Saturday, April 30, 2011

March for Babies

Today we pulled of the impossible, a picture of all 6 grandchildren with Grandma and Grandpa as we celebrated Grandpa's birthday. As you can see cake and ice cream were involved, how else can you get these 6 still and happy at the same time long enough to take a picture?!

Team AVeryTinyBlessing

L to R: Gina Grimes, David Grimes, Leslie Parr, Genie Grimes, Terri, Kelsey, Catherine Huffman, Christi Monroe In strollers L to R: Margo, Brayden, Caroline

Gina, David, and Margo

Terri and Kelsey

Christi, Leslie and Brayden, Grandma and Caroline

Caroline had a "Sleepover" with her cousins the night before and didn't get much sleep, luckily she got a little in her stroller during the walk.

We participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies in Wilmington today. Team AVeryTinyBlessing raised over $800 for the March of Dimes to fund more research for premature babies. Hopefully it is something we can continue to do annually in honor of our special Avery. This year she actually sat out for the walk and stayed home with Daddy, Grandpa and her big cousins Madeline and Lydia. But next year I hope to take her with us when she can better tolerate a long stroller ride and being around a large group of folks.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

We celebrated a beautiful Easter Sunday. Caroline and I went to church, then we all had lunch with some neighbors and supper with more friends.

Below is my Azalea Belle posing in her Easter dress at grandma's house last weekend. She looks so grown up!

Yesterday we went to a Spring Fling where Caroline did pony ride, hay ride, egg hunt and jumped and slid on a bunch of inflatables. She played hard and then rode the lawn mower with daddy when she got home which put her right to sleep.

Last weekend we visited Grandma and grandpa. It was Avery's first trip and she did good. She started sleeping through the night a few days before our trip and I was worried the trip may interrupt her progress, but it did not!

Caroline is modeling a shirt Grandma and Grandpa gave her, it says "wild"... I agree.

Avery met Granny Lura for the first time and a couple of other family friends too.

Cousin Lydia could not get enough of Avery which was very different than when her other cousins were little babies. She was really good with her though and enjoyed feeding her.

Caroline and Avery after a good FULL night's sleep, Caroline is ready for some of Grandpa's blueberry pancakes.

This is my last week at home with Avery before I have to return to work. :( I'm not looking forward to leaving her at all, but I have found a good sitter who is going to keep Avery at her house, so I feel confident that she will be in good hands.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Somehow the pictures uploaded little out of order, but there are a couple of Caroline at the circus with her friend Caitlin. We went Sunday afternoon after much anticipation . Caroline loved riding the elephant and watching the clowns perform the most.

Avery had another good report from her pediatrician yesterday. Big girl now weighs 9 lbs 2 oz and is 20 1/2 in long. They did follow up bloodwork which looked good enough to discontinue her iron each day and decrease her formula feedings from 3 to 2 a day.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


We visited the arboretum while Grandma Jean was here, made for several good photo ops. We'll have to go again when it's warmer and more stuff has bloomed, and when Avery is awake and able to be in some pictures too. But I thought I'd share these. Caroline really enjoyed feeding the fish and was able to touch them too!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Grandma Jean was finally able to come down for a visit. She enjoyed her time with her youngest granddaughters and especially enjoyed holding Avery for the first time. We were thrilled to have her here too.
Trixie has even taken an interest in Avery lately. I'm sure it will be shortlived, she'll want nothing to do with Avery once Avery discovers her!
Avery met her cousins for the first time a couple of weeks ago too. Madeline and Lydia both held her. Couldn't get Margo to join in for the picture.
Brayden wasn't so sure about his mommy holding a baby, he wanted Avery to go back in the swing.