Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Human Bean

Avi goes to school - Parent Participation in San Luis Obispo. Avi's a real rebel, though - she sleeps during class! Can you believe it?!

All the kids were asked to dress up this week in their Halloween outfits. Avi wore her hand-made (by mom) "Human (Green) Bean" outfit! She is sooooooo cute!

Mom sewed this while watching a movie last night, evident in the seam already showing on the bottom left side.

Here we are in class.

All Avi's friends: Kendall the Ladybug, Avi the Human Bean, Macy the Bee, and Tessa the Duckie.

Here's the whole fam dressed up. Michael's a ???? (Japanese lounge lizard?), Maren's Sacagawea, Avi is, well, you know...

New things are happening everyday!

There have been so many things happening lately, I haven't been able to keep up with them!

First off, Avi is still cute!  But you can see she's growing. She doesn't exactly fit into the hat she wore as a newborn!!!

She's still love to nap in the Ergo Baby(the best carrier in the world), but just recently she started holding on to the straps.

She's also holding on to her "lovey" a little brown and white dog.  She likes putting this in her mouth - interesting texture!

She still likes to poop.  Here is one of her most fantastic pooing adventures.  We visited Grammy in Fresno and she wore disposable diapers while there (we're used to her being in cloth diapers which keep accidents in better).  Grammy and mom kept commenting on how cute it was that her little crack was showing.  Warning to all parents: it is NOT cute what follows a showing crack - poo explosion. Lucky for Mom, Avi was on Grammy, not Mommy while this happened!  Sorry, Peggy!

Here's a picture of her the first time she picked up something on her own.  She is about 3.5 months old.  How it happened:  I laid her on her play mat, and walked out of the room for about 45 seconds.  When I returned, she had picked up her little stuffed toy laying next to her. Neither Michael or I saw it - what a shame!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

2 months old

here's some pictures i found laying around.  they were taken at Avi's first birthday party (attending as a guest).  she didn't do much - just lay around and be held, but she was still a cutie!

Molly & Avi

Stefan &  Avi.

Avi watching the big kids play.


We live in an avocado orchard.  Seriously.  Yes, we know how lucky we are.  We have two avocado trees in our small yard.  There are a total of 7 different types of avocado trees in the neighbor we live in, and about 150 avocado trees total.  That is, until this summer when Aveah was born.  She's our newest type of Avi-cado!
Here she is posing with a Santana avocado.

Monday, October 19, 2009

our photo assistant.

Avi helped us with an engagement shoot the other day.  The couple, Jaime and Steve are totally cool and invited Aveah to come.  We didn't plan on bringing her, but as the day got closer, we couldn't decide who would get to stay with Avi and who would go on the shoot - both are fun things we want to do!  So, we took her along.  This is actually the second shoot she's been on - she helped Maren with a newborn portrait session a few weeks before.  Way to work the family business, Avi!
If you look closely, you can see a little foot poking out of the pouch Maren's wearing on the front of her body.  Avi was "down" with getting down for all the good angles!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Christmas everyday.

With Avi it's like Christmas everyday.  You know that feeling you got Christmas Eve as a kid: anticipating the next morning with great relish while enjoying the moments of waiting because even waiting was fun.  Well, that's how I feel with Avi.  Everyday I look forward to because I get to unwrap her again.  And the present I cherish because I know this is as good as it gets, too.  Before Avi, I would count my days by marking off events that were to come, like: 2 more weeks until Thanksgiving vacation and I get to see my family, or only 8 more days and we're going to Europe, or 3 more days until the weekend... and so on.  Now, I look forward to everyday, because I know Avi will be there, and who knows what she'll do - what gift she'll give us that day.  I not only look forward to every tomorrow with Avi, but I also dream of her "firsts".  Her first word, her first time down a waterslide, her first puppy...  I am so happy I have her to share this life with.  And Michael's not that bad either!