Sunday, September 28, 2008


My parents came in to watch Avery while Kris, Brooke, our friends, Dave & Alisha and Kevin and I went to ACL. We had an absolute blast. We also took some festive pics of Avery. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Is Avery teething?

Monday at 4pm, I get a call from Avery's school that she has fever. I went to pick her up immediately. I also started crying when I got the call...I guess it just startled me. Anyway, they said she was 99.5, but have to add a degree since they took it under her arm. As soon as we got home, I took her temp and it was fine. Kevin went and bought one of those super fast themometers - we love it! Due to the daycare's policy, she could not return until 24 hours of being fever-free, so I stayed home with her. Darn! It was really hard getting work done from home, but it was SO nice to spend the day with Avery again. I really appreciated it, since I have started back to work now. I kept monitoring her temp and no fever all day. She was; however, extremely fussy. She has started screaming now when she doesn't get her way or maybe she is truly in pain from teething or growning...who knows! Her screams will literally make you cover your ears - it is pretty hilarious. Kevin and I are going to have our hands full!!! But I am sure most of you could have already guessed that :) Anyway, not sure if she is teething or not, but hopefully that would explain her fussiness.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

3 months!

Avery turned 3 months last Saturday! She is really chunking up now and starting to interact with us a lot more. She is so darn cute how she laughs. It sounds like she is gargling and then she will let out this loud scream. I think she is testing out her various pitches!

So as of this Friday, it will be two weeks back in the working world and for Avery -Daycare world. It has actually gone fairly smooth. Avery seems to like it just fine. We also keep hearing horror stories how everyone who brought their kid to daycare got sick the first several weeks and then like once a month up to a year. We will just continue to pray that she doesn't get sick, but I am sure it is inevitable.

Also, this last Sunday we had Avery's Dedication at church. My mom and sister have all the pictures, so I will have to post those when I get them. Later that day, we had Avery's 3 month pictures taken which I can't wait to see. I think we got the perfect picture with her little pouty face. That face just melts my heart.

Lastly, please pray for my family that lives on the Gulf of Mexico. The last news report I heard said it was projected to enter right over the Port Lavaca area which is where almost all of my family lives. My dad drove down tonight to help broad up windows and then a good chunk of family is going to stay with my parents and Brooke & Kris in Waco.

Here's a pic I took of Avery today:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First day of school and work!

Well, as I said I got everything ready the night before to ensure a smooth morning, but as Kevin was following me to daycare there was a cop car with its lights on blocking the only road I know to go down to get to Avery's school. There were no detour signs so I turn around and try to go a different direction and that didn't help. We ended up going through a neighborhood we had never been through before and taking 30 minutes to get to Avery's school (a trip that should take no more than 10 minutes). We get to her school and I am walking Kevin through all the things we do when we drop her off. We get in Avery's class and all the kids were crying and I mean screaming crying. I laid sweet Avery in her crib and she just looks up and smiles at us. I just turned and walked out the door not really even saying 'bye' because I couldn't stop the tears. They just poured out and didn't stop for awhile. The entire drive to work I was balling! I then had to get myself together in the car and a single thought of poor little Avery just brought on more tears. I finally made it into work with swollen eyes. I wonder what goes through peoples' minds as they are passing me down the hall. As for my work day, it was great. Of course, there was not a whole lot to do the first day of being gone for three months except reconnet my system to the network and clear out the thousand emails I had over that time span. I went to visit Avery over lunch. When I showed up she was in her crib crying. A real tear was running down her sweet little cheek! It broke my heart; however, she had just woken up from a really long nap and was hungry. As soon as I picked her up, she smiled at me! I left work early to get her and soaked up every bit of time we had together this evening. I just put her down and hopefully she will sleep through the night so I can get some rest after a long day. Here are Avery's first day of Daycare pics. Notice how tired I look...I couldn't go to sleep last night because I was really anxious!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Back to work.......

Well it has been fun LOTS of fun. Kevin thought for sure I would get cabin fever being at home, but I didn't. I enjoyed every moment with Miss Avery and just hoping that going back to work will be a smooth transition for us all. I have everything ready tonight, so I won't have that much of a crazy morning, but this will be a first for both Kevin and I so anything can happen. I have truly been praying about this day for awhile now to have peace in my heart about it. I really think it will go okay, but I am sure I will cry, since I have already several times just thinking about it. I will be sure and post to let you know how it goes. So what have I done the last stint of my time off....TONS. I have hung out with many friends and soaked up all the time I could with Avery. We have lots of Happy Birthday' Happy Birthday to...Jayce, Steven, Lawson, Clay and John!!! Here are pics from the prior weeks.

Whew-What a week!