Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring Time

We have been doing a lot of lounging around here. I hope you are doing the same.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Avery Prays Part 2

Avery decided tonight was the night she was going to pray. (miracle!)

A: Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this day and thank you for Heaven and for lunch,
and thank you for sheep and tigers and cheetahs and friends and books and mommy and Lucy and daddy Judd,
and bless to have a good night and me to not scream at mommy and daddy,
and thank you for Jesus.

I love how sheep, tigers and cheetahs are first on the list - and of course don't forget lunch. So stinkin cute.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Avery Prays

We are sitting on Avery's bed. She is upset and crying for her Dad who she has decided she cannot live without at that moment.

M: Avery, why don't you say a prayer to Heavenly Father to help you feel better.

A: (long pause, looks up - big dramatic sigh) OK.

Miracle! Avery refuses to pray almost all of the time. She whispers a soft little prayer...she waits...she thinks about it...


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bad Habit #1

Avery has developed her first bad habit.

Just tonight she called to me from her bed:

A: (worried voice) Mom, can you fix them?

M: Fix what?

A: These, my nails, they are not right.

Lights on. Nail inspection. Sure enough, she has successfully bitten off all her nails except for two that are slightly crooked. I trim them up.

A: (stretching out on the bed dramatically) Aaaahhhhhh, that's better. Good night.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter Winner

Easter was a success. Good Food. Good Friends.
Great Conference.

But Every holiday has a winning toy. This one was the magnifying glass the Easter bunny found at Walmart for just one dollar. We have been inspecting bugs and flowers ever since.

Inspecting flowers and bugs with her new magnifying glass, originally uploaded by Court and Judd.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Great Laugh

I love this kid. She makes it all worth while.

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Few Highlights

We had a good week. It is finally warm and the flowers have bloomed. Avery wakes up every morning, sees the sun and says "It's summer time! Lets go to the beach!" No beach this week, but we did hit the zoo with Emma Jane and CJ.

Had some delicious ice cream at Brewster's with Sophie. (free kiddy cones all the time - its the best)

And I just had to post this one because I think my kid is cute. I love those legs!

And we went the the Dr. and found out Avery is back on the charts! 95% in height sounds pretty good to me!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


This morning Avery knocked on her wall at 6:30, the signal that she is awake and would like to play. I brought her back into our bed, it was just her and I because Court was swimming. I asked her what she dreamed about. Animals. I asked her what she wanted for breakfast. Blueberry cereal. I asked her what her favorite thing in the whole world is. Mommy.

Peas in a Pod

Avery LOVES Judd. She wants to be with him every second and do everything he does. So naturally she wanted to study on the deck with him. Check out the matching furrowed brows. So funny!

That is some serious concentration.


A: Mom, where is my sister?

M: She is still in heaven honey. Hopefully she can be with us soon.

A: (big sigh) Well, Lucy is here.