Saturday, July 11, 2009

family reunion garrard style

i'm aware that the 4th of july weekend was a week ago but i had to post some pictures of our annual Garrard family reunion. i am once again reassured that i have the greatest family on earth. its nearly impossible to be together and not a have ball. i just love them. here's a little recap of what we do.

we roast hot dogs. we have a tent setting up contest. we make jewelry.

and messes. we play the name game til 1 am. we go golfing.

we play hopscotch. and our new favorite game...swedish twister

we lounge around. and eat way too much food. we take pics of cute little girls.

and we think about how lucky we are to be a part of this craziness.

we do lots of other things too but one thing's for sure, this family sure knows how to have fun. this reunion was a blast. i can't wait for next year.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

6 months

Dear Avery,

Why do you have to keep growing up so fast? i sure do love you but am a little bitter at the fact that you are
six months old already. before i know it you are going to be running around and talking to me. i love how your little personality keeps changing and growing everyday. i dont think dad and i have smiled and laughed so much as we have the past six months. you are so full of spunk already. please keep sleeping through the night and taking good naps. i'd really appreciate that. also, maybe you could try to like baby food a little more and perhaps take a bottle once and a while, that would be real helpful. and could you maybe stop growing for just a little while. i really like this stage you're at. other than that, i think your perfect. thank you for being such a wonderful little girl. we are so lucky to have you. i hope you always know how much
i love you.

love, mom

6 months stats:
weight- 16 lbs 8 oz (62%)
height - 26.3 inches (63%)

things avery loves this month
  • her tongue.
  • the swimming pool
  • sitting up
  • mashed potatoes and popsicles
  • her dad
  • playing with toys
  • chewing on anything and everything
  • being outside