Tonight in my class at church we talked about blessings from God. Pretty fitting since I was blessed by God this weekend to be able to keep Avery. She is such a wonderful miraculous blessing! We really enjoyed our weekend. After a shaky start with tears as her mommy left her with us and she knew exactly what was going on. She was great on the trip to our house. She didnt sleep too well the first night. That is one reason her mommy and daddy needed a night or two, to catch up on some much needed rest. But she was ready for the day on Saturday. We decided to do some fun things with her while she was here. First order of business was to go to Wal Mart and get her some wooden blocks. We found those so she can work on stacking. She much prefers unstacking otherwise known as smashing the stack down! But I did get her to stack one on top of another a couple of times. We also got an Elmo book that she LOVED! We had fun with her new stuff while she was here. Next while she napped - all 35 minutes of it. I made cupcakes! Later on we enjoyed those. They were delicious. Avery thought they were a little sticky for her fingers though and she decided not to mess her fingers up and chose instead to dive in this way. Which resulted in this. She didnt seem to mind the sticky face as much as the sticky fingers. It was fun watching her enjoy it and giggilng while she ate it. Then we headed up to the river walk and the fountains. I just knew she would love it there. I thought she would chase the kids around and splash in the water and make me chase her around. In actuality though she was immediately scared of the water that kept shooting up from the ground so we definitely stayed away from that which was really the whole point in being there. Then the kids made her nervous for some reason and she kept her eyes on them but looked a little worried at all their play. So we moved on down from the fountains and she enjoyed the swing a little more and seemed to like looking at the river the most. So maybe next time she comes she will enjoy that more. We will try it again sometime. We headed back home after that and she had yet another - yep- 35 minute nap. Guess thats her limit at my house! She woke up then and had fun running around and visiting with everybody. Oh and of course doing the motions to "I've got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart." Look at how her hair is growing! Precious curls!All in all it was such a nice weekend. I am so glad her parents got a little time to do some things they needed to get done and to get some needed rest. Well thats it for now so from Avery and her Nonna - Bye Bye!