Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Autumn Adventures

Autumn is my very favorite part of the year. I LOVE the smell of the crisp air with drying leaves perfume. I love the colors, the temperature, the produce (particularly apples, apple pie, pumpkin pie, etc...) This year has been absolutely amazing and Avery is enjoying the autumn too! I am so blessed to be able to hang out with her each day and have as much fun as possible. She loves to go to the park and swing and slide and climb on things. She's getting better about touching dirt and grass too! (For those of you who don't know, she previously had a terrible aversion to both and I could sit her on a blanket in the middle of the yard and she would stay put. She screamed if her feet touched the grass. It was my own little "fence" without any actual barriers.) Now she's running through the yard and climbing on playground equipment.

It's crazy to think about how much she's grown in the past year. Last autumn we were working on sitting up unassisted. This year she's running in the yard yelling at the dog and learning so much about the world around her. Her vocabulary is expanding every day! I am getting very excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Last year was special with it being her first Christmas, but this year will be even more awesome. I can't wait to see her check out the twinkling lights and Holiday kids' specials. I am super excited for her ever expanding understanding of her world! She truly helps me see life in a totally new way. Each and every day is new and special. We are super excited for Jon to someday be at home each day to help us celebrate each new discovery.