Thursday, June 16, 2011

Catching up...somewhat

Way to much has happened in the past few months to go back and blog about....and I just can't find that extra time to post very often! are the cliff Notes.

Avarey started spending one weekend a month in Arizona with her daddy. One four day weekend, Friday to Monday. It's hard....but I've grown somewhat used to "my" weekends. John and I haven't been together since right before Avy's first Birthday and I knew I would have to come to some sort of visitation agreement. It was a long stressful road, but I think we are all pleased with the arrangement we have for now.

Avy spent Thanksgiving with her daddy. This was extremely hard on me. When you have a child, you never expect to be alone on holidays (not that I was completely alone, I was with my family). But we got through it.

Christmas was magical!! It is so much fun to watch my little princess grow and learn. She still is not a major fan of Santa, but she is a fan of presents! lol What child isn't?

It's a new year, A FRESH START! Thank Goodness!! 2010 was a hard year on me and I'm ready for nothing but good things this year. Totally jumping ahead of myself, but so far so good!!

Avy Turned 2!! TWO!! seriously, 2!! I know every mommy uses the expression, "Where did the Time Go?" This is truly how I feel! No big party this year, I'm trying to do a Big party every other year. New things about my Avy:
  • She is just like my sister, Amanda. Extremely sassy.
  • Talks up a storm, I swear she is speaking Japanese sometimes.
  • No Bottles, we got rid of her bottle back in November.
  • Still loves her Paci, I know it's such a bad habit. She is only allowed to have it during naps and bedtime. I'm picking my battles carefully
  • is growing out of her Chubby stage, and it makes me sad. I miss those rolls.
  • still sucha great eater
  • Got food poisoning for the first time. It was awful. NEVER EAT AT CHUCKIE CHEESE, especially the one in Tustin.
  • Loves all the Disney Princesses! Jasmin is her Favorite...for now!
  • "side" She loves being outside. Rain or shine she loves the outdoors! She manages to convince every who walks in the house to go out"side"! lol
  • Is OBSESSED with Ranch and CHEESE. She will eat anything if there is Ranch somewhere on her plate.
  • Throws major tantrums. I swear she turned Two and my little Angel Child turned into a mischievous, sassy Toddler. Holy Moly does she test my Patience.
  • Mommy kisses still Fix everything!
  • Loves Animals!I'm pretty sure she's going to be a Veterinarian, if she's not a princess of course
  • Is a major Mommy's Girl! I Hope she is forever!!


27. I turned 27 this year. Not to thrilled about the number but I did have a great birthday this year! I went to Glen Ivy twice in one week! First the Sunday before my Birthday with my Bestest Friend and then again on my actual Birthday!! Glen Ivy is one of my most favorite places, I could lounge in those pools all day!


Easter! As much as Avy loves animals you would think she would be a major fan of the Easter Bunny...nope. Just like with Santa, I had to sit next to the Easter Bunny in order to get the traditional holiday picture!


This School year ended early!! Thank Goodness! TVUSD got out on the 27th this year! It's super exciting to have the next two whole months off, well at least from one of my jobs. I'm still at RJ's three nights a week.


We starting potty Training, finally! I waited until she showed interest! Boy did it pay off, One week down and she is doing awesome! My mom and I took Avy's crib down today! She now has a "BIG" girl room! She went to sleep tonight in her toddler bed, no fuss!! I'm thinking she was just exhausted with no nap today. It was to good to be true! We'll see how she does Monday night she she gets home from her dad's.

whew, how was that for catching up? I know I'm missing out on a ton of events, but this will have to due for now. Thank you to everyone who has stuck by me this past year and a half. It's been rough but I'm doing great! I'm happy, healthy, and I have a beautiful little girl who makes me smile every day!! Life is only as good as the memories we make, and that's what I'm trying to focus on...Making GREAT Memories!!

pictures coming soon...


Friday, September 3, 2010

18 months

Avy had her 18 month check-up last Wed. It went...ok. She screamed whenever the DR. touched her and was terrified at the Stethoscope. I'm thinking Stranger Anxiety has kicked in. She had three shots and was not happy with me until I let her feed me her sucker. YES, She wanted me to have her sucker. She thinks it's hilarious to feed me! This is what else Avy has been up to:

  • Says Peas and tanks (please & thank you)
  • Says mommy, mom, matha, nelne (mellanie), Poppa, nana, keg (Craig), Da(Amanda), Kical(Michael), Kiee(Kiley), TyTy, cheese, dog, bird, moon, hey, no, light, ball, ewww, and tons more that I can't think of at the moment!! She's a great talker!
  • Can point and say, eyes, Nose, teeth, Hair, toes, belly (though she calls it baby!), and just point to her ears, head, fingers, knee's, hands, & tongue
  • knows animal sounds, moo, meow, arrrgg (LION), zzzz(bee) & Monkey..00hh, ah, oh
  • Can go up and down the stairs
  • Runs, Jumps (sort of), dances, marches, climbs Everything
  • LOVES Caillou. Starting to like Elmo!
  • is still so easy to put to bed
  • has two bottles a day. Naptime and bedtime. Those are the only times she gets a paci, or a bubbi and she calls it.
  • Loves storytime, I read a book at bathtime
  • Wakes up at 6:30, Naps at 12-3:30 ish, Bedtime is 8:30
  • Does not like mommy going to work...runs after me saying...hey, hey. hey, mommy. it breaks my heart.
  • Loves Disneyland...especially the Playhouse Disney Show!!
  • Loves to color
  • Loves TyTy our Pit Bull
  • Still has the most beautiful Blue eyes and blonde curly hair
  • Weighs 25 lbs
  • 31 inches Tall

I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton of stuff!! Avy is my perfect baby girl! she is getting too big. I fall in love with her more every day...even when she has major Tantrums! I love you Monkey Girl...more than all the Stars in the sky. And then some!


Monday, August 23, 2010

First half of Summer

My momma and my tired looking baby at Auntie Manda's Last pep Rally!

My mom, well both of my parents have been amazing for me these last few months. I can't put into words how much I love you both. Thank you for helping and just being there for me in every way possible!
Yes! This picture cracks me up! This is my sister Amanda (Driver). She is trying to leave for Grad Night. I am behind her taking my time getting the carseat out of her car. lol. Avy wanted to "play" with Manda too! hehehe

My amazing backbone! Of course we are missing Michael. He was there in spirit!


She graduated!!! So proud of my sissy!

Cheese! Avy adores her Auntie DA!!

Powder Puff 2010

Amanda's last pep rally at MVHS!

My Monkey Girl and my dresser that I re-furbished! It turned out great!! I'm super proud of myself!!

Sea World!!

I love her! She makes every day Special! I love you baby girl!

Yep this one is being framed!!! She is getting too BIG! 18 months TODAY! WE have our 18 month check up on Wed. I will be updating a complete post on her then!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Something new sort of...

June 11th, 2010
Auntie Da's Graduation Dinner!
Life has been beyond crazy lately. I'm doing the whole single mom thing now. Believe me, this is something I never expected to happen but I'm doing pretty dang well considering. I just recently got a second job. So things for Avy and I are looking up. For the first time in months and months, I can honestly say that I feel amazing. I no longer feel the weight of my failing relationship on my shoulders. I'm excited to see what the Future brings for Avy and I. Things keep getting better and better. New posts coming soon!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wild Animal Park

I feel like we have annual Passes everywhere! This Trip to the Wild Animal Park was like a month ago! It was SUPER hot...but a ton of fun! WE went while the Butterfly Exhibit was up and running...which was beautiful!
In line for Journey into Africa! She is such a ham!

Inside the Butterfly Exhibit, with my sister and Princess!

"Get off my stroller Auntie DA!"


If she wasn't my Daughter we would be Twins!

Like Mother, Like daughter!


Yep, Aby (As Kaelen calls her) and Kaelen love each other! They are a crack up. I'm so glad they get to grow up together!
They like to chase each other...and then laugh. It's hilarious!