Sunday, October 28, 2012

Avery's 1st birthday

Wednesday, October 24th at 1:54 am Avery turned 1 year old. She really is one of the happiest babies we have  ever met & we are not just saying that, she truly is. She is always smiling, laughing, babbling/talking, squealing in joy & playing. She does have a bit of a temper & we are working on that with her. 

She is talking so much too. She seems to learn or pick new words every day, although she isn't saying Emma yet which is weird to us. She does of course say Mama & Daddy (she has already moved passed Dada). Some of her other more frequent words: Please, thank you, bye bye, hey, uh oh, ball, baby, good girl, all done, all gone, go. She will pretty much repeat anything you say, if she can & she watches your mouth while you talk to her to try to figure it out. She is just so smart.

She isn't walking yet, but is pushing everything around the house, walking toys or not, so it won't be long. She still only has 2 teeth (on the bottom). She eats pretty much anything, especially meat. If you give her meat with veggies or fruit she always eats the meat first & then asks for more. She has been off the bottle for over a month now & we are weaning her off formula by mixing it with cow's milk but she is not a fan. I am not sure if its the flavor or the fact that cow's milk is normally served cold. I do warm it up a little at times but I am not sure if it makes a difference to not. She isn't fond of anything other than formula/milk in her cup & Emma was the same way for a long time. So I guess thats a good thing??? 

She is still taking 2 naps a day & normally sleep pretty soundly. She is very mechanically inclined. If you show her how to do something she can pick it up after being shown once or twice. She seems to play well independently but also loves hanging out with Emma (Emma is still trying to get used to being a big sister). 

Playing with the blocks she got from Emma for her birthday.

Sharing with her big sister

Her cake

The first bite

 She only took a few bites & this is as messy as she got.

Patterson Farm 2012

We took the girls to Patterson Farm/Pumpkin patch last weekend & they had a great time. They had several different things this time which Emma really enjoyed. They had a large corn maze (normally its very small), tractor wheels to climb on, stuffed pig races, face painting and corn hole. Avery of course wasn't able to do very much since she isn't walking yet, but she loved the corn pit, farm animals & watching all the other kids. Next year I fully expect her to be chasing Emma around wide & being wide open.

 Emma wasn't interested in taking pictures yet so Avery got to do some solo.

Emma joined in & with a silly pose

 Emma feeding the sheep

 Avery feeding the goats

 Cute baby pigs

Stuffed pig races (They have real pig races too but I didn't take pics of it.)

 Tractor wheels

 Corn pit

 Face painting while we were waiting for the hayride to the pumpkin patch

 Pretty butterfly

The first pumpkin Emma picked & one of the largest ones in the patch.

The pumpkin we actually purchased.