S: Avery Grace Jackman - October 23, 2009
FC: Avery Grace Jackman
1: Waiting For You! | October 22, 2009 The day before you arrived! We are so excited to meet you!
2: Avery Grace Jackman | October 23, 2009 4:19pm 7 pounds, 5 ounces 20 inches
4: Mommy and Me
5: Daddy's little girl
7: Avery Grace One day old | You are more perfect than I could have hoped, More beautiful than I could've dreamed, More precious than I could have imagined, I love you more than I could have known.
14: Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. -winnie the pooh
16: At last, the Jackman kids are all together! Due to the swine flu epidemic when you were born, the older kids were not allowed to visit in the hospital. We sent them lots of pictures, but they needed to see you to believe that you were real! Isaac, Lauren and Halle were all very excited to meet you, hold you and of course kiss you when you finally came home! They loved you instantly! We are finally one big happy family! | Home Sweet Home
19: Two Weeks Old
21: One month old
22: 3 weeks old | My First Bath
23: Sisters, | Brothers, | and... | Friends
24: A Blessing From Heaven | At Six weeks old, you were blessed by your Father and all your uncles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You looked so beautiful in your gown and you didn't even cry during the blessing. It was a perfect day to celebrate such a sweet addition to our eternal family. We feel very blessed and grateful to our loving Heavenly Father today. We love you baby girl!
25: Avery's Blessing January 3, 2010 By the power of the holy Melchizedek priesthood, we take this child in our arms to give her a name and a blessing. The name which shall be known upon the records of th church and throughout this life is Avery Grace Jackman. Avery, your Heavenly Father loves you and wants you to know that he has a plan for you in this life. Get to know him and be an example of him to those around you. Gain a testimony of the gospel and share it with others. Avery, I bless you with good health, a strong mind and a desire to get a good education. Look to your family for comfort and look to your older brother and sisters as examples. Avery, I bless you that through the spirit you will be able to find a husband to go to the temple with and become an eternal family. Avery, your Heavenly Father loves you and your family loves you, you have been such a blessing to us. I give you these blessings and all others that your Father in Heaven has in store for you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
26: Princess Avery Blessing Day January 3, 2010 Six Weeks Old
29: Six weeks old
30: Happy Thanksgiving We celebrated Thanksgiving with the whole family! You got lots of extra hugs and kisses from all your Aunts, Uncles and cousins! We are so grateful for you baby girl! November, 2009
31: Merry Christmas | DEC. 2009 | to our best present ever!
32: At Two and a half months old- Avery loves batting at the rings on her mat. But, all that playing can sure tucker a girl out... Sweet Dreams Ava! January, 2010 | Sweet Ava
33: Tummy Time | Avery 2.5 months old January, 2010
34: Feb. 2010 | Pink Piggy
35: "Nothing on Earth can make life more worthwhile than the beauty and warmth of your beautiful smile!" | Feb. 2010
36: Disneyland March, 2010 After making it through the winter with a new baby, we decided to head south for a little vacation in the sun! We had a great time in Disneyland! You were 4.5 months old and the perfect age to just sit in the stroller and enjoy everything going on around you. There were actually lot of baby-friendly rides like the Jungle Cruise, Monsters, Inc., Winnie the Pooh and even Pirates of the Caribbean (which you actually fell asleep during)! You were such a trooper that we promised to bring you back when you get a little older, so you can actually remember it!
38: FAMILY BEACH DAY | HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA MARCH 18, 2010
39: We spent the final day of our trip at the beach! We had so much fun playing in the ocean, building sandcastles and soaking up the sun! You thought the water was a bit too cold but liked playing in the sand. We had a wonderful vacation and you handled it all like the perfect angel you are!
40: Let's Eat! | At five months old, we finally got that first spoonful of rice cereal into your little mouth! You lapped it up like a little kitty and wanted more!!! You are such a happy, healthy baby and we are so excited for each new milestone you reach! Sorry it's just rice, but the ice cream will come soon enough! March 29, 2010
41: Let's Play! | March, 2010- 5 months old
42: Comfort After months of trying out a pacifier, a thumb and different fingers, Avery has finally settled on her two middle fingers as her favorite source of comfort! Just like her big sister Lauren! We like to think you are making the sign for "I Love You" while you are sucking on them! Just so you know baby... We Love You Too! April, 2010 - 22 weeks old
43: Rolling... over and over! Our big girl finally mastered the art of rolling and rolling and rolling! April 10, 22 weeks old
44: April 22, 2010 - 6 months old
45: May 12, 2010 - 6.5 months old
46: Mother's Day | May 9, 2010 29 weeks old
47: Father's Day | June 20, 2010 34 weeks old
48: May 26, 2010 7 months old
49: Grandpa & Me! June 25, 2010 8 months old
51: Peek-a-Boo! Avery Grace 9 months old
53: Three of a Kind!!! | Lauren- 7yrs Halle- 4yrs Avery- 7.5 mo. "Sister's Are Forever!"
54: Rub-a-Dub-Dub... Sweet Baby Avery is in the Tub! | June 20, 2010 - 9 months old
55: Avery's first bites of real food! | July 7, 2010 - 9.5 months old | mmm...
56: Standing Tall | At 9.5 months old, Avery can pull herself up into a standing position! Such a big girl!
57: On the Move! | At 10 months old, Avery is finally crawling! Watch out world!
58: Smiles & | Avery has a beautiful smile and we love to make her happy so we can see it! Isaac and Lauren have discovered that racing her around the house in a laundry basket guarantees them squeals of delight and it has become one of Ava's favorite past times! August 26, 2010 - 10 months old
59: Kisses | Avery is our talented girl who can wave "hi", say "bye, bye" and "night, night" and who is famous for her kisses! She loves to give big open mouth kisses but has also recently learned to blow kisses, which is a much cleaner options for non-family members! August 29, 2010- 10 months old
60: On September 3, 2010, you broke your leg! You got a hairline fracture in your left tibia when you crawled into Halle's way as she was jumping off the coffee table. You have been such a trooper through the whole ordeal and haven't let your cast slow you down! You figured how to do a modified crawl and even pull up on the furniture! It broke our hearts to see you hurt, but you have received lots of extra love to help you heal quickly! | UH, OH!
61: Baby Houdini | After almost three weeks in your cast, you figured out how to wiggle out of it! We think your chubby leg must have atrophied a bit and all that crawling just helped pull it off! Your Doctor was amazed and called you Baby Houdini! So, now you have a full cast for a keepsake and we have a good reminder to never underestimate you! We love you crazy girl! September 19, 2010
62: Farm Fun | We spent a perfect fall day at Wheeler Farm visiting the animals, feeding the ducks and wandering through the corn mazes! October 15, 2010
63: Swingin' good times at Grandma's! October 15, 2010
64: Baby Steps... | October 20, 2010 One Year Old
65: This week you took your first steps! You take three or four steps at a time and then dive into our arms. You have the biggest grin on your face and giggle while you walk! We can tell that you are so thrilled with your new accomplishment ... and so are we!
66: Happy Birthday Avery!
67: One Year Old! I can't believe a whole year has flown by already, but I have enjoyed every moment of it! I have loved rocking you to sleep, reading you books and experiencing all of your milestones. I wish I could keep you tiny forever, but I am excited for all the fun times ahead. Thank you for bringing so much love into our home Avery, I love you!!! Mom 1 year old stats: Ht- 29.4 in. & Wt- 19.6 lbs. walking, talking & singing!