Avery Mae Michael is ONE! You are the most beautiful brown eyed baby girl we've ever seen. This has been hands down the most challenging year of my life. You finally has started sleeping through the night in the past month. I stopped nursing and it was like a flip of a switch and you started sleeping more...go figure! For your birthday Daddy brought home balloons and one to share with Addi. You loved pulling on the strings and watching them go up and down. We had hootenanny pancakes and banana for breakfast. Addi couldn't wait to give you your birthday present which was a little purple Minnie Mouse. You like to hold it up by your face and smile. Since I'm still on crutches and the weather wasn't very nice we stayed home and played with lots of toys. Addison was more excited than you were that it was your special day! You were showered with nice gifts from both sides of the family. You got a fluffy pretty coat from Auntie Kate, a warm fall outfit from Aunt Jenny, Cousins Ella, Hannah and Olivia sent new bubbles and a stuffed giraffe, We gave you a pretty dolly that has a binky, Grammie and Papa got you some much needed warm clothes and an Elmo game, Grandma Michael sent some clothes and a fun toy. You were overwhelmed while opening presents and we took a break and came back after dinner. For dinner Addison helped make mini pizzas and fruit salad. You loved it! Daddy made your fun birthday cake from scratch which was a carrot mango cake with lots of sprinkles. You even got your first taste of root beer:) You liked to dip your pointer finger in the frosting and lick it. We are so blessed to have you in our family and can't wait to see how you continue to grow!
Height: 28 1/2 inches 33%
Weight: 20.4 lbs 35%
Head: 45.5 cm 62%
Avery At One Year
*Food: Almost Anything...although you LOVE bananas and blueberries
*Toy: You are getting really good at pushing your walker toy, you also like to shake toys that make noise
*Words: Mama, Dada, sign language for "more", uh for uh oh
*You usually still take two naps a day and love to sleep in your crib
*You like to point at everything with your finger and do a really loud yell:) You clap for everything and we love to see you do it
*You laugh when Addi holds you down the slide
*Your binky is your favorite thing ever!
*When the bath water starts running you get really excited
*Teeth: You have two on top and two on bottom. I tease you that you have hippo top teeth:)