Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dearest Bupa

Yesterday our family said goodbye to an amazing man and role model, Bupa. He was 90 years young. He always had a smile on his face and never complained about anything. He was so proud of his Air Force career, the Chicago Cubs & most importantly his family. He lived a long and happy life and is already terribly missed. He was SO in love with Avery and although he couldn't see her, he just loved visits with her, singing to her and telling her how beautiful she was. I am so glad that I was able to give him the gift of his first and only grandchild - means the world to me to give him that experience, something my Nonnie dreamed of. It seems only fitting that his first day in Heaven was on my Nonnie's favorite holiday, St. Patrick's Day. Makes me smile to know they were reunited together and could enjoy Heaven's best corned beef & cabbage together :) I can only hope that they are rejoicing together and I will do my very best to make them proud each and every day.

Monday, March 12, 2012

One year photos

Here are some of our favorites from Avery's Cake Smash/1 Year photo shoot!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Avery had her 1 year check up today so I thought it would be fun to re-trace her stats over the past year .... here you go! :)

BIRTH: 6 lbs 8 oz 19.5 in
ONE MONTH: 9 lbs 21.75 in
TWO MONTHS: 11 lbs 9 oz 22.5 in
FOUR MONTHS: 14 lbs 8 oz 25.75 in
SIX MONTHS: 16 lbs 11 oz 25.75 in
NINE MONTHS: 18 lbs 3 oz 28.75 in
ONE YEAR: 19 lbs 12 oz 30.75 in

We are now sitting pretty in the 25% for weight & 75% for height ... no surprise there! Our very own little supermodel :) In addition to her height/weight, here are some other facts about our ONE YEAR OLD!!

* still has only 2 teeth (bottom middle two)
* sleeps from 8pm - 7:30am, naps from 9:30-11:30am & 2:30-4:00pm (sleeps 15 HOURS!)
* breastfeeds twice a day (I'm still waiting for my medal!)
* eats breakfast, lunch & dinner (with plenty of snacking in between!)
* can stand up alone and cruise w/ 1 hand along furniture ... we are oh so close to walking, we are guessing in the next month!
* says "mum mum" for mommy, "da da" for daddy, "daggy" for Foxxie, "num num" for food
* very vocal & loves to mimic
* loves to clap her hands & wave bye-bye
* excellent patty-caker - loves to 'roll em'!
* loves taking baths, lounging in pools, & now .... the ocean!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Birthday Girl!

Avery is ONE! Sorry for the delayed post ... the day after her birthday we jumped on a plane to Florida and just got back Monday night so the rest of this week is all about catch up!! We owe you a couple of birthday posts, Florida posts & a post after her big birthday bash this weekend!!

We'll start with the most important date - February 27th! Avery had an action packed day for sure!!

We started off with balloons in bed...

And some "birthday bananas" for breakfast... (say that 3 times fast!)

Mommy/Daughter lunch at Panera (our 1st lunch date just the two of us!)...

And a trip to the nail salon for matching piggies of course!...

And ended the night with a pizza party, presents & cupcakes with Daddy & Grandma!...