Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More Christmas Pictures...FINALLY!

Avi got a huge stuffed dog for Christmas from her Mimi & Papa (my parents). I thought she would like it, but I had no idea how much she would like it! She LOVES that dog...as you can tell!

Avi enjoyed lying on her dog!

Still lying on her dog, but now with her head back!

Avi gave her dog many kisses. She is in a kissing phase right now. She kisses everything. She will open a book and kiss what is on the page. She also gives AWESOME kisses to people as well...no slobbering or anything, a very sweet puckered up kiss! Cory (Drew's brother) got one, if not the first, "real" kiss she gave. He was so excited, and it was very sweet!

Lying on her dog again!

Avi loves to ride Papa's "horse"... actually she loves to ride anyone's 
"horse!

Avi loves to stand on anything and do her penguin dance!

Avi was checking out her Mimi's Christmas tree.

Avi and her aunt Abbi.

Avi loves to look at the book about babies.

We finally got a shot of us together.

Avi loves to play the piano at Mimi and Papa's house.

Papa taught Avi to wink, and this is her version of a wink!! I love it!

Okay, so I know that I posted pictures a while back of Halloween, but I didn't have these from my mom's camera, so I thought these were cute and wanted to share them with you.

Look at my sweetheart!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas Pictures...Having Issues

Sorry I haven't posted anymore Christmas pictures. Most of them were taken with my mom's camera, and near the end of Christmas day her camera went kaput. We have since sent it off to Canon to be fixed. So, we are at the mercy of Canon for now. I promise I will post them as soon as I can. In the meantime, here are a very few from Christmas morning before we went to my parents' house, as well as some other random pics from the holiday break.

Avi and I got Drew a new Tri/Time Trial bike for Christmas (we totally pulled off a surprise for him, and that was a lot of fun!). So, this is Avi checking out her daddy's new ride on Christmas morning!

Avi eating breakfast...she couldn't wait until we got to my mom and dad's house (my dad always cooks a wonderful breakfast on Christmas morning; I usually eat more at breakfast than I do for lunch!). (Please ignore her nasty nose!)

This is Avi Grace talking to one of the balls that goes to her favorite toy...it pops balls up and out of a hole. It is pretty fun. She loves it.

I'm not sure this picture does the mess she made justice. I was doing some things around the house one day in December, and she got quiet for a few minutes. I went to find her, and this is what I found...hand towels, wash cloths and toilet paper all over the bathroom floor! She was having a blast!

Abbi and Joel (my sister and brother and law) came over for dinner one night. Avi Grace had a blast playing with them. She especially enjoyed sitting in Joel's lap and playing with the startings of his beard (as the pic below shows).

Avi Grace playing with Joel's stubble!

I made a chocolate chip pound cake one day over the holidays. Chocolate cake batter is one of Drew's favorites, and he shared some of it with Avi Grace.

Licking the spoon of the cake batter!

I think she liked it...don't you?

Avi Grace's first haircut (before & after!)