S: Avery Rose Rapp: Year Two
BC: sweet baby girl
FC: Avery Rose Rapp Year Two | A | R
1: Our sweet Avery girl | What a difference a year makes! | December 2010 | November 2011
2: Avery's First | Birthday Party! | February 5, 2011
3: Your first party was very fun! A lot of our family & friends came to celebrate your special day. You started to walk that morning - just in time to show everyone your new moves!
4: We had the Tumblebus come for all of the kids. | You jumped, climbed, ran, & slid; it was just perfect for you, our little monkey! | You even tried to drive the bus... silly girl! | It was very FUN!
6: 1 | Happy Birthday, dear Avery | Happy Birthday to you! | Let's eat cake! | We got you a special cookie cake, so you wouldn't have eggs! You had fun squishing the icing, but you didn't eat very much. Once you got it in your hair, the crying began! And you certainly didn't want us to wipe you off!
8: The day you turned one: February 17, 2011 | You came into our life as such a sweet surprise. Our first year with you was pure joy; you were such a good baby. We celebrated your day at the park, watching you toddle around.
9: You played with Kate... | snacked & played in the sand,.. | & practiced walking all around!
10: Later we had your favorite dinner - pizza! You ate it up!
11: Then you opened a few more gifts (with Philip's help).
12: 1 | We sang Happy Birthday to you once more... | but you were getting sleepy.
13: You didn't care much for your birthday cupcake, | so you took a bath and got ready for bed.
14: First Birthday Photos
16: March 2011: Growing up quickly! Your hair turned curly, you and Kate started taking baths together, you moved into a big car seat, and started feeding yourself. But you couldn't always stay awake through lunch!
17: Your first Mardi Gras! You fell asleep at the first parade, but really enjoyed Mardi Gras Day. Daddy helped you catch beads and stuffed animals. | HEY MISTER! | THROW ME SOMETHIN'!
18: Spring Days at Montessori Christian Academy
20: We spent a beautiful spring day at the zoo. You had lots of fun seeing the animals, running in the grass, snacking, napping, and playing on the playground! | Whoa, they are tall! | Feeding the giraffes. | Climbing...your favorite thing! | A Visit to the Zoo
22: Montessori Christian Academy's | Earth Day & Easter Celebration | We all went to your school one morning to celebrate the spring. You enjoyed the egg hunt and playing on the playground. You rode the pony just for a minute before you got scared, but the picture still made the newspaper!
24: Easter Morning 2011 | The Easter Bunny visited with a lot of goodies for you! A pool, some snacks, new crocs, and sand toys! And daddy built a rock box just for you!
26: Sweet Summertime
27: Summer is our favorite time of year. We spent most of the day outside, keeping you busy and making you tired! You loved having picnic lunches, playing in the pools, rock box, and water table. We got a slide one weekend, and one day you took a nap in the swing!
28: We went swimming at Stone Creek a lot, and you finally grew to like it. You played in rain puddles, watched Philip's t-ball games, and even enjoyed some fireworks. And boy, do you love POPSICLES! | June & July
30: Ft. Walton Beach 2011 | B A T H I N G | B E A U T Y
31: You had so much fun on our vacation. The sand didn't bother you at all...you rolled in it, threw it, laid in it, and filled buckets full of it! You would play for a while, then take a snack break. Daddy rinsed you off in the gulf often, because you'd be covered in sand from head to toe!
32: When it was time to cool off, we headed to the pool. You floated around the lazy river and really enjoyed the kiddie pool. At first you liked the slide, but then we couldn't get you to go down it! You played with cups and buckets and splashed all around.
33: Aunt Missy got some cute poses from you on the playground. | Say cheese! | fun | memories | sisters | Summer Fun!
36: School Days at MCA | School is one of your favorite places. You enjoy all of the projects, baking, playing, and of course learning. Mrs. Ali always has a funny story about your day because you are always doing something silly.
38: Fall Fest at your school was very fun. You searched through pumpkins, made crafts, and played games with your friends. | But you did NOT want to ride the pony!
39: Keep that pony away from me!
40: RED | BLUFF | FARM
41: Our annual visit to the pumpkin patch is always fun. You were so into the animals this year, looking closely & touching each one. The chicken that had escaped kept you laughing &the big cow scared you!
43: You played with Rylan, climbed on tractors, enjoyed Daddy's shoulders and munched on snacks.
44: You were a sweet little fairy for Halloween. We went trick-or-treating with our neighbors and Grant came too! You ate candy the whole time & crashed as soon as we got home. | Halloween 2011
46: Christmas Pictures November 2011
48: You really enjoyed Christmas this year. Everyone knows that you like baby dolls, and you got so many fun things. A grocery cart, high chair, baby clothes, and lots more! | Christmas 2011
49: We spent Christmas Eve morning at home. Nana came to visit with fun presents. Then we headed to SLidell after nap. First a stop at Papa Davie's, where you got a baby doll highchair!
50: Then we went to Nanny Pauline's where you got to play with all of your cousins.
51: You opened presents, ate a lot, & then changed into pj's with all of the other kids. We headed home so you could get a good night's rest.
52: You weren't sure what to think when you woke up to a tree surrounded by gifts! You hopped on your new bike right away, and quickly found the new things for your baby dolls. Santa even brought a new Sophia just for you! | Christmas Morning
54: HO HO HO
55: Christmas Day was fun this year. You played with new toys, took a good nap, & woke up to open more gifts! Philip still helped you open most things, but then you wouldn't let him touch it afterwards.!
56: Friends & Sisters | You and Kate hug one minute and fight the next. You want everything she has, and copy everything she does. We spend our days at home playing dolls, reading, coloring, and playing outside. You two are always together. You look up to your big sister so much, and she takes care of you. You aren't always nice to her, though! We know you are going to grow up as best friends, with years of memories ahead.
57: BEST BUDS | You learn so much from Philip, and we are proud that he is such a good brother. But he does laugh when you do bad things! You get excited to pick him up from school each day, and sometimes try to wake him up on weekends. We know he is going to be a wonderful teacher and example for you. What a lucky girl! | You and Philip get along so well. He helps you do things, reaches your toys, plays with you when mommy needs help, and watches out for you. You adore fa-wup, as you say. You want to hug him, sit on him, play in his room, ride in his jeep, and eat his snacks!
59: You might be the baby in the family, but you have the biggest personality. You never want to be left out, and usually demand to be first! Everyone has their special ways with you, knowing just how to get that special attention.
60: Fun things about Avery | 15 months: You climb on EVERYTHING! Sofas, end tables, chairs, beds, & the kitchen table. Your favorite word is "ah-ah", and your favorite food is hot dogs. Biscuits and cinnamon rolls are your favorite breakfast foods. You like to play in the water table, the dog bowls, cups, anything with water. You want whatever toy Kate has. You like to color, but eat the crayons. | 18 months: You say ma-ma-ma-ma all day long. You always want mama to hold you. You watch Kate play dolls & copy her. You like the race track toy & cars. You love to eat & say um-num-num every bite. You shake your drinks on the floor and smear it; you spill snacks on the floor & smash them. You say nana, deedee, ball, dog, and make a chicken sound! | You say CawCaw, Jesus, cheese, fa-wup, hi, yeah, no, bus, duck, noonoos, rice, wawa, dooce, & lots more! We lovingly call you baby monster. You like to run around the house screaming. | 21 months: | You make us laugh at you, even when you are bad!
61: It won’t be like this for long. One day soon that little girl is gonna be All grown up and gone. This phase is gonna fly by, if you can just hold on. It won’t be like this for long. | Dear precious Avery-girl, What a special light you bring to our lives. It is hard to describe what you add to our family. You are spunky, independent, strong-willed, loving, and oh so funny. You can disrupt the calmest times, and when you are quiet, we know something is wrong. You are definitely a mama's girl, always wanting to be held. Some days you sleep late, even till 9 or 10! But then you wake up full of energy and ready to play. You love to be outside, and learned to climb our swing-set at just 15 months old. You dump rocks all over the yard, dig in the mud with spoons, and love to sit in the sand table. But even when you are being bad, all four of us laugh at you. You know how to be just funny enough to get away with things, and then have a cute pouty face when you are in time-out. You are definitely the family clown, and will not be left out of anything. We are blessed to have a sweet girl like you as our baby. All of our love, always, Mama & Dada