Sunday, September 30, 2012


I realize I'm biased but if this isn't precious, I don't know what is. Worth the click!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

First Day of School

On August 27, 2012 Avery started PreK 4. I couldn't be more thrilled with the school or her teacher! She was so precious in the little school uniforms. She loves school and had a great first day. I am so proud of my big girl and she is already learning so much. I am taking her to school every day and Charlie picks her up. I still walk her in every day, I'm not sure if she will walk in alone this year. When she feels comfortable doing it, I will let her. Until then, Mama Bear to the rescue! She went right in and found her seat and started coloring. No tears for her. Only a few for me, as I pulled out of the parking lot and realized I'd never walk a baby into their first day of PreK again. New experiences like this are so bittersweet. I loved watching her be so independent but what I wouldn't trade to hit the rewind button and do this all over again!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

First Haircut

I decided it was finally time to trim Avery's hair before school started. Ms. Linda at Mane Event was so sweet with her and Avery wasn't nervous at all. It was neat to take her to the same place where I had my hair done on our wedding day. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Look what I can do, mommy!"

Before school started, Avery got really into drawing her letters. One day while I was cooking supper, she surprised me with writing her name all by herself. One of those moments where my heart was so full of pride for that sweet girl it could burst!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Life Lately

Life lately has been full of...

Eating ice cream to support Chick Fil A

Fun times in Vidalia...

Playing school with lots of stuffed animal students...

Riding horses at Chuck E Cheese....

Eating good food with family....

Friday, September 21, 2012

Canvas on Demand

If you know me, you know I can't resist a good deal. I found out Canvas on Demand was offering a great discount to our company so I jumped on it. I ended up saving about $80 off of the price of this beautiful canvas. Nonna took this gorgeous shot on the day of Avery's recital. If the house catches on fire, other than Avery I'll be grabbing this. I would definitely recommend Canvas on Demand. The quality is great, superb customer service and fast shipping. Love it!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy (half) Birthday, Avery!

On July 21st, Avery turned 4 1/2. I saw a half bday cake on Facebook and thought it was the cutest idea. A friend from work made this and I thought she did SUCH a great job. We had a mini birthday celebration for Avery. My parents and brothers were coming to town anyway, so they stopped by to have cake with us. I didn't tell Avery I was planning the mini party, because I certainly don't want her to expect 2 birthday parties a year, but she did enjoy the surprise. It was a fun day with family and one yummy cake! 

Lunch at Five Guys with the crew...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Avery spent her summer at a 'summer camp' offered by my company. She LOVED it and had a fun time doing so many activities during the day. Except for one day. I picked her up and she was almost in tears. They changed the water play day and I didn't realize it so there was no swimsuit in her backpack. Talk about mom guilt - ouch! I rushed to the nearest Chuck E Cheese and purchased tokens and a bomb pop and before you know it, she was smiling again!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mr. Backpack

As we were gearing up for school we had to go backpack shopping. I think we could've picked a smaller one, but she is doing well with it so far. Charlie says she looks like a backpack with legs from behind, and I have to agree. My sweet lil petite princess!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Summer Fun

I can't believe the summer is already gone. I guess we made the most of Avery's last summer before she started school. We had a great time swimming and enjoying life, despite the 100+ temps!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Squeaky Clean

So many things lately remind me that Avery is growing up. Her most recent teeth cleaning was no different. She laid there like a champ and took a real teeth cleaning. The dental hygenist is so great with her! She was such a big girl and I was one proud mama!

Always sit like a lady!