Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vuvuzela

On the morning of the 23rd, Dad and I had some breakfast and watched the first half of the US World Cup game against Algeria. When the US scored the disallowed goal below, Dad yelled, "YES!" I thought he was mad at me for not eating my oatmeal fast enough or something so of course, my face scrunched all up and the tears started. Nice work Dad!

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At halftime Dad rushed me over to Miss Anne's where we did NOT get to see Landon Donovan score the winning goal in the 91'. Thanks again Dad!

After school, I was playing with M&D, roaming back and forth between the family room and kitchen when I found the Dora the Explorer DVD I got for my birthday. Of course, M&D don't let me watch DVDs yet but I found it was just as fun (probably) to use it to scoot around with.


I also got to open my new Book-of-the-month book and it is totally awesome. It's Sandra Boynton's (my favorite author) book Doggies.



For dinner I had burgers and sugar snap peas with M&D. Wait, what's that on my shirt?

Computer, zoom in and enhance:

HA! It's a pea! Peas on shirts, so popular (here & here.) The only thing missing is some witty play on word phrase.

After dinner, Grandma & Grandpa Davenport stopped by for a visit. GpaD came to help Dad cut down a branch that got hit by lightning (scary right?) and I think GmaD came by to see if the rumors of me walking were true. (they are totally true and if I can get the information super web to work properly, I'll prove it to you!)


Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Man in the Mirror

Okay, I'm only seven days behind so let's go!


On Tuesday (the 22nd) Dad took me to allergy shots so his "shot family" could see how cute I am (his words, not mine.) I was pretty excited but mostly because I knew I'd get to see Aunt Darty.

At one point I escaped the grasp of Dad and went exploring - my new favorite past time. For whatever reason someone decided to finish the end of this hallway with a mirror instead of, I don't know, a WALL. Whatever, I thought it was kind a fun to see what I look like crawling all around.

Also, the doctor's office was on the second floor and this hallway overlooked the first. Unfortunately the glass railing was VERY clean and I may have not realized it was there so when I went to look over the edge, I bumped my head. And my father burst out laughing. Real mature Dad!


Later that evening, M&D and I went on a walk. Oh, did I mention I'm walking? That's right. I walked for the first at the Sprint store the week of Aunt Abby's wedding (but didn't want to steal her thunder.) No, not this visit to the Sprint store but the one a few days later when Mom exchanged her phone. I was being a little fussy so Dad took me outside while Mom did paperwork. Dad was holding my hand and we were walking around but when he let go, I kept going. For the first few days I was still pretty 'eh' about walking, especially if M&D TRIED to get me to walk. Hey, I'm no puppet! These days though I'm bombin' all around and walking anytime I want.

Anyway, we went on a walk to the park and I walked with Mom to the end of the block.

Walking is a lot of work though so once we rounded the corner, I needed a little cool down.

Since I don't have to prove nothin' to nobody, I decided to hitch a ride in the stroller the rest of the way to the park. Hey, as someone once said, "why stand when you can sit?" Once we got there Mom and I did some swinging and in an apparent effort to test the structural integrity of the CHILDREN'S swing set, Dad joined on the swing next to us.


Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Show Must Go On

Oops, I forgot a pic that should have gone in the last post. Also, it's a better view of how cute my new green dress is so how can that hurt. As you can tell, I was a bit perplexed by what was going on. The cart reads Hy-Vee but it was smaller than a normal grocery cart and the "groceries" weren't quite normal either. Regardless, we just stopped in to get some champagne for the party the next day.


Okay, now back to the proper time line for this blog. Sunday morning following the wedding we went to a brunch at First Watch Tina & Wayne Wilke's. Wait, what? I hope FW doesn't forget about us. T&W are friends of Grandma & Grandpa Herbert and they were nice enough to have people over to continue the celebration. Have you ever had mini quiches? They're like regular quiches but they're just my size. Sweet!



Aside from the quiches, my favorite part was probably T&W's deck. It was red and smooth and had an awesome view!

I spent most of my time on the shady part of the deck which means lots of time with the Woods and the McCombs. The McCombs were at our table at the reception too but I can never get enough of Ginny & Steve. You know, I get the sneaking suspicion that Ginny might like to be a grandma someday.... That's right, I'm putting you on notice Cogars!


While Dad was downstairs getting more coffee, I decided to visit with Jennifer Wood. And ooops, I forgot to tell her that I'm not allowed to play with cell phones. My bad!


Of course, when the newlyweds stopped by I went ahead and gave them a waddup too. I know, I'm such a little social butterfly!

In fact, don't think just because I don't have pictures with the Ashbergs or Clancys or Bakers or Cally Herberts or Britts or Nikki or Meredith or Hannah and her boss Travis that I didn't make the rounds. I did... probably.

After brunch we did some relaxing at home because we had dinner plans too. So busy! To celebrate father's day we headed over to Uncle Dave & Aunt Darty's where we met Grandma & Grandpa Davenport. I was a wee bit fussy but my life had been non stop parties for like four days and it was just starting to catch up, that's all.


Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wedding March

Okay, I'll pick up the action on Friday night (the 18th.) First of all, I got a new green dress so right off that bat that's pretty awesome. First was a trip to Country Club Christian Church for a rehersal rehearsal of Aunt Abby & Uncle Scott's ceremony. I was surprised how quiet it was so I broke the ice by talking (quite loudly) through the whole event.


Next we went to the rehearsal dinner at Cafe Trio. Originally I thought we'd just be rehearsing dinner but we ended up actually eating so I'm not totally sure what the deal was. Also, it was delicious. I had... MAC N CHEESE! But this was fancy MNC. First of all it was baked and baked cheese is awesome. Also it had some thick cut bacon and tomatoes and some fancy cheese I've never heard of. I'm willing to bet it wasn't even a powder! YUM!



On Saturday dad took me over to Nordstrom where Mom, AA and the rest of the girls were getting their makeup done. All of the girls got special sweatshirts for the big day; AA's was white and the rest of the wedding party's were pink. Since I was part of the WP, I totally got my own sweatshirt and it even had my name on it.


After Nordy, M&D and I ran some errands and then headed home. Dad and I took naps and while we were asleep, Mom headed over to the church to get ready. Dad tried to let me sleep as late as possible but he actually let me go too long because we were a hair late for pictures. I know, you're shocked right? Once all the pics were taken, we had some time to kill before the ceremony started. Dad and I spent a little bit of the time practicing walking down the aisle. You see, I was the flower girl and it meant a lot for me to walk down instead of getting carried down. Also, I was totally nervous. And as it turns out, my nerves got the best of me because for the real deal, I tripped and fell half way down. No worries though, Dad scooped me up and we headed to our seats with Uncle Dave, Aunt Darty, Grandma & Grandpa Davenport.



After the wedding, I ditched M&D and went over to the reception with UD, AD, G&G D. When we got there, we found a table and sat with the Ludlows (not seen here.) I was hoping to play with my future GAL pal Gertrude Ann Ludlow but Aunt Patty & Uncle Stu said I had to wait a few more weeks. BOO! Also, I'm not 100% on the name Gertrude Ann but AP & US are staying tight lipped on her real name so she'll be GAL until I hear otherwise.

All in all, the night was pretty awesome. Did I mention I had THREE pieces of cake? Hey, I was as surprised as you are that Dad let me keep eating it but I'm sure he figured since I was going home with G&G D, it wouldn't be his problem anyway. Real mature Dad!

I'll leave you with a few other pics from the par-tay. Careful, there are a lot of white people dancing in these pics so if you're easily nauseated, you better stop here.





Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Six Word Post IV

UP NEXT: SPECIAL WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA POST

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Two Sides of the Same Coin


On Sunday the 13th, we met Uncle Dave, Aunt Darty, Grandma & Grandpa Davenport for breakfast at First Watch (Shoppes at Corporate Woods.) I know what you thinking, "But Avery, you guys ate at First Watch yesterday." I know but that was Corinth Square and this SCW. Totally different. Well... not totally different... but SCW has this one awesome waiter that always brings my pancake out early... which is nice.

M&D had plans to attend an early morning concert on the 16th. 'Dad' and 'Early Morning' don't usually go well together so I was looking forward to seeing this all go down. But as per usual, when there's fun to be had, M&D ditch me. Whatevs. I got to go play at G&G D's and I got to SLEEP IN! Jealous M&D? To make the hand off, we met G&G D at J. Alexander's for dinner on the 15th.


So get this bizarro-ness: JA does NOT have a kids menu. So that means no grilled cheese and no mac n cheese. Where's the fable? So, I ordered a kid's sized plate of pasta but I was definitely eying (eying? that doesn't look right) GmaD's mashed potatoes. YUMMM! Also, if you're willing to make kid's sized plates of pasta ($4 btw) then why not just have a kid's menu?


I don't know if you've ever had the carrot cake at JA but if you have, you know why I look so eager! Double YUMM!


FEED ME!


Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Monday, June 21, 2010

Justice of the Peas

Man, at the time of the last post, I had just one more to do and I was all caught up. SO CLOSE!

On Saturday the 12th, Mom, Dad & I met the Fairs for breakfast at First Watch (Corinth Square.) Bubba and Mary Anne had twins a few weeks after I was born and for some reason, this is the first time I'm meeting them. Where's the fable M&D? Meet them for yourself over at the Fair Twins blog.

You regular readers know that I'm an old pro when it comes to navigating FW, even the one at CS but getting to eat with peeps from my generation is a super rare occurance occurance occurrance occurrence and I drank it all in - so did they!

One awesome part about hanging out with kids my own age is getting to see all of their cool toys. For instance, how cool are these place mats? They just suction on to the table and they have this food catcher area for those rare instances when I get messy. Also, it looks like they taste pretty awesome!

Here's Margot with her Mom. What's that? A GIRL my age? YEA!


And here's David with his Dad. I don't know if this comes across as well in the pic but David looks EXACTLY like his Dad (but smaller, duh)

Also, David clearly has excellent taste in vegetable humor. Take a look at his shirt. Computer, zoom in and enhance. Computer? DOH! Anyway, it reads PEAS ON EARTH. HA!

After FWCS, we headed home to do some playing. While I was playing I came across Mom's favorite headband. I was pretty excited because Mom doesn't usually leave this within my reach (unless she's trying to make me wear it - NOT COOL MOM!)

I was so excited that I decided to take her ONE headband and turn it into TWO headbands. Two is better than one right?


After my nap, we went to the Sprint store so Mom & Dad could get new phones. While Dad was doing paperwork with the sales guy, Mom was trying to get me to walk.


I wasn't quite ready for bed after my bath so M&D let me come back down and play. Though I suspect they were just trying to get me to practice walking. In due time M&D, in due time.


Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hard Day's Night

As I was playing this past Friday, I came across Mom's mini work suitcase. Since it's just my size, I offered to help her with any work she needs done. (nice right?)

But then I heard the hours she has to work and I'm maybe having second thoughts.


Not surprisingly, mac n cheese is definitely on the kids menu at Coke Castle. And it's pretty awesome. About half way through this bowl, I asked Mom (by grabbing the spoon) if I could feed myself and she obliged. The thing is, I'm pretty good at putting the spoon in my mouth but getting the little macaronis ON the spoon was proving rather difficult. So of course I just cut out the middle man (spoon) and used my fingers. Boom - problem solved!


At the end of the night Mom read me In My Pond. Hello, it's about a goldfish and I love Goldfish (crackers) so naturally it was awesome. I like at the end of the book, the little goldfish goes to spend some time with her family. The only thing missing are two little goldfish puppies.... or whatever the equivalent pet would be for goldfish. What would that be, tadpoles maybe? Shrimp? Whatever.


Note: I almost titled this post "Spoon Man" but apparently I already used that one in September. Yikes, I'm already repeating post titles? Not good people, not good.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery