pictures to print for frames in our new master bathroom. Here are a few of my favs. Hopefully soon I will get pics of the bathroom up too! It turned out amazing!!!! The kids are doing well, Colbie is walking everywhere. She is so funny and silly. She loves to eat and is obsessed with graham crackers. She asks for a "cacker" all the time and sometimes wakes up in the morning asking. She also is in swimming lessons learning her survival float. She loves the water and going to swimming. She asks for "bober" the whole time and says "Cinee" for Miss Cindy. It is so cute to see her loving the water. She still cries while she is working hard in the water...but loves it at the same time.

Averie is doing awesome reading. She is getting faster and reading more words and is getting her confidence up. That is the biggest thing she struggles with. She gets a little resistant to read when I ask her to (story books and such. She wants to look at the pictures), but is always willing to do reading time for school. I am trying to encourage her to read for fun. She is reading on her own more and more. I love to hear how many words she can read and sound out. It is so amazing! She loves everything about school. She loves her free "craft" time too. She gets about 45 mins a day to do free art. And it is probably her favorite time of the day. She creates TONS of things from hats, to party favors, games, pictures, books, etc.....

And then there is Baylor. He is so funny. He loves his blanket and "baby." Baby is a small cloth baby doll that was actually Averie's first baby. It is random, but he loves her. Blanket is in about 7 pieces now, there is a main piece he loves still them most. But usually he only has to have one piece and he is fine (and I'm talking about bed/naps). Other than his buddies, he loves his cars and trucks and is beyond ready for spring and warmer weather. He will be excited to go outside and explore and ride bikes. We will have to have many scavenger hunts. Baylor and Averie have also been doing gymnastics since the fall. They go every Friday and have a great time. They love their instructor and love practicing their skills at home too!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Ohhhhh me, OH my! Averie is 6. Well, that went fast. I love you Averie. You are so special to this family. You are independent, loving, smart and you are a good leader and initiator. You LOVE your sister and brother so much. You are reading well, writing well and doing all of the things a 6 year old should do! Right now, you love characters from Dora, Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. You haven't even seen your first movie, but you love to listen to stories about the characters from these movies. You love to take care of your sister, play with her and you love it when she wants you more than mama. You are a little mother hen. For your brother, you are his big sister. You take care of him and lead him with games and activities and ideas. He adores you...and you are great to him, most of the time! A little tough love is good sometimes, right?! So, for your 6th Bday, we are going to "Bounce," lunch with Gma and Gpa at Max and Ermas and then home to play games and do whatever you want! Saturday we are having family over for pizza and cake. It should be a wonderful, special day. I love you Averie and all that you are. You are very special and super sweet and I hope you always stay that way! XOXO

Served Averie fresh milk for 1 year, 2 months and 5 days! Served Baylor fresh milk for 1 year, 6 months, 1 week and 5 days! Served Colbie fresh milk for 1 year, 3 months exactly!