Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Avery is Crawling!

Its been awhile since my last post, but I've been a busy Momma. I've been worried that Avery was behind since she wasn't crawling at 7, 8, 9 months. Then she hit 10 months, and 4 days after her 10 month b-day she took a few crawling moves. I was stoked! Now she'll be moving with all the other crawling babies at my Mom's group. I still brag about all the things she's been doing, and I try not to compare her triumphs to the other babes (who can't do what she does), and I swear I won't be a stage Mom....but she claps, waves, shimmies, dances, gives high-5, gives kisses, blows a kiss, and plays peek-a-boo. And just recently she's been trying to mimic the sounds of a crow, but it comes out sounding like a cat coughing up a fur-ball....its still cute (and a bit disturbing).
Anyway, here are a few pics. She'll be 11 months on the 28th, and now I'm planning her 1st b-day festivities. Geez, wasn't she just born yesterday?!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring is Finally Here!

Well, it finally feels like spring has arrived. We've had some nice days, and I can dress Miss Avery in some cute spring more sweaters and pants! She turned 8 months old today! She can clap her hands, point to her nose, and say Momma.....well that could still be baby babble, but I'm going to count it :) Can't wait for summer weather....or maybe we just need to visit TX again!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Girl's Texas Trip 09

A couple weeks ago, Avery, my Mom, and I went to Frisco Texas to visit my inlaws and the Millers (Josh's sister and family who haven't met Avery). It was Avery's first plane ride and she was a very good baby....even earned her Alaska Airlines wings! While we were there, two other grandmothers came to visit so it was a great trip! Avery got to hang with her cousins.......and for me it was a long awaited bonding time with that part of Josh's family (especially Tiffany who shares the love of "The Housewives of OC and NYC")!
We hope to make another visit this year. And next time I'm going to bring an extra bag so I can load it up with goodies from Hobby Lobby....a store that puts Michaels and Joanne's to shame!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday

We had our Annual Super Bowl Party....and Avery's first "big" house party. Decked out in her A&M jersey and big bow, she had a blast watching her favorite sport and playing with her new friend Jade who's one day younger. Avery will be taking her first plane ride in the next couple weeks when we go to Dallas so she can meet her Aunt Tiffany, Uncle David, and cousins. We can't wait to get to some warm weather and see the family!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Avery Rose is 5 months

Avery turned 5 months yesterday, and her personality is starting to really come out. She's rolling over....stomach to back only since she's not a big fan of being on her stomach. And laughs at the strangest things (must be a Dirk's thing). Today we had a play date with Avery's friends Jovin and Patrice. Jovin's Mom Amber let me borrow his sit and play jumper, and Avery went crazy. I've never heard her laugh, giggle, and squeal more. I video-taped her tonight playing in it, and once I figure out how to attach it to the blog, you can all enjoy the moment as much as we did. Here are a couple photos of her in the jumper, and the other one on her 5 month birthday yesterday.

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Year, New Events for the Dirks

So one of my New Years resolutions was to try and keep our blog updated on a regular basis. Its Jan 12th, and yesterday we had the first event of 2009...Avery's Baptism. She was such a good baby through the whole thing and only cried when being immersed in the baptismal font (or dunk tank) as my sister kept calling it....funny girl. Happy 2009!