Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Avery's 1st Bird-day!

I cannot believe that it has been a year since Avery was born! Time really does go by so fast. She is so big and learns new things everyday. She is always our best and most enjoyable source of entertainment. We had her 1st bird-day party on Saturday afternoon at my parents house. I wanted to do it on her birthday but since it was smack in the middle of the week it didn't really work because Kurtis would be at work and its not like she knows anyway so it worked out well to do it on Saturday. I am so glad that most of our families got to be there. Kurtis's parents came up from Salina and Krista, Kim, Kathy and Karla were there as well. Kelly had to work and Kenalee is of course in Las Vegas. I always love when we can have an excuse to get almost everyone together.

I kind of went a little crazy on getting ready for the party. It is my first child's first birthday afterall, isn't that what you are supposed to do?! I spent most of the week making the decorations, the cupcake picks, and the cake but it was worth it.

I had a picture in my head of what the cake was going to look like and it didn't turn out exactly how I planned but it worked out well and was pretty cute for the most part.

Avery had a blast and I was so impressed and proud of how long her attention span was. There was probably a good 40 minutes of present opening and she sat on Kurtis's lap the whole time and opened her presents.

She was so funny with her cake at first. She just picked at it very carefully with her fingers.

Then she got all into it and smeared it around all over, and wanted the share with everyone else!

This is the clean up afterward. It was much easier to stick her in the sink then to haul her upstairs to the bathtub!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Thank you Kayla. You always remind me when my blog is way overdue for an update. Its not that I'm super busy or anything, its just I really don't think my life is very interesting. And for some reason I always feel like I can't blog unless I have pictures to go with it. Well, I do have a few pics to go with this blog. Two weekends ago we decided it would be a good idea to go down to Las Vegas and visit family and friends we haven't seen in a while. Well, it will be the last time we try to fly stand-by on a holiday weekend. Who really cares about Presidents Day? :) I guess a lot of people must have had a long weekend because it took us a day and a half to get there and the same to get back. Thank goodness my sister lives in Bountiful so we just stayed with her on Saturday night and Kurtis's sister Kenalee was gracious enough to let us stay with her in Vegas and drove us to the airport at the crack of dawn to make the only flight that looked like we might possibly get home on Wednesday. Kurtis had to miss a day of work but oh well, thats what you get when you fly stand by. But, we did have a great time seeing the family and friends and we got to see The Lion King at Mandalay Bay. Thank you Kenalee for watching Avery! It was amazing! Im so glad we got to see it. It was a late Valentines for us, so worth it! Here a few recent pics of the child. She is growing from a baby to a toddler and its crazy how fast it is going! One year in one month! Crazy!

She gets SO excited sometimes that she holds her arms out and shakes! Its really funny!

Just chillin reading the paper at Nan and Papa's house.

She loves bath time!