Monday, December 29, 2008

Best of the Best

I had a wonderful Christmas! Santa did find me at Mims and Pops house, and left all sorts of goodies. Best of all, I've gotten to spend time with lots of family and friends - what a happy holiday I've had!
Still sleepy from the trip

All dressed up and ready for Christmas

Sharing toys with cousin Isabela

And, sharing Daddy with Godbrother Garrison

Being Diva Princesses with Grandad Giese

Friday, December 19, 2008

Newsflash

Be sure to look at my new video bar on the right side of the screen. Just click on one of the squares to watch the video. Mommy will do her best to keep my "latest and greatest" movies uploaded!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Letter to Santa

Dear Santa:

I hope I didn't hurt your feelings today. I really am excited about Christmas, and hope you will still stop at my house. I will leave you some cookies and milk, because after all, I am a very sweet little girl.

Love,
Avery

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Boots

I've heard of having big shoes to fill, but this is ridiculous!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Not a Turkey Day Fan....yet

This was the first year I was able to get a taste of what Thanksgiving is all about.....needless-to-say, so far, I'm not very impressed with the food selections...
Here's what I have to say about that!

Good thing we were dog-sitting...Bubby got a special Turkey Day treat!

Now this is what I call Thanksgiving fun!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Personality Plus

Playing in the curtains
Salvador, Brazil

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Travelin' Girl

This past weekend, Mommy and I were able to travel with Daddy on one of his work trips to Salvador, Brazil. I had lots of fun seeing historic buildings, beautiful beaches, and ladies with colorful outfits. I'm definitely ready to see more of South America!

Being a little shy with the hotel staff

Enjoying an outdoor cafe with Daddy
Mommy and I wanted to jump in that beautiful, blue water!

The Bahiana ladies gave me a cute little braid

The best way to travel!

Mommy sharing her miso soup - I love it!

Just bein' silly at the hotel patio

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Singalong Time

These days, I'm talking more than ever - it seems I learn a new word every day! My favorite thing, though, is to make Mommy smile when I sing her my ABCs...

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween - Brazil Style

I had a very Happy Halloween down here in Brazil! We went trick-or-treating at the Embassy, and I got to see all sorts of goblins, princesses, and even a Jedi knight! Everyone loved my little Pumpkin Fairy costume, even though I didn't much care for the headpiece. What a great way to celebrate! Now, if I could just get Mommy to let me have some of that candy...hmmm!!

At first, I wasn't so sure about this trick-or-treating thing...

But, Mommy & Daddy assured me I'd have a great time

They were right, there were lots of fun things to see

And, by the time we got to Daddy's office, I was ready to do it all over again!

I hope you had a Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Seat Among Scholars

Mommy and Daddy's stacks of books are a perfect place to "take a moment....."
But first...
You have to get it....Just Right!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nap Happy

Here I am after a nice, long nap - happy, and acting like a silly-pie!
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkin Patch-orama!

We finally made it over to the Pumpkin Patch at the Methodist Church today, and boy, was it a site! Huge pumpkins, tiny pumpkins, even fancy white and green pumpkins - I just couldn't decide which one to pick! Mommy couldn't decide which pictures she likes the best, either, so I told her just to post them all!
Some of these pumpkins were as big as me!

Is this my best side?

Picking a pumpkin is a serious task!

Who's that scarecrow lookin' round, it's me, it's me!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

TX-OU Weekend

This weekend I made the long drive up to Dallas for my very first TX-OU weekend! Mommy's cousin, Lindsey and her hubby host a big game-watching party with lots of good food, plenty of TVs, and tons of Longhorn and Sooner cheer - I had a great time and am so excited my Horns won on this, my inaugural year!
Buckled up and headin' to Big D

Admiring the flowers, even though they were Boomer Sooner red!

Met Ella, another pint-sized Longhorn - I just loooved her tu-tu!

Mims teaches me "Go Horns, Go!"

Mommy knows I'm a future Texas Ex!

Tried and true (and tired) Little Longhorn

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

West Texas Road Trip

Mommy, Daddy and I headed out to Del Rio, Texas this weekend for my cousin Isabela's 1st Birthday party. Isabela and I got to play, and swim, and catch up on all the baby gossip! We all had a great time. All I can say is, a roadtrip to West Texas sure beats a plane ride to Brazil!
Joining the party near the pool

With the Birthday Girl

We made a fine mess, and had fun doing it!

Hello, Hello?

Whenever I can get my little hands on Mommy or Daddy's cell phone, I quickly try to catch up on all my important calls...


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Saturday, September 20, 2008

For You, Daddy!

I've had a nice, long visit here in Texas, but I really do miss my Daddy. I know he misses me bunches, too, so I promised him I'd put some more video and pictures up on my blog. Can't wait to see you, Daddy-O!
Here's a video of me getting my groove on!
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...And winning Sadie over
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Good, Clean Fun

I'm always happy with the nice toys I have, but nothing is as much fun as the puppy's water bowl!


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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Blue Chair Series


























I had so much fun spending a few days at Grandma and Grandpa Giese's Hunt House getting away from a big 'ol storm! Mommy had this thing about wanting to take my picture in this old, blue chair. Of course, I didn't mind - I love posing pretty!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just Bein' Silly

Practically running around the house!


















Mims always makes me laugh!

Hmmm....future Einstein?