Wednesday, May 30, 2012

15 Month Stats!

here is an update on our not-so-little avery at 15 months! HEIGHT: 30.5 inches (50%) WEIGHT: 21 lbs 8 oz (25%) CLOTHES: 12 months SHOES: sz. 3 DIAPERS: sz. 3 SLEEP: 7:30pm-7:30am / 9:30am-11:30am / 2:30pm-4:00pm WORDS: mama, daddy, ouch, uh-oh, eyes, ganpa (grandpa),"doggie", "pretties", "juice", "shoes" ... the words in quotes are a LITTLE bit of a stretch, but she's almost got them! :) CAN'T SLEEP WITHOUT: ellie & rain machine FAVORITES: shoes, computer, tv remotes, iphones (noticing a pattern?!), jewelry, stuffed animals, purses, snacks & juice

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


last week, avery took her first trip to the zoo! she didn't seem to love it, but didn't seem to hate it either. i think a lot of the animals were tricky for her to see (crazy little monkeys & baby penguins hiding in the shade). but madison has a free zoo - the Henry Vilas Zoo - so it was definitely worth a trip! i think we will try the zoo again at the end of summer/early fall and see what she thinks of it then!

Friday, May 25, 2012

mothers day

wow ... have i been slacking with my blog posts or what?! i wish i had an awesome excuse... but i just have been too lazy to take all of the pictures of my camera until now! i had another wonderful mother's day this year! lots of qt time with daddy & avery and a yummy brunch at daddy's hotel with my mom and dad and nick's mom and step-dad.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Totally un-Avery related (in fact, I think this is the first non-Avery related post on this entire blog!), but I just finished my first "true" DIY project and wanted to share! After seeing a great tutorial on staining cabinets on where else, PINTEREST, (TUTORIAL HERE) I decided to bite the bullet and just try it out! Needless to say all 3 of our bathroom vanities are still torn apart, but I am almost done! Since I still had plenty of gel stain to go around, I decided to tackle our golden-oak covered fireplace and will also do our kitchen island. Because we love this dark stained wood so much, I think we may/may not do our entire kitchen too! I just say that I am pretty proud of myself - these staining projects have been done 100% ME - no help from the hubby! Helps me feel like I am pulling some weight in this house ;) Enjoy! Will post bathroom pictures as soon as they are put back together (hopefully early next week!)