Thursday, May 28, 2015

52 Project 2015: Week 21

"A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015."

 Jackson: This past Saturday, we went to visit my Grandparents and Aunts, Uncles and Cousins in Mt. Vernon, IL. (My Dad's Parents and siblings.) They had some kiddie bikes and a wheel chair ramp... need I say more. Jackson loved every minute of it.

 Avery: Also while visiting family that day, Avery tried on her cousin Landon's cool gold shades. Too cute!!

Avery's 13th Month


Today, May 28th you turned 13 months old! Wow, a whole month passed the one year mark!

You seem to be slimming down now that you're walking and very mobile. At your 1 year check-up at the doctor earlier this month you weighed 21 lbs. 14 ozs. (77th percentile) and you were 31 inches tall (95th percentile)!I think that's probably still the same now.

You are wearing 18 month clothes with a couple 24 month things thrown in.

Shoe Size
Size 4 

Size 4

You just got a new tooth in this past month and are getting another one as well. You now have 4 on top and 3 1/2 on bottom. ;-)

Light Brown Hair (it keeps getting lighter and lighter) and brown/gray eyes.

You usually go to sleep between 8 and 9 and you generally sleep until 9 or even 10 the next morning!You are such a great sleeper and Mommy and Daddy appreciate that. You are down to taking one long afternoon nap that usually lasts between 2-3 hours, sometimes a little longer even.

You love pancakes, toaster sticks, peanut butter sandwiches, macaroni, yogurt, apples... well there really isn't much you won't eat. You will try anything and depending on your mood, you will chow down or sometimes you'll spit it out. Sometimes you'd rather play with your food than eat it and you always eat better if you are able to feed yourself. You now think you need a fork or spoon no matter what you're eating, but at least it's good practice.You generally get one 10oz. bottle of whole milk right before bed and then whole milk and/or water in your sippy cup throughout the day. You drink from a sippy cup and straw very well,

Favorite Toys
You love your baby dolls. It's so sweet.

You have been fully walking for a couple months now and can even run. You can climb the stairs (with assistance of course). You can play peek-a-boo, give high fives, clap your hands, wave bye bye, raise your hands up when we say "so big", you dance to music or just when we say dance Avery.  You try to jump when we say jump and you mimic me if I rub my hands together with lotion. You shake your head yes and no. I may or may not have taught you to shake your head yes when I ask you if you're Momma's girl. ;-) You give hugs now by laying your head on our shoulder when we say "hug".

You say Momma, Dada, Papa, Uh Oh, Nigh Night and Bye Bye/Baba and you even say Brother. This past month you also added Ball to your vocabulary and "All Done". :-)

You're just so sweet and adorable. You're definitely a girly girl. You love to brush your hair and you love shoes!! However, you can hang with the boys too and I love that! You aren't happy when you don't get your way and definitely let us know about it. You get your feelings hurt easily and will pucker up your bottom lip. It's so pitiful.

You love to laugh at your brother. You love him lots and give him hugs when you go to pick him up from preschool. He is definitely a cheerleader for you as well and gets so excited when you do something new! It's so fun to watch you two together. You are starting to learn to play together and it was so cute the other day when he was playing swords and you had 2 hairbrushes and were following him all around. He would say "come on Avery" and you would follow right along like you knew what you were doing. SO STINKIN CUTE! He stands up for you if someone makes you cry, but if you steal his toy or cup, look out because he will snatch it right back, no questions asked. (We are working on that.)

You have stolen this mommy's heart and I can't begin to say how much I love you! I know I say it every month but you are just so much fun! We can't go anywhere without having multiple people say how adorable you are. I Love You to the Moon and Back Baby Girl!
-Mommy xoxo