I didn't take any pictures- I didn't want to thwart her reaction at all. If there was a camera video-taping her, there's a good chance she would have responded differently. So you'll just have to take my word for it!! We then spent some time opening presents from Grandma and Grandpa Smith and the Bouses- and was she in a mood! Jeff and I kept remarking about how expressive and thankful she was being! Usually she has to be reminded to express her gratitude! So these pics are pretty terrible, but you can tell how much she enjoyed her presents!!!
In her new room, sitting at her new desk!!
Also sometime in February, they had a "Specials Night" at school. It was soo cute! It was all about heart health- they made cool heart stuff in art, learned songs in music about heart health, and did a huge unit on jump roping. Then they put together a big program showcasing all of that! So this video is Avery in her jump roping segment.
This song cracked me up! "Smoke... is no joke... smoking is a terrible bad habit. Smoking is bad for a woman or a man or kid or a chipmunk or a rabbit" or something along those lines. Funny! Avery is in the middle row, 3rd from the left.
Finally, Avery has been making some great progress with her horseback riding! She's been stuck for quite some time at trotting- she was REALLY scared to take the next step to cantering because she fell off cantering several months ago. So her trainer and I have been trying to convince her that she is ready to canter for so long! And she finally did it! She was so proud and thinks its so easy now! ;) She's only gone a few steps at a time, but she's ready for more! So these first two videos are of Avery trotting...
And here's the canter!!!