Sunday, September 20, 2009

Project 365, Week 38

September 13
I went to pack up a change of clothes for the girls for after church and I discovered that Avery was way ahead of me. The night before she laid out the clothes she wanted to wear, complete with a matching barrette and this is just how I found it. This girl is way into clothes and maybe even has a future career in the military (please God, no).

September 14
First dance class for this new dance season. Avery is in Pre-Ballet with 3-5 year-olds. After she got herself dressed and packed up her own bag, she was walking around the yard. When I spotted her from the kitchen window my breath caught and my eyes welled up...she is getting so big and grown-up, turning into a little lady. I asked God, as I so often do, to give me wisdom and strength to be the mother I need to be and the woman I want her to see.

September 15
Amanda came to Aiden's aid when he was crying. Very generously, she lined up her three most favorite stuffed animals right next to him while singing Jesus Loves Me.

September 16
Caught a smile, which I get everyday now!
September 17
Shaun and the girls went mini-golfing for the first time. It was unclear what the final score was, but everyone was happy because Daddy got the blue ball, Avery got the pink ball and Amanda got the purple is good. :)

September 18
A face I love, hangin' out in his sisters' room.

September 19
Cousin Allie's 5th birthday party. The girls had a blast being princesses for a day and decorating crown and glass-slipper shaped cookies.

Sara's hosting lots of other great projects.


sara said...

hey Lisa! your link on my blog links back to my post, not yours for some reason. Can you link up again? I don't want any one to miss these great pictures!

That Avery is certainly a first born isn't she? that's the way my daughter was!!

what a great week!!!

Dena said...

I remember my girls starting dance when they were one is on the dance team in college. Amazing how fast it goes.

That little smile is so precious!!

fransmomma said...

your little man is so handsome!!
i love the picture of avery in her ballet gear. precious!

Kim said...

All the pretty little girl photos bring back wonderful memories of when my daughter was young and her friends would fill the house with their giggles and games. Precious times!

Wonderful photos!

Have a great week :-)

Momagoose said...

The teddy bear line up is way too sweet! Awe!!! Liliana is the same way with Noah. Love it! :o)

Darla said...

Avery does look like she is growing so fast! she is just precious, i had to gasp when i saw that picture of her too. i remember the feeling of seeing them in that light, growing into precious young ladies. what a blessing that we recognize it, your a great mom!

bentonflocke said...

wonderful week pics Lisa!!! Love the one of Aiden in the girls room most - he is always so cute!

Beautiful little lady Avery - great how she is growing!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I'm just speechless at the layed out clothes, wow. That was just amazing.

Looks like you all had a good week.

rita said...

Such precious memories you have captured, moments that could so easily have been lost.
You are such a sweet mom.