Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Slumber Party!

Last Friday night little miss Avery got invited to go to her first real slumber party by one of her friends in dance class. She was so excited, we counted down the days all week. Poor Brian was a little beside himself that his baby girl was going to her first sleepover, so he wrote down his cell number and tucked it in her overnight bag. He specifically told her to call if she wanted him to come pick her up. Her response, "Ok Dad, but I'm not going to call." She sounded so grown up!
All of these pictures are courtesy of my friend Wendy :)


Makeover time!

Look at all those sweet girls! Now Avery wants them to come to her house next! Oh dear!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Best card ever!

This past week, when I picked up Avery at school she was very excited to show me a surprise! Her teacher told me that she decided she wanted to make me a card, telling her teacher exactly what to write. I thought it was soooo sweet and thoughtful.

I have yet to post about this, but Brady is one of the names we are thinking about. Brayden would have been Avery's name if she was a boy, and Brian really likes it, but I have seen it so often lately! I think Brady is a pretty good compromise. So far, it is Brady Jennings Ash :) Jennings is Brian's dad's middle name. We both like the sound of it.

I love it that she is already thinking about her little brother.....

and speaking about her little brother, I turn 17 weeks today, yikes! My belly is really starting to poke out now, as I had Brian go in the attic to find the maternity jeans. Right now, he is about 5 ounces, and is about the size of a turnip. Brian asked me the other day, remember when you used to send me weekly emails all about the baby when you were pregnant with Avery??? Oh yeah, oops, sorry hun, this time I just have so much going on. Don't worry I will be sure to look up the fruit/veggie our baby is, and let you know :)

I actually had an OB appointment yesterday just to check on the little guy. Everything is right on track, his heart rate was around 145, and so far I have gained about 3.5 lbs. I will schedule my anatomy ultrasound within the next couple of weeks, which I know Avery is going to be so excited about seeing him on screen. I am finally feeling much better these days, despite being busy as ever with school. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, only 4 months to go!!! Yay!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas 2011

This Christmas was a little different than most since my grandpa's funeral took place on Christmas Eve, but we still managed to have great family time. I really wasn't my usual photog-self...as this was the only pic I snapped on Christmas morning...oh well.

On Christmas day, we always go to Tillie and Tim's for lunch/dinner and to hang out with family. This year, the girls put on quite the performance with Ashlynn's new karaoke machine.

On New Year's Eve, we celebrated Christmas with my family at my sister's house.

Avery presented me with these adorable paintings...she was so proud! Thank you Aunt Chrissy!

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

and Happy New Year....Bring on 2012!

As far as celebrating New Years, the Ash family was tucked in by 10:00pm. Yes, we are quite the party animals, ha. Oh well, maybe next year :)