Sunday, July 31, 2011

Avery Loves...

... Orange Leaf froyo!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Go Carts

Avery's first go cart ride was at a birthday party for her cousin, Layne. She had a blast!

The party was at a local place with lots of indoor games. There was also a big slide. Avery was just a little too short to climb the levels to go down the slide. Sweet Layne went with her each time and lifted her up to each level. Then they got to a little bridge she had to cross over to get to the slide. Once again, Avery was scared of the shaky bridge. Layne held her hand and walked her across it each time. Precious!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Making Cupcakes

I'd say there are very few things that make Avery as happy as making and eating cupcakes! Wouldn't you agree?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Face Painting

First face painting... Courtesy of Orange Leaf!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday!

One of the things I missed in my bloggy hiatus was Charlie's birthday and Father's Day (which happened on the same weekend). All he wanted was a cookout with some family and friends and that is what he got (oh, and the Jeep!). It was a fun day and we had a great time eating some delicious grilled ribs, chicken and sausage. Thanks, mom!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011


When I tell you this lil girl knows how to eat some wings, I am not exaggerating! Charlie and I are always amazed at how little is left after she gets done eating one. What can I say, this girl loves her Wingstop!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Only in Louisiana

Only in Louisiana...

Do you load up in the Jeep on a Saturday night... With no doors and no roof...

... And tell your toddler to get some shoes on... 'cuz it's gator huntin' time!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Fun

Avery's sitter invested in an inflatable waterslide this summer. As much as I hate leaving her every day, I am so glad she has so much fun with her friends. It's just an added bonus that she gets to swim and slide while she's there too. I am so thankful for Christina. She is great with Avery and keeps them entertained all day long!

Friday, July 22, 2011

What Day Is It Again?

A few weeks ago, I woke up on Saturday and rushed around to get me and Avery out of the house for a birthday party that morning. When we pulled up to the house I thought it was strange that we were the first ones there and a few minutes late. I knocked on the door a few times with an excited 3 yr old in her cutest dress, ready for fun in the sun, cake and present opening time! Finally, the mom answered the door (sticking only her head out - apparently, she hadn't rushed that morning to get ready like I had)! I was a day early! Try explaining that to a 3 yr old. She was heartbroken!

Orange leaf to the rescue! It's our newest favorite froyo shop in town. With self serve and endless toppings, soon both of our worries faded away. I was glad I realized the baby shower was on Sunday as well, since I thought it was that Saturday afternoon too!

So, we got up on Sunday and did it all over again. When am I going to learn to check the date on my invites? Geeez!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Castle for a Princess

A few weeks ago, Charlie was off of work and Avery stayed home with him. Well, I guess you can see she has him wrapped around her finger. When I got home, that princess had her very own castle right in the middle of my living room!

But, how can the queen complain when the palace was spotless and the princess was snoozing? Life is good!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Throw a Penny, Make a Wish

I gave Avery some change to throw in the fountain at the mall. After she threw it in and made a wish (for Tinkerbell, of course!) she looked at me and said "Uh oh, mama! How we gonna get dat back!?!"


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Friday Night Fun

Nothing better than a Friday night at the mall with my favorite princess. I mean, how can you beat a butterfly balloon, carousel ride and Maggie Moos strawberry ice cream? Oh, and did I mention finding 3 pairs of shoes for $11? Score!

Friday Night Fun

Nothing better than a Friday night at the mall with my favorite princess. I mean, how can you beat a butterfly balloon, carousel ride and Maggie Moos strawberry ice cream? Oh, and did I mention finding 3 pairs of shoes for $11? Score!

Monday, July 18, 2011


One of Avery's favorite games right now is "Restaurant". She uses the plates, bowls, and cups from a picnic basket I bought and the endless fake food supply from her kitchen. And she is a hard, fast worker. From the moment I walk into the restaurant, she doesn't stop.
Once I have been served, she leaves to find my 'babies'. She gives us menus (books) and writes down our orders. She is one hard worker!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Princess cake

A few weeks ago, we attended a birthday party and there was a beautiful castle cake. Ever since, Avery has been adament about her castle cake. This week, the new girl at work mentioned that she makes cakes in her spare time. I told her about the castle cake and she mentioned that she had done one before. She showed me the picture of it and I knew Avery would love it!

Maybe I should've waited until the day before her birthday party... In January! I showed her a picture of it and she is convinced that is her cake. She wants to go see her cake, eat her cake, show her friends her cake. How do you explain how long 5 months is to a 3 year old? Lord.have.mercy!

So, I guess you can say I've started the party planning. I will refuse to mention how old she'll be because it sounds too much like a kid and not a toddler! Time flies when you're having fun.... *Sighhh....*

Guess I should start looking for the party castle now!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

It worked!

It worked! I can actually blog from my iPhone, this means I may actually blog more than once a month - woo hoo! It's just what a working mom needs. I used blogger+ and it is only $1.99. So, let the blogging begin!

Speaking of using technology, Avery is wayyyyyyy ahead of me. The other day she was chasing me around the house saying "Look what I drew for you, Mama!" I couldn't figure out what she meant until I glanced at the screen. I wonder how long it will be before this puts crayola out of business!

iPhone blogging

Long time, no see! I'm giving iPhone blogging a chance since my iPhone is holding my pictures hostage! So, we'll see if this works.

I just love the new dress Avery got from Lynn. It's a Matilda Jane... Cute as can be! Lynn is so sweet to shop for Avery all.the.time. Last time we were in Vidalia she dropped off a laundry basket full of clothes. And she has such good taste too! :) I'm certain she's bought Avery more clothes in the last year than I've bought her in the last 3 years! Thanks, Mamaw Lynn! Avery is certainly one blessed lil (precious, beautiful and sweet) girl!