Thursday, April 28, 2016

Miss Averi ~ 9 Months Old

Averi has been getting into everything these days. Her little personality is really starting to develop. She likes doing things that she is not suppose to be doing. Like going into the laundry room, eating the edge of the trash can, knocking the trash can over, pulling leaves off the plant, playing with the toilets, pulling down the lamp, and playing with the carbon monoxide detector. Mommy say's "NO" and she stops, looks at me, and then smiles... little stinker butt. The list could go on and on. She also loves pointing at every little thing with her finger.  She loves when daddy gets hope from work and races over to him with her hands up just waiting for him to pick her up. She loves teasing her daddy and playing with him. 

This little monster is growing so big! She is in 18 month shirts and onesies because she is so tall!

• Height: 30 in. / 99%
 Weight: 20lb 3oz / 80%

(More 9 month photos at the bottom)

9 Months Old
• Averi reaches out for us to pick her up • She has started drinking from a zippy cup from time to time • She still likes her bottle better though • Averi loves avocados now • She also loves french fries just like her momma • She loves looking at books and flipping the pages • Averi plays so well by herself...when I'm in the same room as her   Her favorite thing to do is look out the front window • She loves saying, "dad, dada, and daddy" • Averi stands on her tippy toes when she can't quite reach something she wants  We went swimming this month and Averi loves the pool • She is trying to climb up everything • She is starting to say, "mmmm, mummm" • Averi just barely started standing by herself • 
8 Months Old
• Averi loves spitting • She loves standing • She loves walking across the furniture and is getting braver and braver • She has started alternating her legs when she kicks • Averi will finally laugh when we tickle her • She still loves food • She has quite the little 'big' personality • She plays really well by herself • She has started throwing little fits if I don't give her, her bottle the exact way she wants it • Averi loves going on walks and watching other kids play • She still only has her two bottom teeth  People say she is starting to look more and more like daddy • 
7 Months Old
•Averi loves smiling at anybody that looks at her • She is really crawling all over the house • She tries crawling up the stairs • Averi is pulling herself up onto everything • She loves standing while holding onto things • Averi has gained more balance and can sit all by herself without faceplanting it •  She LOVES carrots, spaghetting and butternut squash • She HATES her green veggies • She loves meal time • She says da daa da da da • Her favorite toy is plastic water bottles • Averi loves bath time  Daddy can get her happy and hyper • She has two teeth 
6 Months Old
•Averi still smiles all the time • She is starting to giggle more and more  Averi is crawling all over the house • She loves taking her toys and hitting them on the hardwood floor • Averi likes slapping things with her hands to feel things • She likes spitting up on the ground and playing in it before mommy can clean it up • Her two bottom teeth are coming in • Averi is sitting up all by herself • Her favorite toy is the diaper wipes packaging • She loves FaceTiming with grandpa, grandma, and Derek • Averi loves playing with mommy's water bottle 
5 Months Old
• Averi smiles all the time • She giggles a lot • Everything goes into her mouth • She loves chewing on her feet, toes, hands, fingers • The military jets that fly over our house always wake her up from her naps • Averi got her ears pierced • She loves sitting up like a big girl • We think she is teething but there are still no teeth  
4 Months Old
• Averi was blessed this month • She got her first cold • She is really starting to play with her toes • Averi loves loves loves bath time • She really started laughing and giggling • Averi is starting to reach for everything • She is putting everything in her mouth • We still think she is teething but there are still no teeth  She is still rolling over only on her left side • Averi sleeps through the night most of the time...except when she is gassy • She scoots forward on her belly • 4 months was my favorite month •
3 Months Old
• Averi rolled from her back to her belly on her left side • She found her toes and holds them • She loves tummy time • She loves sitting up like a big girl and looking around • Averi went on her first vacation to grandma and grandpas house • She loves talking all the time • She loves playing during eating time • Her hair is getting longer • Averi is sleeping through the night  We think she is teething but there are still no teeth  Averi had her first Thanksgiving •
2 Months Old
• Averi started smiling this month • She is making all kinds of sounds • Her favorite sound is a "clicking" sound • She loves blowing bubbles • She loves bath time • Averi loves being outside • She has rubbed a bald spot on the back of her head • She won't take the bottle anymore • She is also fighting with daddy and won't let him hold her • Miss Averi has been sleeping through the night for the most part  She loves talking to mom and dad •
1 Month Old
• Averi holds her head up really well • she is following people and objects with her eyes • Averi wakes up 2-3 times a night to eat • she always has her hands up by her face • her belly button got a bacterial infection • she loves being held all the time •

9 Month Photos

This is what the majority of the photo shoot was like. Averi crawling away, peeking around corners to see if I'm coming after her. 

She also doesn't like it when I wipe her snotty nose! How dare I.

The Flints ~ XOXO

Monday, April 25, 2016

Matching Mommy Monday: Camo

One of the many great things about having a little girl is that we can dress up matchy matchy! I love coordinating our outfits with colors and pattern schemes. Whether we are going out grocery shopping or to church on Sunday. Matching outfits is quickly becoming one of my favorite morning routines.

This month our matching mommy monday is camouflage. I found this look over at Ryleigh Rue.
We both have on our camo leggings. I love wearing camouflage because it has a casual look to it...unless you are going hunting. Lol. It is a pretty simple look for just running errands.

This idea is similar to How We Wore It over at Deidre Emme. I love the whole idea of taking an outfit from a picture and using pieces from your closet to get a similar look. 

I would love to have other mommy bloggers join me each month in collaborating their matchy Monday outfits. I would love to see what kind of outfits you come up with based off color, pattern, and textures from a selected picture. Mommy's with boys you can join in too! I would love to see your matchy style with your little dude.

Just a little bit more information about this collaboration.
  1. Matchy Monday will be the last Monday of each month.
  2. Just take pictures of you and your little(s) in your matching outfits and post to your blog.
  3. Tag the other bloggers that are also doing this at the bottom of your post. That way we can all see your wonderful outfits. 
  4. I will send out all of the information with who is participating. 
  5. Explain why you chose the specific outfits that you did.
  6. Your outfits don't have to match the inspired picture exactly. 
  7. Have fun with it!

If you would be interested in collaborating next month (May) click here.

Me: Sandals//Leggings-similar//Tunic-similar//

Averi: Baby Moccs//Leggings//Onesie-Carters//

The Flints ~ XOXO

Friday, April 8, 2016

Blizzard of 2016

Back in March we had a major blizzard here in Colorado! Growing up in Colorado I know what a big snow storm is. I also know what Colorado weather is like. 

It snowed 17 inches in less than 12 hours!! 
That's a lot of snow.
 It wasn't just snow but the wind was so bad also. I have never seen a blizzard like I did that day. We have a townhouse across the street from us about 50 feet away. For more than half the day we couldn't see that home because the blizzard was so bad. It was crazy!
Averi sure loved standing at the window watching the white fluff come down. I wonder what that little girl was thinking. Just the day before we were outside playing in the green grass.

The snow drifts were so high in front of both of our doors that Steve couldn't get in. He had to dig out a path with his hands big enough for him to slip through the door. Averi couldn't wait for daddy to come home. We decided to go out and play in the snow with Averi for the first time.

 She had fun in the deep snow and loved playing with daddy. She loves being outside. Even when it is super cold. 

The Flints ~ XOXO

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