Sunday, December 28, 2008


My family flies in on New Year's Day, and I am SOOOOO EXCITED!! We are blessing Avree on Sunday, and so they are all coming. I know they're all sacrificing a lot to come, and it means so much to me. They have always been so supportive. I am the luckiest girl in the world. I love all of you, and seriously CANNOT WAIT to see you!!!! Let's hope the weather cooperates so your flight doesn't get cancelled or anything:)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Santa, Baby!

We had our ward Christmas party this past weekend, and it was so fun! Santa came, and as I watched all the sweet little older kids scream and kick and cry, because they were scared to sit on his lap, it made me so glad the Ave isn't old enough to have a clue about that kind of stuff! She loved it!

She was so happy and so cute, until I put her in her carseat! She started to get tired, and we needed to go somewhere, so I hurried to get her in her carseat before she fell asleep, so I wouldn't have to wake her up. Anyway, she got this cute little frownie face, and fussed a little bit, but eventually fell asleep. She was too tired to get too mad!


We tried another bath the other night. The first time we gave her one, she freaked out, so we've been showering with her. She loves the shower! But I decided to try another bath, and she really liked it. She especially loves getting all wrapped up in her towels. We put them in the dryer, so they're all nice and warm for her when she's ready to get out!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Few Of My Favorite Things........

I know I haven't blogged in a while, so I thought I'd just post a few pictures of some things I've been loving lately!

Bows as big as Avree's head.
I used to laugh at people who put huge bows on their babies, but I ordered some headbands and bows online, not knowing how big the bows were, but I am LOVING them!

SUPER cute dresses to go with those huge bows
Eric was getting Ave ready for church, and was sick of the couple 0-3 month dresses we have for her, so he tried this 3-6month dress on her, and even though it was a liitle big, she looked adorable! He even asked for a matching bow! So sweet.

Cam got this for Christmas from Gma and Gpa Rawlins. I don't know who loves it more, Cam or Eric!

Cam was like, "Aw, that's my maks (mask) c-c-can I have that back please?

Cousins............Making gingerbread houses............. Making gingerbread houses with cousins.........
Cam was so cute. He asked nat to come sit on his lap, they are so cute!!!

Let's just zoom in on that lil' sweetie for a sec!

Okay, I don't love it when she cries, but I do love this purple sweat suit. It's so warm and snuggly.

She has been loving this swing that Anna let us borrow (thank you!) and I love that she loves it, because it lets me get stuff done.
This might be my favorite thing ever. I allows you to swaddle the baby even in their car seat. It keeps her warm and helps her sleep in her car seat when we're out and about. And she look super cute all wrapped up!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


We had a great Thanksgiving. We were over at Eric's parent's house with the fam, food was great, weather was awesome! Eric, Avree, and I went on a walk, and there were tons of squirrels out, this one was our favorite!

This is a pic of the tree right outside our apartment, it's beautiful.

soakin up some sun. I put her in her room, facing the window, and just let the sun on her toes, and she loves it!

Oh my gosh, her neck is getting so strong. We put her up on our shoulder, or our chest, and she lifts her neck up to look at us, it's so cute! Plus, this pic shows off her awesome mullet. I'm going to cut it if it gets ANY worse!!!

Giving her daddy kisses

This was how cute she was before Eric came home. He hates headbands/bows/flowers, so he usually takes them off. boo.

Crazy faces!

She was being SO sweet this night, so we took a ton of pictures, trying to capture her sweetness!


I decided it's never too early to start tummy time, and she loved it! I stayed right there the whole time, but her neck is getting so strong, so I knew she'd be fine.

Ha ha, I love this face, she makes it all the time! The sleeper she's in is actually the same sleeper my mom brought me home from the hospital in. It's so cozy, I love it.

And of course, smiling for her dad. She loves him!

I loved these little pink shoes with her outfit, so I had to show this to my mom! And her little newborn clothes are starting to get a little snug! Hence the nice belly shot, woops:)

First time she wore this sleeper. It's a 0-3month. Still a little big, but she was being so good, so we had to take a pic. Oh yeah, and she totally exploded through her diaper right after we took this picture! That's why we try to put blankets down on her bouncer. They're much easier to wash!

We went to Sacrament meeting last Sunday. I swear she hates church! Oh well, her outfit was cute.

We went to the 12:02 showing of TWILIGHT the other night, which was amazing, and Avree came along! She was so good, she loved all the people, and the lights. The Fox 4 news lady was there, and saw her, and asked if they could show her on the news! It was pretty fun!!!

Going to the park! First time I got to put this little coat on her. This was actually the very first thing I bought when I found out I was pregnant!

This is my favorite outfit to put her in! I was so excited when she fit into it!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Two weeks!!!!

Just a little update..... we had Avree's two week appt the other day, and she's gained almost a whole pound from her last week check up, and has gained all of her birth wait back, plus some! Yay!! So since I realized she was getting so big so fast, I called my sister in law Jeni to come over and take some newborn pics. It was so much fun. This was one of my favorite little poses.

A girl in my ward came and brought this cute Christmas dress by the other day! I was feeling pretty good Sunday, and hey, Avree had a cute new dress, so we decided to go to church!

Ready to shop! I was so sick of being home the other day, so Avree, my mom, and Eric's mom all went and ran a couple errands.............okay, just one. Because by the time I got all ready, and we got to the one store we went to, I was exhausted! Pathetic, I know. Cool how I can BARELY even lift the dang car seat out of the base thing it locks into. Good thing my mom has been here for so long. I might just have to stay home when she leaves!!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Splish Splash

She is already so modest!

She liked it at first until she got cold.

Precious neck meat