Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My favorite time killer...I miss her!

The last few weeks have been so hectic around the Williford house. I am rockin' and rollin' with the Alley, so much, that I am having trouble keeping up with laundry, dishes, and general cleaning at home, and I am missing out on a lot of special time with Avery. The other stuff I can deal with, but I hate that my part time turned full time job is cutting in on my mommy daughter bonding time. I can't keep up with the phone calls! It truly is a great problem to have though. I am not complaining about that part! But I sure to love this face:

Her latest obsession is a little statue of a lamb that Searcy and Alicia gave her (what she is holding in the picture if you can make it out). It is freaking heavy though. She just carries it around with her. Cracks me up. The other favorite object she carries is a satin blanket. That thing gets washed all the time because of the abuse it takes being drug around on the floor several hours a day! She is a funny little girl!
I know this photo is crappy...I couldn't get her to sit still long enough to get the helicopter bow on her head. It was super cute. Boo on my blackberry camera.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

WARNING: this post may be boring!

I have been so busy this week! I have gotten back on the weight watchers train (AKA "rehab"). I know that it is proven to work, but I feel so strange in there. Apparently, I am the only person my rehab meeting that actually cooks. (FYI-85% of the women in there are over 50) So I just find it strange that they aren't out searching for new, fun, and delicious recipes like I am! My philosophy is -If I'm going to do this torturous thing to my body, then I will at least gain some new recipes!
I also rejoined the Y, but this time as a family. I did this for several reasons.
1. THEY HAVE DAYCARE!!!! So I can get up, grab big A, and head to gym before I take her to school (She is only signed up for Mother's Morning Out, which doesn't start until 9 and ends at 3, which left me pretty scrapped for time to work out!). And, I know I am totally about to creep someone out, but I can take a shower, get ready, and fully dressed without interruption in the locker room! I think this is a revelation in the world of worker outers! Maybe everyone else has been using this system forever, but it is incredibly wonderful to me, even if I am forced to use a semi-public shower (and revert back to the days of freshmen dorms with the shower shoes!). Speaking of shower shoes, Kara- you will be proud, mine are High School Musical 3. They were the only ones that fit me at Wal-Mart. (EEEK! It must be a recession for me to be shopping at walmart-I am not trying to be a snob, but I generally feel it is important to support our local small businesses! In this case, I needed too many things in a hurry, but I digress.)
2. My parents filled in their pool last summer (bummer). It was totally wasted space! They never used it, and when Avery was born, Ama was pretty concerned that Aves might drown. Reason number two-Pool!!! We need a place to swim this summer, so, now we can do that.
3. Swimming Lessons for Miss Avery. I would like her to be very comfortable in the water as early as possible! She tries to swim in the bathtub all the time! I am hopeful she will at least master "blowing bubbles and drinking water" like her Uncle E did not too many years ago.

Not only am I on a weight loss, get in shape mission this week, but ever since our NYE party that Emerge threw at Alley Station, my dang phone has been ringing off the hook! Which is great, but Scotty and I are having trouble keeping up! And, to top it all off, Scotty is leaving us after Friday!! We are looking for a replacement if anyone knows an organized, fun, smart person looking for a J-O-B in Montgomery!

Last thing I will throw at you today: Jessica McAzar has been posting photos from high school on facebook. They are hilarious, but have got me thinking about all the dumb, yet funny sayings we used to have. I leave you with a few, and let you reminisce if you were a part, or you can ask, what-the-H-E-double-hockey-sticks is she talking about.
1. Let me see yo cubby hole. (my personal favorite, but is not meaning anything dirty, get your mind out of the gutter!) Dave Yate, Jess Mac, Big Bude, Trace Al, et al
2. That movie's off da chain! (random kid Kara and Meggie picked up late night)
3. Money over beaches. (meggie's thug bf)
4. I'm the number four stunna in the stunna club. (Roberto, AK)
I know there are more, but I just drew a blank!
Williford, out!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hurricane Avery Strikes Again

We all know Avery is an avid eater. She, like her mother and father, enjoys good food. But this really takes the cake (pun intended).

Just for clarification, that is hazelnut cocoa. I made it. It WAS a present for Allison and Michael for Christmas. I will take partial credit here for this big mess. It was after Christmas (of course I didn't deliver it on time), and the only thing left under the big ole tree. So it was easy picking for Little Miss Giant-Mess-Waiting-to-Happen. I left her sitting in the living room to grab her socks and coat, and my shoes. Literally 45 seconds, and I come back to find that! She was licking her fingers and running them through the carpet trying to get more in her little mouth. I was laughing so hard, I couldn't be mad! She was so proud of herself!

Aves is also learning new things all the time. She has learned to "click". TJ or I will make that clucking noise with our mouths and she will repeat it back to us. Pretty cute, but will probably get pretty darn annoying if she keeps doing it! That is how she woke us up one morning last week. Just clucking away. She also has added some words to her now expanding vocabulary. She said Eh-bin (Evan) last night. Uh-oh is one we hear on occasion. The Ki-kat (kitty cat) lives at Ama's house, and Mom is devastated she has said that and not Ama yet! She also has said Jay-Tee (that's what Justin has asked her to call him-another killer for Ama). Speaking of Ama, here is shot G-Daddy got of her last weekend at the mill with his big old goober of a dog, Luke.
He was trying to push her out of "his" chair. Anywho, that's an update in our world for now. I will keep you posted!