Last week was Kevin's "almost milestone" birthday. To celebrate, Kevin took the day off work and we spent the day together as a family in Kansas City. After breakfast in bed and lunch at a steakhouse, we visited his workplace to introduce his co-workers to Avery. While in Kansas City, we found a grill shop that sells all things grill, smoking, and accessory related. Kevin got a few new grill items. Then on Saturday, he bought a huge prime rib roast and a pork tenderloin and invited a bunch of friends over to enjoy his new talent on the grill. It was a big hit! He did a great job.
As for the rest of us, Avery is doing great. She is growing a lot. The best part is that she is starting to fit into her "cute" clothes. I plan on photographing each new cute outfit that she wears and posting them here (okay, yes, make the comments about the first baby getting over photoed). She is becoming coordinated enough to suck on her hands quite a bit. She hasn't chosen one finger or thumb over the other yet, but I think she will soon.
She is still a big eater and always seems to surprise us with how hungry she is. But really I guess we don't have any point of reference on that. For the most part she is sleeping 4-5 hours at night which is wonderful. There are the off nights (like last night) when she doesn't sleep more than 1-3 hours, but those are not too often.
The next challenge is to move her from sleeping in our room in her car seat, to sleeping in her own room in her crib. That may be more of my resistance than hers, but we will see.
Ok, 2 posts in 2 days, I am out of words! Have a great Labor Day weekend!