Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Avery's First Year In Review

My sister-in-law, Marci asked me if I was going to write 100 Things About Avery for her 1st birthday like I did for Parker on his. As much as I'm sure you'd all LOVE to read 100 things about a one-year old, I'll spare you. Instead, Avery's going to take you on a little sentimental journey through the fastest year in history...2008!
  1. I, Avery Diane, was born on February 1, 2008. I arrived much more quickly, and much less painfully than my older brother. Unfortunately, I had to learn patience right at birth...my mommy was dilated to a 10 for an hour and a half before the doctor finally came to deliver me! Although just a small package (weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz.), I held my parents' hearts in a BIG way.
  2. With a dimple on the chin, a bow in the hair, and chubby, squishably-kissable cheeks, how could you not love me? (I'm pretty sure I've been kissed at least 1,000 times EVERY day thus far. And I love giving wet, mushy kisses, too!)
  3. My mom has had probably TOO MUCH fun dressing me up. And I've had a lot of fun un-doing her hard work. I hate having bows in my hair...I rip 'em out the first chance I get. On my blessing day, however, I was a good girl and left the bow in place.
  4. Thanks to me, our home is filled with talk of blow-outs, constipation, and Bumbo miracles!
  5. I'd like to think I'm a well-traveled baby! I've been to Nashville (twice), Cedar City, California, camping, the zoo, Lagoon, baseball games, Cougar football games, and Wheeler farm (to name a few)! I've even had a snake wrapped over my body (unbeknown to me) during my blissful slumber!
  6. I've spent a lot of time with the person who makes me laugh better than anyone can...my big brother, Parker! He's not very nice to me all of the time, but I know how to fight back! And I know that he really does adore me...these pictures prove it!
  7. I've chosen a toothbrush as my object of attachment. Not a blanket. Not my stuffed animals. Not even a binkie. A toothbrush. (Any toothbrush will do, but I especially love my dad's...he just loves me sucking on it and dragging it around the house)!
  8. I celebrated my birthday football-princess style. (Yep...my birthday was on Superbowl Sunday!) If having my birthday on this special day means pink football sugar cookies, chips and salsa, and a princess crown cake, I'll take it! I was dressed to impress, thanks to my tu-tu-onesie-making-aunt (who claims me as HER baby). And as much as my mom would love to take ALL the credit for the cute, delicious cake, she owes Family Fun for the brilliantly easy idea.
  9. I'm anxiously awaiting spring, so I can really discover the joys of exploring. I've uncovered every mystery inside the house. Now I need to uncover the outside!
    Happy Birthday to ME! Maybe now that I'm ONE, I'll start sleeping through the night! I'm making progress...but not fast enough!

26 comments:

Shirley Hale said...

Robyn, this was so cute! I love the year in review. Avery is so beautiful and she looks like such a fun little girl. Her cake looked awesome too, by the way! I am sure this next year will be just as good, especially with her sleeping through the night!

Kelly and Megan said...

So cute! I love all the photo collages you have. Someone needs to teach me how to do that! Little girls are a lot of fun! It has been fun to watch your little family through your blog!

esherman10 said...

What a cutie! I agree...it has been the fastest year ever! Sounds like Avery has had quite a great first year, especially with such a wonderful family!

Lyenna said...

I love, love, love reading your blogs. Avery is such a doll, and you are so good at writing! The first year just flies by. Kody is already 7 months. What's up with that? Anyway I love the pictures.

Annakaisa said...

Super cute pics! I loved this post! She is such a cutie!!!

Erin said...

Avery, you are quite the traveler! You have been more places than I have in 5 years! And your aunt who got the onesie tutu..brilliant! You are so lucky to have such a great mommy, daddy and big brother. But you already know that. It was just yesterday I held you when you were only days old, and now look at you! You're moving around so fast!

Happy First Birthday! Love you!

Coons Family said...

Heehee... Tristan suddenly decided on his 3 month birthday that he was going to start sleeping through the night in his crib. *Sigh* Too bad I wish he would sleep more during the day with me. :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVERY!

Michael said...

I cannot believe you put "that" picture up on her birthday blog. If she ever sees that when she's older, she will despise it and you. If I do one thing for her sanity, it will be to destroy that picture so none of us ever have to see it ever again!

Happy birthday to Avery!

Kimberly said...

This was a really cute post! Especially since it was about my favorite baby in the whole wide world! Give her another birthday kiss for me!

Christie said...

I can't believe she's one. What a darling girl you have there!

Trish&Heath said...

My girl loves toothbrushes too! I find them all over the house. I love that princess crown cake, how did you make it?? I want the know how for my next birthday party for Bree..

Diane said...

This is a great post! It really is hard to believe our little princess is a year old already. Thanks for the great pictures and the even better memories! Happy Birthday Baby Avery!

Niki Carpenter said...

Happy Birthday Avery! It's been watching you grow this last year on your mom's blog!

Deanie said...

You sweet girl, Happy Birthday! Your mommy did an awesome job on your princess crown cake. You have really packed a lot of things in your 1 year, I love looking at all your pictures to see how much you have grown and changed.

GrandmaCathy said...

What a fun year in review. I know why you've always called her your angel baby -- because she IS an angel. I love when she and Parker come over and I get to tend -- please do it more often ! ! !

Tina said...

Wow. I said it before in your last post but a year already? That just went by so fast. And I agree with your writing, you have talent! I have never even met her yet, but I feel like I know her. Yipee for blogs. Most of the time they can be nothing but good!

Evelyn and Art said...

I can't believe its been a full year!! I saw you, Avery at only an hour and a half old! I loved smelling your newborn smell! You've grown into such a beautiful toddler! I love your "what's your problem" look and when you wave because you know you're doing something you're not supposed to do! You are just too cute. We love you over here!

Allie said...

Happy Birthday! I cant believe that she is already a year. It went so fast!

Aly said...

She is just such a doll!! I LOVE that her "attatchment" is a TOOTHBRUSH!!! That is just to cute! Happy Birthday Avery!!

Diane said...

P.S. She looks so cute in her little Valentine's outfit. I'm glad you had a bow for her head!

Cindy said...

Cute!! Hailey would LOVE a cake like that! Even though Family Fun had the idea, you still had to put it all together. That takes a lot of talent! Way to go!
...And this is such a fun tale of Avery's first year. She is such a beautiful little princess!

Darci said...

She is soooooo cute. I love all the collages that you did of her photos.

Grandma Hand said...

What a cute - cute baby. She is so well acquainted with the world and such a traveler. I can't believe that this year just went by so fast. It was great to see all of you last Sunday. Love ya lots!

Missy said...

Cute blog. Cute baby girl.... but I don't need to tell you that! :)

Sarah E said...

Hey I saw your comment on my blog and I'm feeling a little bad. I just barely changed the rules to my little contest right as your comment came in. (since no one had posted yet) I'm hoping you posted post-change... If not I'll give you a freebie!
Are you as excited about X-box night as I am? :\ I can't tell you how excited Ryan was that someone else initiated it this time. Thanks Joe :)

Amber said...

SO adorable! It's posts like this that make me wish I had started blogging earlier so as to record moments from my newborn daughter's life. Avery, my dear, is a doll!