Happy Birthday Avery! One Year Old

Mmmm... Sand. Avery At The Beach It is so hard to believe that my baby girl is one year old today. πŸ™ Life flies by so fast. I can remember when I was a little boy and it seemed like Christmas would never come. It took forever to get here. Birthdays were the same way. My parents and grandparents would always tell me to slow down. The older you get the faster life goes they’d say. Yeah right! They’re just making that stuff up to scare me. Guess they were right after all.

A year ago I was visiting the doctor because I’d had a headache for about a week. Of course I would soon find out the true meaning of the word migraine and have since learned to hate the word. A week after that we were back at the doctor for a routine doctor visit/checkup for Aubrey. She was having contractions pretty close together so they sent us over to the hospital to see what was up. The doctor there took one look at her and said, “Nope, you’re not going home today.” A couple of hours later we were introduced to Avery Noel Franzone, 8lbs 15oz with tons of dark brown hair and a perfectly round head. πŸ™‚

Avery All Tuckered Out

Well, this is our last child and so it marks the end of a time in our lives. It’s always sad to see times pass that we cannot go back to. There will always be those “good times” that we reminisce about and long to have back, but we simply cannot go back in time. We have to just be thankful that God allowed us to have those times and keep the memories alive. It doesn’t make it any less sad though… at least for me.

If you read yesterday’s post then you know I’m on the prowl for a new job, so I’m not sure I’ll be working from home much longer. I’m so grateful though that I was able to spend so much time at home with Avery during this first year. It has made such a huge difference in our relationship and she is truly Daddy’s little girl.

Ragan, my oldest daughter finished her last day of the first grade yesterday. She received the Gold Honor Roll Certificate for having straight A’s all year long! She also received a character certificate for being Respectful. I’m so proud of her.

My son finished his K-4 class last week. He is on to K-5 (Kindergarten) next year. He’s already spelling and reading three and four letter words, counting and doing some simple adding. Every teacher that I’ve talked to that has been with Gavin tells me how sweet and kind and polite he is. I usually reply, “really?” (j/k) I’m very proud of my son.

I tell you what… I am one lucky guy. I have three of the greatest kids on the planet as far as I’m concerned. Not to mention the most drop dead gorgeous wife in the universe. πŸ˜‰ I am truly rich beyond my dreams. Now if I could only find a bank that would convert that into currency for me…