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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday, Avery! {& 20 questions}

Where do I even start with this one? Avery turned SIX yesterday, and we still can't believe how quickly she's growing up! We sure do like her though!

Avery finished kindergarten this year, and she's a little smarty-pants. She loves to read, and she was so sad that school ended for the summer.  She made lots of friends, learned a ton, loved her teacher, and had a wonderful first school experience. She can't wait to go back for first grade!

Despite my requests, Avery will not stop growing. She's already in size 7/8 clothes and bigger-than-12 shoes. I don't even know what size comes after 12; is it 13 or 1? She weighs 47 lbs and is 47.5 inches tall, putting her in 90% for both. 

She is a wonderful big sister. Avery is so protective of her little brother and sister, and she (usually) plays with both of them really well. She plays Little People with Harper and Legos with Landon, but if she gets to choose, she picks board games, her Leap Pad, or playing house. I love her little imagination!

Avery loves soccer! Yay! She's a good little defender, but she doesn't like the pressure. It's so fun to watch her play, and she's improved so much every season. She's made some sweet little friends, and it's been a great outlet for her.

We were super excited this week because Avery chose Jesus and asked him to be her savior! She's known the story of the Gospel since she was little bitty, but recently she's been asking lots of questions about spiritual things. We always encourage her to ask questions because we've never wanted to pressure her to make such an important decision before she was ready. She's such a little pleaser that we wanted to make sure she wasn't going to accept Christ because she thought we wanted her to (which obviously we did), but we've been praying that God would just grab her heart. So this week after lots of conversations leading up to it, Avery prayed to receive Christ at VBS! We're so happy for her and can't wait to see how God uses her as she grows in her faith.

We love you to the moon and back, Avery Grace!

In Her Own Words {answered on 7/4/2015}

{What makes you happy?} Birthdays
{What are you really good at?} Playing soccer
{What is your favorite color?}
{What is your favorite toy?} My American Girl doll
{What is your favorite TV show?} Odd Squad
{What is your favorite thing to eat?} Macaroni and cheese
{What is your least favorite thing to eat?}
Brussel sprouts
{What is your favorite drink?} Kool-Aid (for the record, I'm not even sure when she's had it!)
{What is your favorite movie?} Saige Paints the Sky
{What is your favorite game?} Monopoly
{What is your favorite animal?} Cheetah
{What is your favorite song?} Downtown
{What is your favorite book?} Nancy Clancy chapter books
{Who is your best friend?} Grace
{What is your favorite thing to do outside?} Water stuff
{What is your favorite holiday?} Christmas
{What do you like to take to bed with you at night?} My puppy dog
{What do you and Mommy do together?} Play games
{What do you and Daddy do together?}
Read books
{Where is your favorite place to go?} Schlitterbahn
{What do you want to be when you grow up?} Teacher