This has been Avery's quote lately. She's got work to do. She's a worker. She spent a few days working on one project where she was drawing our family. She has spent hours the last few days coloring. Avery doesn't just sit and color for long amounts of time. Until now. She always says things in exasperated tones... I have so much work to do. Stay here, 'cause I have to work... things of that nature. One of the results is of her work is that she's learned to write her name!! So exciting! I can't believe she's big enough to be writing her name!! So here's a sampling of her work.

First of all, while she was working her hair was bothering her. Here is daddy's solution...

Jeff cut out the outside of the flower and the clouds, but Avery cut everything else! It was a team effort with the glueing and then Avery wrote her name all by herself!!!

And finally, here's a video of Oliver doing something close to laughing?! Were not completely sure if he likes what's happening or not, but he sort of smiles and laughs. The video is way to long and I sound obnoxious, but grandparents like this sort of stuff!!


  1. Stacey on November 23, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    I'm sure Einstein is proud -- being able to hold up Avery's masterpiece :) It really is wonderful, and amazing, that she's getting so big & talented & smart! And Oliver is quite a cutie in that video! I miss you guys! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  2. dobovo on November 23, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Ha- I watched this expecting it to be lame... but it wasn't. At all. Baby laughs are so great.

  3. on November 24, 2008 at 5:31 AM

    avery printed her name beautifully! i love the random einstein pic and of course jeff's hair clip for avery. nice!

    oh and oliver's smiles are super sweet!

  4. Mary Davis on December 1, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Smith Family,

    Sharing the pictures and comments are really great to see and hear.
    I really enjoyed the video.