Friday, April 29, 2011

Pink Back Pack

Our Avery girl is growing up way too fast! It's really starting to hit me that we are now in our last month with just Avery. And at the same time it's dawning on me how much she is growing up. In some ways it makes me sad. But it other ways, it makes me so full of joy to see her grow into such a sweet little girl. She is no longer our "baby"!

The other day she took her pink back pack to church for the first time. I took the day off from work because I had been sick, but I still took her in since she loves going to church. If it were up to her, she would go to church everyday!

Sidenote...For those of you who don't know, since I started working at New Life, Avery has been going with me every Monday and Thursday from 9-1:30. She absolutely loves going! It's a blessing because it isn't just childcare. The kids always get a bible lesson and time for worship, which she loves! I'm so thankful she likes it so much! I will only be working the next two weeks, but Avery will continue to go, even after her baby sister arrives. I think it's going to be a great outlet for her.
So, back to my point. She was so excited to take her back pack. Up until this day I always just sent her with a diaper bag. But it dawned on me that now she just needs a lunch and a few diapers. She was so proud of her pink back pack. She talked about it the entire car ride there and carried it into church herself. I know it seems silly...but that almost made me sad! My Avery has her own back pack! It just made me realize I need to cherish these moments. Before I know it she's going to be carrying her back pack into the preschool, kindergarten and so on! I think she looks absolutely precious wearing her back pack!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

35 and 36

I think our little girl is starting to drop!

36 weeks

35 weeks

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is RISEN!

What a sweet day to celebrate that Jesus is ALIVE! We had a great Easter, but unfortunately, considering the nature of Gabe's job, we don't get to spend it all together. Just like last year, I took Avery to early church service and then went up to Denver to see my family. It's always sad leaving Gabe behind, but Easter is obviously one of his busiest days of the year! Before church we ate breakfast together and watched Avery dig into her Easter Basket.

Our family photo at church

As usual, Avery had a lot of fun at Grandma and Grandpa's house. She hunted for Easter eggs, ate a lot of jelly beans, played guitar with Grandpa, rode on her favorite cow and kept herself busy playing for a very long time. She exhausted herself, she actually fell asleep on the way home which she never does anymore! It was so cute to hear her calling them "Grandpa" and "Grandma". She is talking so much these days. At one point, while we were waching golf, she walked up to Grandpa and said "Hi Grandpa", it was so cute!

With her Auntie Ashie and Stevie, Ashley's friend from college

She loves riding on this cow. They have had this cow since my little sister Maddie was Avery's age! So happy they didn't get rid of it!

Like always...Grandpa was cracking Avery up!

After I pick Avery up from her class at church, she is always so excited to go find Daddy where he holds his service. She has no problem getting up on stage and playing with Daddy! She loves it! She had the whole stage to herself!

I tried to get some photos of her before church. She wasn't interested in looking at me!

She was too busy talking about the "treats" inside her eggs!

We dyed Easter eggs on Good Friday. This was Avery's first time dying eggs!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Two sweet girly rooms!

So, I'm finally posting photos of the almost complete girly rooms! There are still some finishing touches, but I wanted to make sure to take photos before our life gets really busy!

First, Avery's new BIG GIRL room! She has yet to sleep in here; we are waiting to move her to the big girl bed for a little while. Since we plan for baby girl to sleep in our room for the first few months, she has some time to make the transition. We also still need to buy a bed rail.
View from the door

The entire room was inspired by this painting! My talented sister, Steph, painted it for me while I was in college. I have always loved it and thought it was the perfect fit in Avery's BIG GIRL room! As for the bedding, I have had that yellow duvet since I was probably a sophomore in highschool. I used it in college but it hasn't been used since. It's still in great condition so I was happy to be able to use it again! It's a full ,but I'm just making it work on Avery's twin.

The dresser I repainted for her. As you can see I still have 4 new knobs to screw on.

The lamp base was a treasure found at Goodwill and spray painted pink. My Aunt Diana helped me with the lamp. We bought the plain white shade and target and then added detail. My Aunt is very creative! She helped me decide on the detail and then we super glued away!

I recovered Avery's letters with scrapbook paper. Very easy way to make cute letters. They were originally painted to match her old room.

I love tissue flowers. So easy to make and super cheap decor!

Obviously this shelf is incomplete, as you can see the plastic underneath. It still needs another coat or two of paint. I have procrastinated, but it will eventually get finished. I also wanted to buy a couple of storage bins to fill in some space.

I spray painted the frame...

Now, here is the baby room! I added a few details to make it different from the way it looked originally for Avery. It also needs the final touches, but it's getting close. Once we figure out baby girl's name, I will make letters to hang above the crib.

View from the door

The art I painted for Avery and handmade tissue flowers...

Soon, the pile of books that you see will have some organization. I just need to spray paint a treasure my mom found for me to use.

3D photos of baby girl!

So there you go! Their rooms are almost finished!

It's been fun nesting and getting ready for our 2nd little daughter! Avery loves playing in her big girl room. I will let you know when she actually starts sleeping in there! :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

6 more weeks!

It's hard to believe we get to meet our little girl in 6 weeks!

34 weeks

33 weeks

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Boom Boom Clap!

You know it's CROWN season at church when your 2 year old keeps asking to listen to the "Boom Boom Clap" song. For those of you who don't know, CROWN is the kid's verson of the Thorn, which is the easter production. They both make a huge impact for Christ each year, very powerful!

Here is Avery's version of the Hoe Down Throw Down dance...

By the way...you need to see the CROWN to understand why this song is in the production.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quick trip to Kansas...

Over the weekend we made a quick trip to Kansas to see Gabe's parents. We stayed on Friday night and had a great day enjoying the sunshine on Saturday. Avery loved seeing her Muttie and Pop Pop and Libby Dog. Avery calls her "Bibby Dog".

Gabe was pretty impressed, 4-wheeling while big and pregnant! We tried to get Avery to ride with us, but she was hesitant. So she rode in the car with Muttie and Pop Pop so we could go see some horses. It was so nice out...even though very windy. Can you tell by Avery's face?

Fun at the park!

By the way...Gabe had me on the teeter totter...I decided to spare you that photo!