Saturday, January 17, 2009

January 09 update

Hello all! I hope everyone is enjoying 2009. I'm quite enjoying it, and already cannot believe that half the month has gone by. And once again... cannot believe my baby is 5 months! Wow times flys when you are watching your baby grow!

I now have a full time working man! Jordan finished his degree this past December and got a job with Meyers Norris Penny (the accounting firm) down town in Edmonton here. He will be working as a Business valuations analyst. He will be doing correspondence starting in May to earn his CBV (Chartered Business Valuator.) It is exactly what he wanted to do and really enjoying his first 2 weeks. We feel very blessed that he was able to get this job, especially with the way the economy is these days. MNP is a great company to work for also. And since we live so close to downtown Jordan is able to take the bus and it takes no time. He starts work at 8:00am and doesn't have to leave the house until 7:35am and gets there early! So its nice because I'm able to have the car during the day.

This is very important I've realized this past couple weeks in order to keep my sanity! haha, I've sort of been used to have Jordan around during the day for at least parts of the day because of his school schedule (since I've been a stay at home mom and not working.) So I realized at Jordan's first week at work that I need to get out once and while because I was getting a little cabin feverish and probably talking Jordan's ear off when he got home from work! haha, I do talk to Avery and Kona during the day... but a dog and a 5 month old don't give you much in return!
So this week as been nice, I've gotten out a few times and done some errans with Avery (shes a great shopping companion) and went swimming one day with my friend Rachel Wolff and her 9.5 months old son Zach.

I've also been helping my mom pick out the interiors for there house they are building. That has been lots of fun, and exciting because its all coming together quite nicely.

And Avery is just getting bigger and cuter by the day! I love watching her learn and grow. Her co-ordination is really coming along and she makes so many fun facial expressions. She is quite a happy girl these days. Definitely at 6:30 rolls around and it time for bath she gets a little fussy, but right when she hit the water she knows bed time is coming and shes happy and relaxed.
So here are some recent pictures... mostly of Avery. As I mentioned I took her swimming this week for the first time this week, she was a little nervous at first. But we took a stroll around and checked everything out and then she got quite a bit better. I think it helped watching Zach with Rachel too. Well that's all for now!

Avery watching cartoons with Dad Saturday morning

Avery really enjoys her saucer latley

This is Avery's new thing latley, sticking her tongue out just a little bit, I also love this picture cause it shows off her sweet long eye lashes.

1st time swimming

Rachel & Zach

Avery in her bathing suite my mom got her, so cute hey!

Avery is getting much better on her belly, hopefully it helps progress the crawling (she hasn't been too fond on her belly so far.)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas has come and gone

Well Christmas sure comes and goes fast. I really love Christmas, but I must say I'm always happy to take down the Christmas decor the first week of January and get my house back to normal. I guess its the control freak in me, I have realized I have a bit of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) when it comes to taking care of my house and making sure everything is perfect. I'm sure as our family grows that will die down a little... lets hope or I might go crazy!

So we had a nice Christmas, it sure is fun having kids at Christmas, in my case kid. Next Christmas will be even better when Avery is older, but I honestly was more excited to open presents for Avery than my own!

So we went to Vanderhoof this year. It was nice, all the kids were home and we played lots of games! There was no ice rink this year because it was so cold, so we stayed warm inside and played games. Jordan's family got to spend more time with Avery too and get to know her more. Avery is blessed to have so much extended family that love her so much!

Avery also did great with the long car ride there! It seemed that the last hour both ways she would get a little fussy and sick of her car seat, who can blame her! But she was a great little traveler!

We came home on boxing day so that we could spend time with my family, and especially because my Grandpa who lives in Powell River BC and his wife Yvonne were visiting. They have not met Avery yet so I was very excited for them to meet her. They just love her of course, and we also had the opportunity to take a 5th generation picture! It is very unique that Avery has 3 5th generations on earth right now! I'm not sure if we will be able to get a picture with the other 2. I will explain her 5th generations:

1. The picture you see below is me (of course) and my mom and then my Grandpa Johnson (who is my mom's dad) and then my Great Grandma Johnson (who is my Grandpa Johnson's mom.)

2. The other 5th generation is on my mom's side. Again its me, and my mom and then my Grandma Johnson (my mom's mom) and my Grandma Johnson's Mom; my Great Grandma Edna. My Great Grandma Edna doesn't have great health right now and lives in Winnipeg MB, so hopefully we make it out there soon so she can meet her Great Great grand daughter and get a picture with her. This one is neat because its all the oldest girls of each family, pretty unique!

3. The third 5th generation is on Jordan's side. Now I'm almost positive we wont get a picture there because Jordan's Nana and great Nana live in England! That is a little far and pricey to go! So that picture would go Avery, her daddy, Jordan's mom, Jordan's mom's mom, and Jordan's Nana's mom!

So that is pretty impressive, to say the least Avery has a very young family!

So that was the highlights of our Christmas. It was nice to get home and get Avery back into her room. She is a great little sleeper and before we went away she was doing 8-10 hours a night at least (sometimes more) and going down between 7-8. That is nice cause me and Jordan have our evenings together. But I've realized that trips kind of put a wrench in babies good schedules! She is just now getting back to her good sleeping habits, and I'm very happy about that!

Anyways, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Years!

5th Generation picture with the Johnson's

The whole Heavenor family

Avery opening a present on Christmas day, with some help from mom and dad.

Our family going to church on Sunday in Vanderhoof