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Avery Elise: The First Year

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S: Avery Elise Drey ~ My First Year ~ 2012-2013

1: I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.......

2: A Gender Reveal Party | We were getting ready for our 20 week ultrasound & decided to invite your aunt Jessica & Grandma Mitzi to come with. When it came time to see what your gender was mommy, daddy and grandma Mitzi all closed our eyes leaving just your Aunt Jessica to see. Aunt Jessica kept your gender a secret for the entire week while she baked us a special cake for us to cut into, revealing either pink or blue frosting in the middle. We had ourselves convinced that you were a boy and even had picked out the name Liam Douglas for you. That weekend we had a "What's it Gonna BEE" themed BBQ to celebrate with family & friends. At the end of the meal we cut into the cake and to our surprise the inside was PINK! We were thrilled to know we would be having a little princess in a few months. The search for a girl's name began that evening. When we came across "Avery" we knew it was meant for you. Mommy picked out Elise as the middle name, we thought it sounded elegant and perfect for our little lady! | Dear Avery, | Love, Mommy & Daddy

4: Mommy is growing and glowing...

5: Dear Avery, Being pregnant was an amazing experience. While I didn't have any weird cravings, other than wanting tacos every night, I did have aversions to foods like ice cream and chocolate. I loved feeling your little kicks and dreaming up what you'd look like when you would arrive! - Love Mommy

6: Ultrasound | We will never forget how excited we were to see you for the first time! Our little "Peanut" in the making. Watching you grow was, and still is, one of the most amazing experiences.

7: 3D Ultrasound | September 2011

10: { welcomed with love } avery elise | born 7.01.12 | time 12:18 am | height 7lbs 8 oz | length 20 inches | | | | | |

12: and

13: Came to see you and hold you...

14: The 1st weeks at home we couldn't take our eyes off of you. You can see how exhausted we were but we were loving every moment of being new parents.

16: "A baby is something you carry inside for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart forever."

17: Newborn Photos: 2 weeks

18: 1 month | Dear Avery, I can't believe how fast this month has gone! You're growing so much already and every day we spend together we fall in love with you more and more. I look at you now and as fun as it is to watch you grow and learn new things, I am starting to realize how fast time is going. I will always cherish this time we have together - me and my baby girl! - Love Mommy

19: So Big! Weighing in at 10 lbs 5 oz You're eating so well despite dealing with tummy gas. You are growing like a weed! | Starting to SMILE! | You've been holding your head up since the day you were born. You like to show us how strong you're getting! | Grandma Karine came for a visit. She brought you all sorts of presents and a rocking chair she made!

20: TWO MONTHS | 12 lbs ~ Sleeping 6 -7 hours at a time ~ More SMILES!! ~ Strange Hives | Mommy went back to work & you started daycare. Mommy asked you if you loved her and you made a

21: Babies are such a nice way to start people lives. Don Herold | Starting to Reach for things ~ Size 0-3 mo. clothes are getting SHORT! | sound like, "Yeah" and Mommy cried!! That first day was a tough one for your Mom. -xoxo

22: Baptismal | Sunday, March 18, 2012 Sponsors: Uncle Alex & Aunt Jessica | "...for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ." ~ Galatians 3:27

24: Easter Morning we traveled to Willmar, MN to Aunt Lois's house to gather with the Jacobs Family & visit Grandpa Jacobs!

25: Grandpa Drey | Grandpa Jacobs

26: 3 Months

27: Dear Avery, You're 3 months old now and learning something new everyday! We can't believe how fast you're growing. Your feet finally touch the ground in the exersaucer! We hope you stay our little baby girl as long as you can. Love, Mommy & Daddy | Blowing Raspberries | 14 lbs | BIG SMILES | Eyes are turning BLUE | Sitting up with our help | Reaching for toys and Daddy's beard! | Coos & GiGgLeS!!! | Sleeps through the night | Loves baths & swinging!

28: All dressed up at Ashley & Ryan Carrison's wedding. We got a cute picture of you, Mommy, Jamie and Asher Houssong - Jamie is one of mommies oldest friends!

30: 4 months | Eating Rice Cereal, Squash & Carrots. You loved squash the most! 2' 1.5" tall & 17lbs 3oz You have really taken an interest in our dogs, Laney & Cooper. Mommy and Daddy take you and the dogs for walks - we are one big happy family!

31: Dear Avery~ At 4 months old you were starting to be quite the little explorer! You loved kicking your legs and flapping your arms - it made for more eventful diaper changes!!! You started rolling over more and have discovered your toes (Especially after mommy painted them bright PINK!) | f i r s t l e m o n !

32: On Father's Day we took you to your 1st Sioux Falls Pheasants Game. You loved wearing your sunglasses at the ballpark!

33: Our 1st trip to the Zoo! We drove down to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE. Mommy was excited to show you real life "Sophie" giraffes. You loved all the bright colors in the aquarium. We had lunch at the outdoor mall and you fell asleep in your stroller. You did so well on the car ride!

34: You loved your Sophie giraffe | 4th of July Parade

35: Dear Avery, You are getting so tall , we had to start putting you in your 6 month clothes already! You sitting with little help from Mommy & Daddy and you are enjoying the sound of your own voice. You said "DA!" You are getting so tall , we had to start putting you in your 6 month clothes already! You sitting with little help from Mommy & Daddy and you are enjoying the sound of your own voice. | 5 | Months

36: Months | At 6 months you are sitting up by yourself, you roll around all over the floor, you love playing in a jumper and you can jump for hours! You love all different kinds of baby food but you enjoy sweet potatoes the most and peas the least. You love your bath time and have discovered yourself in the mirror! You got pink eye from someone at daycare and have been drooling a lot now that your teething. You have learned to fake cough because you like the attn you get when you do it - silly girl. | 6

37: august 2012 | Saying "da-da" & "ba" Starting to say, "ma-ma" - mostly when you're crying! CLAPPING 6 month check up 20lbs 5oz ~ 27.75 in First time using a sippy cup 1st tooth (bottom- front)

39: Eating Gerber Puffs and your 1st Mashed Potatoes! | At the Farmers Market enjoying your 1st Kolache! | Your FAVORITE toy- Puppy Love! | Playing with your sensory book | Grandpa Drey teaching you how to drink out of a cup! | Sitting up all on your own!

40: Our first trip on an airplane with you and you did so well! You only screamed during the take off and landing! We went for your Uncle Scott's wedding. We rode on the ferry to downtown Seattle and went to the Space Needle.

41: 11/5 cut 7th tooth 11/9 first airplane ride to Seattle 11/24 first Thanksgiving 11/25 cut 8th tooth 11/29 clapped while standing up | 7 Mo.

43: 8 months | smile

44: Yumm... Lefse!

45: You visited uncle Alex at work & LOVED checking out all the trick -or- treaters at home!! | Happy Halloween 2012

46: October & November 2012

48: Text Here | 9 mo.

50: You are now walking! You've been hanging on to mom & dad's hands and strolling around everywhere you can go! The week of Christmas you started to take your first steps all on your own - usually 2 or 3 before you reach for us! You love climbing up the stairs at home, you even try to hang on to mom & dad and walk up them instead of crawling. You've learned to blow kisses, use a sippy cup, and are eating a lot of new solid foods. You also met Santa last month & didn't cry at all! | 1st Haircut

51: 10 months old

52: "You are the Greatest Gift We Could Ever Receive" | Christmas | 2012

53: On Christmas Eve we traveled to Willmar, MN to your Great-Grandma Bernice Jacobs' house. We spent the day with your Grandpa Jacobs and his new puppy Gigi! Grandpa Jacobs made you a wooden stacking block set and gave you $100 for Christmas! We had a nice lunch with Great-Grandma Bernice and you played all afternoon chasing Gigi and Grandpa around. You showed off your new walking skills and even took a few steps on your own for Grandpa! After a nice bottle with your Great-Grandma Bernice it was back to playing fun games with Grandpa. In fact, you played so much that you slept the entire 3 hour trip back home!

54: Who needs Santa when you have Grandparents!

55: A wonderful Christmas with the Drey family 12/25/12 | Love Walking! | Merry Christmas

56: let's count down to the | new year | 2013

57: Grandma and Grandpa Gray came over for New Years Eve. You were in bed when the clock struck 12:00

58: Avery~ I just want you to always remember how much I love you! You have brought so much joy and happiness to our family. Your father and I are will always be there to love and support you. We are so excited to watch you grow up and see the lady you become. You have changed our lives forever. I feel so blessed and horned to be your mother. I look forward to the many years we'll share together, and the things we will teach each other. You will always be my sweet baby boy. | Love always, Your Mother Cindi

59: Avery- You are growing up so fast and you have the most curious and radical personality. I am enjoying reading to you, and chasing you all over the house while you constantly get into to anything and everything you can get your hands on. I love you more and more everyday and you have already made me so proud. I can't wait to help you grow and teach you new things about growing up in this crazy world. I want you to be happy and pursue your dreams, even if we don't understand we will always love and support you. Dad

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