Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We enjoyed a lovely Halloween evening with our dear friends, just like last year, it has become a bit of a tradition that we are so happy to be a part of. Starting about 2 months before Halloween, whenever we asked Avery what she wanted to be she said Abby Cadabby, just like last year. She stuck with this answer right up through Halloween, which made my life easy, we just broke out the exact same costume as last year.

Last year (above)...

This year...

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Recently Avery has become very imaginative with her food. Specifically fruit. I cut up apples or asian pears and she takes bites out of the pieces of fruit and says "this looks like a sailboat" or "this looks like a giraffe". It is quite amusing.

iPad pix

After deciding not to venture out 1 hr to a pumpkin patch/farm, we drove 5 minutes to 3rd street promenade to listen to music, shop and have frozen yogurt. We love to go there and marvel that we live so close to this place where there are amazing musicians and performers and now there is also a very (almost too) fancy outdoor mall at the end of the promenade. We listened to Chelsea Williams who is so talented and has a uniquely beautiful voice. We could have sat there all day listening to her but Avery wanted to get up and moving. So we walked over to the Apple store and a nice young man showed Avery some really cool apps on the iPad and then emailed us her work, featured below. As much as I can't stand where we live sometimes, days like this make me appreciate what we do have.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Computer Station

We keep our computers on the kitchen table as regular computer stations. One morning, Avery assembled her own computer station while Jon was working at his own station. So he took a couple of pictures of her. Of note, those plastic clip-on earrings she is wearing are one of her favorite things but those suckers are so breakable and hard to fix. I am thinking of just getting her ears pierced instead!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Florida Family Pix

GG, Daynie, Daddy and Avery (note all her bling)

Grandma Jenny, Daddy and Avery

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Swimming in Florida

Jon and I had the great pleasure of a night away while we were in Jupiter visiting GG and Daynie. The hotel was awesome and the next day Avery, GG and Daynie joined us at the pool. Avery did lots of swimming in Florida and by the end of the trip she was jumping off by herself and demanding that I scoot back further away from her. Jon got some great pictures of this. Never mind how adorable the ballet bathing suit was that GG gave her. Too cute.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sylvie's Big Day

Today we went to Sylvie's first birthday party. It was a beautiful party at a fancy Korean restaurant with all kinds of new and wonderful foods and desserts. Sylvie was dressed in a fabulous special outfit for her big day, she looked so pretty. Oh how we love the Browns.

Look at all the pretty desserts and fruit (and girls)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

teacher frank's picture

The Yellow Group has a nice teacher that Avery now gets to know because Blue Group and Yellow Group share some space and sometimes do activities together. Teacher Frank has been at her school for a long while. Tonight she happily led me to her cubbie to show me the picture Teacher Frank drew of her. They have princess dresses that the girls love to dress up in and he drew her in one of those dresses. So sweet.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

swing alone

Today Avery showed Daddy at the park how she can pump and swing all by herself. She just needed a few big pushes to get started and then insisted that he go sit down and let her do the work. She learned at school it seems. I met them both at the park after work so she could show me too. What a big girl!