Thursday, May 20, 2010

could he be much cuter??!!

one lucky mama Mother's Day yet, with my 2 beautiful children next to me. Need I say more?...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Avery!

I can't believe it's been 5 years since we first held this beautiful little girl. We have had so much fun with her and can't imagine our life without her. She has grown into a silly, cuddly, smart, playful, imaginative little girl. She loves to bake with me--and brings her own kitchen tools from her kitchen to help me. She loves helping Dad do just about anything--today they built a window valence box for Wyatt's room. She adores her new baby brother and is the best big sister. She is really such a good helper with Wyatt, I think the age difference, although I wouldn't have chosen them to be so far apart in age, is perfect. She is always laughing, singing and dancing in front of him to make him smile :).

A few more fun facts about Avery:

She is NOT a morning person...
She loves having friends to play with
She also enjoys playing alone and will carry on conversations with her Barbies
She remembers EVERYTHING
She says the sweetest prayers
She LOVES going to church
She loves her new gymnastics class
She still loves tomatoes...and strawberries and grapes
If you ask her what she wants for dinner, she will say, "pizza"
She LOVES animals--all of them
She still misses California, and asks about her friends there often
She is kind of a neat freak...thanks to me...
She loves watching Scooby Doo with Daddy
She can con you into just about anything!

Oh how we love this little girl. We are so grateful for her. We love you Avery!!

~ I have to also mention how grateful we are to Elsha, Avery's birthmother, for her amazing love and sacrifice in placing Avery with our family. Becoming a mother, through open adoption, has been the best, most overwhelmingly wonderful gift ever. I grow more in love with my children everyday. My heart is so happy to have Avery and Wyatt, I know they were meant to be my children. Life is wonderful...truly wonderful.