Wednesday, October 8, 2008

There's a First Time for Everything

Dear Avery,
There's a first time for everything... and this post has a couple of them, including my first time to blog... and it was pretty bad.

First time you and McClaine watched the Broncos togetherFirst time to master stairs in your new houseFirst time to use a big girl cup (by the way... I am pretty sure this used to be your daddy's cup)How excited are you about this "Shirley" cake that Oma made you?When your daddy was a little boy, Oma had a book with different cakes in it. For their birthdays, daddy and his sisters got to pick out a cake from the book. You chose a dog cake and named it after Oma and Opa's dog, Shirley.First year to have 2 birthday parties. One in East Texas, and one in VailFirst bicycleFirst bath with McClaineFirst time to play with shaving cream in the tubFirst haircut
No "first" on this one, just a cute picture of you twoFirst stitches. Sigh. It was sad, but you were so brave. We were at a party at church and you were running around. You tripped and knocked your noggin on a chair leg. First trip to the ER. Can't say this was the first time you acted like a little monkey, but you were official for Halloween.Just another cute photo of you and Aunt "Momarg"First time to be particularly suspicious of Santa ClausChristmas in Vail 2006

These pictures were taken right before we moved back to Texas

First time to paint at your new house in Texas.
First Parade that you were in, little cowgirls for The Rios of Mercedes float
First trip to the Azalea Trail in Tyler

First cousin, baby Wyatt was born

Aves, I am sure we will share many more firsts...some I dread, some I so look forward to. Oh... here was my first blog post... it is pretty bad, but I think we are caught up now. Tomorrow's your birthday, my sweet peanut. I love you so much and am so thankful that you were my first child. You are such a blessing from the Lord.


anti-supermom said...

Such a sweet post, I remember thinking that the first child would end up hating being the first, but in my experience, it's wonderful. Simply wonderful!

Happy Birthday~

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That is so sweet :)

Vashey Fam said...

Such wonderful posts of Avery! She is a super cool little girl *first* niece! Happy Birthday tomorrow princess Avery!

Following Him said...

What a sweet post! I love all the firsts and the pictures before moving back to Texas!!!

amanda said...

love all the firsts friend.

such "big" little moments :)

Elaine A. said...

So many firsts! Good for you for documenting them!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

You have a beautiful family, and a great blog...way to go!
Cant wait to check in on you again!

Krystyn said...

You are making me feel bad for not doing all of this for Izzy (2 this Tuesday).

What an awesome post. So simple and perfect!

Susan said...

What a great idea and so sweet!
I love that monkey costume. Austin had that costume last year and still begs to wear it.
Great pictures...thanks for sharing!

Mamasphere said...

This was such a sweet post! I wish I'd captured more of my daughter's first with the camera. Great job putting this all together!

Chelle said...

I love these posts!

So cute, so beautiful....everything is just perfect!