Monday, August 29, 2011

Aviel Shopping..

Aviel's aunt Jaclyn told us of a neat little trick to help toddlers build up confidence and start walking a little sooner. Aviel loves pushing everything now. She refuses to be sat is her stroller or in the shopping cart. She would much rather be pushing it.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Idaho Falls Zoo

Last week Shawn took a Saturday off to spend some time with Aviel and I. We tried to make the most of our time together, so we went to the little zoo in Idaho Falls. I was actually pretty impressed with how many animals there were. Shawn's favorite animal were the black swans. Aviel loved the camels and the lions. I think that these were the easiest for her to spot. My favorite animal was the red panda. They reminded me of Aviel. Cute and small.

Here is Aviel hatching out of a little egg. She got some new shoes she loves walking around in. She is a full toddler now. She crawls maybe 20% of the time.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Aviel and the Bagleys

Gran and Papa came to visit for a baptism and a baby blessing. Aviel was a little tired, but very entertained by both of them. She even snuggled into Papa, which is something she only does with Shawn and I. Pretty cute. Gran came home from shopping and spoiled her with even more attention. Aviel is so lucky to have cool grandparents who take care of her and play with her. We went to a friends little girls BBQ last weekend. Aviel felt like a pro racer in the sporty little car. She was pretty tired, again. We had just climbed the 'R' mountain about an hour before, but she was a great sport and loved the watermelon.
Baby update! Liam is now bigger than Aviel was when she was born. He feels a lot stronger and I am a lot more sore and tired than I was with her. I hope to carry him full term and have a big healthy boy. I just can't imagine getting much fatter than I am now!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

St. George Trip!

One of Shawn's bosses daughters got married last week and daddy paid for her to go to St. George for a couple days. By agreeing to be gone for the weekend, Shawn was allowed to bring Aviel and me. We loved it down there. Beautiful sunny days, lots of swimming and splash parks, visiting the Walker side of the family; all paid for by the big boys. What more could we want?
Here are Shawn and Aviel at the St. George temple. It was pretty bright outside. And Aviel splashing at the park. She loved it! I was afraid she cry and get cold but she actually crawled for the spouts. She lasted about 5 minutes before I grabbed her to sit her in the sun so she could dry off. She was shivering and cold, but she wanted to go right back in.
She figured out the headsets on the way back. She doesn't have much fat on her, but the headset squished what she did have.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Our Lil' Guy

Much to Shawn's relief, our little boy is still a little boy. Everyone kept telling us horror stories of the gender changing due to ultrasound tech errors. But our ladies had the gender pinned down 6 weeks ago. We had a 3-D ultrasound for the first time ever. Here is how it turned out.
He is very healthy and seems to be the right size.
Aviel turned one last Thursday! She was a little tired by the time we got around to her party, but she did pretty well. We sure are proud of how well she is doing. She crawls everywhere and gets into everything. She will climb the first step or two of a set of stairs and wait for me to notice before trying to climb all the way up before I can catch her. It has become her favorite game, and I love making her giggle all the way up by making loud sounds and calling her name. This is a pic a friend took after Shawn had landed in the Stearman. Aviel was at the airport to watch him land and taxi.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

How to Gain Weight

Aviel is doing very well. She crawls around and gets into everything. We introduced her to grass and now she wants to play outside all day. Her first word was "Dadda" followed by "Uh-oh!".
My teenage sister lives in our basement. I yell down the stairs to tell her when breakfast is ready or when she needs to leave for school. I was doing so one morning when I noticed Aviel copying me. She was standing up holding onto the railings and yelling gibberish down the stairs at Veronica. It was pretty funny. It is weird what she picks up on. Now she yells at poor Veronica all the time. She is going to be a great mother some day.
Her occupational therapist is excited by how fast she is developing. His only concern was how slowly she seems to be gaining weight. She is a year next week and weighs under 15 lbs. I think they like to see them at about 22 lbs. He asked us to start feeding her whip cream to try and help her put on some weight. She loves eating the nasty stuff, so it works pretty nicely.