Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Willa is ONE!

As if Avery starting school was big enough, our Willa turned ONE the following weekend! Willlllly!

I had big plans for her first birthday party (which was supposed to be over Labor Day weekend). However, Willa & I came down with a yucky stomach bug. We rescheduled the party on her actual birthday but unfortunately the date didn't work for everyone. So we kind of just went with it and called it good. She was dealing with a yucky cold so our birthday cake and present opening was postponed due to much needed 4 hour nap. Poor girl! Kind of got the shaft this year - which means next year will be big and grand! :) 

The weather on her actual birthday was amazing so we ended up spending the evening walking around Chalco and playing on the nature playground. At this point, Willa was on the verge of walking so she loved exploring the playground and watching everything Avery did.

A few things to note about this sweet Willa girl - when she is excited or happy she kicks her right leg as fast as possible, she still thinks mom is the cat's meow, has 6 teeth!, her hair is starting to get curly!, absolutely LOVES to dance (even with the tiniest bit of music she starts swaying that body), is learning new words all the time, has some real stranger danger :( and still gives a very serious face to those people she is unsure about.

We have had so much fun watching her grow this past year! She has been the perfect little addition to our family. As i'm writing this, I am thinking of all the new things she has learned in just a month (her actual birthday was September 11th). We love you so much!







Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Avery Starts Pre-K!

We have a preschooler on our hands! Our Avery started Pre-K last week. It is three mornings a week for an entire school year. We've been talking a lot about going to school and meeting new friends and learning new things. Avery has been so excited. She loves going to Tam's but I do think she's been ready for a little change of pace.

I ended up taking her first day of school off because daycare was closed. It worked out great - I was able to soak in this big day. Our little fam walked in to school together to drop off. Lots of parents taking pictures, giving hugs. We gave Avery hugs and kisses and she just kind of stood there trying to figure out where to go. A teacher came over and suggested sitting and playing with a few girls next to us. Avery sat down and started playing right away. I did pretty good but lost it as we walked out. I had to walk quick to the car so no one saw me cry..ha! Lots of different emotions for this mom! 

Once Willa and I got home, I felt like a lost puppy. Willa and I were so excited to get sis that we got there about 10 minutes early :) 

So far we have been having so much fun hearing about Avery's days, looking in her backpack to see everything she's been up to or what 'homework' she has and getting her involved with her little activities. She started on a micro soccer league and has had her first game. She is showing us which 'friends' go to her school on the field. I can't help but already love that it feels like a great little community to be a part of. I am really looking forward to her future here.

She has one particular little friend that comes and greets her in the mornings and waves bye as we leave. Avery says she has lots of friends but can't remember any of their names but they are all girls :) 

I truly cannot believe Greg and I have a daughter in SCHOOL. Feels like we just got out of school ourselves! (okay that was almost 10 years ago...)