Friday, February 25, 2011

Keeping Busy!

Last weekend Gabe was at State Wrestling in Denver for 3 days, so Avery and I kept busy, busy while he was gone. I started on and nearly finished painting her dresser for her "Big Girl" room. We bought this dresser off the curb before we moved out of our apartment over a year ago. I had always planned to paint it for our guest room, but never got around to it. Since Avery needed a dresser for her new room, I decided to use that one and just repaint it white. It was very chipped and gross looking. Now it looks so fresh and beautiful! I'm very happy with how it looks now. I just need to buy new knobs for the drawers and it will be completely finished. Stay tuned for those photos! I can't wait to show you the finished product of her new room! It's starting to look REALLY cute and "Big Girlish"!

I'm totally in the nesting phase...

Also during the weekend, I broke Avery of her PACI! Whew...it's a relief to be able to say that! I'm so thankful I met my goal. I had always planned on taking it away by the time she was 2. Her 2nd birthday is creeping up on me, so I knew it was time! The first few naps and nighttimes were the hardest, but after that she stopped asking for it. I cut off two of her paci's and gave them to her babies. She always has to have two babies in her bed, so I tried to get her to understand paci's are for her babies. I told her over and over how sweet that was of her to give her babies her paci's. That seemed to work. Anytime she would ask for it, I just said "Your babies have paci's". I'm just so proud of her! It took major discipline on both our parts, but it's done and I'm so thankful!

One of the mornings I took Avery to Focus on the Family to play. She loves it there! I forgot my camera, so unfortunately I didn't get any photos of her playing in the airplane! It was such a fun girls weekend, but we were really happy when Daddy got home!

This girl loves her babies! I can't wait to see her with her baby sister!

She loves changing her baby's diaper now, she is such a little Momma! She is now sleeping in her little sisters room until we finish her room. It will probably be awhile until she actually sleeps in her new room though, we will have to make the transition into a big girl bed in order for that to happen. I'm in no rush to get her in the "Big Girl" bed, I'm just happy that she is over her PACI. Both rooms are down to the finishing touches! :)

This is what a busy, almost 2 year old does when her mommy is painting. Climbs into the sink on her own and plays with the old hardware from the dresser! She was so cute I just had to take a picture. Don't worry, I could see her from where I was painting. She played up there for atleast 20 mins!

The painting project in progress...

Here are the lastest belly photos!
Weeks 25,26, and 27

27 Weeks

Here is my 27 Week photo from Avery's pregnancy!

I think I'm bigger and lower this time round...what do you think?

26 Weeks

25 Weeks


Steph Shaw said...

Looking beautiful Ash! And Aves looks like she's getting ready to be a big sister!! What a cutie! We can't wait for baby girl's arrival!

meg + andy said...

Ash, you look so great! Can't wait to see the finished rooms. OH and WAY TO GO on giving up the paci's!! We just did last month...and my goal was by 2 too! oh well, at least we made it before the 3rd bday! (barely!) :) Love you!