Sunday, March 27, 2011

A few adventures...

While we make the most of the time we have left with just our Avery girl, we are trying to keep busy on the weekends and also trying to soak up any nice weather we have had so far. I'm so thankful it's starting to feel like Spring. I'm ready for more sunshine and outdoor adventures!

Yesterday we went to Garden of the Gods. It was a beautiful morning and it felt so nice to get out and hike around for a bit! Avery is quite the little hiker!

Out hiking at 31 weeks...

She loves riding on Daddy's shoulders!

A couple of weekends ago we decided to go to the Air Force Academy (since its in our back yard practically) to walk around. Avery loves airplanes right now, so we thought it would be fun to go see them at the Academy.

We went to find my Grandpa's name on one of the memorials. He was a "Hump Pilot" in WWII. These pilots flew one of the most dangerous routes in order to deliver supplies. They flew from India over the Himalayan mountain range into Western China. I am so proud of my Grandpa!

William B. Westfall

The beautiful Pikes Peak in the background.

Sometimes I can't believe we actually live here!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fun Weekend in Greeley

Last weekend Avery and I went up to Greeley to hang out for a few days with Yaya! Gabe went to Philidelphia with his Dad to attend the College Wrestling National Championships, so it was the perfect weekend to get away and spend some time with my mom! The weekend was filled with seeing friends, visitng my mom at her school, going out to eat, playing outside with the kitty cats, going to the park, going to the COZY COW dairy farm and simply hanging out. I only took photos of our adventure to the dairy farm, it is a small farm just outside of Greeley. It was a great day to go because we were practically the only people there. We watched the process of the cows being milked, pet the cows and best of all, ate yummy ice cream!! Avery loved seeing the cows, but she was not about to pet them. It was a very cute dairy farm; Avery still hasn't stopped talking about the moo cows!

Thanks Mom for such a fun weekend and treating us to everything!! We love you so much and love visiting Yaya's house!

Gabe and I think this photo below shows what it's going to be like a few (hopefully A LOT more than a few) years from now. Except it won't be cows who are prying for her attention, it will be BOYS! Yikes!

Yaya teaching Avery how to feed the cows...

All the cows came over to say hi to us! My mom thought this was funny...I will certainly have milk very soon! :)

My mom also thought this would be a funny photo. Lately I have been feeling a lot like a MOO COW because I'm getting so large! I'm 30 weeks here.

Having fun watching the cows being milked...

"Hi cows"

Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Monday, March 21, 2011


She sure is growing!!
10 more weeks to go!
30 weeks

29 weeks

28 weeks

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Avery's 2nd Birthday Party

This year we decided a small and simple family birthday party would be best for Avery. We went all out last year with her 1st party (see here), so we thought it would be okay to keep it simple! It ended up being a blast. Avery got to celebrate her birthday with all of her grandparents, plus my Aunt Diana and Uncle Don. It is such a blessing to live close enough so everyone of her grandparents could come! We of course missed all of her Aunts and Uncles and wished they all lived closer! You will probably notice I reused some of her decorations from last year! Other than that I didn't do much besides a few streamers and xballoons and still Gabe made fun of me because I said it was going to be a "super simple" party. For a birthday party you have to have some decorations, right? Trust me, it was simple. We enjoyed pizza and ice cream cake. Most importantly, Avery had a great time; she was a ball of energy and entertainment!
Thank you all for coming to celebrate with us and for all your sweet gifts! We love you all!!


Grandma and Grandpa

Muttie and Pop Pop

Aunt D and Uncle Don

Entertaining everyone!

Yaya got her a harmonica, which she loved!

Yummy ice cream cake!

Eating pizza surrounded by her grandparents!

Checking out her new Noah's Ark table from Muttie and Pop Pop

Playing with Yaya before her party