Thursday, May 24, 2012

9 months!

Avery has officially reached 9 months!!! The age of "how fast can I put that in my mouth before mommy takes it away??" Also know as "how close can I get to (fill in the blank with some randomly dangerous item) before mommy stops me", "I'm going to throw myself backwards while you aren't paying attention and then laugh when you barely catch me in time" or "Yes I understand you are saying no, but I'm just going to laugh at you and do it anyway". Yep, we have reached that age! You know - where you are simultaneously excited at all they are learning and discovering and utterly terrified because you know they are dangerously close to out-smarting you.

Dear Lord, Please let us stay at least one step ahead of this one, because she is going to be a HANDFUL!!

Avery just started waving and gets a kick out of people waving back because she understands what you're doing now! We still have no teeth, but I get the feeling that will change VERY soon! Even though she doesn't have teeth that isn't holding her back from chowing down on solid foods. She will eat just about anything she can pick up (even last night when she was literally eating with her EYES CLOSED because she was so tired!). Her favorites include (but are not limited to) chicken, carrots, broccoli, cheese, those little baby poof thingies, and crackers to name a few.

She is also dangerously close to taking her first step. This is the part that terrifies me. At 9 months Mackenzie was just learning to stand/pull up and she didn't take her first step until right before her birthday. Mackenzie was also never this determined. Avery seems intent on learning, doing and touching. There is no distracting her! You have to entirely remove the temptation, something we didn't have to worry about with Mackenzie. Parenting Avery is an entirely new ballgame!

On the rest of the family front, Mackenzie is serving her last few days in Kindergarten before summer starts end of next week. She is excited to start a summer dance camp and finally get to do ballet. Her "most exciting" thing about dance camp is that she gets to be in Willy Wonka at the end of the summer - Of course when she told me that she couldn't remember the name and even when I told her she had no idea that was actually a movie...

On the adoption side, things are progressing with the Second Annual Pighetti Dinner and Silent Auction. We have a few donations already and are working on more. I'm hoping to get the website updated and revamped soon! If you know of anyone that would be interested in a little free publicity in return for a donation please send them my way!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Avery's Dedication!

Wanted to hop on and post some pictures from this past weekend. Mother's Day was wonderful and we had Avery dedicated at church. She was so stinking cute in her Christening gown which is the same gown Mackenzie wore and that DJ wore before her. 

Post again soon!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

100th Post!! And Pighetti Dinner details!!

Date is set for the 2nd Annual Pighetti Dinner and Silent Auction!! For those of you that weren't around for the 1st Annual here are the details. When we felt that we were called to adopt, we had no idea where the funds were going to come from. All we knew was that God had the details. Through the generous donations of friends, family and total strangers we made it and brought our daughter Avery home in August of last year. Now that our need has been met we want to focus on helping others fund-raise, hence the 2nd Annual Pighetti Dinner and Silent Auction. (Sorry to those of you thinking we were on the track to adopting again -- not this year ;@)

We have tentatively settled on a date of August 25th. Still working on the location, but I'll let you know once we have that settled. We are currently looking for items to be donated for the silent auction. If you (or someone you know!) wants to donate an item or service please let me know! We will gladly display your promotional items at the dinner and give you a shout out on our website (more on that to come!).

So excited about what God is doing in our lives and can't wait to see how He will use this to bring new babies to their forever homes!!

Post again soon!!