Monday, January 5, 2009

Two... Too Fast!

My baby, Avery Piper, turns 2 on Wednesday.
It sometimes feels like we just brought her home from the hospital to meet her sister.

She was not a small baby (8 lb. 13 oz.)... but my goodness, it does go quickly doesn't it???

In my memories, Geneva seemed like such a "big girl" when Avery was born.
She was 18 months--that's 6 months younger than Avery is today!

Soon her little belly-button "fell off" and it was time for her first real "soak" in the tub.

I don't remember the occasion... but here is the ONE picture of me "done up" in the months that followed Avery's birth.

She had big blue eyes and a generous smile.

She got to spend a little time with her Great Grandmother.

She even got to meet her Great-Great Grandmother (100 years old when this picture was taken).

One of the best days I remember from those hazy first few months was when Avery found her thumb!

She's had this blankie since day one. It's a bit more worn these days... but I'm sure you'll recognize it some of the recent posts (and in those to follow too!).

Toy + Thumb = Happiness

Tummy Time

Avery's first swim (in Florida visiting Uncle Toby, Auntie Terry, Cousin Tyler and Cousin Griffin--along with Papa Clyde, Grandma Debbie, Chrissy, Felicity, Jackie, Nathan and Marissa)!

Yummy... rice cereal for the first time.

Piper learns to sit.

And graduates to her first big-girl bath (with Sissy of course)!

Daddy and Piper

First taste of pumpkin pie with GGMa.

Chillin' with NeeNee

Learning to pull herself up.

Moving on to sippy-cups.

Standing up.

First birthday!

Learning to walk in Oregon.

Learning patty-cakes with Geneva's tutoring.

Solo slides.

First carwash.

First haircut.

First Play-Doh experience.

And first ponytail.

It's too fast.
It's too fast...

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  1. Happy Birthday to both Miss Avery and Mrs. Tam :)~

  2. Happy birthday to the little lady. Man, I don't even really know her and you make me want to cry with the nostalgia. I know EXACTLY how you feel.

    Hope you're having a happy new year! Maybe we'll even see you...;)

  3. Oh, and Happy Birthday to you, too, comin' up here...;)

  4. i love these pics! it makes me so excited for all the 'firsts' we have to look forward to w/ our wesley! p.s. the pic of them standing naked by the bath is ADORABLE... those chunky legs!!! ;)