Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Walk like an Egyptian


I shot some video of Avery walking this morning while we were getting ready to leave the house. She has been getting pretty good, but I put shoes on her and it totally messes up her balance!

video
In other news, we had a great, but very busy Christmas! Avery met some of her Williford relatives she hadn't seen before, and we ate a lot! Avery got a baby Karaoke machine (from me, of course!) We haven't gotten it out of the box yet, but I can already tell she has an aptitude for singing and acting a fool! Since I got my new handy dandy flip video recorder from Uncle
E, I can now upload video in a snap and will be posting some Avery performances very soon!


AND...some Christmas photos:
This is the load of toys we delivered to needy families for the Sunshine Center.




A close up of that muscle man!



Avery in our bed this morning.
And finally, another subtitled photo by Floyd.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas and Commentary

Obviously, this is not my commentary on the first ones. Fortunately, Floyd added his own, and is much funnier than me anyway!


Santa came early to the mill.
And here is Uncle Evan taking Avery's new paci for a test drive. He was a paci baby himself and still hasn't quite given it up yet. Here's to a great New Year's Resolution E-man.
We took Avery to the Zoo last night to see the lights, and we took our photo with a Capuchin monkey. I will try to scan that one in and post it later. Avery also met Santa for the first time last night, and that is another I will have to get on here at a later date. Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

10 Honest Things

Thanks to Olivia, you (my readers, or whoever is left, and not totally board with baby talk) are so fortunate to get to hear 10 things about me. Let's see:

1. I love rain at night, but HATE it during the day. I also wish everyday were 85 degrees, but I love wearing winter clothes. Too bad you can't have both.
2. I used to be seriously obsessive about germs. Thanks to having a baby, I get snot bubbles rubbed into my shirt and don't notice until a stranger mentions it at the grocery store. Shouldn't it be the other way around?
3. I miss book club in B'ham like whoa. I joined an all male book club to try to fill the void. First meeting is January 14th. I'll let you know how that goes!
4. I have a bizarre fear of saying the wrong thing, and I say the wrong thing all the time!! I am not a wordsmith! Please forgive me if I have ever offended you. TJ even bought me a book called "How to Say it Best". Still, I insert my foot on a daily, if not hourly, basis. I mean well, I really do.
5. Inside Jokes make my day. ("Shut up gul, you ain't got no pants on!")
6. Loves Montgomery! Even the not-so-nice areas.
7. I have no problems doing laundry, but I hate doing dishes. I love a clean house, and my mood is usually reflective of how tidy things are.
8. I love to give baby advice, so if you have any pregnancy, baby, or otherwise strange questions, I'm your Wo-man. I will research and find out if I don't know. It makes me happy that Liv wants more!
9. I love my job! I have time for TJ & Avery, me, and work! I wish everyone could know this feeling!
10. I love acronyms. Seriously, my favorite is USAMRIID (Unites States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases) Yea, I know, I am huge dork.
And, I am going to add an 11th one, since I just thought about it.
11. I hated being pregnant, but I am ready to do it again! (Hold your horses, there is no baby on the way yet, but when the time is right, I will endure the torture all over again, to get a product as wonderfully messy, time eating, sleep destroying, perfect baby Avery.)

What Happens When G Daddy Babysits:





Friday, December 4, 2009

The Mill and Thanksgiving


Dad's Mill Project is almost finished. So close that we stayed there over Thanksgiving. Here are some photos:




The Update:
1. Avery can WALK! I am so proud of my kiddo. She is learning and growing so fast! And now, I don't get to sit down. I chase her all over the house!
2. Christmas Tree is up! Yay me for making that a priority!
3. Getting back on Weight Watchers didn't happen. No surprise here.
4. TJ is hosting Justin's bachelor party at Clearview this weekend, so Avery and I are on our own.
5. I am boring these days...sorry for this pathetic post. Maybe I'll be more inspired tomorrow.