Thursday, December 30, 2010
Posted by Jen and Joel at 8:42 PM
Friday, December 24, 2010
- Height: 30.75 inches
- Weight: 21.8 pounds
She says mama, dada, baba (bye bye), and lets us know what she wants by pointing to it.
She is walking everywhere, and loves to get into every kitchen drawer that she can.
She is growing too fast (I wish it would slow down a little sometimes), but we enjoy watching her learn new things. We cannot believe our baby is one today. She is really becoming such a little lady.
Posted by Jen and Joel at 8:38 AM
Monday, December 13, 2010
Ava and I took a break to play in the snow while Joel cut down the tree. Ava loved touching the snow. She is always so curious about everything (she gets that from her dad - and it is a good thing).
Posted by Jen and Joel at 8:47 PM
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Ava met Santa last night at our Church Christmas party for the first time. We did not know what to expect, because she totally has separation anxiety really bad. However, it went much better than we expected. She enjoyed herself the whole night...One, because she could walk around the whole gym with all the other children (which meant we were chasing her the whole time), and Two, because there were Christmas trees everywhere. She thought the trees were great. We are putting ours up tomorrow.
Posted by Jen and Joel at 7:46 AM
Monday, December 6, 2010
Posted by Jen and Joel at 7:40 AM
Friday, November 5, 2010
Posted by Jen and Joel at 7:13 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
- Crawls anywhere (but loves to crawl up the stairs the most)
- Would rather walk, so she pulls herself up on everything and scales the walls and furniture
- Loves to clap when she does something cute
- Will eat anything she can get her hands on (she tried a baby wipe the other day - GROSS)
- Fascinated with belts
- Loves to read books (this is some of my favorite past-times with her)
- Wears 12 month clothes and 18 month pajamas (where did my baby go?)
- Has the cutest different face expressions
She is definitely our best and biggest blessing.
We love you Ava!
Posted by Jen and Joel at 4:01 PM
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Yesterday we drove down to the Tri-Cities to visit my brother Eric's Family. We had planned to go to the fall festival outside of town but did not know if the weather would cooperate. We tried it even though it was cold and a little rainy, and I am glad that we did. We had a great time, and Ava enjoyed seeing her cousins. (I forgot Ava's hat and coat so she had to borrow some from Maveric)
Ava and Maveric hanging out while waiting to go into the festival.
We have a book that talks about scratchy straw. Ava thought it was great to actually play with real straw.
Posted by Jen and Joel at 12:59 PM
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Today Joel and his siblings threw their mom a surprise Birthday Party. Her birthday is actually not until tomorrow. Joel has seven brothers and sisters who live all over the country from Alaska to Georgia, and they were all able to come home for this big event. It has been several years since they have all been together. Georgianna was extremely surprised!! It was fun to see her reaction.
The Anderson clan at the dinner table.
Posted by Jen and Joel at 9:17 PM
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I am not a huge couponer because I do not have time to research all the deals and plan out my trips being a mom, working part-time, and teaching a few piano lessons a week. Also, because I do not buy things that I am not going to ever use or eat. I do not have the space and I hate when people buy everything that they can get for free-just because it is free- and then there is nothing left for those that actually want the product. Also, I am a snob about certain things and will only buy named brand products (like Tide, Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers, Adams Peanut Butter, and things like that), so I will never get products like that for free. So even though I might be able to get a different laundry detergent for free or really cheap, I am not going to waste my time finding the coupons to make the deal. However, I do look at a certain local site that maps out deals for the Spokane area, and if it seems like something that I might need and will not take too much time to try to find all the coupons needed, then I will do it. Last night was one of those trips.
If you do not have a wellness card at Rite-Aid, you should get one. They have practically been paying me to shop there the last few weeks. And it was fun only handing the cashier 9 cents!
Posted by Jen and Joel at 2:27 PM
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I just cannot believe that Ava turned 9 months old yesterday. She has brought more joy into Joel and my lives than we ever could have expected. Her enthusiasm for life and being able to do new things is precious to watch. We are so blessed to be her parents and cannot wait to watch her continue to grow and develop. Some things that Ava enjoys right now are:
- Feeding herself Cheerios
- Talking (babbling...whatever you call it)
- Making funny faces with her lips
- Reading books with her parents
- Standing up holding onto furniture (still to stubborn to crawl)
She is just too much fun. Everyday with her is a blessing.
Posted by Jen and Joel at 6:05 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A few girls from church get together every other week and sew. I have been a bit intimidated by them because they make the cutest things, and I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to sewing. But, I decided that I wanted to try to make Ava a skirt. She is small, so I knew it would not take much fabric to make…so it had to be easy right? NO…not easy for a non-sewer. I am glad that I did it, so that I can say that I made Ava something, but I do not know if I will attempt clothes again in the near future.
Here are a few pictures of the finished product. Ava sure looks enthused to be wearing it. Oh well, I do not know if I would love wearing it either.
In the last picture…I left a section of the ribbon unconnected from the skirt so I could add flowers to it.
At least I attempted it, and maybe next time the finished product will look a little better.
Posted by Jen and Joel at 3:51 PM