This was at Thanksgiving - Evan is showing Avery his "Little Nickle" stuffed Labrador. Sue,Parker, and I went to Bellevue Square back when Evan was younger than Avery is now, and got this for Evan at the "Build a Bear". Parker recorded a message that plays when you squeeze the paw: "Evan, I love you, you're my baby brother!
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Also, the quilt on Evan's bed is a Tee shirt quilt that Sue made from all of Greg's old tee shirts from when he was a kid.
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Avery eating a cookie while sitting on "HER" chair. Usually we have a stuffed moose on it, and when she comes in she will always pick up the moose and pitch it!
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No this is not a selfie - Avery is fascinated with anything that has buttons and works. She is always picking up my camera when I'm not looking. I showed her how to point it and push the button. So now she is a photographer!
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Avery enjoying whipped cream and then pistachio pudding.
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We were babysitting her that day and trying to keep her entertained. She didn't get upset when Andrew and Kelsey left, but she would occasionally go out to the gate and wave down the stairs.
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enlarge 213KB, 1024x768 9 Christmas Eve - Kelsey opening the gifts.
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Addie showing off her "Welsh Dragon" sweatshirt. The dragon is from one of Andrew's old sweatshirts, which Sue appliqued onto a new one for Addie. Addie is thrilled as her dad, King Bowen, is very proud of his Welsh heritage!
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I got her this "Gears" set that you can move the gears from place to place and push a button to make them go. Maybe I have my "Engineer" of the future.
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enlarge 182KB, 1152x647 15 More fun!
enlarge 223KB, 1152x647 16 I don't think Addie appreciates Avery wanting to play with her Fairy Homes.
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Fairy Homes and Vrooom! Vrooom!
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Avery was in a dress and it was really cramping her style - it kept getting in her way when she wanted to run or climb up the stairs.
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enlarge 211KB, 1152x647 22 Opening her bike from Greg & karen.
enlarge 225KB, 1152x647 23 A favorite - Playskool Clock.
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Parker & Evan opening their gifts.
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