Avalon Elle: Eleven Months

Here we are, one month until we have a ONE-year old!  I can believe it and I literally can’t believe it all at the same time, if that makes sense.  The days have flown by but it’s pretty much impossible for me to think of a time when Avalon wasn’t in our family.  We are all obsessed with her, that little face, her signature tongue, and the happiest personality that goes with it.
This month we have officially decided that along with Avalon’s absolute sweetness comes a girl who gets into everything.  And I mean, everything.  We call her our fsu baby (if you know what that stands for), nothing is safe around her and she prefers drawers, cords, shampoo bottles and plastic bags over toys any day.  She is fearless, thinks its hilarious to throw herself backwards and her favorite game is to hide under blankets with Waverly.  She still remains the happiest baby in all the land, but is definitely getting feisty just like her big sister.

Not for nothing, my wild little girls just have to be a direct genetic result of my husband and we are bound to have a quiet, shy little boy one day, right?! 😉

Avalon is still a rock star sleeper at night, she’s pretty much clockwork from 7:30pm – 7:00am.  She’s a belly sleeper and light doesn’t bother her at all, which makes for lots of sweet sleeping baby pictures!!!  She hates pacis but loves dolls and any kinds of stuffed animals, and will just sit up when she wakes up to wait for Waverly to come running in yelling “sweet girl, I missded you so much!  you got so big and so much hair while you were sleeping”.  She still nurses in the morning and at night, which I think is mostly for comfort, she loves it and is definitely a mama’s girl!
She can stand but prefers to hold on to me, which I am 100% ok with.  She still loves to be in the solly or to be held, and is definitely a snuggly baby.  Lots of cuddles, my favorite!  She uses her voice more than ever, her go-to words her da-da, ma-ma, and she can use her hands to say bye-bye, clap, and most recently learned how to give kisses.  She adores her big sister, they grow closer each day which is truly one of the greatest parts of each passing month.

Oh Avalon, we just love to love you!  Thank you for being you and for being ours.


 In other news, I published a story here today on my top seven Forever 21 finds right now, if you are looking for some super cute (& affordable!) pieces for summer, it’s definitely worth the read.  And wishing you all the happiest Tuesday!


  1. May 10, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    "So much hair while you were sleeping" I DIE!! Waverly is the greatest big sis.

    Mabel love loves to throw herself backwards too. A fun game on the bed. Anywhere else….not so much 😉

    Happy 11 months Avalon!

  2. May 10, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Awww! Sweet Waverly. Such a good big sister. I just love Cash's high pitched voice when he talks to Wyatt.

    Wyatt throws himself backwards, too. Drives me crazy. haha! Can't believe in just one month it is her birthday!

  3. May 10, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    How are our babies already 11 months old?! I can't even handle it! Love Waverly and Avalon's relationship – it's the cutest! And that little tongue is adorable. yay for solid sleep at night! We're still working on it and it's slowly getting better. Some nights Oliver sleeps through and some nights he doesn't. It will be nice when the day comes that he consistently sleeps through the night and wakes at the same time each morning. One day… Oliver sleeps the exact same way Avalon does – face flat against the mattress. I can't do it, but apparently it works for some of us 😉

  4. May 10, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    You have me rolling with "FSU kid", I got one of those too!!! Must be a second child trait ;

  5. May 10, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    That's practically 12 hours, that's awesome. Shampoo bottles, plastic bags; she sounds like a easy baby to shop for haha!

  6. May 11, 2016 / 3:20 am

    I'm totally envious of all that sleep!! Maybe Avalon can teach Julia a trick or two when it comes to night time zzzz's?
    What a happy, adorable little lady. It's so crazy to think that in a month she'll be one!

  7. May 11, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    She looks like the sweetest thing! And 11 months was when Finn's personality really came out, and he too gets into ALL the things and is so determined. He is keeping me far busier than Liam ever did!

  8. May 11, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I am melting over the sweet things that Waverly says to her! Oh my word. Precious girls!!!! Avalon just has the sweetest demeanor.

  9. May 13, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Happy 11 months sweet baby girl!! I can't believe she's almost one!!

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