Of course I couldn't do Ashby Jane without doing Avery Morgan too. When I look at my girls together it seems shocking to me that they are sisters. Avery looks like the baby that I often dreamed about before I was a mother. I mean dream like literally would see a baby in my dreams at night and she looked like Avery. I thoroughly enjoy being Avery's mother. It's hard sometimes to talk about her and not compare her to Ashby. I will do just that, but only for a moment. It was apparent to me from the get-go how different Avery would be from Ashby. I could tell when I was pregnant with her that she would be much more active than her sister. When she was born, she really had little interest in just sitting and eating. She would rather look all around. For this reason she was a much smaller baby than Ashby. I also knew early on that Avery would be a force to be reckoned with. Where Ashby was and is rather easy going, Avery wants her voice to be heard about everything. It's this quality that I feel defines Avery at this stage in her life.
She wants to be independent about everything. Unfortunately for Roger and I, we forget sometimes. What happens when we forget? Tantrum city. I get yelled at once or twice a week because I forget to let her get out of her car seat by herself. I also love that quality. She is able to do a tremendous amount of things for herself. She will always try to do something by herself. She is quite adventurous and will try anything once!
The other thing about Avery, anyone that knows her can testify, she LOVES and I mean LOVES candy. There was a time a couple of months ago where candy was the first thing she would say in the morning. What's so sad about that is that it's all my fault. I like the candy too and since I'm pretty sure Avery can't get it by herself, it must be my fault!
Sometimes Avery's independence overshadows some of the other great things about her. There really are so many wonderful things about her. She is very smart. She could count to 15 when she was 18 months old. She loves to read books and she is quite a talented little artist. That's our Avery, we love her so much!
Ashby took this picture. That's Avs just relaxing.
Roger took this picture when we were hiking the other day. See that mouth full of Twizzlers?