Friday, November 5, 2010

Random Pictures

Well it's been awhile since I've uploaded pictures so I'm throwing a bunch of random ones in here. Avery made me this grocery list one day last week while I was taking a nap. It took me a minute to get it, but I was very impressed with her creativity. Here's what it says: "1 apple, 2 oranges, 3 bananas, 4 mangos, 5 pineapples, 6 strawberries, 7 raspberries, 8 grapes, 9 blackberries" - obviously with "Avery-spellling". I'm so proud of my little Kindergartener!

We went to a fall festival on Halloween with our friends, the Spenn's.
Here's Avery as Belle and Rylin as Snow White.
This is the Sugarplum fairy, as sweet as sugar!
Here's the whole slew of little characters...

My little pumpkin

Her poor little nose and lip met the driveway... this was just last night, so it's still pretty gooey.


This little almost 2 year old and her mama are pretty much attached at the hip these days.
I love that she loves me. I could go on and on about all the cute things she does these days, but I just have to say, she melts my heart and I love this stage with her.

Brian took Avery and Tatum camping in our backyard a couple weeks ago. Yes, he set up the tent, blew up the air mattress and went all out. They were SO excited. Laney and I slept inside. I completely expected them to only make it out there for an hour or so and them come back inside. But they slept out there until about 4 am... Brian said the dew was making them all wet and it was getting pretty cold, so they came in and snuggled in their warm beds.... major perk of camping in the backyard.

Prepping for the camp-out

Me and my new sister-in-law, Adriana. She & Brandon's baby boy is due in December and ours is due in March. This was at her baby shower. And yes, I know it looks like I am the one who is due in December. Fourth baby... maternity clothes came out when I was 7 weeks prego, so yes, this is what I look like at 4.5 months prego. So excited to meet our baby boy, I do not care what havoc he wreaks on my body.

Storybook Land at Avery's school

Avery and T.Bear, her class teddy bear. The kids get to take turns taking it home each day and she always wants to show him a good time. So we took him to Daddy's volleyball game that night.

I just love this little face, it's so beautiful to me, even with the remains of the black eye she got a month ago!
I am so thankful for these girls and the sweet uniqueness of each one. Being a mom is such a blissful and joyful experience, but I am finding that to be good at it is a lot of hard work, not only physically, but mentally. Figuring out which strategies work and don't work for each child and putting myself in their very unique shoes so I can better understand what makes each one tick. I can't believe these three children all came from us, they are so incredibly different. I feel so blessed that God decided I was the right mama for each of them.