S: Avery's First Year
FC: My | First | Year
1: Mommy and me
2: Avery Michael Mueller November 8, 2009 3:31p.m. 8lbs 5 oz. 21 inches | My Arrival . . .
4: it's a boy! | Mommy and daddy were in complete awe of me...
5: Mike, Roberta and Grace came to visit me as soon as they heard the news... | MY VISITORS... | My great Aunt Barb, Ethan, Kim, Emma, Ryleigh, and Kevin stopped by the hospital to welcome me to the family... | Lissie and Todd Barbosa came to say hello. My buddy Ryan Michael was born at the same hospital two weeks later.
6: Going Home
7: I was born at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD outside of Washington, D.C. It was a perfect fall day for my homecoming.
8: Home Sweet Home
9: " | When I arrived home I had a very special lady waiting for me. My Grandma Becky flew all the way from Nebraska to meet me and help mom and dad adjust to parenthood. My Grandpa Leigh made the trip just a few days later.
10: tiny hands, little feet...
11: our newborn baby boy so sweet.
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14: My First Weeks | First Doctor's Appointment
16: We made the LONG road trip back to Nebraska, (complete with Rockni riding shotgun) when you were just two weeks old. We celebrated your first Thanksgiving with a lot of very special people!
17: Sweet kisses from Great Grandma Jean Peterson. | Avery with Great Grandma Gladys Denman. | Thankful for the
18: My Baptism | My Godparents Uncle Todd and Aunt Ann Marie | Father Nigly, Mom, Dad, and me | Uncle Tyler, Aunt Tori, Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Todd came to help me celebrate.
19: November 28, 2009 O'Neill, NE St. Patrick's Catholic Church | Grandpa Leigh, Betsy, Olivia, Dad, Mom, Avery, Aunt Jessica, Aunt Ann Marie, Brad, Gabby and Amanda
20: Celebrating New Life | Two very happy parents! | Uncle Tyler, Uncle Todd, Grandpa & Grandma Peterson.
21: Betsy, Grandpa, and Aunt Annie made me this beautiful cake for my baptism. | Aunt Ann Marie, Aunt Tori, and Aunt Jessica loving on Avery. | Betsy & Grandpa Leigh
22: One Month Old
24: Splish, Splash...
26: Avery's First Christmas | Christmas Eve with the O'Connor family. | Our perfect little gift.
27: Celebrating Christmas mass at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
28: Two Months
29: Hush Little Baby | My cousins Kennedy (10) and Ashtyn (9), Auntie Jen, and Uncle Brian came all the way from Hawaii to visit! Uncle Dana and Auntie Michele made the trip just a few weeks earlier.
30: Three Months
31: Grandma and Auntie Tori both spent several weeks in February visiting to help take care of me while mommy was working long hours in the ICU. We had a BLAST!
32: Four | Months | Old
33: Four Months | Second cousins Garret, Ashton , Abbey, Nathan and Avery at Great Grandma Peterson's funeral. | DC Cherry Blossom Festival | Hanging with Grandpa Ron and Grandpa Leigh while back in Nebraska to celebrate Great-Grandma Peterson's life.
34: First Time Swimming
36: DATE_______ | Five Months Old! | Hugs for Grandma and Grandpa!
37: DATE_______ | First trip to Notre Dame for the spring game with the whole Peterson family but still reserving a little love for the Huskers!
38: First Trip to the Ocean Virginia Beach, VA April 2010 | Ap
40: My First Easter
42: Six Months
44: Seven Months Old
45: The whole Mueller clan traveled to San Francisco for Auntie Jessica's grad school graduation.
46: Eight Months | Pool fun with Auntie Jessica! | Hiking in Shenandoah National Park with dad.
47: First camping trip in Shenandoah National Park. | Getting bigger and stronger every day!!
48: Nine Months Old | Getting the urge to walk! | Logging lots of hours at the park with Grace and Berta.
49: At the 9/11 Memorial with Uncle Todd.
50: First Baseball Game | We visited Boston over Labor Day Weekend and spent a beautiful afternoon at Fenway Park.
51: Playing in the warning tract by the green monster.
52: Ten Months
54: COX FARMS Fall Festival | My first hay rack ride!
55: Buddies! Grace 2 yrs Avery 11 mos | Memorable Moments with the Kavanaughs | Hiep and Jen Dao joined in the fun, too!
56: Eleven Months | Hanging with Lexi Kiel at a local Virginia winery. | Cousins Ashtyn and Kennedy helping me explore DC!
57: Getting the hang of this walking thing!
58: first international | to | ireland
59: Signing the peace wall on our black taxi tour in Belfast | Mom and Avery at Slieve League on the Atlantic Coast of County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. | Giant's Causeway. In the dark. After realizing we were not going to make it to the site before sundown, we (naturally) drove faster. The twists and turns brought on your first case of carsickness, leaving us pulled over with a vomit filled car and no extra clothes for our baby. Worst. Parents. Ever! Hence, we missed seeing the site and you are in a sweatshirt and blanket in the picture. | Dad and Avery enjoying a beverage at a local pub in Dublin (above) and all of us at the Guinness Brewery (center).
60: Two park rangers found the cutest bear cub in northern Virginia! | Happy Halloween! | Grandma Becky handmade my first Halloween costume.
61: TRICK OR TREAT! | Mike, Roberta, Grace, and Lucy Kavanaugh- Avery's second family! | Kat, Brendan, and Lexi Kiel joined the party. Farmers and their little pumpkin with the park rangers and bear cub. | "Berba" and her two lil' pumpkins.
62: Avery's First Birthday! | Grandma, Aunt Tori, Aunt Annie and Auntie Jen went on a shopping SPREE at Toys R US!
63: Ethan, Kevin Grace, Avery, Emma, Ryleigh, Ashtyn, and Kennedy all ready for the party! | Uncle Brian and Avery
64: Aunt Annie made a surprise appearance as ELMO at the party!- complete with a helium assisted, "Happy Birthday to YOU!" Can you say best godmother ever? SO much fun! | Avery!
65: First bites of birthday cake! | Avery! | Avery!
66: Ethan and Avery are a little unsure about "Tickle Me Elmo." | Kevin shows them the ropes... | "You're right, Kevin! This IS fun!!"
68: Uncle Brian and Avery putting together his new wheels! | Avery is ONE!
69: If you're happy and you know it CLAP YOUR HANDS!!!