Sunday, November 29, 2009

Catching up

Aubrey is about to turn 14 months old, and I am a little behind on my updates!!! After much grief from my aunt Debbie, I am finally getting the blog updated! Ok, since her birthday we have had her dedication, halloween, aubrey learning to walk, her first mississippi state football game, and thanksgiving! The weekend of her dedication, we got family pictures taken (the WHOLE FAMILY). Steve parents, my mom and aunt Judy were in town and of course the DOGS!!! the dogs at the park was a whole story in itself!!! I do not have any pictures yet of the dedication, but it was amazing. It really meant a lot to have some of our family there and a few of our neighbors. Steve and I will always cherish that day and have dedicated raising Aubrey in a God loving home. Steve is a wonderful husband and we are so blessed in so many ways. I love that I can give Aubrey what my parents gave to me! Halloween was also fun this year. We started off the morning with a 5K in Flowery Branch called the Boo Run. This was Steve's first run and Aubrey and I walked. Steve did a really good job and this is his first of many runs! I had a total of three costumes for Aubrey (yeah, a little excessive, I know) but they are just so cute!!! She had a 50's poodle skirt, a flower and a lady bug. Let's just say the dogs are glad they did not get dressed up this year!!! We had a wonderful time with our neighbors. We all get together on Halloween and give our candy to the trick-or-treaters. It was too cold for us to take Aubrey out, and mom and dad didn't need the extra candy, so we just spent the night eating with friends! Mid-November Aubrey and I go to Dallas, Texas to see my family. We had such a wonderful time and were so blessed to have Tyler there too! Janice, mom, all the girls and I spent time together at Sharilon's house. Here are Zoe and Ashleigh all grown up and were such wonderful cousins to Aubrey! My only wish is we could see them all more often! The following weekend the family made the trip to Starkville, Mississippi so Aubrey could see her first football game. She had her cheerleading outfit that Kieu-Ahn gave her and she did so well. I put ear plugs in her ears, because this is the loudest stadium because everyone rings their cowbells, and she actually FELL ASLEEP in the first quarter. Not because it was boring :) it was actually a great first half, she just had so much excitement that day and was having such a great time, she finally got her nap. Aubrey and I left at half time because it was a night game and I was able to tuck her in bed at a reasonable time. We all had such a good time seeing our friends, it was worth the 12 hours in the car!!! Now I forgot to mention that Aubrey started walking before she turned 13 months, but I do not have a video of it until this last weekend when she is almost 14 months old. She is now really good at walking and such a joy. She says Thank You, apple, ball, and UP. She is also signing for milk and food when she wants it. She is way to funny to express in writing, but Steve and I are so thankful to have such a wonderful child. She brings a smile to our face multiple times a day and sleeps well... what more could a parent ask for??? :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Aubrey's Birthday Party, Oct 7, 2009

Wednesday was a big day for the entire family! We celebrated Aubrey's first birthday with a few friends and neighbors. We had cake, ice cream, all types of animal crakers, candy galore, and punch! The kids had a game room, bowling alley and art studio set up in the basement for entertainment. Aubrey did such a wonderful job. She played and played and played and had the best night sleep :)
It is hard to believe she is one, but I cherish every moment. As she gets older and more interactive, she is a true delight! She is really a good little girl and her dad and I are so happy!

Aubrey checking out the cake and just not sure what to do! Very delicately she tastes the cake... Mom smashes her hand into the cake to break it up so she can get to it!

At the end of the night, we realized we hadn't taken a family picture!

On Thursday we went to the doctor to get her one year shots. She weighed in at 20lbs, 11oz so she is still in the 50%. She is 28-3/4" tall (50%) and her head is 17-7/8" (55%). She did really good with her shots but could not get the flu shot and the MMR shot because she is allergic to eggs. We have to go to the allergist for him to give her the shots in case there is an allergic reaction. But the NP was very happy and just loved on Aubrey. She did really good but now understands pain so the shots were a litle emotional for us both!!! Overall she did really well and calmed down quickly.
Now that she is one, we have cut down to one or two bottles a day. Mom is working at removing them completely so we will see how this goes. Over the weekend she pooped in her toilet twice so that was big (I have pictures but thought she would kill me one day if I posted them)! She isn't walking yet but I feel that she is close. She stands up really well and we are having her walk with us more to get her used to doing it. We aren't rushing her, just giving her confidence!!!
To everyone who has been so wonderful to us, THANK YOU! It takes a village to raise a child and I am so happy to say that we have such a wonderful group of friends and family :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Aubrey Turns 1 Today!

As I reflect on the past year (and nine months), I am still amazed on what a precious little girl we have. The support of our friends and family has been irreplaceable. Every day I feel blessed, but today I am taking the time to give extra thanks God for all our blessings. The love I feel for Aubrey is unmeasurable, and the love for Steve has grown even more by watching him be SUCH a good father! I cherish the last year and look forward to watching our little girl grow up!
We went to the pumpkin patch last weekend...

We have her birthday party tonight so I will post the pictures as soon as I get organized!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trying to catch everyone up on the month of September... Aubrey acting like Marlyn Monroe!!! She stands over the vent and just GRINS!!!! Aubrey playing in her toy box. She just turned 11 months in this picture. Mid September we went to Rosemary Beach and had a wonderful time. It was raining most of the time Aubrey was there, but we made the best of it. Andrea & Mike McKenzie were with us and we found out that Ashley, Brad & Logan Glover were in Panama City at the same time so we got to hang out with them too! Mom took Aubrey home after a few days at the beach while mom & dad had some friend time at the beach. It was wonderful and hard all at the same time!

It is the end of September and we are getting ready for Aubrey's 1 year birthday. Hard to believe this time last year we were waiting for her to arrive!!! She isn't walking on her own and is just now getting tooth number 3 & 4. They just started cutting through the gums, but not showing yet! Here she is with one of her favorite toys trying to catch mommy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

catching up with Aubrey, she is now 10 months old

Aubrey has given us an exciting last month. Turning 9 months old was so exciting -- perfecting crawling, two bottom teeth, and now at 10 months, her first bruise!

At the end of July we got to spend some time at MeMaw's house in Alabama. MeMaw introduced her to the pinwheel!
I am trying to get a picture of her two bottom teeth that she has. I took about 10 pictures and this is the only one I got of her looking at me! She like to turn right as I push for a picture!!! This was from Aug 1st, road trip to Mississippi Today Aubrey got her first (of many) bruises. When she was at the sitters, she tried to tackle the bookcase! She is pulling up on everything now and just so curious! She likes her toys, but LOVES shoes, electrical outlets, the blinds, and cords!!! She is a handful but so much fun to watch!