Monday, May 26, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things...

Avery has a new favorite activity, that is taking mail out of her mailbox on her new (used) Little Tikes Garden Activity Center. She tried it out at our good friends Deirdre, Ella and Charlotte's house and had a blast with it. So we sent daddy searching on craigslist and within 1 week we had our very own center. It rocks! Endless hours of fun, exploring, creeping, gardening, opening, shutting. It is no longer made, but perhaps your local craigslist might offer it as well.
Over memorial day weekend mommy got to spend precious time with her bookclub friends. Laura flew in from New York City and brought all 5 bookclub second generation girls their very own beautiful dresses from Ralph Lauren Baby. There are mainly 3 pictures of Avery and her Garden Center to capture how precious this dress is. Thanks Laura, we love you!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Video: Role Reversal

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ten Months and One Day

Daddy found these pretty purple flowers on the ground for her to sit in. These trees are blooming all over LA right now. If I were a botanist I would surely tell you which kind they are, but all I know is they are pretty. I tried to get Avery to look out the car window a few days ago as we drove down a street lined with these purple blooming trees, but she was more interested in a rattle in the car than anything outside. This particular setting is outside a house where a nice older couple lives near us. If I were my sister, I would be able to tell you their names, their children and grandchildren's names, and I would be drinking lemonade on their back porch. But this is LA, not the small town south, so they just say, "sure, you are welcome to come on up onto our steps and let the baby look at our roses". They have the most gorgeous roses, all different colors, there must be 20 huge rosebushes. Avery loves to look at the roses every time we take Quincy for a walk. Anyway, this picture is on their front lawn. They are really nice to let us enter into their space on a regular basis. Happy 10 months! Oh she is babbling up a storm, pulling to stand, bouncing, loving eating and going to the park to crawl around in the grass.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Finger Food

My mommy has noticed the other kids at daycare eating little cubes of food while she still feeds me super-pureed food. So after much thought and preparation, she finally put away the Cuisinart for a minute and chopped up some cooked yam for me and let me play away. I don't exactly get what I am supposed to do with the cubes so I mostly smashed them around but mommy put a few in my mouth for me to eat. I really liked it. Oh did I mention I have 5 new teeth coming in? It isn't very much fun, I must admit. If you look closely you might see the 4 top ones working their way out. Cheers to finger food!!

Video: Baby's Best Friend

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hello Friends

Avery had a fun playdate with three of her favorite girls. Ella, 2-1/2, Charlotte, 4 months, and Maddie, 5 months. After letting Ella play with Quincy's toys for a little while, we rounded up our 3 Bugaboos, Blue, Black and Red and headed to the local park for some fresh air. Avery agrees that there is nothing better than a little girl time with great friends. Thanks Deirdre and Kelly for visiting. Brandy and Anna, we missed you!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Avery Waving