Thursday, January 13, 2011

Silly girl antics

Averi does thing lately when she is excited or hyper. She tenses up her whole body, hands in fists, neck strained, and gives the funniest grin. I actually got her to do it for the camera and I think it's pretty hilarious. But decide for yourself!

Averi loves music and always starts bobbing her head or shifting back and forth every time a song comes on. Here is a video of her getting her groove on.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Years, etc.

For New Years Eve, we went to a brazillian dinner and samba dance that our friends the Taylors found out about. I was a little skeptical if I was going to have fun since I have no direct ties to Brazil but it ended up being really fun and Doug and I learned some new dance moves thanks so the random other couple at our table :)

On New Years Day we watched some football with friends (dont ask me who was playing or who won ;) Here are the kiddos playing during the game. Averi is giving Quin some tips on how to win with the DS.
Averi still LOVES books! Today after playing outside, she grabbed her favorite book and a blankie, and plopped right down on the floor and started studying. Averi will often get a book or flash cards, bring them over to me (or Doug...whoever is available at the moment) , and sit in my lap expecting to be read to. I love it!
Here is Averi thinking she is pretty cool trying on Doug's hat. She hates hats or bows and refuses to wear them but for some reason she thought Daddy's hat was pretty sweet.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The real Christmas

Doug, Averi, and I were able to go to Utah for a week over Christmas to see his family. We had such a great and relaxing time. It was great to catch up with family and friends and celebrate the holidays together.
The fam celebrating...

Averi opening gifts from Nammy and Papa

We went downtown to see temple square whish was gorgeous as always

Some of us went to Fat Cats to bowl, play games, and eat pizza. Even though Averi was tired, she LOVED the games with all their blinking lights and noises.
I had the opportunity to visit my friends Hillary and Rachael in SLC which was SO much fun as always.

Then later that night Doug and I drove down to Provo so that he could see his friend Dave and I could catch up with my friend Mikell. We both had a blast.
We were so excited to come home to warm weather but of course the week we get home Phoenix decides to have record low temperatures and snow for the first time in over a decade!