Thursday, September 11, 2008

She's Taking Over!!!

Small as she is, miss priss is already making a strong bid at taking over our lives. She may think that she's pulling one over on her old man already...but I'm on to her schemes! During our visit few days before Labor Day, a nurse slipped Stephanie a small piece of paper, that I know Avery was responsible for! Upon the small piece of paper... is evidence that I will have my work cut out for me from here on out: Labor Day Sale! 20% off!!

EXHIBIT A:

Oh yes... a few days shy of her first month out of the womb...and she's in cahoots with her nurse to get her parents out shopping for her!! Yep...those innocent little eyes, the lost look on her face... it's all part of the plan. While the nurses change her, feed her, take her vital signs...Avery is plotting, planning and scheeming.

EXHIBIT B:

Well... it worked. Labor Day 2008, where do we find ourselves? Carter's Outlet Store...and the stack of miniature outfits I am holding in my arms weigh more than 3 or 4 Averys. This little girl was a smart one...somehow, she coordinated a 50% off sale...while slipping the nurse an additional 20% off coupon to beguile her parents with!! I would like to say that we were strong...that we saw right through her plans, and stood our ground... but come on!!! Have you ever actually looked at preemie clothes??? Plus, I have an innate weakness to anything with a hood that has animal ears on it... Does anyone know where we can rent extra closet space?

EXHIBIT C:

Not only has she taken over our closets...but this little girl is taking over the kitchen too!! Her mother and I have no problem shoveling food in when we're hungry, so it would make sense for our food supply to take up a good deal of space in the kitchen. That being said, even when this little gal is starving, they still measure her pint-size binges in cubic centimeters! And yet...her single-item food supply is threatening to take up more space in our fridge than ours!!

EXHIBIT D:

Something tells me that these are just hints of things to come. Avery Ann shows up with a bang...and takes over our lives!! Truth be told...that's not all she's taken over... she's taken over most of our conversations... taken over most of our thoughts... taken over our plans for the future.... and taken over our hearts :)

EXHIBIT E:

5 comments:

Allie, Jared, and Zack said...

That's so funny... and true at the same time!!! It's all part of it though.

the watkins said...

Steph, Avery is looking so good, and healthy! I am glad things are going so well.

Court said...

Ry and Steph, I absolutely love love love your blog, i love the time and effort you put into it. Avery is so so blessed to have a mother and father like you... weird you guys are parents.... the best parents! Ry I give you props for taking so many pictures. I will be doing the same thing.... Miss and love you guys with all my heart!

Amanda Green Englund said...

Those pictures are great. I can't believe the clothing and milk supply! Ssssssick. You're going to have to get one of those huge family deep freezers- and a garage to put it in. I've heard kids are expensive.... it's all making sense now...

Anika said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. A couple months ago when Cy was around 5 or 6 months and his diet consisted of more than just formula, we cleared off a shelf in the cupboard for baby food, we told Cy, "Alright, you can stay, you have a shelf now." We kinda like this baby thing! Don't get me started on the super fun baby clothes.....